31 August 2008

tom konvicka hurricane gustav forecast update 31 august 2008

from kalb tv-5 at 11:07 a.m. cdt sunday 31 august 2008. kalb tv-5 is broadcasting hourly updates on the hour.

kalb's meteorologist tom konvicka says that central louisiana faces three threats from hurricane gustav:

1) the most dangerous threat: flooding
2) tornadoes
3) high wind
mr. konvicka says that gustav will still be a tropical storm even as far inland as east of fort polk and leesville. [fort polk radar]

hurricane force gusts of wind (74mph+) are possible south and east of alexandria. there is a high risk of tornadoes because much of the area will be near the center-line and/or to the right of the center-line.

central louisiana could see 10" - 15" of rain; perhaps even 20" which will cause flooding.

hurricane gustav is expected to come ashore around noon central time monday 01 september 2008.

aired at 12:03 pm cdt from alexandria, louisiana kalb tv-5