Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Late thoughts on Mr. Ike

Mississippi State University Meteorology instructor Justyn Jackson notes that Ike's "pressure is now down to 940.5 mb -- that's a drop of 6 mb in the last few hours. Typically, there is about a 6-12 hour lag in the pressure drop and the wind speed increase. With that said, expect Ike to be a major hurricane later tonight and possibly near Category 4 intensity tomorrow morning."

He goes on to mention the possibility that Ike could actually reach Cat 5 status within the next 48 hours.

My untrained mind thinks he is right on.

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