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Hurricane KATRINA


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HURRICANE KATRINA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL122005
0900Z MON AUG 29 2005
 
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.
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE COMPLETED THIS
EVENING.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FROM
EAST OF THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER TO DESTIN FLORIDA...AND FROM
WEST OF MORGAN CITY TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM DESTIN FLORIDA
EASTWARD TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA...AND FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA WESTWARD TO CAMERON LOUISIANA.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.8N  89.6W AT 29/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  10 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT  13 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  915 MB
EYE DIAMETER  30 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 130 KT WITH GUSTS TO 160 KT.
64 KT....... 90NE  90SE  50SW  80NW.
50 KT.......110NE 100SE  75SW 100NW.
34 KT.......200NE 200SE 150SW 180NW.
12 FT SEAS..325NE 250SE 250SW 225NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.8N  89.6W AT 29/0900Z
AT 29/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 28.1N  89.6W
 
FORECAST VALID 29/1800Z 30.6N  89.6W...INLAND
MAX WIND 110 KT...GUSTS 135 KT.
64 KT... 90NE  90SE  50SW  50NW.
50 KT...110NE 100SE  70SW  70NW.
34 KT...180NE 200SE 150SW 130NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 30/0600Z 33.6N  89.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  60 KT...GUSTS  75 KT.
50 KT... 40NE  40SE  30SW  30NW.
34 KT...110NE 140SE  75SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 30/1800Z 36.7N  87.2W...INLAND
MAX WIND  35 KT...GUSTS  45 KT.
34 KT... 60NE  60SE   0SW  25NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 31/0600Z 39.8N  84.1W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/0600Z 45.5N  76.5W...INLAND EXTRATROPICAL
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 250 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 325 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY
 
OUTLOOK VALID 02/0600Z 51.0N  68.0W...INLAND EXTRATROPICAL
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 03/0600Z...DISSIPATED INLAND
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 28.8N  89.6W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 29/1500Z
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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