Tracking the Tropics, Week 11: Remembering Hurricane Camille & a chat with the National Hurricane Center

Tracking the Tropics

Tropical Satellites

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Caribbean Satellite

Caribbean Satellite

West Atlantic Satellite

West Atlantic Satellite

East Atlantic Satellite

East Atlantic Satellite

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Welcome to week 11 of Tracking the Tropics, your weekly in-depth look at topics concerning the Atlantic Hurricane season.

On this week’s show, Dr. Michael Brennan from the National Hurricane Center joins to talk about what exactly we’ve been experiencing this hurricane season and what we can look forward to as the season continues. Dr. Brennan also discusses Hurricane Isaias and sheds light on comparisons between the 2020 and 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

WFXR Chief Meteorologist John Carroll in Roanoke, Va. will take us back to 1969 and revisit Hurricane Camille, one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes on record. Camille made landfall in Louisiana and continued up into the Appalachian Mountains before turning east and making its way out to sea.

The hurricane flattened nearly everything along the coast of the U.S. state of Mississippi, and caused additional flooding and deaths inland while crossing the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. In the U.S., Camille killed more than 259 people and caused $1.42 billion in damages (equivalent to $9.9 billion in 2019).

Join CBS 17 every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. for Tracking the Tropics.

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Broken Clouds

Abbeville

78°F Broken Clouds Feels like 80°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
89%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds. Low 74F. Winds light and variable.
74°F Some clouds. Low 74F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
1 mph SSW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Crowley

76°F Overcast Feels like 76°
Wind
3 mph SE
Humidity
99%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.
73°F Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
3 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

Opelousas

71°F Clear Feels like 71°
Wind
3 mph SE
Humidity
97%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 70F. Winds light and variable.
70°F Some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
2 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

75°F Overcast Feels like 75°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear to partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog developing. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
72°F Clear to partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog developing. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Scattered Clouds

New Iberia

75°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 75°
Wind
3 mph SE
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few clouds. Low around 72F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
72°F A few clouds. Low around 72F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph ESE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Important Information

Generator Safety

Generator Safety

Generator Safety

List of Names

List of Names

Hurricane Scale

Hurricane Scale

From The National Hurricane Center

From The National Hurricane Center

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