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Old 08-26-2020, 07:58 PM
 
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... 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...

Ya, amazing what's its transformed into. Random tidbit: Of the 4 Cat5's that have hit the US mainland, they were all Tropical Storms just 3days prior. That rapid intensification!
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:07 PM
 
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Bought ten bags of ice for our ice chest. Have plenty of flashlights, touch lights, lanterns, batteries, and one battery powered radio. Starting to get outer rain bands in Lafayette. Both our vehicles have full gas tanks before the price of gas shot up. We’re on city water and have a gas stove. Though we have a gas water heater we won’t have hot water if we loose power. Heater has an electric igniter. We have satellite TV and we also have an antenna. The two Lafayette tv news stations are going to be broadcasting on the radio with partnered radio stations, 94.5 & 960 AM.
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:20 PM
 
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Wed 9pEDT/8pCDT
Winds 150mph(240km)
Moving NNW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 937mb
Center about 95miles(155km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 95miles(155km) SSE of Port Arthur, TX
Hurricane winds extend up to 60miles(95km) from center, TS winds 205miles(335km).
Conditions starting to go downhill quickly along the coast as spreads inland.
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:25 PM
 
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If you have AT&T and your zip code is on the list they’re giving us unlimited minutes and cellular data until September 1
https://about.att.com/pages/disaster...orm_laura.html
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:32 PM
 
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If you have AT&T and your zip code is on the list they’re giving us unlimited minutes and cellular data until September 1
https://about.att.com/pages/disaster...orm_laura.html

Nice! AT&T has in the past brought in mobile towers/signal where cell towers go down after storms to help fill in data voids in the aftermath.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:07 PM
 
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Wed 9pEDT/8pCDT
Winds 150mph(240km)
Moving NNW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 937mb
Center about 95miles(155km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 95miles(155km) SSE of Port Arthur, TX
Hurricane winds extend up to 60miles(95km) from center, TS winds 205miles(335km).
Conditions starting to go downhill quickly along the coast as spreads inland.
yep, if my math is correct then the first of the hurricane force winds will be reaching the Cameron Parish coast (Cameron, Holly Beach, Grand Chenier, etc.) any minute now if they aren't there already. People look at the storm surge but this is a strong Category 4 that's gonna pack the winds as well.

Good luck to all of y'all in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Beaumont, etc. Having firsthand seen devastation in Louisiana (2016 floods in Baton Rouge) I hope everyone does ok.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:12 PM
 
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Wed 10pEDT/9pCDT
Winds 150mph(240km)
Moving NNW 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 937mb
Center about 90miles(145km) S of Lake Charles, LA
Center about 90miles(145km) 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, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/12...603344896?s=19

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Old 08-26-2020, 09:28 PM
 
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If you're watching radar, the most extreme winds are in that bright band around the storm center/eye, that's the true Hurricane strength, winds will be less outside that ring but can still be Hurricane force. The eye itself is typically calm inside but don't go sight seeing during it...that back side will hit hard. If in the path tonight treat that eye wall ring like a tornado and seek most interior part of your house during it.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:32 PM
 
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Note on storm surge: Surge is usually highest with the onshore winds. As the storm passes the winds shift in direction and areas that were once fairly safe/dry may get their surge then. This depends on shape of coast line, position of storm, available water to move, etc etc. You see this in the Outer Banks of NC all the time...initial surge along the coast, but as/after storm center passes the winds shift and the Sound side of the barrier islands get the high surge push at that point.
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