Sunday, August 31, 2008

August 31st 08

At 1100 AM EDT the center of Hurricane Gustav was located about 325 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 MPH with higher gusts. Gustav is a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Some restrengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and Gustav could regain Category Four strength later today or tonight. Fluctuations in strength are likely but Gustav is forecast to remain a major hurricane until landfall.

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