Gustav Could Reach Category 5 Before Landfall

Gustav Could Reach Category 5 Before Landfall

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:38 am

Oh boy, here we go again:


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gVWjsPEiqe1tEu2mhBIRaxxGi8owD92T6OA80
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Forecasters said Gustav could hit Category 5 — the highest on the Saffir-Simpson scale used to rate tropical cyclones — with winds above 155 mph (249 kph) on Sunday. It was expected to make landfall Monday along the U.S. Gulf coast, and authorities issued a hurricane watch from eastern Texas to the Alabama-Florida border


Doesn't sound promising, at the very least it appears its going to be a category 4. Katrina if you remember was a 4/5. I rmemebr them saying it slowed down before landfall which may have saved New Orleans from complete annihilation.
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Re: Gustav Could Reach Category 5 Before Landfall

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:41 am

I know I heard with just the hint of a storm how barrel oil jumped 5 bucks within 3 minutes. If this hits or effects the refinery down there I'm sure gas could spike to 5 bucks a gallon easily. :(
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Re: Gustav Could Reach Category 5 Before Landfall

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:10 am

Adamiscold wrote:I know I heard with just the hint of a storm how barrel oil jumped 5 bucks within 3 minutes. If this hits or effects the refinery down there I'm sure gas could spike to 5 bucks a gallon easily. :(



Not before November 5th however! ;) :devil:
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