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Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VI
NOAA - NHC ^ | 28 August 2005 | NOAA - NHC

Posted on 08/28/2005 2:38:16 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Extremely dangerous Hurricane Katrina is bearing down on the North Central Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans metro area. Thousands of people did not evacuate New Orleans. Outer bands of Katrina are reaching the Louisiana coast.

Due to the size and intensity of this storm, all interests in the North Gulf of Mexico should be in their safe locations.

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
Forecast Models
Alternate Hurricane Models via Skeetobite
Bouy Data Louisiana/Mississippi

Buoy Data Florida

Images:


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

Other Resources:


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
Hurricane City
Crown Weather Tropical Website Offers a variety of storm info, with some nice track graphics

Live streaming:

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

Category Wind Speed Barometric Pressure Storm Surge Damage Potential
Tropical
Depression
< 39 mph
< 34 kts
    Minimal
Tropical
Storm
39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
    Minimal
Hurricane 1
(Weak)
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
Hurricane 2
(Moderate)
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
Hurricane 3
(Strong)
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
Hurricane 4
(Very strong)
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
Hurricane 5
(Devastating)
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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricanekatrina; katrina; tropical
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1 posted on 08/28/2005 2:38:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

New thread

2 posted on 08/28/2005 2:39:14 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

First?


3 posted on 08/28/2005 2:40:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: NautiNurse; Dog

BTTT!


5 posted on 08/28/2005 2:40:44 PM PDT by willieroe
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To: hole_n_one

Were not.


6 posted on 08/28/2005 2:40:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Can we swap Cindy Sheehan in Crawford for Cindy Crawford anywhere?)
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To: NautiNurse
Shep's at the Royal Sonesta? Nice place.
7 posted on 08/28/2005 2:40:56 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: NautiNurse

here


8 posted on 08/28/2005 2:40:59 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: hole_n_one

Second?


9 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:02 PM PDT by Warren_Piece (Nashville, TN)
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To: NautiNurse
Felt like I went thru a worm hole to get here.

LOL!

10 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:02 PM PDT by Dog ( "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.")
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To: hole_n_one

What, you want a toaster? LOL


11 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:11 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Arlington Texas --- Next home of the Dallas Cowboys...going more broke every second.)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for doing such a wonderful job with the live threads, NN!


12 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: NautiNurse

Shep sounds worried, albeit even scared for himself.


13 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:18 PM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: hole_n_one
The Superdome's listed capacity for a football game is 72,003 people. The field can probably hold some more people and there are rooms scattered throughout the complex. My guess is that if necessary, they can probably cram 70-80,000 people in there, though it'd be a tight fit.

First time the "nosebleed seats' are gonna be the most desirable...
14 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:24 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: NautiNurse
Image hosted by TinyPic.com

A sentimental memory from our last (ever?) visit to NO, Christmas 2005.

15 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:36 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you for your dedication keeping these threads. You're providing an invaluable service and I appreciate it and know that others do as well.


16 posted on 08/28/2005 2:41:45 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina. Prayers for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: NautiNurse

Lucky number 13?

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/205717.shtml?5day


17 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:04 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: EBH

It took him long enough...


18 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:06 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: Txsleuth

Storm surge arriving in Mobile Bay area.


19 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:08 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This space for rent.)
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To: Peach
The little old woman using her walker got to me.

I have been in tears ever since I saw her.

Did you see the face of the fox reporter at the super dome looking at the people.

He knows.

20 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:13 PM PDT by mware (Trollhunter of Note)
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To: willieroe

Thanks for the ping I was in the worm hole right behind you....:-)


21 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:14 PM PDT by Dog ( "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.")
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To: NautiNurse
To all my friends and Freepers in NOLA



Jenny Sez GET OUT
22 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:21 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: NautiNurse
Thanks NN..

I don't know how I am going to sleep tonight. I want to stay awake for this.

sw

23 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:23 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: NautiNurse

Placeholder.


24 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:31 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: Peach

Glad to assist.


25 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

People have been asking about the Dome weathering this storm all day and not one official has been able to answer that question.

