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Skip to comments.Hurricane Katrina, Live Thread, Part V
Posted on 08/28/2005 9:35:34 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Extremely dangerous Hurricane Katrina is bearing down on the North Central Gulf of Mexico. Mandatory evacuation of New Orleans is finally underway. Louisiana officials are warning of complete failure to levy systems, and pleading with people to leave low lying areas. For those who choose to stay, they are recommending picks and axes for breaking through to access their roofs during flooding.
Due to the size and intensity of this storm, all interests in the North Gulf of Mexico should be rushing hurricane preparations to completion.
The following links are self-updating:
Public Advisory Currently published every 3 hours 5A, 8A, 11A, 2P, etc. ET
NHC Discussion Published every six hours 6A, 11A, 6P, 11P
Three Day Forecast Track
Five Day Forecast Track
Navy Storm Track
Katrina Track Forecast Archive Nice loop of each NHC forecast track for both three and five day
Alternate Hurricane Models via Skeetobite
Bouy Data Louisiana/Mississippi
Buoy Data Florida
New Orleans/Baton Rouge Experimental Radar Subject to delays and outages - and well worth the wait
Mobile Long Range Radar Loop
New Orleans/Baton Rouge Radar
Ft. Polk, LA Long Range Radar Loop
Northwest Florida Long Range Radar
Storm Floater IR Loop
Storm Floater Still & Loop Options
Color Enhanced IR Loop
Hurricane Wind Risk Very informative tables showing inland wind potential by hurricane strength and forward motion
Central Florida Hurricane Center
New Orleans Web Cams Loads of web cam sites here. The sites have been very slow due to high traffic
New Orleans Music Online Couldn't resist--love that jazz
Golden Triangle Weather Page Nice Beaumont weather site with lots of tracks and graphics
Crown Weather Tropical Website Offers a variety of storm info, with some nice track graphics
copy/paste into player:
http://www.wjbo.com - BR radio station. Callers calling in and describing traffic etc.
WWL-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) - mms://beloint.wm.llnwd.net/beloint_wwltv
WVTM-TV/DT Birmingham (WMP) - mms://a1256.l1289835255.c12898.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1256/12898/v0001/reflector:35255
WDSU-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) - http://mfile.akamai.com/12912/live/reflector:38202.asx
Hurricane City (Real Player) - http://hurricanecity.com/live.ram
ABCNews Now (Real Player) - http://reallive.stream.aol.com/ramgen/redundant/abc/now_hi.rm
WKRG-TV/DT Mobile (WMP) - mms://wmbcast.mgeneral.speedera.net/wmbcast.mgeneral/wmbcast_mgeneral_aug262005_1435_95518
Hurricane Katrina, Live Thread, Part IV
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part III
Katrina Live Thread, Part II
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part I
Tropical Storm 12
|Category||Wind Speed||Barometric Pressure||Storm Surge||Damage Potential|
|< 39 mph
< 34 kts
|39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
|74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
|28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
|4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
|Minimal damage to vegetation|
|96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
|28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
|6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
|Moderate damage to houses|
|111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
|27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
|9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
|Extensive damage to small buildings|
|131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
|27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
|13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
|Extreme structural damage|
|Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
|Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
|Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
|Catastrophic building failures possible|
Ya I posted to the weirdo...what a nut!
Fox isn't doing that, but even if this happens, it's still going to be catastrophic. Just look at the size of this thing--the bands extend for what looks to be around a hundred or so miles.
Jefferson Parish President just said we are "in effect" in a Martial Law situation.
Agreed ... Michael, can you put those links up on Live Thread V? "as close to martial law as you will see in Louisiana" Holy Crap!!!
The Superdome will be open as a refuge of last resort for those with special medical needs only at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Citizens must call (504) 568-3200 to verify that they qualify for admittance to the shelter. Phone lines will be open beginning at 7 a.m.
Here ya' go
Good opportunity to read the historical accounts of the Storm of 1900 which almost destroyed the island of Galveston, TX. After that storm, the City of Galveston on the island was raised about 15 feet and the Seawall was built to protect Galveston from future hurricanes.
"Walkin' on Sunshine", right? (Can't believe I remember that [shudder] )
Why doesn't a category 6 exist?
I have a question about the SuperDome. Isn't the dome/roof made of plastic or fabric? Is that going to hold up in heavy winds?
What are they saying at the Jefferson press conference?
I was in Betsy too, and it was horrible, but dear God!!! this is the Abyss heading for New Orleans! My prayers for everyone involved!
The item on the SuperDome not being opened until tomorrow was dated YESTERDAY, so it MAY be opened today.
the streaming links are at the top of this thread, and the last thread...
Geez .. did you jsut hear the email the Brian Wilson read on FNC about the snakes?
On Fox, they're finally talking about the danger I remember most: the snakes after the hurricane was over. Poisonous snakes. I'll bet you remember those, too.
The Superdome was opened this morning for people with special needs.
Basically----- Get the F*** out! NOW
"You haven't seen anything yet until you see what we're about to see." It is end of the world stuff. Now talking about last minute road rage.
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