Update: Fast Moving Hurricane Nate Closing in on Gulf Coast…

The time has passed for any coastal storm preparation.  Weather conditions will diminish rapidly over the next several hours.  Those in the immediate path should now be sheltering in place, stay inside, listen to local officials and prepare to remain in ‘hunker down mode’ for the next 12 hours.

At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Nate was located near latitude 28.4 North, longitude 89.1 West. Nate is moving toward the north-northwest near 23 mph (37 km/h). A turn toward the north and a slight decrease in forward speed are expected during the next several hours, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast later tonight. A motion toward the northeast is expected on Sunday.

On the forecast track, the center of Nate will pass near or over the mouth of the Mississippi River during the next few hours, then make landfall along the coasts of southeastern Louisiana or Mississippi tonight. After landfall, the center of Nate is expected to pass over portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee late tonight through Sunday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible before landfall, and Nate could still become a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale this evening. Rapid weakening is expected after landfall. (more)

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117 Responses to Update: Fast Moving Hurricane Nate Closing in on Gulf Coast…

  1. trad55 says:

    Orange Beach. Power back on for now. Still doing Ok.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Governors of Louisiana and Mississippi got Trump to sign a pre-disaster diaster declaration for each state. Now that Nate’s sorta fizzled out might we request that instead of MREs and blue tarps Trump sends us vans full of honest and competent politicians. Drain the bayou!

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  8. maggiemoowho says:

    Did Nate take a little jump closer to Florida late tonight? I’m watching the news and seeing these huge feeder bands that look like they’re over top of Orlando, but we’re not even getting any wind or rain. What’s up with that?

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  10. dayallaxeded says:

    I have yet to see (in almost 40 years) a curfew that meant shiite in NOLA. I consider that a good thing, bc freedom. If it shows Ditch Bitch Mitch up as the ineffectual Taliban a–hole he is, all the better.

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  11. Deb says:

    May God watch over all who are in the path of this storm, especially our fellow Treepers and their friends and families. Lord, please give all the strength to weather the storm and then continue to rebuild. Amen.

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  12. trad55 says:

    Orange Beach update. We had 4 hours of really rough wind and rain until 2am. Water backed up from the bay via the drainage pipes and the ditch overflowed on one side to partially cover the yard but no more than we see in a heavy rainfall. Too dark yet to see much else but the house is intact and immediate neighborhood looks ok at first blush. Bear in mind we are on the back bay, about 3 miles off the beach. Don’t know how that area fared yet. God is good.

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