Ernesto in the Caribbean

 Scroll down for updates… Latest Update is Advisory # 10

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto gathered strength as it steamed through the central Caribbean toward Jamaica on Saturday and threatened to enter the Gulf of Mexico as the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic season.

Ernesto could grow into a Category 3 hurricane by Thursday, menacing a broad swath of the Gulf Coast including hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami forecast. Category 3 hurricane Katrina struck the city a year ago Tuesday.

“It looks likely that it will hit (the U.S.), but it’s way too soon to say where” or how much impact it would have, said John Cangialosi, a meteorologist with the hurricane center. “At this point, keep a close eye, anyone in the Gulf Coast, and just keep monitoring this.”

 [Image of 5-day forecast of predicted track, and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

Updated 11:00 PM Saturday, August 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO ADVISORY NUMBER  10

 

…ERNESTO COULD PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAINS OVER HAITI AND THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE SOUTH COAST OF THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM BARAHONA TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-HAITI
BORDER.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA…IN THIS CASE
WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH COAST OF
HAITI FROM THE HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER WESTWARD TO THE
SOUTHWESTERN TIP OF HAITI.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
JAMAICA.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCES OF LAS
TUNAS…GRANMA…HOLGUIN…SANTIAGO DE CUBA…AND GUANTANAMO IN
EASTERN CUBA.  A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.

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  1. It would be nice if it developed into a cat 5, and swept the streets in “nawlins” clean. I’m sure that the non-idiots would get clear of it. Perhaps then, the thought of rebuilding a cesspool on the coast that is BELOW SEA LEVEL would not seem like such a good idea. Probably wouldn’t happen though. Our elected tormentors would still rebuild it. Idiots.

    I wonder how Nagin will screw up this one. I wonder who he’ll blame this time?




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