Honestly I am wondering why people are freaking out so much about Ike. How strong can a hurricane remain 200 miles inland??
Doing some poking around, I found some maps at the National Weather Service. As you can see there is almost no chance of us experiencing hurricane force winds and only a 50% chance that we will hit a paltry 39 knot wind.
Anyways, we are almost 200 miles inland… this thing will almost definitely not have official hurricane status and have been downgraded to a tropical storm or angry drizzle or something like that by the time it hits us.
The WunderMap is one of the better maps I have seen, in part because you can actually see where the cities are.