THE LATEST INFORMATION ON HURRICANE IKE!

HURRICANE IKE CONTINUES TO MOVE
TOWARDS THE TEXAS COAST...


IKE GETS CLOSER TO THE TEXAS COAST... AT 700 AM CDT THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE
IKE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 26.9 NORTH LONGITUDE 92.2
WEST OR ABOUT 320 MILES EAST
OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS OR ABOUT 230
MILES SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON
TEXAS. IKE WAS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-
NORTHWEST
NEAR 13 MPH. A TURN
TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY WITH
A TURN TOWARD

THE NORTH EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. BASED UPON THIS PROJECTED TRACK...

THE CENTER OF IKE
WILL MOVE ASHORE NEAR GALVESTON TEXAS EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING.
THE MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS WERE 105 MPH WHICH MAKES IKE A
CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE.
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS
956 MILLIBARS OR 28.23 INCHES.
IKE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A
MAJOR HURRICANE BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL.