Will Shreveport Be Hit By The Second Hurricane In History With Ida?
One year ago hurricane history was made in Shreveport, when Hurricane Laura maintained hurricane strength as it hit the Shreveport area.
Even though Laura hit the Shreveport area stronger than any recorded storm in history, it didn't do as much damage as many anticipated. For a storm to maintain that strength this far inland, the common logic was that it would still be damaging. Which Laura was, but not to the extent that some expected.
Now Louisiana faces a storm that seems to be building speed at an incredible rate. The storm that is expected to strike Louisiana this weekend will be called Hurricane Ida. It's rapid growth, and anticipated rapid strengthening, are pushing forecasters to consider the storm prime for "major" hurricane development before it makes landfall.
So with a storm gaining steam so fast, will it have the same strength to reach Shreveport with hurricane force winds in tact?
Short answer is "no".
The predicted paths show the storm making landfall on the state's southeastern shore, and hooking east after landfall.
The Weather Chanel's Richard Lewelling doesn't anticipate Shreveport to be impacted by Ida at hurricane strength, if the storm impacts the city much at all. He tells us:
"Basically the best chances for Tropical Storm force winds are east of US-165 from Lake Charles to Alexandria to Monroe and points east have the best chances to see the worst of the weather."
So at unless something unpredictable happens, it doesn't appear that Shreveport will see their second hurricane in history.
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