Today’s USCG Port Coordination Team Tropical Storm Gordon 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.