Thursday, August 28, 2008

Breaking News: Hello, Hanna!
Gustav's Rain Hits Jamaica

Early PM Update: Tropical Storm Gustav, still just below hurricane strength, is bringing heavy rain to Jamaica. At 2 pm, the storm was around the eastern tip of the island, about 40 miles east of Kingston. It's moving to the west at 5 mph and is expected to continue on that course with some increase in forward speed the rest of today. A reconnaissance flight is currently measuring conditions near and around Gustav.

Original post:
Tropical Depression 8 has just been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna with maximum winds of 40 mph as of 11 am. It's located a little over 300 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west northwest at 12 mph. Hanna is expected to gradually reach hurricane force as it moves northwestward and then more westward, possibly threatening the Bahamas or Florida later on.

Tropical Storm Gustav remains just under hurricane force as it moves westward toward Jamaica and then the Cayman Islands. Maximum winds are 70 mph, and the forward speed is around 5 mph.

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