Picking Up Steam

Ernesto is picking up some steam as it heads up the Atlantic coastline today. Its winds are now at 70 mph, just 4 mph shy of hurricane status. The warm waters of the Atlantic are helping to feed its frenzy. Hopefully, it will soon go out to sea.

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Tropical Depression Ernesto

Ernesto is now a tropical depression. It’s bringing heavy rainfall, but it doesn’t seem to be too serious of a storm. Some flooding is predicted later in the week. The Pacific Ocean seems to be having the hurricanes this season.

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Tracking a Storm

Well, Ernesto is still a tropical storm, but look at how the projected path has changed from its first course. Meteorologists work very hard to give accurate forecasts using computer models, but it’s a difficult task.

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Ernesto

Ernesto is still weakening, but who knows what will happen?

How about its course now?

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Changes

Almost 12 hours later, and Ernesto is downgraded.

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One Year Later…

Katrina

The name brings shivers up and down your spine, does it not? Probably the worst storm in history, it devoured New Orleans and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Families were uprooted and settled elsewhere. Many have returned, but I’m sure their lives are nowhere near normal, but will they ever be? It was such a horrific event I can’t imagine what all of these victims faced as the storm raged through last year.

Let’s hope Hurricane Ernesto is a weak storm.

Here We Go Again

Another hurricane season is upon us. Ernesto is strengthening in the Carribean and is currently projected to come to Florida and progress northward to adjacent Gulf Coast States. Meteorologists depend heavily on computer models to show them the possibilities of what storms will do. This path could change over the next few days. I wonder what changes, if any, the path will make? Let’s watch the course of this storm and see.

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