|Category 1 Hurricane (SSHS)|
|Hurricane Nate at peak intensity|
|Formed||July 21, 2011|
|Dissipated||July 26, 2011|
|Highest winds|| 1-minute sustained:|
90 mph (150 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||988 mbar (hPa); 29.18 inHg|
|Damage||$1 million (2011 SCS)|
|Areas affected||Biolixi Islands|
|Part of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season|
Nate was the 14th named storm and 8th hurricane of the 2011 Biolixi Ocean hurricane season. Nate's duration was between July 21 and July 26. Nate had maximum winds of 90 mph and pressure at 988 mbar. Nate was a category 1 hurricane that affected the Biolixi Islands as a tropical storm. Nate caused dangerous rip currents and heavy rain when it was closer to the shores of the Biolixi Islands. Nate caused around 1 million simoleons in damage and killed roughly 5 sims.
Meteorological HistoryEditOn July 21 an area of low pressure centerd in between all three Biolixi Islands in the Sea of Biolixi was developing; later that day the disturbance developed into Tropical Depression Fifteen. Fifteen slowly moved northeast and intensified into Tropical Storm Nate on July 22 right off the coast of the Eastern Biolixi Island. Nate continued to move northeast and brought heavy rain to the very northwest portion of the Eastern Biolixi Island. Nate moved away from land and began to head East-Northeast and developed into a category 1 hurricane later that day on July 23. Late on July 24 Hurricane Nate changed direction and began to move east because of a steering high pressure system. The National Hurricane Center forecasted Nate to strengthen, but due to wind shear Nate remained a category 1 hurricane. On July 25 Nate began to weaken and head south; Nate was downgraded to a tropical storm late that same day. On July 26 Nate weakened into a tropical depression and dissipated later that day. Nate brought high surf to the Biolixi Islands and caused flooding to the Eastern Biolixi Island; Nate altogether caused 1 million simoleons in damage and claimed 5 lives.
Preparations and ImpactEdit
Eastern Biolixi IslandEdit
The Eastern Biolixi Island was the only land that Nate mainly affected. As a tropical storm, Nate caused down trees and heavy rain plus flooding since it stalled in the Sea of Biolixi before moving out to the Biolixi Ocean and becoming a category 1 hurricane. Nate did cause high surf and rip currents to the rest of the Biolixi Islands, but the main 1 million simoleons that Nate caused was towards the Eastern Biolixi Island.