Today’s USCG Port Coordination Team Tropical Storm Gordon Update:
NOAA (From 1115 CDT NWS Update)
Here are the changes from the last update:
- The track has shifted slightly eastward
- The intensity forecast has been nudged upward to near 60kt just before landfall.
- This means there is some potential for Gordon to attain hurricane strength before landfall and a Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Mississippi Coast
- The Storm Surge Watch has been upgraded to a Storm Surge Warning from Shell Beach eastward across the Mississippi Coast.
- The Tropical Storm Warning has also been expanded to include Washington Parish and Pearl River County
Impacts will generally occur Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.
- Potential for winds of 60-70 mph across areas generally along/east of a line from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Kenner to McComb with potential for 40-60 mph winds southwest of that line
- There is some potential for hurricane force winds – especially in gusts across the Mississippi coastal counties
- 3-5 ft inundation possible along the open coast from Shell beach eastward to the MS/AL border
- 2-4 ft inundation possible along the open coast from the Mississippi River eastward to Shell Beach
- 1-2 ft inundation along the shores of Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, and along the open coast west of the Mississippi River
- Widespread 3-7 inches over the next 3 days
- Potential for significantly higher local amounts where rain bands move over the same area for a prolonged period
- Not looking at RNA impacts or lock closures at this time.
- The Harvey-LaPalco Flood Sector gate (not the lock) will close today.
- X-Ray set as of 2200 yesterday. (Click here)
- Patrols and Port Assessment Teams will be out today and tomorrow.
- Anticipate setting Port Condition Yankee sometime this afternoon.
- Yankee – Possible Vessel Traffic Control Measures in Effect (Click here)
- No Reports.
BAR – A shutdown operations expected at midnight tonight ’subject to change’.
More definitive times to be provided this afternoon.
CRPPA – Northbound ships stop at midnight.
Harbor movements remain open at this time.
NOBRA – Monitoring. Normal ops at this time.
No outbound ships at the point past 1800 today.
Federal – Monitoring. Will make decision of continuity of operations around 1800 tonight.
Notifications will be made at that time.
GICA – Ops normal at this time.
GNOBFA – Monitoring.