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Tropical Storm Zeta – Day 4

Tropical Storm ZetaPosition: 23.8N 91.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 390 miles [ 625 km] South-Southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and metropolitan New Orleans .

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, to Navarre, Florida, including Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Vermilion Bay, Pensacola Bay, and Mobile Bay.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.

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.]

4 comments

1 Badtux { 10.28.20 at 1:55 am }

Those “God Hates Fags” dudes are wrong. It’s not gay people that God hates. It’s apparently Louisianians.

– Badtux the Louisiana Penguin

2 Bryan { 10.28.20 at 5:06 am }

It definitely seems to being targeting your birthplace. It looks like it may have found New Orleans this time. We haven’t even finished picking up debris from the last attempt.

3 Badtux { 10.28.20 at 1:27 pm }

It’s not the fact that this particular hurricane is targetting Louisiana. It’s the fact that it’s the third one this season that looks like it’s gonna do a direct strike on Louisiana. Sheesh!

4 Bryan { 10.28.20 at 5:53 pm }

I missed this comment until just after I posted about the records set this season. You missed the two tropical storms that also hit, and this one is definitely going to hit the Big Easy. The good news is that it is fast moving which reduces the amount of rain, but the winds are coming.

Zeta is at the top of the list of the six storms that have come ashore in the US this late in the season as far as wind speed goes.

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