30 April 2010

New Satellite Image Shows Oil Poised to Hit Coast over Wide Area

Posted by Dan Satterfield

NASA Modis image taken at 11:35 AM CDT. The oil has spread into Louisiana and is now due South of the Florida Coast. Strong southerly winds will likely spread it onto shore over the weekend. Click image for full size.

The offshore weather buoys are now indicating winds of 20 knots sustained from the south. This will mix the oil some but also push it toward shore.

More soon.