Cristobal officially made landfall at about 5 p.m.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the center of Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at 5 p.m. along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Grand Isle.
Maximum sustained winds were estimated near 50 mph (85 km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 992 mb (29.29 inches).
A Weatherflow site on Ship Island, Mississippi, has recently observed a sustained wind of 48 mph (78 km/h) and a gust to 64 mph (104 km/h).
A Weatherflow site near Gulfport, Mississippi recently reported a sustained wind of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a gust to 60 mph (96 km/h).
The storm is located about 50 miles south southeast of New Orleans. It's present movement is north at 7 miles per hour.