Most Dangerous Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana
people without power that is going to grow exponentially through tonight and tomorrow and it will move north into into Mississippi and Alabama, and by the way, it’s not just the coastline of Louisiana, it’s the coastline
you know, Mississippi, Alabama, all the way to the Florida Panhandle that could see at least moderate to extensive power routers, has a lot of people that are going to be without power. When you have a hurricane in October
It’s not nearly as bad in terms of power outages, because if there is a power outage, people don’t need the air conditioning as much but right now you really need the air conditioning, end of August, beginning of September still like a sauna across the self esteem method so this is going to be a major problem for the next at least a couple of weeks people without power with no air conditioning.
leading up to landfall. We heard from officials warning that hurricane it had the potential to be catastrophic. How has the storm actually played out and are we still really as concerned as those initial warnings were about the worst case scenario.
So this is a worst case scenario, and we talked about it before you know Katrina’s winds were 125 miles an hour and the storm of record theories Katrina, because of the immense storm surge in broad wood it did not really bring were extremely strong winds now 125 was when it was rated at landfall but the whole time it was weakening so most folks,
rarely saw winds of 100 miles an hour, that’s not the case with this system, I’ve seen several wind gusts already over 120 130 140 miles an hour. So this is playing out to be a worst case scenario in terms of structural wind damage.
Of course you can see that the structure just stops high What is that 28 feet like Katrina, but you know, close to 16 feet and a lot of storm surge in any other, you know scenario, if you weren’t comparing it to Katrina that would be considered catastrophic, and it is catastrophic.
And then on top of that you forced all this water and, you know, to the buyers of Louisiana into New Orleans, there’s gonna be some water obviously for rainfall, the levee system is there to protect them. But, you know, we’re adding 20 inches of rain in some places on top of what is saturated ground so that’s a big problem.
And just to compare the two systems. You can see Katrina came on shores, three. It comes on shore the four, but, you know, the 150 versus 125 does not tell the story, whatsoever, because you know I just went through likely, you know, twice as forceful, because as you go up in intensity and winds. You’ll see exponential increases in force and damage in fact, 85% of damage in hurricanes is caused by cat threes cat fours and cat fives. So as you increase the intensity of a system.
The, the damage it causes goes up exponentially so there’s really little comparison between winds of 125 and 150 miles an hour. 150 is a whole lot more. It’s not just 25 miles an hour worked out a lot worse.
as I understand it, it is moving northwest at about 13 miles per hour right now.
does that compare in terms of other hurricanes in terms of its pacing does it, does it mean anything in terms of more or less damage in those areas and how long that’s for my last.
I mean, so this is not a fast moving system it’s not extraordinarily slow, it is going to be slowing down a little bit, which means it’s going to drop more rain, so obviously the faster it moves, the less chance you have of seeing, power outages just simply because it’s not blowing for as long over one given area where, you know, let’s say power power line or trees not getting hit as hard for as long.
And in addition to that, it drops let’s rainfall, in this case if this were moving and it kept moving at the same pace, it would produce probably half the rate, it’s gonna produce double the rate because it’s slow, slowing down, it’s not moving, it’s not crawling,
it’s not gonna stall, but it is going to move slowly so yeah this is, this is the bed is a hurricane can get and by the way we saw this coming for at least a few days we could see that the atmosphere was primed the Gulf of Mexico. If this storm moved over, if it wanted to be the strongest storm it could be, it shows exactly the lane,
the pathway with the warmest water in in the entire Gulf of Mexico. All of it. Just to give you an idea, so we just, we saw this coming with the environment. It was the, it was the it was the Gulf of Mexico and a lot of people kind of caught off guard that it spun up so fast but meteorologists,
were not caught off guard that that it’s fun, so fast we expected this rapid densification and by the way, this rapidly intensify twice as fast that the definition of rapid intensification we talked about it before, but climate change is causing a market, increase in the amount of rapid intensification and the number of category threes and especially get revised for supplies.
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