Existential threat to New Orleans this Weekend! - Mandatory Evacuation Orders Begin . . .
The weather situation in the Gulf of Mexico is weird and growing stranger by the hour. It began when a low pressure system moved off land, SOUTH into the Gulf of Mexico from Georgia and Florida, where it began to muster strength from warm Gulf waters and grow in intensity. Storms don't usually move south off land into the Gulf; normally they move north from the Gulf onto land.
Now drenching bands of rain are soaking areas from Florida to Louisiana and weather models are saying this could become a HURRICANE!