RECAP: Hurricane Nate with Meteorologist Jacob Dickey


High winds and heavy rain battered parts of the southeast over the weekend as Hurricane Nate whipped ashore early Sunday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.  The National Hurricane Center said the storm made it’s second landfall near Biloxi with 85mph winds after the storm came ashore along a sparsely populated area of southeast Louisiana.  Hurricane Nate was the 7th named storm to make landfall in Mississippi and the first since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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In it’s wake, Nate left over 100,000 people in the dark as trees and power lines were reported down across parts of Mississippi and Alabama.  Outages were concentrated on the coastal counties of Mississippi, while inland the storm left more than 70,000 people in the dark in Alabama.

For a short time, the storm surge left parts of US 90 along the coast under water.  Crews spent much of the day Sunday clearing the road of sand and debris.  The water also surged inland affecting homes, businesses and many popular casinos.  By 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Mississippi Gaming Commission posted on its website they were allowed to re-open.

Below are some statistics associated with Hurricane Nate as of Sunday Evening:

Maximum Storm Surge 

Gautier – 7.85′

Ocean Springs – 7.42′

Long Beach – 7.39′

Bay St. Louis – 6.29′

Pascagoula – 6.14′


Lowest Sea Level Pressure

Biloxi Keesler Air Force Base- 985.7mb

Gulfport Airport – 986.2mb

New Orleans Lakefront Airport- 992.8mb

Pascagoula Airport- 992.5mb


Highest Wind Gusts

Biloxi – 70 mph

Pascagoula – 62 mph

Mobile, AL – 66 mph

Destin, FL – 58 mph


Storm Total Rainfall

Crestview, FL – 10.44″

Milton, FL – 6.99″

Foley, AL – 6.83″

Ocean Springs – 5.45″

Vancleave – 5.11″

Biloxi Keesler Air Force Base – 4.56″

Long Beach – 3.32″

Gulfport Airport – 2.71″

Pascagoula Airport – 2.65″

New Orleans International Airport – 1.13″