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Old 08-27-2020, 04:27 AM
 
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Looks like the large Capital One building in downtown Lake Charles has had majority of its windows blown out:
https://twitter.com/reedtimmeraccu/s...05078347321345
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:57 AM
 
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Thurs 6aEDT,5aCDT
Winds 110mph(175km)
Moving N 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 954mb
Center about 45miles(70km) NNW of Lake Charles, LA

De Ridder, LA airport 82mph gust
Lacassine, LA 85mph gust
Acadiana airport 76mph gust
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Old 08-27-2020, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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It's still a Cat 3 on land?


Those blue hurricane icons are wind reports and storm damage.





Some reports: https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us0080...lsrnw/?C=M;O=D

0146 AM HURRICANE 2 ENE LACASSINE NATIONA 30.00N 92.89W
08/27/2020 CAMERON LA MESONET

95 MPH WIND GUST AND SUSTAINED WINDS TO 62 MPH MEASURED AT LACASSINE RAWS SITE.

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0153 AM HURRICANE 6 SSW LAKE CHARLES 30.13N 93.23W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA OFFICIAL NWS OBS

132 MPH WIND GUST AND SUSTAINED WINDS TO 98 MPH MEASURED AT LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT.

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0137 AM HURRICANE LAKE CHARLES 30.21N 93.20W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA AMATEUR RADIO

137 MPH PEAK WIND GUST AND SUSTAINED WINDS TO 102 MPH MEASURED VIA DAVIS WEATHER STATION.

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0353 AM HURRICANE 6 WNW ALEXANDRIA 31.33N 92.56W
08/27/2020 RAPIDES LA OFFICIAL NWS OBS

85 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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0537 AM HURRICANE VINTON 30.20N 93.58W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA BROADCAST MEDIA

WINDOWS SHATTERED BY HIGH WIND IN VINTON.

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0431 AM HURRICANE 4 WNW NEW IBERIA 30.03N 91.88W
08/27/2020 IBERIA LA OFFICIAL NWS OBS

76 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT ACADIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT.

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0440 AM HURRICANE 3 WSW DE RIDDER 30.83N 93.34W
08/27/2020 BEAUREGARD LA OFFICIAL NWS OBS

82 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT BEAUREGARD REGIONAL AIRPORT.


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0234 AM HURRICANE 1 S LAKE CHARLES 30.20N 93.20W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA STORM CHASER

DAMAGE TO SKYSCRAPER WINDOWS AND ROOFS IN DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES.

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0553 AM HURRICANE LAKE CHARLES 30.21N 93.20W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA BROADCAST MEDIA

COMMUNICATIONS TOWER COLLAPSED AND FELL ON BUILDING.

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0410 AM HURRICANE LAKE CHARLES 30.21N 93.20W
08/27/2020 CALCASIEU LA PUBLIC

PORTION OF SKYBRIDGE BLOWN OUT.

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Old 08-27-2020, 08:13 AM
 
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Just waking up in Lafayette parish. Live in Carencro. No damage to the house. Yard full of branches. The neighbor’s dying tree lost an 8 ft long branch in my yard. We’ve had some power blinks. Called sister who lives near Youngsville, far south part of Lafayette parish, and she’s without power, water came close to the house, and roads are flooded. About to turn on local news with a cup of coffee. I start my 3pm-11pm shift today. I’ll be working in the yard before going to work this week to clear the branches.
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Old 08-27-2020, 08:32 AM
 
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SUMMARY OF 800 AM CDT...1300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.4N 93.2W
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM SSE OF SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...160 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES

its down to cat 2 as it heads for the Shreveport and then eventually Little Rock areas... its about 50 miles west of Alexandria currently, so they will be feeling the worst of what they'll get now...
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:03 AM
 
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One confirmed death. A 14 year old girl was killed in Leesville when a tree fell on her home. Leesville is pretty far north of Lake Charles
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And not to mention some of the water gauges may stop working or not be able to measure that high.

And to put surge heights into perspective:
Attachment 223211
This was BS. All the storm surge predictions were all overblown. My dad sits at 13 feet above sea level, not a drop in his house. They had predicted 7 feet in his house.

Even the Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles was not flooded.

People from other parts of the country think they know the local terrain. My dad said they were all wrong and he was right. He rode the storm out. He doesn't have power but no damage to his house.
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:16 PM
 
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This was BS. All the storm surge predictions were all overblown. My dad sits at 13 feet above sea level, not a drop in his house. They had predicted 7 feet in his house.

Even the Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles was not flooded.

People from other parts of the country think they know the local terrain. My dad said they were all wrong and he was right. He rode the storm out. He doesn't have power but no damage to his house.

It's being talked about in the weather community as well. I'll have to look more but highest I saw earlier was the just over 9ft near Cameron which was right on the North tip of storm. So that means the highest surge likely would have been several miles east of there. There aren't many sensors out this region however so it may take awhile to tell what the peak actually was, they'll be sending teams out to look for water marks. The Freshwater Canal gauge went offline before it made landfall at a few feet, hopefully it kept recording. And USGS had a temp gauge near Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Haven't seen data from that one yet.


But thankfully the storm didn't wobble West which would have likely brought higher surge into Cameron and Lake Charles. But we want to know what's truly going to occur. And situations like this creates a big problem for an actual higher surge into town in future storms because everyone will say it won't be bad or didn't reach in storm Laura.
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:17 PM
 
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740k+ without power now:
https://twitter.com/PowerOutage_us/s...34375494008832
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:18 PM
 
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Thurs 6pEDT,1pCDT
Winds 65mph(100km) - Tropical Storm now
Moving N 15mph(24km/h)
Pressure 988mb
Center about 65miles(100km) ENE of Shreveport, LA

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