Friday, July 23, 2010

My Bonnie lies over the ocean

They better have started the evacuation already.

This only potentially will mess things up.  However, if the storm stays east of the majority of the spill the prevailing wind direction, due to the counter-clockwise circulation, should drive oil away from the shore.

If  it is to the west of the slick it will potentially drive the oil onshore.

Tropical Storm Bonnie nears, Florida, oil spill

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bonnie raced toward a strike on southern Florida on Friday, following a course that would take it across the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, prompting a pause in efforts to clean up the disaster.

Rain and lightning raked the low-lying Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas on Friday, and forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was likely to reach the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday.

Bonnie had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), and was centered about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Miami around dawn Friday.

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