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Blown Away: Today in Weather History!

All eyes are on strengthening Hurricane Dorian as it continues to make its way towards Florida and other parts of the Southeast this Labor Day weekend! As of right now, Dorian is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. Coincidentally, on this day in 2005, another powerful hurricane made landfall, slamming the Louisiana/Mississippi border.

The infamous Hurricane Katrina came ashore as a strong Category 3. Winds of 125 mph and massive storm surge battered the Louisiana/Mississippi border. The storm surges resulted in breaches of many levees and flood walls in New Orleans. 80% of the city of New Orleans was underwater. Hurricane-force winds lasted for 12-hours. Storm surges in Waveland and Biloxi, Mississippi reached 32 feet. Katrina weakened to a tropical storm later in the evening Northwest of Meridian, MS. Hurricane Katrina would go down in history as one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, claiming at least 1,836 lives and leaving 135 people missing in the aftermath.

Also on this date, in 1965, Mount Washington, NH reported 2.5 inches of snowfall, setting a national record for the month of August!

No snow is forecast here for awhile, so get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we are having here in Indiana, and please make sure any family or friends you have in Florida have a plan and stay safe as Dorian makes landfall this holiday weekend!

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