Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ike is sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Ike filling up the Gulf of Mexico on its way to Texas. We are getting windy weather and occasional rains so far. Waves and tides are rising. An oil rig off the mouth of the Mississippi River just recorded winds of 50 knots. A buoy 180 nautical miles south of the Mouth of the Mississippi River is reporting wave heights of 30 feet. A lot of sloshing going on down there.

We are expected to have gusty winds, bands of rain and waves of 6 to 9 feet here.

CAVEAT
If the forecasters are right (ITFAR)

--steve buser

8 comments:

Columbo said...

I hate Ike to. Stay away from New Orleans. Good luck Steve.

Virginia said...

Hang on Steve and good luck.
V

Laurie said...

My family is in Texas. I've got my eye on this storm, too.

Hang in there, Steve.

photowannabe said...

Hope it doesn't slosh around you too much. It looks pretty powerful. Stay safe.

Tommy V said...

I pray that it weakens before it hits land.

Jules said...

You must be so over all this!!! Stay safe.

JM said...

Hope you don't have to leave this time! Once is more than enough!...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope you can hang in there. It looks rather serious up here.