Monday, November 29, 2021

With history in the making, here are the areas most and least exposed to damage

With history in the making, here are the areas most and least exposed to damage

With history in the making, here are the areas most and least exposed to damage

Updating maps: these maps help you make sense of Hurricane Ida, which makes landfall on the Gulf Coast of the US on Tuesday.

With three named storms and possibly four or five more headed to the coastline, hurricane season has barely begun. Here are the worst-hit areas.

Hot box: the best maps to use for tracking a hurricane – interactive Read more

Bigshot: dangerous hurricane activity is trending northward

Bigshot Project: catastrophic storm and tsunami potential

The East coast is usually hit first and hardest by hurricanes. The storm surges are especially high there, so you can see what the path and impacts look like coming to the east of New Orleans and then on towards Florida.

By design, Hurricane Ida is a dangerous Category 1 hurricane, just starting its way northward. The city of Grand Isle, Louisiana, is getting battered by high surf, strong winds and the potential for more flooding from the unusually heavy rainfall in the nearby Belle Chasse.

The Red Triangle, seen in this map created by the University of Georgia, provides the best information we have on what to expect in this storm. It can be used to analyze the powerful core of the storm’s wind field. We can also show the edges of that wind field with increased detail and information about the height of the wind shear and the shape of the storm surge impact of the storm.

Ida: El Nino-linked Tropical Depression 3

You can view a one-minute preview of what will likely be a deadly hurricane with one of the first hurricane outlooks of the season.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has posted a trend line toward a weaker hurricane season, even after last week’s two storms hit the US mainland. They predict there will be 10 to 15 named storms and three to four hurricanes. Several of those could be major hurricanes, with winds between 111 mph and 129 mph.

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