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.
If the forecasters are right (ITFAR)