September 19, 2005

This looks worse and worse.

Each time we've looked at the projected track for Tropical Storm Rita, its track has bent farther north. Here's the latest 5-day projection:

TS Rita's projected track

[Graphic: NOAA/National Hurricane Center]

There's a larger version of the projection map here.

The most recent discussion posted at the US National Hurricane Center predicts that Rita will become a 'major hurricane' as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.

If we were in New Orleans, we'd be nervous. And if we were located anywhere close to Houston, we'd be really nervous.

Posted by Magpie at September 19, 2005 01:03 PM | US News | Technorati links |