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Hurricane RITA


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HURRICANE RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  25...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL182005
2100Z FRI SEP 23 2005

...CORRECTED 24 HOUR FORECAST OF 64 KT WIND RADII...
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING SOUTH OF SARGENT TEXAS
HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM WARNING. A HURRICANE WARNING
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM SARGENT 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.
 
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 SARGENT 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 28.2N  92.6W AT 23/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT  10 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  930 MB
EYE DIAMETER  20 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 110 KT WITH GUSTS TO 135 KT.
64 KT....... 75NE  60SE  40SW  60NW.
50 KT.......120NE 100SE  80SW 120NW.
34 KT.......180NE 150SE 120SW 160NW.
12 FT SEAS..350NE 300SE 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 28.2N  92.6W AT 23/2100Z
AT 23/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 27.8N  92.3W
 
FORECAST VALID 24/0600Z 29.2N  93.7W
MAX WIND 105 KT...GUSTS 130 KT.
64 KT... 75NE  75SE  40SW  60NW.
50 KT...120NE 100SE  80SW 120NW.
34 KT...180NE 160SE 120SW 160NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 24/1800Z 30.8N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  65 KT...GUSTS  80 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  25SE   0SW  25NW.
50 KT... 75NE  75SE  50SW  75NW.
34 KT...100NE 100SE  75SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/0600Z 32.5N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/1800Z 33.5N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 26/1800Z 33.5N  94.5W...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 27/1800Z 33.5N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 28/1800Z 33.5N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 28.2N  92.6W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 24/0300Z
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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