Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is located about 125 mi…200 km sse of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 235 mi…380 km se of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.
New Orleans, USA – A storm swamped New Orleans streets and paralyzed traffic Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather was on the way: a possible hurricane that could strike the Gulf Coast and raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the city’s protective levees. The storm was associated with a broad area of disturbed weather in the Gulf that forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. Lines of thunderstorms associated with the system ranged far out in into the Gulf and battered New Orleans, where as much as 7 inches of rain fell over a three-hour period Wednesday morning.