Tropical Storm Gordon Expected To Make Landfall Tonight
Sep 04, 2018 08:04AM
● By Staff Writer
Tropical Storm Gordon3 day fainfall estimates:
7:00 AM CDT September 4, 2018 Tropical Storm Gordon is moving across the gulf in a west-northwestward to northwestward motion. On the forecast track, the center of Gordon will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico today, and will approach the north-central Gulf Coast within the warning area late this afternoon or evening, and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley tonight or early Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected today, and Gordon is forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast. Rapid weakening is expected after Gordon moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center. Estimated Storm Surge:
-Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Louisiana-Texas border...1 to 2 ft. -Shell Beach to Dauphin Island, Alabama...3 to 5 ft.
-Navarre Florida to Dauphin Island, including Mobile Bay...2 to 4 ft.
-Shell Beach to the Mouth of Mississippi River...2 to 4 ft.