Update : Go To Our Latest Post For more Recent Updates on the Projected Path Of Hurricane Ike. Hurricane Ike is now expected to make landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm with wind speeds of up to 135 MPH.
Hurricane Ike has seen some slight weakening with sustained wind speed down to 110 miles per hour. You can see the updated projected path of Hurricane Ike below. As you can see the Florida keys and western coast of Florida are still on the projected path of Ike. This path can change significantly if Ike moves either ways. Ike is currently a Category 2 hurricane and is located 150 miles east of Grand Turk Islands.
According to a public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center this morning,
All interests in the remainder of the Bahamas…Cuba…South
Florida…and the Florida Keys should closely monitor the progress
of this potentially dangerous hurricane.
At 1100 am AST…1500z…the center of Hurricane Ike was located
near latitude 21.9 north…longitude 68.8 west or about 150 miles…
240 km…east of Grand Turk island.
Ike is moving toward the west-southwest near 16 mph…26 km/hr…and
this general motion is expected to continue today and tonight. Ike
is forecast to turn toward the west on Sunday. On the forecast
track…Ike is expected to pass near or over the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas later today or early
Sunday…and then move near the central Bahamas and the northern
coast of eastern Cuba Sunday night and early Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph…175 km/hr…with higher
gusts. Ike is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Some fluctuations in strength are possible during the next 48
hours…but Ike is expected to regain major hurricane strength
during this period.