Hurricane Ida gaining strength

Praying for our friends who live in the path of this storm.

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Ida Special Advisory Number  13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL092021
700 AM CDT Sun Aug 29 2021

...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS REACHING
THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA...
...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE IDA EXPECTED TO MAKE
LANDFALL IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS...

At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ida was located
near latitude 28.5 North, longitude 89.6 West. Ida is moving toward
the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion should
continue through tonight and early Monday, followed by a slower
northward motion on Monday afternoon.  A northeastward turn is
forecast by Monday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Ida
will make landfall along the coast of southeastern Louisiana
within the hurricane warning area late this morning or early this
afternoon.  Ida is then forecast to move well inland over portions
of Louisiana and western Mississippi on Monday and Monday night.

Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft 
indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph (240 
km/h) with higher gusts.  Ida is an extremely dangerous category 4 
hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some 
additional strengthening is forecast, and Ida is expected to be an 
extremely dangerous major hurricane when it makes landfall along the 
Louisiana coast.  Rapid weakening is expected after landfall.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).  An elevated NOAA C-MAN station at Pilot's Station East 
near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, recently reported a sustained wind 
of 92 mph (148 km/h) and a gust to 113 mph (181 km/h).  Another 
NOAA elevated C-MAN station at Southwest Pass recently reported a 
sustained wind of 92 mph (148 km/h).

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13 Responses to Hurricane Ida gaining strength

  1. stella says:

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  3. G-d&Country says:

    Morning Everyone!
    Long time no “see”. πŸ˜ƒ
    Just had to pop in and say I pray those in the path of hurricane Ida be safe, and may God strengthen and comfort them in this most difficult situation.
    May you all have the best day possible in God’s loving hands, no matter what your situation.
    See you later πŸ™‚

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  4. Lucille says:

    EarthCam Live: Hurricane Ida – Bourbon Street, New Orleans

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  5. stella says:

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