Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NOAA's Oil Maps

NOAA maps indicate surface oil blowing north toward Louisiana and Florida's panhandle. Meanwhile, undersea currents take oil plumes south. (Note: The dot in middle of either zone is the well location.)

The combination has 36% of the Gulf of Mexico closed for fishing.

What happens if a tropical storm or hurricane are added to the mix? Forecasters predict a very busy season, with possible development over the next week.

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