Thursday, September 4, 2008

Predicted here first

Almost a month ago (Aug. 6) Arjewtino commented "Hurricane Ike is going to pummel the Gulf Coast. 'cause that's what Ike does."

Well, from today's WaPo article about Virginia's state of emergency: "But Hanna was not the only worry on the horizon. A much more powerful storm, Hurricane Ike, is making its way across the Atlantic on an uncertain path."

Packing maximum sustained winds near 140 mph, "Ike is an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane" the National Hurricane Center said today.

"It is too early to determine what land areas might eventually be affected by Ike, but interests in the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands should monitor the progress of this system," the hurricane center said.

Ike always did like to get around. The only way that could have been better is if they'd said it is "weaving unpredictably across the Atlantic."

Now that would have been a perfect description for Ike.


Arjewtino said...

That might be the first thing I have ever predicted successfully.

Then again, I AM a hurricane scientist.

FoggyDew said...

Well, that would explain everything. Perhaps I should take you to the track.