Hurricane Ida making landfall. Winds 150 mph +
This location and track is funneling East winds and water from the Gulf into Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans.
It is NOT GOOD!
*Statement from NHC: …NORTHERN EYEWALL OF IDA MOVING ONSHORE ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA… An elevated NOAA C-MAN station at Southwest Pass, Louisiana, recently reported a sustained wind of 89 mph (143 km/h) and a wind gust of 104 mph (167 km/h). Within the past hour, sustained winds of 44 mph (70 km/h) and a gust to 60 mph (96 km/h) was reported at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
A NOAA National Ocean Service tide gauge in Shell Beach, Louisiana, recently reported a water level of 6.0 feet above mean higher high water, which is an approximation of inundation in that area.
A NOAA National Ocean Service tide gauge at Bay Waveland Yatcht Club, Mississippi, recently reported a water level of 5.4 feet above mean higher high water, which is an approximation of inundation in that area.
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM CDT…1600 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…28.9N 90.1W ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM SSW OF GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM SE OF HOUMA LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…150 MPH…240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE…933 MB…27.55 INCHES