The 2020 Hurricane Season was record breaking in its intensity. According to NOAA and the National Hurricane Center, In total, the 2020 season produced 30 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 13 became hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or greater), including six major hurricanes (top winds of 111 mph or greater). While many of the storms grazed the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the beginning of the season the final blow was the direct landfall of the eastern eyewall of Hurricane Zeta at Bay St Louis Municipal Harbor with sustained winds of 105mph and a recorded surge of 10 feet. While damage all along the Mississippi Coast was devastating.  Most property south of Highway 90, or near the water was destroyed or significantly damaged.  While the S/V Coastal Wanderer remained in its slip and afloat, damage to the vessel was catastrophic, and caused the loss of the engine, interior electronics, solar systems, main sail, some standing rigging, lifelines and lighting. The vessel was considered a total loss by the insurance company and scrapped as salvage.  
The concept of coastal exploration and outreach will continue to evolve, using vessels from friends along the coast who were a little more fortunate, this project doesn't will continue!

Impacts of the 2020 Hurricane Season on the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Zeta

September 15th, 2020
As has been the case lately, significant and often severe weather patterns have become more the norm than an exception to the rule of what we consider normal. Hurricane Sally, With an nticipated Landfall on the Mississippi Alabama Line is bringing heavy rain and coastal flooding to the US Gulf Coast 

Hurricane Sally lies just offshore Mississippi/Alabama 09/15/2020

Tropical Activity in the Atlantic Basin September 15th, 2020 

Hurricane Sally NCAR Model Runs 09/15/2020
Hurricane Sally NCAR Model Runs 09/15/2020
Hurricane Sally 2020
Hurricane Sally 2020
Silver Slipper Storm Surge September 15th 2020
Silver Slipper Storm Surge September 15th 2020
Biloxi Lighthouse Surge 09/15/2020
Biloxi Lighthouse Surge 09/15/2020
Mississippi Sound Looking South from Bay St Louis
Mississippi Sound Looking South from Bay St Louis
Cat Island
Cat Island
Raccoon Spit on Cat Island
Raccoon Spit on Cat Island

Coastal Biological Sampling for the Mississippi Aquarium - Gulfport

Sunset on the Canal
Sunset on the Canal
Bridge to Nowehere
Bridge to Nowehere
Exploring the Bayous by Kayak
Exploring the Bayous by Kayak
Pass Christian Harbor
Pass Christian Harbor
Storms over the Mississippi Delta
Storms over the Mississippi Delta
Fog
Fog
A little foggy today
A little foggy today
Aloft
Aloft
The old ferry dock at Bay St Louis
The old ferry dock at Bay St Louis
The Lamy Family
The Lamy Family
the Rigolets at Fort McComb
the Rigolets at Fort McComb
Storms and Boats, the struggle is real.
Storms and Boats, the struggle is real.
Underway
Underway
Bay St Louis
Bay St Louis
Lots of severe weather this year.
Lots of severe weather this year.
MacBe Seafood & Cafe: 13029 Hwy 603 Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
MacBe Seafood & Cafe: 13029 Hwy 603 Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
50th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest: Jimmy Buffet
50th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest: Jimmy Buffet
Oyster Dredge
Oyster Dredge
Oyster Sampling
Oyster Sampling
West into Lake Borgne
West into Lake Borgne
Aloft
Aloft
Squalls out on the Gulf Stream
Squalls out on the Gulf Stream
Mary Mahoney's Old French House, Biloxi, MS
Mary Mahoney's Old French House, Biloxi, MS
Mufellatta Sandwich: Central Grocery, New Orleans
Mufellatta Sandwich: Central Grocery, New Orleans
Shrimp Tacos: Cuz's Seafood Bay St Louis
Shrimp Tacos: Cuz's Seafood Bay St Louis
Cast Net
Cast Net
Below Decks
Below Decks
Live, Local, Beachfront: Bouy's Bay St Louis
Live, Local, Beachfront: Bouy's Bay St Louis
Matrice M600 UAS
Matrice M600 UAS

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