posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 03:14 AM
Well, there is some evidence that may play into your theory. Look at what Rita did when it wobbled in the gulf.
There was no wind sheer to speak of. The projected path it was on had a cool spot, a place where, if the eye hit it, Rita would have gone down a
category, but would have prolly been a high level 3 right off the coast of TX, and would have went straight through Houston.
Hurricanes have a tendancy, in the Northern Hemisphere to go Northwest, but slowly curve Northeast. Right before the eye hit the cool spot, it jogged
a bit towards the Northeast, going above the cold spot, gaining momentum, giving it more of a turn towards Lake Charles.
We do know, down here, that it takes 80 degree water to sustain a hurricane. We also know that the surface temperature is cooler trailing behind the
When Lili came towards Houma, reaching category 4 right off our coast, as soon as the eye hit the cool band of water right off the coast (I think it
was around 70 degrees) it went down to a category 1 before the eye even landed....that was less than 100 miles off the shore.
The temperatures in the Gulf are: Here
Everyone down here relaxes when the temperature of the gulf drops to below 80.
[edit on 31-8-2006 by jlc163]