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Marco a Post-Tropical Cyclone; Final Advisory Issued

25 Aug 2020, 4:00 am

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Marco is now a Post-Tropical Cyclone. The NHC issued their final advisory on the storm, with maximum sustained winds at 30 mph, a central pressure of 1008 mb, and moving west at 10 mph.  The final track keeps Marco skirting just south along the Louisiana Coast through today and continuing to weaken, likely dissipating.

Earlier on Monday evening, at about 6:00 PM CT, Marco officially made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the outer Marshlands of Louisiana.

NOTE: All  tropical watches, warnings, and alerts, including storm surge, have been discontinued.

Marco could still produce rainfall totals of 1 to 4 inches across the central U.S. Gulf coast with isolated even higher. That may result in urban or stream flooding. Here’s the latest forecast on rainfall potential with Marco.

This isn’t the only storm! You can read more about Laura, the next storm coming into the Gulf of Mexico here.

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Matt was born and raised on Long Island, NY.  It was there, that he had his first encounters with extreme weather.  Hurricane Belle struck in 1976.  Matt vividly remembers huddling in a hallway with his family, while the house shook from the ferocious winds.  In 1985, Hurricane Gloria came roaring ashore.  Matt and his father watched, as huge oak trees cracked like twigs in the front yard.  ... Load MoreMatt recalls, "When the trees snapped, it sounded like gunshots".  But it wasn't until college, when Matt married his love of weather with television news.  He met a local TV meteorologist at a Clemson baseball game.  An invitation was extended to tour the TV station in Greenville, SC.  Matt took him up on the offer, and a career was born.  After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Clemson, Matt enrolled in Mississippi State's nationally renowned Broadcast Meteorology Program.  He graduated with high marks, and went on to obtain Television Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.  After 20 years of broadcasting, Matt has covered just about every kind of severe weather event.  But his favorite weather, is still sunshine and 75 degrees.

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