Source: Travis Caldwell, Michael Guy and Aya Elamroussi, cnn.com, August 29, 2021
Ida gained 35 mph in sustained wind speed in just six hours.
(CNN)Hurricane Ida became a Category 4 storm early Sunday morning, rapidly intensifying to sustained winds of 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
That’s just 7 mph from making Ida a Category 5 storm. It was 60 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River, NHC forecasters said in a 7 a.m. ET update, as the storm continued its march toward Louisiana and the Gulf Coast at 15 mph.
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