Nate’s Northern Eyewall Moving Onshore The Mississippi Coast

October 7, 2017

Hurricane Nate 10:00 pm Advisory 15

  • Location 29.9N 89.1W
  • About 35 mi SSW of Biloxi, MS
  • About 60 mi E of New Orleans, LA
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 85 mph
  • Present Movement: N or 360° at 20 mph
  • Minimum Central Pressure: 984 mb or 29.06 inches of mercury

At 10:00 pm CDT, the center of Hurricane Nate was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar just offshore of the Mississippi coast near latitude 29.9 North, longitude 89.1 West.  Nate is moving toward the north near 20 mph.  A turn toward the north-northeast and northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.  On the forecast track, Nate’s center will make landfall on the Mississippi coast within the next hour or two.  After landfall, the center of Nate is expected to move across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.

Data from the reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher gusts.  Nate is expected to weaken quickly after landfall, and it is likely to become a tropical storm Sunday morning.  It should degenerate into a remnant low late Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles.

The minimum central pressure based on aircraft data is 984 mb 29.06 inches of mercury.

A water level of 4.4 ft Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) was recently reported by a National Ocean Service gauge at Shell Beach, Louisiana.  The gauge at Bay Waveland Yacht Club, Mississippi, recently reported a water level of 3.3 ft MHHW.

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