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According to the current tracking, Marco is going to parallel the Louisiana Gulf Coast on its way to Houston and then approximately a day later Laura is going to annoy the entire state from the Gulf Coast to the to the Arkansas border. The state is going to be soaked and then Laura is going to dump a lot of rain in the mid-Mississippi Valley inducing flooding downstream.

It has been a hot summer and the power outages are not going to help nerves already frayed by COVID-19 restrictions.

August 23, 2020   Comments Off on Louisiana Double Header

Tropical Storm Marco – Day 4

Tropical Storm MarcoPosition: 26.8N 87.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [345°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 185 miles [ 295 km] South-Southeast of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans; Cameron, Louisiana to west of Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana to Ocean Springs, Mississippi including Lake Borgne.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Alabama/Florida border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Sabine Pass to Morgan City, Louisiana; Ocean Springs, Mississippi to the Alabama/Florida border; Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas.

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.]

August 23, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Marco – Day 4

Tropical Storm Laura – Day 4

Tropical Storm LauraPosition: 20.1N 76.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] Southeast of Camaguey, Cuba.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Ciego De Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, La Habana, Artemisa, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth; Little Cayman and Cayman Brac; the Dry Tortugas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Florida Keys from Craig Key to Key West.

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.]

August 23, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Laura – Day 4