Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast just after midnight this morning. The storm, which had been classified as a hurricane for only a few hours is expected to weaken as it slowly moves onshore throughout the course of the morning.
Authorities closed I-10 between Texas & Louisiana earlier this week, stranding hundreds of motorists. The closure was prompted by flooding from tropical storm Imelda. One of those trapped was Reggie McCoy. He was driving a truckload of food for delivery to Beaumont...
I don't want any hurricanes coming near Louisiana's precious coast, but those tropical systems fascinate me. I found ways through my years of being in the public information business to get the information the experts look at, even if I can't interpret or understand it. If you are a member of the unofficial "Tropical Weather Geek Society," here are a few places you may want to save to your favorites.
A new tropical depression in the Atlantic and a different area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico. The good news is that neither of these systems are expected to be major players in South Louisiana's weather.