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Old 08-26-2020, 06:04 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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It's why people in hurricane areas don't listen to the news. They check out the NHC page and Tropical Tidbits to get a non hyped and non marketed/advertsing based report.

They also don't really decide what to do until it's closer to shore. A 20 mile shift means EVERYTHING.

And people who live up north don't get that at all.
When I lived in Central Florida, NHC and Central Florida Hurricane Center were my go to spots for info.
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:08 PM
 
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Wed 7pEDT/6pCDT
Winds 145mph(230km)
Moving NW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 947mb
Center about 130miles(215km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 130miles(215km) SSE of Port Arthur, TX
Hurricane winds extend up to 60miles(95km) from center, TS winds 205miles(335km).
Will post surge obs in a few min.
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:14 PM
 
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Surge obs Wed 26Aug 645-ish pmEDT/ 545pCDT

NHC's Potential Storm Surge Flooding map ( https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/gra...ation#contents ) now has only minimal surge from and West of Port Arthur (NE side of there still high though).

Low tide just occurred many locations, now high tide + surge will be coming in.
We only have a few gauges in these regions.

Listed East to West from near New Orleans to just S of Houston.
Louisiana:
-Pilottown: +1ft, falling
-Grand Isle: +1.7ft, rising
-Eugene Island: +3.8ft, steady, minor flood stage
-Freshwater Canal Locks: +4.5ft, rising, Minor/Moderate Flood stage
-Lake Charles: +2.2ft, rising, Minor Flood stage
-Bulk Terminal (Just SW of Lake Charles): +2.5ft, rising, Minor Flood stage
-Calcasieu Pass: +3.5ft, rising, Minor Fld Stg

Texas:
-TX Point/Sabine Pass: +3.4ft, rising
-Port Arthur: +2.7ft, rising, minor flood stage
-Rainbow Bridge (NE of Port Arthur): +2.1ft, rising
-High Island: +2.2ft, falling
-Rollover Pass: +2.6ft, steady
-Morgans Point: +2.1ft, steady
-Eagle Point (Galveston Bay): +3ft, rising
-Galveston Bay Entrance, North Jetty: +3.7ft, rising, Minor Flood stage
-Galveston Pier 21: +3.7ft, rising
-Galveston Railroad Bridge: +3.4ft, rising
-San Luis Pass: +3.2ft, rising
-Freeport Harbor: +2.7ft steady
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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This can be dangerous for the area she's fixing to make landfall. Will be very hot and humid in the immediate aftermath, and also very loud with the generators running. Not to mention this time will be different because of covid 19 being in the mix.

The flooding will be the worst thing, you should evacuate if your house is along any water ways. Sometimes the waters get so high you have to climb into your attic and have no where else to go and the water still keeps rising.
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:40 PM
 
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Per latest air recon pass storm will be bumped up to 150 or 155mph at 8pEDT/7pCDT (Cat5 is 157mph)
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:44 PM
 
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Wed 8pEDT/7pCDT
Winds 150mph(240km)
Moving NNW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 940mb
Center about 120miles(190km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 120miles(190km) SSE of Port Arthur, TX
Hurricane winds extend up to 60miles(95km) from center, TS winds 205miles(335km).
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:13 PM
 
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Wed 8pEDT/7pCDT
Winds 150mph(240km)
Moving NNW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 940mb
Center about 120miles(190km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 120miles(190km) SSE of Port Arthur, TX
Hurricane winds extend up to 60miles(95km) from center, TS winds 205miles(335km).
wow 150...well it continues to intrigue me how the models are so amazing at hurricane tracking,path and size...but clueless on intensity more than a day out. Blew Marco one way and blew Laura the other way. Yet had the path and speed dead on.
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Hurricane Laura's maximum winds have increased by 65 mph in 24 hours (from 75 mph to 140 mph). That's the fastest 24-hr wind intensification for an Atlantic tropical cyclone since Hurricane Maria in 2017.
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:47 PM
 
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Google's got it making landfall just after 12 Central time near Holly Beach by the Texas border, and high tide will be at 12:30 ish, prediction of 15 ft wave heights just after 1... the forecaster was right, Cameron Parish will become part of the ocean at times tonight...

i'm not a meterologist (and don't pretend to be one) but it is truly crazy to see how organized Laura is... its such a well-rounded storm with a well-constructed eye wall... especially considering that 24 hours ago this storm was a Cat1/Cat2 storm...
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