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Despite the fact that Nate is not a real threat to Cinco Bayou, the third-world nature of utilities on the Florida Panhandle may mean that I might disappear for a while. The electrical utilities have a standing mutual assistance agreement in place, but New Orleans, the casinos in Biloxi & Gulfport, Mobile, and Pensacola have priority over Cinco Bayou, Holt, Wing, and the other small towns along the coast.

October 7, 2017   22 Comments

Hurricane Nate – Day 4

Hurricane NatePosition: 29.9N 89.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 984 mb ↑.

Currently about 60 miles [ 95 km] East of New Orleans and about 35 miles [ 60 km] South-Southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Nate is making landfall on the Mississippi coast at around 10PM CDT.

I am now under Tropical Storm & Storm Surge Warnings, and a Tornado Watch. The storm is currently about 155 miles [ 250 km] West-Southwest of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/Florida border.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain; Lake Maurepas and west of Grand Isle to the Mouth of the Pearl River; East of the Alabama/Florida border to Indian Pass, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida.

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 7, 2017   Comments Off on Hurricane Nate – Day 4