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Hurricane RITA


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HURRICANE RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL182005
0900Z SAT SEP 24 2005
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS 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 HAVE
ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED.
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED
SOUTH OF PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS.  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 TEXAS TO
PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 29.9N  93.9W AT 24/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 325 DEGREES AT  10 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  937 MB
EYE DIAMETER  25 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 105 KT WITH GUSTS TO 130 KT.
64 KT....... 75NE  60SE  40SW  60NW.
50 KT.......120NE 100SE  80SW  90NW.
34 KT.......180NE 150SE 120SW 120NW.
12 FT SEAS..375NE 300SE 275SW   0NW.
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 29.9N  93.9W AT 24/0900Z
AT 24/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 29.4N  93.5W
 
FORECAST VALID 24/1800Z 30.9N  94.3W...INLAND
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  25SE   0SW  25NW.
50 KT... 50NE  50SE  25SW  50NW.
34 KT...100NE 120SE  90SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/0600Z 32.3N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  40 KT...GUSTS  50 KT.
34 KT... 75NE  75SE  30SW  60NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 25/1800Z 33.0N  94.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 26/0600Z 33.5N  93.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
FORECAST VALID 27/0600Z 33.5N  93.5W...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 28/0600Z 33.5N  93.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 29/0600Z 33.5N  93.5W...DISSIPATING
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 29.9N  93.9W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 24/1500Z
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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