Data from the ongoing Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission indicate that Zeta’s maximum sustained winds are now near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts.
A wind gust to 48 mph (78 km/h) was recently reported at Houma, Louisiana, and a wind gust to 46 mph (74 km/h) was reported at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
SUMMARY OF 300 PM CDT…2000 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM SW OF GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA
ABOUT 100 MI…160 KM SSW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 22 MPH…35 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.