Ike Strengthens Slowly

Hurricane Ike has strengthened slowly since moving into the Gulf of Mexico.

NOAA Visible Satellite Image

At 11:00am EDT Ike’s winds were clocked at 90 mph, a category 1 hurricane. Ike was moving in a west-northwest direction and 8 mph. The current forecast track takes Ike to somewhere along the Texas coast by early Saturday as a category 3 hurricane.

For more on Hurricane Ike check our Hurricane Tracker at http://www.wbaltv.com/hurricanes/index.html

John Collins


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