Wednesday, August 26, 2020

7 AM Advisory for Hurricane Laura and Expected Impacts for West TN

700 AM CDT Wed Aug 26 2020

...LAURA STRENGTHENS INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH
FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST TONIGHT...
...STEPS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO 
COMPLETION IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...26.4N 91.4W
ABOUT 280 MI...450 KM SSE OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 290 MI...465 KM SE OF GALVESTON TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES

Friday... There is a Marginal Risk for damaging winds and tornadoes
over all the Midsouth. There is a Moderate Risk of Flash Flooding
over northeast Arkansas, the Missouri bootheel, and far northwest
Tennessee. A Flash Flood Watch may be issued for this area later
today. To south, there is a Slight Risk for Flash flooding along
and north of the Interstate 40 corridor, including the Memphis
metro area.








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