That’s the weather observation from Houma-Terrebonne, LA, as relayed by the Weather Service. Winds are light. The temperature is 93° and the dew point 62° under partly cloudy skies. It was an uncharacteristically beautiful evening at 7:00 PM CDT when this observation was taken.
In a less enlightened time no one would have guessed a hurricane was close and aimed at the area around this sleepy outpost. Hurricane Gustav is less than a day away. The time available before Houma will be cut off is much less.
It’s the last “ob” for a while. RMK LAST means they’re closing down. Houma doesn’t normally provide late night readings, but I doubt the airport tower will be open tomorrow. FlightAware.com shows a bunch of locally based aircraft leaving. A few big Sikorsky copters normally used to shuttle crews to oil rigs (the only entries I see on their flight logs) have gone to Pascagoula, MS.
It will be a long night on the Gulf.