Wednesday September 16
Hurricane Sally continues to crawl at 3 mph. The wind speed increased to 105 mph, making this Category 2 storm. At 4:45 AM (5:45 AM EDT) CDT The National Hurricane Center landfall was official at Gulf Shores, AL. The worst conditions have missed New Orleans to their east. Hurricane force winds have been hitting that area for 8 hours prior. The large eye wall includes Pensacola, FL to Dauphin Island, AL.
Here is a collection of resources for you to track this storm through landfall and beyond. This includes: Satellite views, live radar, interactive widgets, computer model plots, and National Hurricane Center maps, statements, and warnings.
Look closely as the eye is making landfall around Gulf Shores, AL.
National Hurricane Center Update
Hurricane force winds reach 40 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm force winds reach 125 miles.
SUMMARY OF 500 AM CDT (6 AM EDT)...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.3N 87.7W ABOUT 0 MI...0 KM N OF GULF SHORES ALABAMA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 020 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...5 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 INCHES
Longwave IR- Band 13
- Increased convection overnight seen in bright white colors.
- Now that the eye is on land, the storm will weaken, but a lot of heavy rain will continue for a few days.
Radar and Lightning: Live Auto Updating
Computer Model Forecast Plots
Forecast Widget- Auto Updating
Wind, Cloud, and Pressure Levels Projected
- This is a forecast view.
- You can see the future cast using the button at the bottom of the map.
- Pinch to move and zoom in on the map.
National Hurricane Center Forecast Maps
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Fort Morgan Alabama to the Walton/Bay County Line Florida A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County line Florida A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * East of the Okaloosa/Walton County line Florida to Indian Pass Florida * Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River
National Hurricane Center Maps (auto updating)
Peak Storm Surge From National Hurricane Center
The forecast track would funnel water from the east into Lake Pontchartain putting a full test of the water pump system in New Orleans.
A wide range of 10 to 20+ inches forecast. The heaviest would be along and east of the center. If the storm slows down, more could fall.
Flash Flood Forecast
All GOES EAST Satellite ‘Floater’ views
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