DISCUSSION: As of earlier tonight, Category 1 Hurricane Nate made its first landfall at the mouth of Mississippi River and then shortly after that time Hurricane Nate made a second landfall in the vicinity of Gulfport, Mississippi. Despite the fact that this tropical cyclone only made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, there have already been multiple reports of 5 foot + storm surge impacting many areas across coastal Alabama and Mississippi. Thus, Hurricane Nate did not get to be comparably strong hurricane with respect to the tropical cyclones which occurred during the month of September this year. However, Nate has still created tremendous flooding problems due to the combination of heavy rainfall and a prolific storm surge. Therefore, hopefully people are taking the impacts and the soon-to-be aftermath of Hurricane Nate seriously as the post-storm impacts will have the potential to be just as (if not more) dangerous than the landfall itself of Hurricane Nate. Be sure to stay tuned for updates both here and on Twitter for the latest from the Global Weather and Climate Center team on impacts from Hurricane Nate.
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