The new hurricane Sally 2020 is category 2 tropical cyclone, which is currently active in the south of the United States.
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After a short period of weakening into Category 1 in SSHWS, hurricane Sally 2020 now strengthened back into Category 2. Wind speed near the center is now 90 kt (170 km/h or 105 mph).
Hurricane Sally 2020 is now 50 miles (80 km) away from Mobile, Alabama. The city is expected to be mostly damaged by hurricane winds. Sally is now slowly moving to the north, towards the city. This track makes New Orleans safe from catastrophic winds and rains but it already suffers from storm surges. You can see the flooding on the video.
Meanwhile the influence of strong winds is already felt in southern Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida. Just as in New Orleans, the influence is now mostly felt as storm surges.
The damage is minor but the main action is still ahead. Surges up to 7 inches (2 meters) and record-beating rainfall of 30 inches (760 mm) are also expected in some spots.
The landfall is expected in approximately 6 hours and will happen on Wednesday, September 16, 12-18 UTC. The closest and the most endangered cities are Mobile and Pensacola. Strong winds and great floodings are expected on the coast and on the continent. The next cities to be affected are Montgomery, Columbus and Dothan.
According to the forecasts, after the landfall the hurricane will turn east and weaken into tropical depression. The winds will become much slower but heavy rains and thunderstorms will exist in this low pressure system for several days.
It will influence Georgia, northern Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina with the cities of Macon, Warner Robins, Albany, Savannah, Wilmington and others.
Hurricane Sally is less than 170 miles (270 km) away from New Orleans and less than 100 miles (150 km) from the coastline. Wind speed near the center is now 85 kt (155 km/h or 100 mph). It makes it a Category 2 hurricane in SSHWS.
Sally is now moving towards New Orleans. The impact on the continent is still pretty slight. The landfall is expected on Wednesday, September 16. The most endangered are eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and Alabama. Strong winds and heavy rains will affect large continental areas. High waves are possible at the coastline. Floods are highly possible.
Satelite image of the hurrcane Sally 2020
After the landfall the hurricane will turn east and weaken into tropical depression. The winds will become much slower but heavy rains and thunderstorms will exist in this low pressure system for several days. It will influence Georgia, northern Florida and probably all the states of the Eastern Coast.
Hurricane Sally was formed on September 11 to the east from Florida. It was forecasted to be weak and not to get a category in SSHWS. Sally passed South Florida as a tropical storm or even tropical depression on Saturday, September 12. It had a wind speed of only 30 kt (55 km/h or 35 mph) but still left many households without power.
Projected path of the hurrcane Sally 2020
After entering Carribean Sea with its warm water the depression started to intensify. Soon it got hurricane wind speed and became real danger to Southern US states.
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