Hurricane Rita came ashore about 2:30am Central time just east of the Texas/Louisiana border as a Category 3. Winds of 120mph with one gust of 160mph reported and the hurricane is moving to the north at 12mph. Looking at the radar loop from Lake Charles radar via National hurricane Center, the eye is no longer clear but filled. Lets hope the hurricane does not slow down or it will be a deluge and the renewed flooding in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans may worsen.
Here is the midnight readings of tide, pressure, wind speed, and temperature at Calcasieu Pass, LA. Here is the link.