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Hurricane RITA


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HURRICANE RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL182005
1500Z FRI SEP 23 2005
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS TO MORGAN
CITY LOUISIANA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION.
 
AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING SOUTH OF PORT
ARANSAS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN
COAST OF LOUISIANA EAST OF MORGAN CITY TO THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL
RIVER INCLUDING METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
...AND FROM SOUTH OF PORT O'CONNOR TO PORT ARANSAS. A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 27.4N  91.9W AT 23/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 310 DEGREES AT   9 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  929 MB
EYE DIAMETER  20 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 115 KT WITH GUSTS TO 140 KT.
64 KT....... 75NE  60SE  40SW  60NW.
50 KT.......120NE 100SE  80SW 120NW.
34 KT.......180NE 150SE 120SW 160NW.
12 FT SEAS..350NE 250SE 250SW 300NW.
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 27.4N  91.9W AT 23/1500Z
AT 23/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 27.1N  91.5W
 
FORECAST VALID 24/0000Z 28.3N  93.1W
MAX WIND 115 KT...GUSTS 140 KT.
64 KT... 75NE  75SE  40SW  60NW.
50 KT...120NE 100SE  80SW 120NW.
34 KT...180NE 160SE 120SW 160NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 24/1200Z 30.0N  94.2W...INLAND
MAX WIND 100 KT...GUSTS 120 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  75SE  40SW  50NW.
50 KT... 80NE 100SE  80SW  80NW.
34 KT...140NE 160SE 120SW 120NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/0000Z 31.5N  95.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
34 KT... 75NE 100SE  75SW  75NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/1200Z 33.0N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 26/1200Z 33.5N  94.0W...INLAND
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 27/1200Z 33.5N  94.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 28/1200Z 33.5N  94.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 27.4N  91.9W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 23/2100Z
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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