I am also following the storm on
the Weather Channel.
If the storm passes
to the East of the spill it will actually help
the situation by pushing the oil out to sea.
Unfortunately, the computer models are
predicting the storm to pass West of the spill
which would be a worse case situation. The winds
on the Eastern side of a hurricane blow North
and that could have devastating effects on the
Gulf Coast beaches and wildlife.
Chad Meyers of
CNN stated he thought the computer models were
"Underestimating" the strength of the storm as
it would have to pass over very hot water with
little wind sheer to stop it. He seemed to think
it would be much stronger than a minimal
tropical storm as the computer models predict.
We'll follow this
storm as it gets closer.