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Weather Update 8.27.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Aug 27, 2021 8:30:53 AM

Summary: Tropical Storm Ida is currently gathering strength in the Caribbean Sea, centered near Grand Cayman, and is forecast to threaten the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as a major hurricane this weekend. There is an increasing risk for hurricane-force winds, flooding rainfall and life-threatening storm surge Sunday and Monday, especially in Louisiana. Ida became the ninth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season late Thursday afternoon, and may undergo a period of rapid intensification as a hurricane when it tracks through the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Advisories: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Hurricane Watch
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Hurricane force winds are expected to arrive as early as Saturday night and continue into Sunday
  • Cameron, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line
    • Includes New Orleans metro
Tropical Storm Watch
Tropical storm conditions are possible along the northern Gulf Coast as soon as Saturday night
Storm Surge Watch 
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Dangerous flooding from storm surge is possible from the Texas-Louisiana state line to the Alabama-Florida state line within the next 48 hours
  • Morgan City, LA to Ocean Springs, MS
    • 7 to 11 feet
    • Including Lake Borgne
  • Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Morgan City LA
    • 4 to 7 feet
    • Including Vermilion Bay
  • Ocean Springs, MS, to the MS-AL border
    • 4 to 7 feet
  • AL Coast
    • 3 to 5 feet
    • Including Mobile Bay
  • Lake Pontchartrain
    • 3 to 5 feet
  • Lake Maurepas 
    • 2 to 4 feet
  • Sabine Pass to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, LA
    • 2 to 4 feet
Some coastal flooding could also occur in areas of onshore flow as soon as Saturday night that may cut off escape routes from the coast.
Flood Watch
  • Northern Gulf Coast
    • 8 to 16 inches of rain, up to 20
    • Sunday into Monday
  • Deep South and Tennessee Valley
    • 4-8 inches of rain
    • Monday and Tuesday
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