Storm Tracking, with an Eye on Oil

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Includes: DBO, OIL, USO
by: Paul Kedrosky

A quick roundup of some of the more useful images and storm tracks for Hurricane Tropical Storm Gustav. Now southwest of Haiti, it is currently projected to makes its way into the heart of the oil-producing Gulf of Mexico by Monday. Upper-level winds are low, so there is minimal shear, and the Gulf is only marginally less warm than the average home spa, so there is lots of reason to expect Gustav will become Cat 3 or stronger by landfall Sunday/Monday.

The sole caution: Storm tracks that go between Yucatan and Cuba are notoriously prone to wild changes of course -- wait, I want to go to the Mexican Riviera! -- so it’s going to be a few days before it’s obvious where Gustav is going to end up.

Accuweather

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Planalytics

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National Hurricane Center

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