Don’t venture outside when the calm eye of the hurricane passes over, as dangerous winds will return very quickly when the eye moves away. Stronger winds, especially in gusts, are likely on high rise buildings.
An unofficial weather station in Golden Meadow just reported sustained winds of 94 mph (151 km/h) and a gust to 110 mph (177 km/h).
A wind gust to 52 mph (84 km/h) was recently reported at Houma, Louisiana, and a wind gust to 53 mph (85 km/h) was reported at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
SUMMARY OF 500 PM CDT…2200 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 35 MI…55 KM SSW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 24 MPH…39 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…972 MB…28.70 INCHES
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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.