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  • Hurricane Nate 85 MPH Moving Northward New Orleans Biloxi Landfall


    Hurricane Nate 85 MPH Moving Northward New Orleans Biloxi Landfall

    Hurricane Nate 85 MPH Moving Northward

    New Orleans Biloxi Landfall

    storm free Hurricane Nate is continuing to move on a steady NNW course at 22 mph with 85 mph. Nate has strengthened overnight and conditions are favorable for further strengthening until landfall this evening. The forecast track would take Hurricane Nate near or just to the east of New Orleans but the structure of this hurricane is such that there really isn't too much going on west of the center. Winds are stronger on the East side so the bigger impact perhaps be more toward Biloxi Gulfport Ms east to Mobile Alabama. There is time for Nate to reach category 2 status before landfall. storm free Radar is showing rains well north of nate moving north northwestward and onshore into Southeast Louisiana. This rain is part of the envelope of tropical moisture but it is not directly part of the circulatoin of Hurricane Nate. That will arrive later today.

    ...NOAA AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FIND THAT NATE IS A LITTLE STRONGER OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...

    SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...25.7N 88.0W ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...135 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

    None.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Grand Isle Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border * Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Morgan City Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida * Northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Lake Maurepas * West of Grand Isle to Morgan City Louisiana * East of the Alabama/Florida border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line.

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Lake Maurepas * East of the Alabama/Florida border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line * West of Grand Isle to Morgan City Louisiana

    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... * East of the the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass Florida

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * East of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass Florida * West of Morgan City to Intracoastal City Louisiana

    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Nate was located near latitude 25.7 North, longitude 88.0 West. Nate is moving toward the north-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h), and this general fast motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the north is forecast on Sunday morning, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast thereafter. On the forecast track, the center of Nate will move across the central and northern Gulf of Mexico today and will make landfall along the central U.S. Gulf coast tonight. Reports from NOAA and Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (135 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible before Nate makes landfall along the northern Gulf coast. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km). The minimum central pressure reported by the Hurricane Hunters is 986 mb (29.12 inches).

    AS FAR AS NATE'S IMPACT ON OUR WEATHER HERE IS THE LATEST ON WHAT JOESTRADAMUS THINKS ABOUT RAIN FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

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