Ike goes feet wet in the Caribbean
September 8, 2008
Satellite and radar imagery indicate that the center of Ike is over water again after spending about 14 hours traversing eastern Cuba. Due to the northweast-southeast orientation of the Cuba coastline and Ike’s general westward movement, it is likely that the storm will remain over water through tomorrow morning, as indicated by the latest National Hurricane Center forecast. Barring a fairly sharp deviation to the northwest, Ike’s future track would be very unfortunate for the Cuban victims of Gustav as they would find themselves on the strong side of Ike as well.