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Wind Swath Estimate for Earl – 8-31-2010

Thanks to Hurricane Alley for this graphic.

POSTED 12:30 pm EDT, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This is the most recent wind swath estimate for Earl from Hurricane Alley.  This is subject to change.

The National Weather Service wind swath estimate for Earl is a bit more conservative than this.  It is my opinion that this Hurricane Alley interpretation is likely to be more accurate.

Here is a link to their home page: http://www.hurricanealley.net/

FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON USING THE TERRIFIC GFDL MODEL ANIMATION – GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://cloudman23.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/gfdl-model-a-great-source-for-an-animation/

Bonnie Continues As Predicted

Graphic courtesy of Hurricane Alley - for 2 pm EDT 7-23-2010

In an attempt to provide you variety in the storm track presentations, I’ve used Hurricane Alley’s version for this afternoon.  Here is a link to their home page;  http://www.hurricanealley.net/

One of my primary sources, Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground posted the following at 4:40 pm EDT today (7-23-2010):

“The projected track will take Bonnie over the oil spill region, and the storm’s strong east to southeasterly winds will begin to affect the oil slick on Saturday morning. Assuming Bonnie doesn’t dissipate over the next day, the storm’s winds, coupled with a likely storm surge of 2 – 4 feet, will drive oil into a substantial area of the Louisiana marshlands. However, the current NHC forecast has Bonnie making landfall in Louisiana near 9pm CDT Saturday night. According to the latest tide information, this will be near the time of low tide. This will result in much less oil entering the Louisiana marshlands than occurred during Hurricane Alex in June. That storm brought a storm surge of 2 – 4 feet and sustained winds of 20 – 30 mph that lasted for several days, including several high tide cycles.”

A reference to Dr. Masters with a photograph is in the following outdated post from 2009:  https://cloudman23.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/ida-forecast-11-8-09/

Here is a link to the Weather Underground Tropical Page:  http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

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