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Someone needs to remind Zeta that it isn't in the GoM anymore and can begin disintegrating instead of firing deep convection 

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19 minutes ago, tiger_deF said:

Someone needs to remind Zeta that it isn't in the GoM anymore and can begin disintegrating instead of firing deep convection 

very marshy areas and moving quickly, probably wont weaken until north of NOLA

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6 minutes ago, LibertyBell said:

what time is high tide?

10:37 pm

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8761724&legacy=1

The wind has shifted in the past 30 minutes or so. It was coming almost in straight in but now from the right. I do not know the direction of the cam. The water has gone down quite a bit.
https://irgir.click2stream.com/

 

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1 minute ago, the ghost of leroy said:

An actual wx station reading 94 sustained is pretty impressive for a cat 2

 

 

Finally an actual Cat 2 observation for a Cat2 Hurricane.  

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6 minutes ago, the ghost of leroy said:

An actual wx station reading 94 sustained is pretty impressive for a cat 2

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At least the rain is not much of a factor.

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1 minute ago, f2tornado said:

Strongest radar echo about to hit the skyscrapers downtown NOLA. Can add an SS category for those winds. Bourbon Street cam doesn't look too crazy yet.

Do you know which way that cam faces? I've been trying to figure that out. I'm at the office right now and can't tune into the weather channel to see what they're reporting.

Also, aggregation of the now-occurring damage see twitter nws nola:

https://twitter.com/nwsneworleans?fbclid=IwAR0y3rGWbG_B7bN8U77WgY7I0HyFqCrqvXLUqDy84gOq8cgNjfEyWncIctY

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These are some big gusts coming out of where it made landfall. Also reports of significant structural damage in the area.

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Can someone please explain the 'bands'? It seems that these storms have a structure, but why does it develop in bands?

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Just now, Prospero said:

Seems like a treat for it to be still daylight during landfall. One of the better storms to watch this season.

It also  got onshore fast and didn't build up hours of suspense.   I like watching  storm chases that just cut to the chase.

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Just now, Amped said:

It also  got onshore fast and didn't build up hours of suspense.   I like watching  storm chases that just cut to the chase.

This was a lot different than watching Sally move 2 mph for a day.

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8 minutes ago, Amped said:

It also  got onshore fast and didn't build up hours of suspense.   I like watching  storm chases that just cut to the chase.

And I'll get to sleep at a reasonable hour tonight...

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15 minutes ago, etudiant said:

Can someone please explain the 'bands'? It seems that these storms have a structure, but why does it develop in bands?

The bands feed into the center of the storm-they're called "feeder bands" for that reason.

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Just now, etudiant said:

NOLA cameras seem to have cut out. Is there a blackout or some other cause?

I am going to guess the hurricane.

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17 minutes ago, etudiant said:

Can someone please explain the 'bands'? It seems that these storms have a structure, but why does it develop in bands?

So, basically it has to do with the convective structure of the storm. From the eye, air twists upwards and circulates outwards in a divergent pattern. Surrounding concentric rings of convection form because certain regions concentrate momentum and energy. Imagine a bunch of big vertically oriented ovals. Air rises, is ejected outwards, and then descends further away from the center of circulation. This creates alternating regions of rising and sinking air motion. The stronger the storm, the more well organized, curved, and structured, these bands get.

 

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