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This Hurricane Season

As Badtux noted in comments, Louisiana has taken a beating this year. So far (there’s more than a month to go) Louisiana has had 5 named storms come ashore, 3 hurricanes and 2 tropical storms, beating the old record of 4 storms in 2002.

So far, 11 named storms have come ashore in the US breaking the 1916 record of 9, with 6 of those named storms being hurricanes which ties this year with 1985 & 1886.

If there is another named storm before the end on the season on November 30, it will tie with 2005 for the most storms in a season – 28.

This year just seems to roll up every bit of bad news available in every category.

October 28, 2020   3 Comments

Hurricane Zeta – Day 5

Hurricane ZetaPosition: 31.5N 88.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 31 mph [50 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 979 mb ↑.

Currently about 45 miles [ 70 km] Northeast of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

At 4PM CDT the storm made landfall in southeastern Louisiana.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

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

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to Navarre, Florida, including Pensacola Bay and Mobile Bay.

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 28, 2020   Comments Off on Hurricane Zeta – Day 5