Another Slightly Eastward Nudge as Hurricane Ida Approaches Louisiana Coast
UPDATE- 0100 CDT: Here are the details from the Hurricane Center's 0100 CDT advisory.
...AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS IDA HAS STRENGTHENED INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE... ...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC WIND DAMAGE, AND FLOODING RAINFALL EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE NORTHERN GULF COAST BEGINNING THIS MORNING... SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.6N 88.7W ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 185 MI...295 KM SE OF HOUMA LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...955 MB...28.20 INCHES
(10:00 PM CDT 27, August, 2021) Hurricane Ida continues its slight eastward nudge on Saturday as the powerful Category 2 storm spends its final night in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall near the Lafourche/Terrebone line in Louisiana Sunday afternoon or evening.
As of the 10 PM Advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Ida continues to pack 105 mph winds with gusts of 125 mph.
As KATC Chief Meteorologist Rob Perillo points out, this is better news for Acadiana, especially coupled with the slight nudge east that the 4 PM Advisory revealed.
The National Weather Service displayed the improved numbers, which are broken down parish by parish below in four different categories - Wind, Storm Surge, Rainfall Totals, and Tornado Threat.
Of course, these nudges east mean hurricane conditions are becoming more likely into New Orleans.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River * Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Cameron Louisiana to west of Intracoastal City Louisiana * Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/Florida border
While Ida is currently heading northwest from the Gulf of Mexico towards the Louisiana coast, it is expected to make a northern turn on Sunday, then make a northeastern turn on Sunday evening.
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