Hurricane Nate's storm surge has exceeded 6 ft in SE Mississippi, according to a NOAA tide gauge at Pascagoula. Video footage on social media depicts multiple feet of storm surge inundating casinos in Biloxi.
Other tide gauges in the region reported maximum storm surge levels reaching 4-6 feet, including Shell Beach, Louisiana, Bay Waveland Yacht Club, Mississippi, and Mobile State Docks along the Mobile, Alabama, waterfront.
Nate made landfall as a category-1 hurricane twice. The first landfall occurred in southeast Louisiana, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, and the second landfall occurred near Biloxi, Mississippi. The 400AM Central Time advisory from the National Hurricane Center downgrades Nate to a tropical storm, but beware of continued strong squalls to the east of the center of circulation.
Storm surge levels should drop through the morning along the northern Gulf Coast.