Tropical Storm Lee (Updated 2:00 pm CDT 9/4/2011)

Figure 1. IR satellite of Tropical Storm Lee and its track.

 

Tropical Storm Lee finally made landfall earlier this morning near Vermillion Bay, LA.  As it continues hovering over LA and eventually drifts east and northward, it will get weaker and weaker.  Lee’s rainbands extend as far east as GA and as far north as northern AL.  Lee’s outer bands are already showing signs interacting with a cold front that is sweeping through the country.  Lee is forecast to combine with a cold front tonight and then get caught up with an upper-level trough and move northeast over the next 24-48 hours.

SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.4N 91.8W
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM WSW OF BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM NE OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 INCHES

 

Figure 2. HPC's 1500 UTC Surface analysis and surface fronts across the country.

 

Figure 3. NHC's 1:00pm CDT forecast track of Lee.

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