Tropical storm Josephine joins the hurricane fray weaklySeptember 4th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by David M N James
Though a weaker storm, a new hurricane has jetted out of the Atlantic to threaten mainland America. Hurricane Josephine is the latest reincarnation of weather problems which have been threatening mankind for decades. Josephine reared its ugly head in the sea just as Hurricane Ike began its ascent from a tropical storm to an extremely dangerous category four hurricane. However, storm Josephine has drastically waned to a weakened storm with very minimal threats if it makes it across the sea to the mainland.
Based on a conventional and microwave satellite surveys, Josephine had created deep convection which has redeveloped in the northern semicircle.
Josephine will be stronger after a day and is to move in a general west-northwestward motion along the southern periphery of large subtropical ridge for the next 48-72 hours. After that…a weakness is forecast to develop in the ridge which should allow Josephine to make a pole ward jog at days 3. Josephine is said to be giving Ike some strengths since their epicenters were very close. Ike has been said to be drawing its strengths from the dilapidating Josephine. Josephine was the latest threat and its feared it might regain strength later though it has drastically weakened to a mere storm in the ocean. Clouds which could pose dangers of heavy rains and serous winds have been seen along the Josephine trajectory.