Hurricane Ike’s projected path details are coming in. Hurricane Ike’s projected path towards the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands was at first uncertain. But new indications today suggest that Ike’s path could turn west in the coming days.
LALATE was the first to break to you Ike while Gustava and Hanna were heading to the U.S. Behind Ike also is Josephine.
This morning, NHO issued the following warnings about Ike’s projected path, suggesting that it may still be too early to determine if Turks and Caicos is in trouble.
“1100 AM AST THU SEP 04 2008 …IKE MOVING EST-NORTHWESTWARD…A LITTLE WEAKER…
AT 1100 AM AST…1500Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IKE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 57.0 WEST OR ABOUT 525 MILES…845 KM…NORTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
“IKE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH…26 KM/HR. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST AND WEST-SOUTHWEST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE HURRICANE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF THE WEST-CENTRAL ATLANTIC DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. 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.”