THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IDA MADE ITS FIRST LANDFALL AROUND 540 AM CST...1140 UTC... ON DAUPHIN ISLAND ALABAMA... WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH... 75 KM/HR.Fortunately for us here in south Georgia, a great deal of the associated moisture was quickly lifted up to our north into that frontal boundary. North Alabama and Georgia were both inundated with heavy rain as the racing outer bands of Ida were ripped away from the core circulation. Fortunately, the fast movement should help in preventing too much horrific flooding. There is a band currently training over a good part of south Georgia. I am expecting that to move my way and cause a mess down here, but it shouldn't be too terribly bad. In any case, Turn Around, Don't Drown™. That line is actually presenting itself well on satellite. The now, extra-tropical Depression Ida is expected to traipse across the south and eject on the east coast and perhaps head south toward the Bahamas.The models pretty much look like spaghetti at this point, so it's anyone's guess. I like the one that has it doing a loop-de-loop in West Virginia and then racing out into the Atlantic. I think the models pushing it southward are accurate. The National Hurricane Center shared this suspicion and have decided on this as their official forecast.It looks like a wet day for most of Georgia.
THE CENTER OF IDA MADE ITS SECOND LANDFALL AROUND 700 AM CST... 1300 UTC... JUST TO THE NORTHWEST OF BON SECOUR ALABAMA.
Looky, looky, is there more on the horizon...? (Not likely!)Have a beautiful day!