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Old 09-01-2008   #9
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Default Re: TS Ike

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Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack View Post
Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.
http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/

This is about Ike
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The computer models tell us that this tropical depression has a reasonable chance of striking Florida or possibly even sneaking into the Gulf of Mexico during the next week or so.

But that seems somewhat unlikely from an historical perspective.

Since at least the year 1900, only one tropical storm has formed within 150 nautical miles of this tropical depression and tracked all the way to Texas. For most systems, it's simply too far north for storms this far east of the continental United States.
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According to Brian Brettscheider, of the 67 tropical storms that have passed within 150 miles of Tropical Depression Nine's position since 1900, eight have made a U.S. landfall. That's 12 percent.

Therefore, while this system will likely become a hurricane during the next week, it's something Gulf Coast residents probably needn't overly concern ourselves with. If that changes I'll of course let you know.
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