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Gulf oil spill: NOAA map shows landfall projections

April 30, 2010 | 11:03 am
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a projection map of where the gulf oil spill slick could make landfall, and where the concentrations of oil are located.

Weather is projected to be stormy with high seas, and winds from the southeast will gradually shift to winds from directly south. That opens the possibility of landfalls along the coastlines of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, carried by a loop current that spreads eastward.

-- Geoff Mohan

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