This post was updated at 10:00 pm
While the overall impacts for the Gulf of Mexico won’t change much from the latest forecast track, there are a few notes that should be made. This is obviously a changing, evolving forecast (this is the third update I’ve posted alone, not to include the ones posted before I got on shift). So that being said you can find a look at the impacts expected along the Gulf of Mexico here.
Winds have picked up slightly over the last three hours with winds now sustained around 60 mph and gusting up to 70 mph, while pressure is down slightly to 1003 mb. Movement hasn’t changed and the overall track continues to bring landfall somewhere along the Mississippi coast Tuesday night. It’s important to note that intensity is incredibly tricky to forecast, this is especially true for small storms. Gordon is a relatively small storm so small changes in its environment could result in big changes in intensity.
Even though impacts look minimal for Acadiana it’s still too close to ignore completely so be sure to keep up with the forecasts. Those who can avoid it should not travel along the Gulf Coast this week. The next update will be out around 1:00 am.