WEATHER Sally: On the ground updates

Lilbitsnana

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per news: Alabama
80% of Baldwin County already without power, I missed the percentage in Mobile county.
 

Lilbitsnana

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WTNT64 KNHC 160957
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Hurricane Sally Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020
500 AM CDT Wed Sep 16 2020

...THE CENTER OF THE EYE OF CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE SALLY MAKES
LANDFALL NEAR GULF SHORES ALABAMA...
...CATASTROPHIC AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING LIKELY ALONG
PORTIONS OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...

At approximately 445 AM CDT...0945 UTC...the center of Hurricane
Sally's eye made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2
hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h) and a
minimum central pressure of 965 mb (28.50 inches).

SUMMARY OF 500 AM CDT...1000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.3N 87.7W
ABOUT 0 MI...0 KM N OF GULF SHORES ALABAMA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 020 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...5 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 INCHES

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Forecaster Stewart/Blake
 

MinnesotaSmith

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At 0545 Wed. 9/15, same AO: steady moderately heavy rain for hours. Wind maybe 50 mph, highly variable speed and direction. Lights flickered 3x in 1 minute around 11 PM, otherwise no interruption. Only light tree debris down in yard so far. No flooding beyond steady flow of water down one side of street. Believe under 10" rain so far.
 

MinnesotaSmith

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At 0600, power flickered on and off about 4x, then went off. Came back on 0609. Power continuing to repeatedly flicker at 0630. At 0640, power went off and stayed off.
 
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MinnesotaSmith

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At 0800, erratic-speed winds ranging from 15 to over 70 mph wind. Direction less variable. Rain all the time, ranging from light to slightly heavy. Abundant light foliage debris. Two trees down at next- door neighbor house by family member 1/2 mile away. Power still out. Local power company website not showing outages on outage map. Noaa.gov neither updating local weather forecast nor showing airport weather conditions at all.
 
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MinnesotaSmith

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10 minutes after noon Wed. Astonishingly calm; very slight drizzle and winds under 30 mph worst, mostly like 20 mph tops. Unsure if is superlong time in eye or if either/both of south side of storm MUCH weaker than north and/or storm overall weakening very rapidly.
 

MinnesotaSmith

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2 PM. Astonishingly calm, with maybe 10 mph wind and essentially no rain. Looks like it's over here. Re the 3- Mile Bridge, that goes between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. Going to Pensacola Beach, you have to cross it first, get through GB, then cross the shorter Bob Sikes Bridge, pay a buck toll, THEN you're at the Beach. Rumor has it it was first hit by a barge or something before the storm, then the geniuses in charge didn't pull all their floating stuff away from it pre-storm as is their usual SOP, and this dinged the bridge. Idiots.
 

Macgyver

Veteran Member
Even a low cat hurricane camped out in your front yard and grinding away is Bad News. All y'all in the affected area, stay safe.

And when you get tired of all this, remember there are places where you don't have to go through this over and over and over again.

ETA - Mobile, AL radar loop link- should auto update:

Yep, sandy was a tropical storm (when it got here) that has moving slower than a quadriplegic in a wheel chair.
I think it rained for 28 hours straight here.
 

Publius

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Just seen some video footage from this storm and it made a mess as usual but not to bad if you ask me the folks there in the path of this storm got off easy.
 

nomifyle

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My mother just shared a picture on FB of a bridge/highway in Pensacola which is being eaten by the waves. I'll add it (the caption says 3 Mile Bridge):
Reminds me of the what Katrina did to the twin spans between New Orleans East and Slidell. They managed to piece one side of it together a little while after the storm.

God Bless anyone dealing with this.

Judy
 

MinnesotaSmith

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Thurs evening. Power out most of town. Dusk to dawn curfew. 3 Mile bridge busted for a month. Moderate # trees down.
 
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