US Tropical Storm Nate Strengthens to Hurricane as It Approaches U.S.

14:17  07 october  2017
14:17  07 october  2017 Source:   NBC News

Tropical Storm Nate expected to drench Nicaragua, threaten Gulf Coast

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Tropical Storm Nate strengthened to a hurricane late Friday as it moved towards the U . S . Gulf Coast, where it threatened to bring rain and storm surges to parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, forecasters said.

As Nate approaches the Gulf Coast, it will encounter cooler SSTs and a lower oceanic heat content, which may slow or halt intensification. Figure 4. Left: Weather Underground depiction of NHC' s 3-day forecast for Tropical Storm Nate from 11 a.m. EDT Oct. 5. Right: Hurricane Opal strengthened

Image: Nate© Heavy machinery is used to remove mud from a highway that connects with the south of the country and... Image: Nate

Hurricane Nate powered toward the Gulf Coast early Saturday, bringing with it rain and storm surges to parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, forecasters said.

The hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, was "moving rapidly over the central Gulf of Mexico," the National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. ET Saturday. The storm was about 345 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and was moving north-northwest at 22 mph, the hurricane center said.

Formerly a tropical storm it strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane late Friday.

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Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen slightly, with winds up to 65 mph. Nate continues to strengthen as it approaches the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and Yucatan Channel, where it could near hurricane strength.

Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen slightly, with winds up to 65 mph. Nate continues to strengthen as it approaches the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and Yucatan Channel, where it could near hurricane strength.

Nate, which is blamed for deaths in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, could make landfall in the United States Saturday evening or Saturday night, the hurricane center said.

Image: Hurricane Nate© This NOAA-NASA GOES East satellite image taken on October 6, 2017 at 1130 UTC shows tropical storm a... Image: Hurricane Nate Hurricane warnings were in place for metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, and a stretch of coast from Grand Isle, Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border. Storm surge warnings were also in effect for the coastline between Morgan City, Louisiana and the Okaloosa-Walton county border in Florida, as well as for the northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

"Nate is at our doorstep, or will be soon," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference Friday. The city is under a state of emergency. New Orleans could see between 3 to 6 inches of rain in all, Landrieu said, but he said wind and storm surge posed the greatest risk.

Tropical Storm Nate kills at least 22 as storm moves toward US

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Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen slightly, with winds up to 65 mph. Nate continues to strengthen as it approaches the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and Yucatan Channel, where it could near hurricane strength.

After battering portions of Central America, Tropical Storm Nate is expected to reach the US Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane . Nate is forecast to gain force as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday and strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall late

States of emergency were declared in Alabama and Louisiana. "Alabamians, you must prepare and remain vigilant — this is serious business," Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said at a news conference Friday. She said the effects will begin to be felt as early as Saturday afternoon.

"By Saturday noon, you should be in your safe place," Ivey said.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered in Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine and Irish Bayou sections of New Orleans. Landrieu urged people to stay off the roads starting Saturday evening through Sunday. He said residents should stock up on supplies.

Eleven deaths have been reported in Nicaragua, 10 deaths were reported in Costa Rica, and one person was reported killed in Honduras, officials said.

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