Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

A single source reference on tropical weather predictions. With a traditional focus on the upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast we've maintained links to track all Atlantic Basin, Caribbean and eastern Pacific storm systems. We are now expanding our view to tropical storms throughout the world intending to be a comprehensive global storm tracking resource.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tropical Storm Ida makes landfall

Tropical Storm Ida came ashore around 6:00 am CST today at Dauphin Island, Alabama, near Gulf Shores. The rain from Ida was already being pushed away from the storm center and had been pounding the coast since yesterday afternoon. Windspeeds continue to die down and as teh center of Ida came ashore, maximum sustained windspeeds were down to 45 MPH.

Ida Makes Landfall in Alabama With Heavy Rain (Fox News)

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Tropical Storm Ida came ashore near Mobile Bay in southern Alabama early Tuesday with top sustained winds around 45 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ida's center first
touched land on Dauphin Island and was headed for the Alabama mainland later
Tuesday morning.

Ida was moving northeast about 9 mph.

Tropical storm warnings were out across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
and Florida, where governors declared states of emergency.

The primary concern along the entire southland is flooding. Low lying areas and street flooding is likely in many areas through early tomorrow morning. Rainfall can be anywhere between 2 and 8 inches across the region over the next 12 - 24 hours.

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