Sally has been upgraded to hurricane status, and is moving WNW at 7 mph (11.2 kmh). The hurricane is expected to strengthen as it slowly moves inland.
According to Reuters, 21% of offshore crude oil production, and 25% of natural gas output has been shut down in preparation for the hurricane. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) has ceased loading tanker operations Sunday, prior to closure of the port of New Orleans. LOOP is the only offshore terminal in the United States.
New Orleans & Baton Rouge – Currently port condition Yankee, however Port Condition Zulu will be set as of 12:00 local time today.
Mobile, AL – Port Condition Zulu
Port of Mobile is closing at 1800 today – please note attached.
All vessels have departed from Panama City to Gulfport.
As Tropical Storm Sally approaches, please see the attached MSIB 37-20 for Port Status ZULU (ORDERED for 1200 14SEP2020) for the Ports of Pensacola, Mobile, Pascagoula, Gulfport and the GICWW west of MM 187 (Pensacola Bay Bridge).
a. GICWW west of MM 187 : ZULU
b. GICWW east of MM 187: XRAY
c. Port of Panama City: XRAY
d. Port of Pensacola: ZULU
e. Port of Mobile: ZULU
f. Port of Pascagoula: ZULU
g. Port of Gulfport: ZULU
Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE means condition set when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 24 hours.
Hurricane Port Condition ZULU means condition set when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 12 hours.
The NHS has issued the following watches and warnings:
SALLY MEANDERING OVER THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...
...EXPECTED TO RESUME A SLOW WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION...
SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM ESE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ABOUT 160 MI...260 KM SE OF BILOXI MISSISSIPPI
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
A STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER
* LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...LAKE MAUREPAS...AND LAKE BORGNE
* MOBILE BAY
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER
* LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS INCLUDING METROPOLITAN NEW
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA
* INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO WEST OF MORGAN CITY
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* INDIAN PASS TO OCHLOCKONEE RIVER FLORIDA
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 6 KT
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 986 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT WITH GUSTS TO 100 KT.
64 KT....... 20NE 15SE 0SW 15NW.
50 KT....... 50NE 30SE 0SW 30NW.
34 KT.......110NE 110SE 20SW 100NW.
12 FT SEAS..120NE 90SE 60SW 100NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.7N 87.0W AT 14/1630Z
AT 14/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 28.4N 86.9W
FORECAST VALID 15/0000Z 28.8N 87.8W
MAX WIND 85 KT...GUSTS 105 KT.
64 KT... 20NE 15SE 0SW 0NW.
50 KT... 50NE 30SE 0SW 40NW.
34 KT...110NE 110SE 30SW 100NW.
FORECAST VALID 15/1200Z 29.2N 88.8W
MAX WIND 90 KT...GUSTS 110 KT.
64 KT... 20NE 15SE 0SW 15NW.
50 KT... 50NE 40SE 20SW 30NW.
34 KT...110NE 100SE 50SW 80NW.
FORECAST VALID 16/0000Z 29.8N 89.1W
MAX WIND 90 KT...GUSTS 110 KT.
64 KT... 20NE 15SE 10SW 15NW.
50 KT... 40NE 30SE 20SW 30NW.
34 KT... 90NE 90SE 50SW 60NW.
FORECAST VALID 16/1200Z 30.8N 88.7W...INLAND
MAX WIND 65 KT...GUSTS 80 KT.
50 KT... 30NE 30SE 10SW 10NW.
34 KT... 60NE 90SE 40SW 40NW.
FORECAST VALID 17/0000Z 31.8N 87.7W...INLAND
MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT.
FORECAST VALID 17/1200Z 32.6N 86.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 150 NM ON DAY 4 AND 175 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY
OUTLOOK VALID 18/1200Z 33.1N 84.0W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
MAX WIND 20 KT...GUSTS 30 KT.
OUTLOOK VALID 19/1200Z...DISSIPATED
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 28.7N 87.0W
INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ADVISORY...WTNT34 KNHC/MIATCPAT4...AT 14/1800Z
Other Informative Links
Upper Steering Map : HERE
Peak Storm Surge: HERE
Surface Analysis: HERE
Wind/Wave Analysis: HERE