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Hurricane KATRINA


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TROPICAL STORM KATRINA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  10B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
3 AM EDT FRI AUG 26 2005
 
...CENTER OF KATRINA EMERGES OFF THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF FLORIDA
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO...
...HEAVY RAINS AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS CONTINUE OVER EXTREME
SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL THE FLORIDA KEYS
AND FLORIDA BAY FROM DRY TORTUGAS NORTHWARD...ALONG THE EAST COAST
OF FLORIDA FROM FLORIDA CITY NORTHWARD TO DEERFIELD BEACH...AND
ALONG THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA FROM LONGBOAT KEY SOUTH AND
EASTWARD TO SOUTH OF FLORIDA CITY.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA
WEST COAST FROM NORTH OF LONGBOAT KEY TO ANCLOTE KEY.  A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 3 AM EDT...0700Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KATRINA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.3 WEST OR ABOUT 45
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA...AND ABOUT 60 MILES
NORTH-NORTHEAST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA.
 
KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH.  A TURN
TOWARD THE WEST IS EXPECTED LATER THIS MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GRADUAL
RE-STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED NOW THAT KATRINA HAS EMERGED OVER THE
GULF OF MEXICO... AND KATRINA COULD REGAIN HURRICANE STATUS LATER
TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE
FLOW SOUTH OF VENICE AND IN FLORIDA BAY.  STORM SURGE SHOULD
GRADUALLY DECREASE THIS MORNING ALONG THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA.
 
KATRINA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT
OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15
TO 20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER EXTREME SOUTHERN FLORIDA
AND THE FLORIDA KEYS.
 
REPEATING THE 3 AM EDT POSITION...25.3 N... 81.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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