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Could Hurricane Ida remnants impact North Carolina? Track the latest updates here

Asheville Citizen Times logo Asheville Citizen Times 9/1/2021 Kim Luciani, Asheville Citizen Times
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Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast Sunday as a Category 4 storm, wielding winds of 150 mph, life-threatening storm surge and potentially catastrophic rainfall.

By early evening Ida had been downgraded to a Category 3, but it was still pounding parts of southeastern Louisiana with 125 mph winds, "catastrophic storm … and flash flooding." Ida made landfall in Louisiana 16 years to the day Katrina delivered devastation to the area. 

Hurricane Ida churns in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. © National Hurricane Center Hurricane Ida churns in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday.

It appears that the remnants of Ida will have minimal impact on the western Carolinas as the storm continues to move into the central Appalachians and become post-tropical today, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Here's the latest update from NHC as of 5 a.m. Wednesday:

What's out there and where is it?

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Hurricane Ida first made landfall near Port Fourchon, less than 100 miles south of New Orleans. A short time later it made a second landfall a few miles to the north, near Galliano.

Ida has since been downgraded to a tropical storm and, subsequently, a tropical depression.

Hurricane Ida live: New Orleans webcam shows conditions in Louisiana after landfall

Details on Hurricane Ida

Location: 135 miles west of Roanoke, Virginia, and 135 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee

Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph

Present movement: Northeast at 24 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

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Portions of the central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, and into southern New York and southern New England. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday across the District of Columbia, central and northern Maryland, and northeastern Virginia.

Forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

USAT storm tracker:

Spaghetti models: Track Ida here

Watches/warnings issued

Flood and Flash Flood Watches: Portions of the central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, and into southern New York and southern New England.

Tornado Watch: In effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday across the District of Columbia, central and northern Maryland, and northeastern Virginia.

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