Sep 022011
 

from National Hurricane Center

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED EASTWARD TO THE
ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER.

A Tropical Storm Watch issued from AL/FL border Eastward to Destin, FL

Current Watches & Warnings in Effect (as of 10pm CDT)

Tropical Storm Warning:
* Alabama/Flordia Border Westward to Sabine Pass, TX… including the City of New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas

A Tropical Storm Watch:
* Alabama/Florida Border Eastward to Destin, FL

More information below the map…

 

NOAA tracking TS Lee

LOCATION…28.2N 91.6W
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM WSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ABOUT 150 MI…240 KM SE OF CAMERON LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

 

AT 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LEE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 91.6 WEST.  LEE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/H.  A SLOW AND POSSIBLY
ERRATIC MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR NORTH IS EXPECTED DURING
THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE
TROPICAL STORM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE COAST OF SOUTHERN
LOUISIANA LATE SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES...
325 KM...MAINLY NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.  A WIND
GUST TO 41 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT LAKEFRONT AIRPORT IN NEW
ORLEANS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT DATA AND OBSERVATIONS FROM OIL RIGS IS 1000 MB...29.53
INCHES.

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