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Thunderbird12
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Random Chaos]
      #83632 - Mon Sep 01 2008 08:05 AM

Gustav is probably not a cat 3 hurricane any longer (if it is, such winds would be confined to the western eyewall fragment), but it is still a formidable hurricane with a large wind field. Hopefully, the levees hold and everyone is out of harm's way.

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Raymond
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Thunderbird12]
      #83633 - Mon Sep 01 2008 08:11 AM

No, canĀ“t be a cat. 3 with 91 kt max. flight level winds during the last center pass. Conditions in NO seem to be surprisingly well with 25-30 mph averidge wind in the city area and no threatening flood levels in the canals.

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Random Chaos
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Raymond]
      #83639 - Mon Sep 01 2008 09:39 AM

Well, eye managed to somewhat reform.

Latest recon says 30nm circular eye. Land based radar sees it too.

However, recon also said:
MULTIPLE SMALL BREAKS IN WALL CLOUD
UNABLE TO FIX SFC CNTR


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Random Chaos
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Random Chaos]
      #83640 - Mon Sep 01 2008 09:43 AM

Per NRL: Tropical Depression 9 has formed.

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chase 22
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Random Chaos]
      #83642 - Mon Sep 01 2008 10:26 AM

On radar, it looks like Gustav has made landfall SSE of Houma LA

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mcgowanmc
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Loc: NW ARKANSAS
Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: Random Chaos]
      #83643 - Mon Sep 01 2008 10:34 AM

Quote:

Well, eye managed to somewhat reform.

Latest recon says 30nm circular eye. Land based radar sees it too.

However, recon also said:
MULTIPLE SMALL BREAKS IN WALL CLOUD
UNABLE TO FIX SFC CNTR




From NO radar I say the Northern eye wall is moving on a line thru Houma and just East of Morgan City.

Up the Atchafalaya River Basin.

I think slow down is imminent.


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mcgowanmc
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Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: mcgowanmc]
      #83644 - Mon Sep 01 2008 10:42 AM

MSNBC-Industrial Canal overtopped 200 yd stretch.

"Like a waterfall."


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LoisCane
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Loc: South Florida
Re: Major Hurricane Gustav Closing in on Louisiana [Re: mcgowanmc]
      #83645 - Mon Sep 01 2008 10:45 AM

On visible it really looks like landfall

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gmex/vis-l.jpg

I know they are busy but would like some confirmation.

Also, worried on how much weather there is far from the center of Gustav and people not expecting tornadoes that far away.

Could be a lot worse, if that cycle had continued..another 3 hours and he may have come in as a Cat 3 though from when I was in Andrew I can tell you knowing the storm went down in windspeed 5 mph does not make you feel a whole lot better.

Beautiful pic for a deadly storm.

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Colleen A.
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Levees [Re: Raymond]
      #83646 - Mon Sep 01 2008 10:48 AM

All the national news channels are now reporting that floodwaters are now overtopping the Industrial Canal Levee and also the Lower 9th Ward Levee. Hopefully, the levees will hold and not erode, but the water is rising and will continue to rise throughout the day. EOC in these areas are beginning to come increasingly concerned about this.

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