Hurricane Laura To Strengthen To Category 4

first_imgHurricane Laura is set to make landfall along the Texas/Louisiana border early Thursday morning possibly as a Category 4 storm.The National Hurricane Center predicts Laura will “rapidly” blow up into a major storm today, with winds over 130 miles-per-hour. Forecasters are warning of life-threatening storm surge of up to 18 feet, extreme winds and flash flooding over eastern Texas and western Louisiana, where Laura is expected to make landfall today. Right now the storm is generating ocean waves of 35 feet as it passes over the warm waters of the Gulf.A hurricane warning and a storm surge warning are in effect along the coast. Hurricane Laura is currently a Category 2 with winds of 110 miles-per-hour, and is centered about 315 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Hurricane Laura Advisory Number 26NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132020400 AM CDT Wed Aug 26 2020…LAURA EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN TO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE……FORECAST TO PRODUCE A LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, EXTREMEWINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING OVER EASTERN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA LATERTODAY…SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————-LOCATION…26.1N 90.7WABOUT 315 MI…510 KM SSE OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANAABOUT 335 MI…540 KM SE OF GALVESTON TEXASMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…973 MB…28.72 INCHESlast_img

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