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Hurricane Alert

UTB/TSC Archived Advisory
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Stay informed and keep an eye on Hurricane Ike
Update #3
September 10, 2008 11:58 a.m.

We continue to monitor the movement of Hurricane Ike into the Gulf of Mexico.

Ike is forecast to be a Category 3 hurricane by Friday. Conditions continue to be favorable for strengthening as it approaches the mid Texas coast with winds of 130 mph and gusts over 150 mph.

Landfall is expected late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. The main concern is the timing of the northwest turn prior to landfall. Any delay in this turn will increase the landfall threat farther southward toward the South Texas area.

If the turn should occur a little earlier, the landfall threat increases along the upper Texas coast, including the Houston/Galveston area.

However, you can never predict what a storm will do so it is important to continue to listen to weather reports.

The University will continue to monitor the track and keep you informed. A decision on whether to cancel classes will be made sometime on Thursday.

The next advisory will be at 5:00 p.m.

You can find more information at the following links:

www.nhc.noaa.gov/

www.utb.edu 

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