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MM’s Sun Wx Blog for Aug 29

Weather Headlines

Ida Strengthens Into Cat 4

Ida Could Strengthen Into a Rare Cat 5

Tracking Ida to Tennessee

Special Note

A special blog post will be out this evening concerning Hurricane Ida.

Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

Radar can be found here:

https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/current/bwg

Weather alerts can be found here:

https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Sunday : Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance afternoon showers & thunderstorms. Rain becomes likely overnight. Winds increase overnight , as well.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Rain likely, along with very gusty winds. Winds could gust to 40+ mph. Rainfall could be heavy. An isolated tornado is possible.

Thursday – Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Hay Weather Forecast 

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Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

2005 – Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana early on the 29th with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph, a strong category-three, and the third most-intense landfalling hurricane in U.S. history. The center of the hurricane passed just east of New Orleans, where winds gusted over 100 mph. Widespread devastation and unprecedented flooding occurred, submerging at least 80 percent of the city as levees failed. Farther east, powerful winds and a devastating storm surge of 20-30 feet raked the Mississippi coastline, including Gulfport and Biloxi, where Gulf of Mexico floodwaters spread several miles inland. Rainfall amounts of 8-10 inches were common along and to the east of the storm’s path. Katrina weakened to a tropical storm as it tracked northward through Mississippi and gradually lost its identity as it moved into the Tennessee Valley on the 30th.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  118° at Death Valley, California

Low:   23° at Stanley, Idaho 

Tropics 

A catastrophic Hurricane Ida is headed for Louisiana. The storm is now packing winds of 150 mph and could become a cat 5 before making landfall. The storm will then move northeast to our neck of the woods, bringing very gusty winds, flooding, and even the threat for isolated tornadoes by Monday night and Tuesday.

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Sun & Moon  

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