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17 September, 2020

Hurricane Sally Update

Hurricane Sally made landfall around 04:45 this yesterday morning as a category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores Alabama.

The storm came to a crawl moving NE around 3 mph (4.8 kmh).  

Half a million people and businesses are without power in Alabama and Florida, and damages are being assessed as the storm moves out of the area.  Emergency workers are standing by ready to respond as soon as conditions are safe. Some areas recorded up to 30” (76.2 cm) of rainfall.

As Sally moves out, another area of concern is developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Port Conditions

Port Condition Yankee

  • Atchafalaya River
  • Baton Rouge
  • New Orleans
  • Plaquemines
  • South Louisiana
  • Port of St. Bernard

Port Condition Zulu

  • Venice Port Complex
  • Biloxi
  • Gulfport
  • Mobile
  • Pasagoula
  • Pensacola
  • Gulf Intercoastal Waterway (open with restrictions)

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.

 

Other Informative Links

Upper Steering Map : HERE

Peak Storm Surge: HERE

Surface Analysis: HERE

Wind/Wave Analysis: HERE