Saturday Afternoon Hurricane Ida Update

8/28 Saturday 3 pm MDT

Hurricane Ida continues to grow,  deepen and intensify. According to the latest advisory (4 pm CDT) Ida is currently a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph.

The NHC forecast calls for further intensification right up to landfall as a category 4 hurricane. The Euro model is forecasting intensification up until landfall as a moderate to strong category 3 hurricane.

Tropical storm-force wind gusts will arrive on the southern portions of the Louisiana coast between 8 and 9 pm CDT this evening. They will continue through the night until the hurricane-force wind gusts arrive around daybreak.

Here is how that looks. Here are the maximum gusts starting at  9 pm this evening through Tuesday at 7 am.

Here is a static image of the swath of maximum wind gusts.

Here is a regional view of the same.

Here is the regional view of the swath.

Here are the forecasted precipitation totals.

Here is a regional view of the same.

If you have a vested interest in this storm make sure you stay up to date with the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center as well as local emergency managers.

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