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Monday, November 9, 2009

Ida



Hancock county, your children have an 11 a.m. school day today. I'm sorry I didn't post earlier in the moring but I was running around getting growing trees and projectiles put away. Hopefully this will all blow over by late this afternoon or tonight. Harrison county..this is a normal school and business day. Be on the look out for power outages, gosh it happens here on a clear day lol, and fallen electric lines. We are under a watch for everything from wind to flooding.
Waveland and Bay St. Louis, look out for flooding, though I don't have to tell you that.
Stay safe, stay dry and take care!


Update:

Worst of the storm will be late this afternoon into the evening. Hancock schools:
Elementary Dismissal: 11:30 a.m. Middle and High School: 12:30 p.m. No college classes after 1 p.m. Hancock county, sandbags will be given out, check your fire departments and city yards. If Allstate is your insurance carrier they have set up a special number to expedite claims give your office a call. Thankfully, it's starting to slow down we are having 16 to 22 mph gusts which will pick up, it's not over yet.

1:30 p.m update: Pascagula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs, boats will only be allowed in validated harbor slips in Ocean Springs. All three areas will have early school closings and no afterschool programs. Gautier will have a shelter open at their convention center on Library lane. Bring meds, food, change of clothes and something to keep you and/or your children busy. Don't forget sleeping gear.

The wind has picked up a little, again I apologize for not being able to post in a timely manner, I have two at home sick and we just spent a couple of hours at the doctor office.

This will be my last update for the day. The wind has picked up a little more and it's raining. Please be careful tonight in your travels. I've seen a couple of senseless fender benders coming home from the pharmacy so keep your eye out. We could have winds up to 45 mph and on the news earlier it said if you normally flood at a level 2 or 3 keep your eye out for flooding. I am also posting the last bulletin the next one is due out at 6 p.m.

Tropical Storm IDA Public Advisory
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WTNT31 KNHC 092054
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TROPICAL STORM IDA ADVISORY NUMBER 24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112009
300 PM CST MON NOV 09 2009

...IDA TURNS NORTHWARD...SHOULD MAKE LANDFALL OVERNIGHT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA
EASTWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER FLORIDA...INCLUDING NEW ORLEANS AND
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE.

AT 300 PM CST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IDA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.5 WEST OR ABOUT 60
MILES... 95 KM...SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND
ABOUT 165 MILES...265 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.

IDA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR. A REDUCTION
IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...
THE CENTER OF IDA SHOULD REACH THE NORTHERN GULF COAST TONIGHT.
AFTER LANDFALL...IDA IS EXPECTED TO TURN EASTWARD ON TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. WEAKENING IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AS IDA MOVES OVER COOLER
WATERS PRIOR TO MAKING LANDFALL...AND IS EXPECTED TO MERGE WITH A
FRONTAL ZONE ON WEDNESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES...325 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 991 MB...29.26 INCHES.

RAINS FROM IDA ARE ALREADY MOVING ACROSS THE COAST WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA. TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH
ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF COAST ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES INTO THE SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES.

A DANGEROUS STORM TIDE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS
3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE COAST NEAR AND TO THE
EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL...AS WELL AS IN AREAS OF
ONSHORE FLOW IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA. NEAR THE COAST...THE SURGE
WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES.

...SUMMARY OF 300 PM CST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...28.4N 88.5W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH OR 355 DEGREES AT 18 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 600 PM CST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 900
PM CST.

$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN

4 comments:

Marica said...

Perfect. Just what we need. Rain. You take care & be safe!

Rhino said...

I'll say a prayer for you guys,stay safe.

Worn Out said...

Thanks Marica and Rhino. Rhino you and BayouGal keep safe and keep dry!

Anonymous said...

Take care of everyone down there. Hope the faimly feels better soon. It's the pits being sick and it storming and you can't get outside. We have a son working at the ship yard in Pascagoula, just started recently. He hasn't been thru a storm on the coast. Just when Katrina came thru central MS as a cat. 1 hurricane. We got hammered pretty bad here too then. So take extra precautions.

Feather not dot

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