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Tropical Storm Nate – Day 2

Tropical Storm NatePosition: 15.8N 84.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Currently about 355 miles [ 570 km] South-Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

This morning the track has shifted West to take aim at New Orleans. At 10PM CDT I’m in the Tropical Storm Watch area.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Caribbean from Honduras/Nicaragua border to Punta Castilla, Honduras and for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartosand from Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including metropolitan New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi/Alabama border eastward to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida and west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Alabama/Florida border, including the northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

October 5, 2017   No Comments