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Hurricane KATRINA


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HURRICANE KATRINA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  27A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
NOON CDT MON AUG 29 2005

...KATRINA STILL POWERFUL BUT GRADUALLY WEAKENING AS IT MOVES
FARTHER INLAND...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST
FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA
BORDER...INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EAST OF THE
ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA...AND FROM WEST OF
MORGAN CITY TO CAMERON LOUISIANA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT NOON CDT...1700Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KATRINA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 89.6 WEST OR ABOUT 40 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI.

KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 17 MPH...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT.  ON THIS TRACK
THE CENTER WILL CONTINUE MOVING OVER SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TODAY AND
INTO CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 105 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  KATRINA IS NOW A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  WINDS AFFECTING THE UPPER FLOORS OF HIGH
RISE BUILDINGS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN THOSE NEAR
GROUND LEVEL.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS
THE CENTER MOVES OVER LAND.  HOWEVER...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO SPREAD AS FAR AS 150 MILES INLAND ALONG THE PATH OF
KATRINA.  SEE INLAND HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FROM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 230 MILES.  FAR FROM THE CENTER...DAUPHIN ISLAND ALABAMA REPORTED
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 76 MPH WITH A GUST TO 102 MPH...MOBILE ALABAMA
REPORTED A WIND GUST TO 83 MPH...AND PENSACOLA FLORIDA REPORTED
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 52 MPH WITH A GUST TO 69 MPH.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 940 MB...27.76 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO COAST WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
15 INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE PATH OF KATRINA ACROSS THE GULF
COAST AND THE TENNESSEE VALLEY.  RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES
REGION TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
 
A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
MISSISSIPPI...SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA...AND THE WESTERN
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE NOON CDT POSITION...30.8 N... 89.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 940 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 PM
CDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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