MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Extremely unsafe Category 4 Hurricane Ida is expected to marque landfall successful Louisiana precise soon.
As of the 8 a.m. advisory Sunday, Ida was 50 miles southwest of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.
Ida is moving toward the northwest adjacent 15 mph, and this wide question should proceed done contiguous and aboriginal Monday, followed by a slower northward question connected Monday afternoon.
A northeastward crook is forecast by Monday night.
On the forecast track, the halfway of Ida volition marque landfall on the seashore of southeastern Louisiana wrong the hurricane informing country precocious this greeting oregon aboriginal this afternoon.
Ida is past forecast to determination good inland implicit portions of Louisiana and occidental Mississippi connected Monday and Monday night.
Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA hurricane huntsman craft bespeak that the maximum sustained winds are adjacent 150 mph with higher gusts.
Ida is an highly unsafe class 4 hurricane connected the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Some further strengthening is forecast, and Ida is expected to beryllium an highly unsafe large hurricane erstwhile it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast. Rapid weakening is expected aft landfall.
Hurricane-force winds widen outward up to 50 miles from the halfway and tropical-storm-force winds widen outward up to 140 miles.
Overtopping of section levees extracurricular of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is imaginable wherever section inundation values whitethorn beryllium higher than those shown above.
The deepest h2o volition hap on the contiguous seashore adjacent and to the eastbound of the landfall location, wherever the surge volition beryllium accompanied by ample and unsafe waves.
Surge-related flooding depends connected the comparative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and tin alteration greatly implicit abbreviated distances.
Catastrophic upwind harm is apt wherever the halfway of Ida moves onshore on the southeast seashore of Louisiana successful the adjacent fewer hours.
Hurricane conditions are expected successful the Hurricane Warning country on the Louisiana seashore opening by aboriginal this greeting with tropical tempest conditions expected to statesman by aboriginal this morning.
These conditions volition dispersed inland implicit portions of Louisiana and Mississippi contiguous and Monday.
Heavy rainfall from Ida volition statesman to interaction the southeast Louisiana seashore this morning, spreading northeast into the Lower Mississippi Valley aboriginal contiguous into Monday.
Total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 18 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 24 inches are imaginable crossed southeast Louisiana into acold confederate Mississippi done Monday. This is apt to effect successful life-threatening flash and municipality flooding and important riverine flooding impacts.
Tornadoes volition beryllium imaginable contiguous into Monday from southeast Louisiana crossed southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama to the occidental Florida Panhandle.
Swells are opening to scope the bluish Gulf seashore and volition proceed to impact that country done Monday. These swells are apt to origin life-threatening surf and rip existent conditions.
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