The tropical storm will be a hurricane soon.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Cameron, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border
* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans
“Steady to rapid strengthening is expected when Ida moves over the southeastern and central Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, and Ida is expected to be a major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast.“
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Remember to get your car to high ground. And gas up as gas pumps don’t work when electricity is off. And get away from the coast if you can.
This may become a CAT 4
LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeTSa8O1i2I
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
“(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 . . . “
” . . . 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. . . .”
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.
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
Pay attention to weather reports.
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