Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Surge observations and reports in the wee (wii?) hours of the morning

A few surge observations in the wee hours of the morning. Or is it Wii hours of the morning? Perhaps Wii needs to make a hurricane/ surge game?

NOAA Tides and Currents reports the following surge obs as of around 1:30AM CDT Wednesday.

Location                                          Surge Height (ft)
Shell Beach, LA                             10.86
Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS      7.28
New Canal Station, LA                   4.37
Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS           4.26
Coast Guard, Mobile, AL                3.86
Pilots Station East, SW Pass, LA     3.55

Shell Beach, LA continues to lead the pack of observed surge obs, with a water level of nearly 11 feet above normal. Storm surge is also inundating the Mississippi Coast, with a current level of 7.28 feet above normal at Bay Waveland Yacht Club.

Slightly after midnight tonight, WAFB reported that storm surge was overtopping levees in Plaquemines Parish, LA. They specifically mentioned overtopping in the communities of Buras and Pointe-a-la Hache. Does anyone know levee heights in those areas?

Also, if anyone has surge obs, pictures or video, please comment on this blog or contact me at

1 comment:

  1. You need to talk to Zeynep Altinay, PhD in Mass Comm at LSU, about that video game! A previous environmental sciences student, she wants to combine video game studies and climate change for her PhD research at LSU...