Shortly after yesterday's update, Hurricane Watches were posted in addition to the Tropical Storm Warnings, as TS Bill was showing signs of better organization and a possibility of reaching hurricane strength prior to landfall. Although he did not attain hurricane strength, the presentation on radar and satellite imagery was very impressive. During the mid-morning hours today, a radar in southeast LA showed a very obvious eyewall, while such a feature was not so apparent from the cloud tops. The MSLP fell 13mb in 24 hours ending 21Z today, or more impressively, it fell 10mb in 9 hours ending at 21Z. It was definitely on the intensifying trend, but landfall occurred just as it was getting better organized. Landfall occured at roughly 21Z at Terrebonne Bay in Terrebonne Parish, LA. Intensity at landfall was 55kts and 997mb. There is major flash flooding occurring, and radar has indicated over 12" has fallen at places, and as of this writing, 4 tornadoes have been reported associated with Bill. Rapid disspiation is expected as he travels inland over MS, AL, TN, and VA during the next few days.
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