Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wind Impact

One part of a tropical system is the wind impact. As Gustav heads towards East Texas, the storm will be weakening as it crosses over southern Louisiana. By the time he arrives to Toledo Bend, or the state line, Gustav is expected to be a tropical storm. That means winds could still be sustained from 39-69 mph. Because of that, the National Weather Service in Shreveport have Shelby, San Augustine, and Sabine counties under a Tropical Storm Watch. In Lufkin and Nacogdoches, we are under a Wind Advisory meaning winds could gust over 40 mph. Keep this in mind that a strong wind gust can knock down trees, which could lead to power outages. Once again, things could change if the center of the storm is farther north or south. Stay tuned!