KPLC First Alert Skycam shows the winds increasing during Hurricane Laura

Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 6:56 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton went to the KPLC studio over the weekend to retrieve the server for our Skycam network. This allows us to see a time-lapse from all the cameras. And the camera system manufacturer supplied us with the weather data, too.

The Lake Charles Skycam reported a maximum wind gust of 90.6 mph at 12:48 a.m. well before the worst of the weather arrived.

Unfortunately the camera went offline at 1:13 a.m. so we cannot see what occurred after that.

The Lake Charles camera is located atop the Magnolia building in downtown Lake Charles at 1011 Lakeshore Drive.

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