Wednesday, August 26, 2020

10 PM Advisory - Hurricane Laura

 ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE LAURA CLOSING IN ON THE NORTHWEST
GULF COAST...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY...


SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.0N 93.2W
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM S OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM SE OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...939 MB...27.73 INCHES

Radar Loop of Hurricane Laura 
Just Before 10 PM




Wednesday Evening Area Forecast

 

Area Forecast for West Tennessee
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
401 PM CDT WED AUG 26 2020

.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low 75. Wind southeast 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. High 89. Wind southeast 5-10 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. Low 75. Wind southeast 10-15 mph.

.FRIDAY...A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy downpours are possible in the afternoon. Windy. High 83. Wind south15-25 mph and gusty

...EXTENDED FORECAST...(Saturday through Wednesday)

.SATURDAY...A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 73. High 87.
.SUNDAY...A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 82.
.MONDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 84.
.TUESDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 70. High 83.
.WEDNESDAY...A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny. Low 68. High 85.

REH

Mid-Day Area Forecast - UPDATED

 


Area Forecast for West Tennessee...UPDATED
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
1100 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2020

.THIS AFTERNOON...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. High 84. Wind southeast 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low 75. Wind southeast 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. High 89. Wind southeast 5-10 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. Low 75

.FRIDAY...A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy downpours are possible in the afternoon. Breezy. High 83.

...EXTENDED FORECAST...(Saturday through Tuesday)

.SATURDAY...A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 73. High 87.
.SUNDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 82.
.MONDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 84.
.TUESDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 70. High 83.

REH

10 AM ADVISORY: Hurricane Laura

...LAURA CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN AND IT IS EXPECTED TO
BECOME AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST TONIGHT...
...ONLY A FEW HOURS REMAIN TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.0N 92.0W
ABOUT 225 MI...365 KM SSE OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 235 MI...375 KM SE OF GALVESTON TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES

LOOP OF HURRICANE LAURA 
7 AM TO 10 AM TODAY

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Laura was located
near latitude 27.0 North, longitude 92.0 West. Laura is moving
toward the northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). A gradual turn toward
the north-northwestward and north is expected later today and
tonight. On the forecast track, Laura will approach the Upper
Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts this evening and move inland
within that area tonight. The center of Laura is forecast to move
over northwestern Louisiana tomorrow, across Arkansas Thursday
night, and over the mid-Mississippi Valley on Friday.

Data from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 mph
(205 km/h) with higher gusts.  Laura is a category 3 hurricane on
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening
in expected and Laura is forecast to become a category 4 hurricane
this afternoon.  Rapid weakening is expected after Laura makes
landfall.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
miles (280 km).

The latest minimum central pressure estimated from reconnaissance
aircraft data is 956 mb (28.23 inches).

MOST LIKELY ARRIVAL TIME OF TS WINDS


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.








Wednesday Morning Area Forecast

 


Area Forecast for West Tennessee
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
545 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2020

.TODAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly this morning. Mostly cloudy this morning then partly sunny this afternoon. High 88. Wind south 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Low 75. Wind southeast 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. High 89. Wind southeast 5-10 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy. Low 75

.FRIDAY...A 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy downpours are possible in the afternoon. Breezy. High 83.

...EXTENDED FORECAST...(Saturday through Tuesday)

.SATURDAY...A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 73. High 87.
.SUNDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 82.
.MONDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 68. High 84.
.TUESDAY...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Low 70. High 83.

REH