Monday, November 9, 2009

Update: Ida Weakens Further

The latest data on Hurricane Ida shows the storm has continued to weaken early Monday morning, now down to maximum sustained winds at 80mph. Movement is still to the NNW at 16mph. Ida should make landfall near the Alabama/Florida border on the Gulf Coast shortly after midnight tonight into early Tuesday morning.
Ida will cause a storm surge of 3-6 feet along the eastern Gulf Coast. The areas highlighted in green below have a chance of at least a 3 ft storm surge.

In addition, Ida and its remnants will bring several inches of rainfall to the Southeast through Thursday morning. Here is the projected rainfall accumulation:

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