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Weather Blog: Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ida

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Posted at 8:59 AM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 10:06:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Good Saturday bloggers,

Ida is now a rapidly intensifying hurricane as it tracks northwest across the very warm water of the Gulf of Mexico. It is headed to Louisiana tomorrow and Monday.

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This is what our Powercast computer model is forecasting the satellite of Ida to look like Sunday night at midnight.

This would be a problem. It shows a very powerful hurricane with a well defined eye on the Louisiana coast. It shows New Orleans in the very dangerous northeast quadrant of the hurricane. More on this in the video below.

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Also, we are still in need of a cold front. We have been talking about a cold front for days. A cold front is still in the forecast.

Details on Ida and the cold front are in the 5 minute and 45 second video below.

Have a great weekend and stay healthy.