Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hurricane Ida Inland Over Nicaragua

Hurricane Ida's center has moved inland over east-central Nicaragua this morning after making landfall near Tasbapauni, Nicaragua. Ida maintains maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 mph, which keeps the storm at Category One status for now. Ida should weaken, though, to a Tropical Storm later today while it interacts with the land in Nicaragua and Honduras. If Ida can survive this landmass interaction the next couple of days, it should restrengthen to a Tropical Storm in the western Caribbean on its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

However, there is still great uncertainty with regards to any possible impacts in the United States from Ida.

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