Skip to comments.Tropical Storm Sally strengthens in the Gulf, could make landfall as a hurricane near Louisiana and Mississippi
Posted on 09/14/2020 2:00:40 AM PDT by Libloather
Tropical Storm Sally continued to strengthen as it moves toward the Gulf Coast, with the National Hurricane Center warning on Sunday that it could make landfall as a hurricane. Hurricane conditions are expected by late Monday from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including the greater New Orleans area.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Sally represents a "very significant threat." "We have really good reason to be concerned about this storm," Edwards said in a Sunday press briefing.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday that dangerous and "life-threatening" storm surge is expected from Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border. While the storm is expected to intensify as it moves toward land to up to 100 mph, or Category 2 strength, the storm's real threat is the slow movement, which will cause dangerous storm surge. A storm surge warning is in effect from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama border.
Before the storm even makes landfall, it is expected to produce flash flooding on the Florida Panhandle, the NHC said. Effects from the storm will be felt as early as Sunday evening and will last throughout Monday. The storm is expected to make landfall near Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday.
As of Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, Sally was located about 160 miles south of Panama City, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, according to the NHC.
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Sorryfor the good folks in MS and LA, but glad it made a left turn before it got to my hood. Still trying to recover from 10/10/2018...
Im sitting on the porch in Mobile. Winds starting to pickup up a little, but not much rain yet. I have no doubt Ill be picking up limbs for quite some time at the end of the week but not much more than that.
While I certainly am not in favor of the doom and destruction that a hurricane can bring, we have now had three Gulf storms and not a drop of rain for South Texas (Austin, San Antonio and points south). It is a bit annoying ... we need the rain.
Im on the Eastern Shore.
I suspect Ill be listening to the roar of my storm drain for a couple of days but little else.
Cat 1 is just a thunderstorm with a name.
Boats still in the water over at Barbers...
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