Also, did anyone listen to the professor from one of the universities who said when the storm surge comes through, it will come through a chemical plant area probably spilling the chemicals in the water, coffins will float, sewers will backup and disease will break out after this is done in the next few days.


26 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Thank you JR for pulling this limping team across the finish in 9th place)
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To: NautiNurse

Nagin in studio being interviewed on WWL-TV


27 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:43 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: EBH
Shep sounds worried, albeit even scared for himself.

Shep said he went somewhere and said a prayer.

28 posted on 08/28/2005 2:42:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kozak

"First time the "nosebleed seats' are gonna be the most desirable..."

Not if the roof blows off, LOL.


29 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: Kozak

I heard the reporter at the Dome say 102 bathrooms....72,000 people....


30 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:08 PM PDT by justche (No one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start now and make a brand new ending)
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To: spectre

It's going to be a long night for so many


31 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:30 PM PDT by Sammie42
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To: mware

I know, the guy at the Superdome sounds positively distressed...and upset...


32 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:34 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Arlington Texas --- Next home of the Dallas Cowboys...going more broke every second.)
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To: WestCoastGal

There is no official answer to whether the SuperDome can weather this storm. It was built to withstand hurricanes, never tested like this.


33 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: mware
I saw that lady, too.

And I think you're right about the reporter...

34 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:36 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: Kozak

Yeah, until the ceiling flies away. Pray hard...that could be a lot of DEAD people...


35 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:46 PM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm late getting on the thread, but been watching the TV a bit, and just eyeballing it, I am wondering if the Models may be off slightly, they already have shifted the track to the west some.

There is NO WAY that this will miss NO, and it is even less likely that it will hit Houston.

The movement west they are talking about is only miles worth. The only thing that will save NO now is divine intervention.

36 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:49 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: spectre

Fox News will be on all night - they said a few moments ago - I'm sure the other cable stations will too


37 posted on 08/28/2005 2:43:49 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: All

Who has the streaming video links?


38 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:03 PM PDT by Dog ( "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.")
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To: justche
102 bathrooms....72,000 people....

How many rolls of paper?

39 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:03 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: Kozak

The NO Homeland Security Director was saying that they would not put more than 20-30,000 into the Superdome. They would open other shelters. They are doing full searches for weapons, drugs, and other contraband. His concern is not for comfort, but for trying to keep people alive through Tuesday morning.

-- WWL interview awhile back.


40 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:12 PM PDT by Ingtar (Understanding is a three-edged sword : your side, my side, and the truth in between ." -- Kosh)
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To: mewzilla
Shep's at the Royal Sonesta? Nice place.

I don't think that place is going to stand. Yikes!

41 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:25 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: NautiNurse

I wonder if the President is doing anything in an attempt to blunt the impact that oil prices will take due to this. And no, I frankly have no idea what he could do except to send a message to the markets to be kind during our disaster and that the US Government will do everything possible to restore/rebuild/yada yada yada.


42 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:31 PM PDT by alancarp ((Piedmont of NCarolina))
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To: Beelzebubba

that's gonna make me cry


43 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:34 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: WestCoastGal

They have started opening up some of the schools for shelter.


44 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:41 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel in HSV, AL)
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To: IndyTiger
Why weren't plans in place to do this?

We've been wondering that since yesterday...also why they didn't shut things down & start getting those tourists out of there by lunchtime yesterday.

45 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:47 PM PDT by Amelia (Common sense isn't particularly common.)
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To: kcvl

He said a lot of the freelance photographers they usually use for events like this have been told to get out and are heeding the warning. I think brought reality to him.


46 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:47 PM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: Amalie

I have a conference in the Hyatt Regency by the Dome in early December.... not looking good right now.


47 posted on 08/28/2005 2:44:55 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This space for rent.)
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To: NautiNurse

Curfew in City of New Orleans begins at 6P, per Nagin on WWL.


48 posted on 08/28/2005 2:45:00 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Don't forget a few thousand drowned pets and snakes.


49 posted on 08/28/2005 2:45:01 PM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over TWO YEARS now)
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To: myprecious

not enough is my guess. Wonder if the ladies room line will be longer...


50 posted on 08/28/2005 2:45:07 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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