First storm surge forecast from @NHC_Surge calling for 7-11 feet of possible flooding for parts of southeastern Louisiana eastward to southern Mississippi from #Ida. Potential surge of 3-5 feet for Lake Pontchartrain *outside* the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.
Errors in forecast track can be substantial this far out, so don't focus on center line in the track cone for #Ida.
This will be a dangerous storm and effects of surge, rain and wind can extend well away from center.
JUST IN via @JanCBS: The U.S. Supreme Court rules the @CDCgov exceeded its authority to issue a nationwide moratorium on evictions. 6-3 ruling calls the agency's move “breathtaking” and an unprecedented exercise of power by a federal agency.
Some of the office pups would like to wish you a Happy #nationaldogday! They clearly all have opinions on the continued clouds and cool temps that we have now through Friday.
And what kind of office would we be if we didn't have some weather themed names in there. #wawx
Some light rain showers in #Seattle and elsewhere along the I-5 corridor. These areas of rain will move east next few hours but roads will be wet in spots and unusually slick because it has been so long since heavy rain. Drive safely! #wawx
NEW: The Pentagon confirms 12 U.S. service members have been killed in the #Afghanistan explosions that occurred earlier today. 15 more are injured. The number of Afghan refugees killed/injured appears to be much higher based on initial reporting.
Conditions will be favorable for intensification of the Caribbean disturbance into a formidible hurricane this weekend. Model tracks clustered toward Louisiana but will be refined, possibly shifting, once storm actually forms. Next storm name up is #Ida#invest99
A little hazy out there tonight but air quality remaining pretty good across Western Washington.
Looking ahead to a rain chance and cooler fall-like temperatures on @KIRO7Seattle now at 5pm. #wawx
People who received Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) #COVID19 vaccine will likely need a booster dose too.
Health officials will keep looking at all the data to make a decision on J&J boosters.
The current COVID case rate of 529.3 is the highest ever in Pierce County, according to new data from @TPCHD. "We’re also seeing high rates of serious illness. Our hospitalization rate is close to its peak," TPCHD stated.
Wildfires continue in nine districts of Yakutia, Russia’s coldest republic, with the number decreasing due to firefighting efforts and much cooler/rainier weather. Picture shows local criminal police officer Egor Chemezov, working as a volunteer firefighter #wildfires2021Russia
What a great lost to end an amazing @LittleLeague season. They boys battled hard to the end. We are so super proud of them. 💙
Now it’s time for a group hug and to get safely home… to Sammamish not some dirty plate in the ground. 😉#GoEastlakeke#LLWSWEU
NEW: House Intel Chair Adam Schiff just left a classified intel briefing on Afghanistan and broke a significant amount of news. Here are some of the highlights.
First he said getting all Americans and allies out of the country by 8/31 is unlikely..