1:08 PM Central Daylight Time, September 12, 2008
For our locality, the forecasts for Ike got worse and then better. The eye appears to be headed directly our way (good news for El Shaddai Edwards's grandmother, since it puts it further from her...see the comment on the previous Ike post). The better news is that the strength of the winds does not seem to have increased as much as they expected. This far inland, they'd been saying to expect 100 miles per hour. Now the forecast is only 75 or 80 mph, as near as I can tell.
All we have so far is cloudy skies and a little breeze. Now it's just wait, wait, wait for the next 24 hours.