Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall at Keaton Beach

 



So it is inland now. 


Here is the best media report I found scrolling around. 

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Hurricane Idalia Tropical Cyclone Update

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL102023

745 AM EDT Wed Aug 30 2023


...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE IDALIA MAKES LANDFALL 

IN THE FLORIDA BIG BEND...

...745 AM POSITION UPDATE...


NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicate that the eye of Idalia made 

landfall along the coast of the Florida Big Bend near Keaton Beach 

around 745 AM EDT (1145 UTC).   Data from an Air Force Reserve 

Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Idalia's maximum sustained 

winds were near 125 mph (205 km/h).  The latest minimum pressure 

central pressure estimated from reconnaissance data is 949 mb (28.02 

inches).


Within the past hour, a C-MAN station at Keaton Beach, Florida, 

measured sustained winds of 61 mph (98 km/h), with a gust to 77 mph 

(124 km/h).  A Florida Coastal Monitoring Program tower located 

southwest of Hampton Springs, Florida, recently reported a wind gust 

of 68 mph (109 km/h). 


Water levels along the coast of the Florida Big Bend are rising 

rapidly.  A NOAA National Ocean Service tide gauge at Cedar Key, 

Florida, recently reported a water level of 5.9 feet above mean 

higher high water, which is an approximation of inundation in that 

area. 


SUMMARY OF 745 AM EDT...1145 UTC...INFORMATION

----------------------------------------------

LOCATION...29.8N 83.6W

ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM S OF PERRY FLORIDA

ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM NW OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...949 MB...28.02 INCHES


$$

Forecaster Brown/Stevenson

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