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Tropical Storm Hanna on Monday developed into a full-fledged hurricane east of the Bahamas in the Atlantic ocean, US officials reported, as deadly Hurricane Gustav pounded the Gulf Coast near New Orleans.
"Hanna becomes the fourth hurricane of the season," the National Hurricane Center reported in a bulletin, adding that the storm was very near Mayaguana Island in the southeastern Bahamas and packing winds near 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour.
The NHC said hurricane warnings were issued for the Central Bahamas, Southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and that Hanna was churning west-southwest at five miles (seven kilometers) per hour, but was expected to turn northward in a direction of the southeaster US coast.
"Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours" as it moves over the Bahamas -- notably Eleuthera and Abaco islands -- and produces up to 12 inches (25 centimeters) of rain through Thursday, it said.
By Friday it is projected to threaten the US coastline near near the Georgia-South Carolina border, giving the United States a second major cyclone to contend with in the same week.
The ninth tropical storm of the season has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm was located about 1,400 miles east of the Leeward Islands, and it was moving west near 16 mph.
The storm's projected course late Monday would take it toward the Bahamas over the next several days, but the paths of storms often vary from predictions made several days out.
Forecasters expect the storm to reach hurricane strength in the next 36 hours over warm Atlantic waters.
Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active.--wikipedia
while Gustav was a 4
Hurricane Gustav has swelled into category 5, the highest rating, as it charges ahead towards New Orleans, still recovering from Katrina.
Wind speeds of at least 250kph have been recorded heading for America's Gulf Coast. The memory of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina's assault on New Orleans in 2005 has incited thousands to leave the city while the elderly and ill were moved ahead of the expected mandatory evacuation order on Sunday morning.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The FEMA chief now says Gustav has strengthened to a Category 5 storm. Category 5 is the strongest storm rating.
FEMA officials said Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center, interrupted an afternoon teleconference involving the agency, Gulf Coast states and the National Weather Service to say he is going to issue a special advisory statement raising Gustav to Category 5. That means winds greater than 155 mph and a storm surge greater than 18 feet above normal.
Climatological Areas of Origin and Typical Hurricane Tracks by Month
Now you are focuses strictly on category 5 hurricanes
Shugo, show me data where any other time in history that there have been numerous Catagory 5 Hurricanes that have hit the US coastline.
Can you provide such data?
Originally posted by jetxnet
Why is it so hard to believe? Cloud seeding is done all the time to make it rain. Imagine some smart minds working on an engineering effort to make stronger storms.