TS Zeta to strike Gulf Coast on Wed. and maybe a hurricane 🌩

NHC Public Advisory:

” . . . On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move near or over the northern Yucatan Peninsula or the Yucatan Channel later today or tonight, move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Zeta is expected to become a hurricane before it moves near or over the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.”

NHC Advisory #6 < with MAP

Tropical Storm Zeta may strengthen into hurricane before reaching U.S.


News Links





Tropical Storm Delta is growing, aiming at Louisiana coast 🌩

Major hurricane brews in Gulf of Mexico, threatens Louisiana-Florida

“(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Delta, the 25th named Atlantic storm this year, is moving toward the Gulf of Mexico and expected to take aim at the U.S. Gulf Coast this week as a major hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.”

” . . . The storm was expected to drop heavy rains on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and head up the Gulf of Mexico toward landfall between Louisiana and Florida.”

” . . . Delta’s winds also could bring 30-foot seas to areas off the Louisiana coast . . . “

NOAA info

Hurricane Delta Public Advisory No.7

NHC Forecast Discussion:

” . . . Some weakening is expected due to land interaction, but
conditions look ripe for re-intensification over the Gulf of Mexico.
Almost all the guidance is higher, now showing Delta reaching
category 4 status in the 2-to-3 day time frame, and the new NHC
intensity forecast reflects this likelihood. However, an increase
in southwesterly shear and cooler shelf waters near the northern
Gulf coast should promote weakening, and little change has been made
to the intensity forecast near landfall.

Delta is moving much faster this morning to the west-northwest, with
the latest estimates at about 13 kt. A strengthening mid-level
ridge across Florida should steer the hurricane to the
west-northwest or northwest during the next couple of days. . . .”




Texas declares disaster over brain-eating amoeba

Disaster declaration issued after residents of eight cities have been alerted that a brain-eating amoeba was found in a southeast Texas water supply: 6-year-old boy dies with the amoeba: The brain-eating amoeba is commonly found in soil, warm lakes, rivers, and hot springs
“A catastrophe has been declared in a Texan city after a brain-eating amoeba was discovered of their native water provide – examined after a six-year-old boy died. Josiah McIntyre died on September 8 after enjoying within the water in Lake Jackson. Credit News Chant “

Important message from LEAN on post Hurricane Laura pollution issues

“Aerial photographs from last week, taken by Julie Dermansky for LEAN, show widespread damage, tank failures and the presence of sheens covering waterbodies throughout the area. Flooding and extreme winds caused by Hurricane Laura create the potential for a variety of hazardous substances to be leaked, spilled, and/or washed into the surrounding environment. Residents working to rebuild and recover should be aware of this potential contamination and take appropriate precautions to protect their health and property. “

PHOTOS: Hurricane Laura Aftermath 9/2/20Aerial photographs of the Lake Charles and Cameron area following Hurricane


EPA – Hurricane Laura Management Report – August 29, 2020 #6 [PDF]




Laura has turned into a Hurricane and URGENT SURGE WARNING ISSUED 🔺


A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs Mississippi
* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline in
the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at risk, please
see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic,
available at hurricanes.gov.  This is a life-threatening situation.
Persons located within these areas should take all necessary
actions to protect life and property from rising water and the
potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow
evacuation and other instructions from local officials.

Details: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/261742.shtml?

Texas has to watch for a Hurricane, Louisiana has Tropical Storm warning –

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* San Luis Pass Texas to Intracoastal City Louisiana

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Sargent Texas to San Luis Pass
* East of Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mouth of the
Mississippi River