IDA Living Up To Billing

Hurricane IDA made landfall near Grand Isle Louisiana at 11:55 am central this morning as a CAT 4 Hurricane. 46k world wide viewers watched live streaming video of the of today’s events on Dr. Don’s Weather. At this hour, IDA is still a very powerful storm maintaining CAT 3 just south of I-10 near Lutcher, […]

Bad to the Bone!

On the day I was born The nurses all gathered ’round And they gazed in wide wonder At the joy they had found The head nurse spoke up And she said “leave this one alone” She could tell right away That I was bad to the bone Bad to the boneBad to the boneB-B-B-B-Bad to […]

No Evacuation

Very disturbing news from New Orleans this morning. Local officials have made the decision not to order a mandatory evacuation. Contraflow, the reversal of interstate highways, takes time and they simply don’t have time to make it work. IDA’s expected intensity changed rapidly Thursday night. We went from an expected CAT 1 to CAT 4 […]

Hurricane Status for Ida

The National Hurricane Center will upgrade Ida from Tropical Storm to Hurricane soon. Hurricane Hunter Aircraft just reported hurricane status winds of 75 mph. The storm must traverse the mountains of Cuba which may weaken her some but when she gets into the Gulf of Mexico it will be scary to watch! She almost certainly […]

Ida is Born

Tropical Storm Ida was born with the 5:pm update this afternoon and is headed for the Northern Gulf Coast. On her current track, she is expected to strengthen considerably over the weekend and make landfall along the central Lousiana coast Monday, possibly as a CAT 3 Hurricane.  Even though landfall will be west of Alabama, […]

TD #9 Could Become Major Hurricane Ida!

Afternoon spaghetti models on TD #9. Fairly confident track. NHC mentioning RI rapid intensification in the Gulf and possible Major Hurricane to watch. Timing this weekend. This could be a large storm with far reaching effects! Alabama will be on the “dirty side” of the storm. I will be tracking through the weekend on Dr. […]

Here Comes Tropical Trouble!

Tropical Depression 9 has formed over the central Caribbean Sea. This storm will track into the Gulf of Mexico where environmental conditions appear the be favorable for strengthening. At this time, impacts to Texas or Louisiana appear possible early to mid next week. Most forecast models bring this system to hurricane strength. The Hurricane Hunters […]

11:PM Fred Update

From the NHC: Tropical Storm Fred has moved inland across the FL Panhandle and is now passing through SE Alabama about 10 miles east of Dothan, Alabama. Widespread flooding is ongoing across portions of the eastern Panhandle and SE Alabama with many road closures and in some cases water entering structures. Please heed all flood […]

Heavy Tropical Downpours

Say hello to Fred! For the remainder of the night, expect periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and a tornado warning or two not out of the question. I will go live at 7:pm this evening with the latest information unless I need to go sooner.

Fred Makes Landfall

TS Fred has made landfall near Cape San Blas Florida or 40 miles east of Panama City Beach. Top winds are 65 mph. Fred is moving NNE at 9 mph. Thunderstorms with tropical downpours will increase across much of east Alabama and west Georgia this afternoon and continue through the overnight. While widespread severe weather […]