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Hurricane KATRINA


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TROPICAL STORM KATRINA ADVISORY NUMBER  30
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2005
 
...KATRINA WEAKENS FURTHER OVER NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI... 
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KATRINA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  88.4 WEST OR ABOUT 
35 MILES NORTHEAST OF TUPELO MISSISSIPPI.
 
KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH.  A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND A FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING THE CENTER OF KATRINA
THROUGH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  50 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FURTHER WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND
KATRINA SHOULD WEAKEN TO A DEPRESSION LATER TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.  WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 65 MPH HAVE BEEN
REPORTED FROM PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ALABAMA DURING THE PAST SEVERAL
HOURS.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  981 MB...28.97 INCHES. 
TUPELO RECENTLY REPORTED A PRESSURE OF 980.4 MB...28.95 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE TODAY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES...WILL ACCOMPANY KATRINA ACROSS THE
TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS...THE LOWER GREAT LAKES...AND INTO
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...NORTH
CAROLINA...AND VIRGINIA.
 
REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...34.7 N... 88.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 981 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 10 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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