08/31/2021, 7:05 am EDT

Tropical Disturbance 90L The Next Potential Important Hurricane

Tropical Disturbance 90L appears to be the strongest tropical wave to move off the West Africa Coast so far this season. Consequently, tropical cyclone models develop 90L with a west to west-northwest 5-day track with intensification to hurricane strength. A category-3 major hurricane is possible in 5 days. This system is a concern for the U.S. East Coast given the potential influence on the steering currents of a west-travelling hurricane in the North Atlantic subtropics.
08/30/2021, 4:58 am EDT

Heavy Rainfall Episode As Ida Turns Through The East U.S. This Week

Although Ida is weakening moving north and later northeastward an immense rain storm will emerge along the path of this storm this week due to lingering tropical characteristics into tomorrow and merging with a frontal system mid-to-late week. Widespread flash flooding will continue!
08/29/2021, 9:20 am EDT

Ida Continues To Intensify Rapidly!

Ida’s lowest pressure tumbled to 930 MB at 8AM EDT. Top wind is now 150 mph. An elevated platform at Southwest Pass, LA measured a wind speed at 105 mph with gusts to 121 mph at 8AM EDT. Ida continues to intensify.