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Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VIII
NOAA - NHC ^ | 29 August 2005 | NOAA - NHC

Posted on 08/29/2005 2:47:45 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Category 4 Hurricane Katrina is approaching landfall in Eastern Louisiana. At 4:00AM EDT the storm's center was about 90 miles south of New Orleans.

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

Lake Ponchartrain Real Time Water Level

Wind Speed Data

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:

Cut and Paste:

http://www.wwltv.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=beloint_khou&props=livenoad

Fully-linked version of the live feeds (just in case a few people don't want to first open up WMP to cut-and-paste) -

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 WDSU-TV/DT New Orleans via WESH-TV/DT Orlando - http://mfile.akamai.com/12912/live/reflector:38843.asx


Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VII
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VI
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part V
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
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; weather
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1 posted on 08/29/2005 2:47:46 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

Hurricane Katrina Cat 4, and 90 miles south of New Orleans

2 posted on 08/29/2005 2:49:20 AM 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

river cam still up.


3 posted on 08/29/2005 2:49:32 AM PDT by mware (Trollhunter of Note)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks again for all you do!


4 posted on 08/29/2005 2:50:41 AM PDT by Flyer (Home from Crawford (Houston))
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To: Flyer

Prayers from TX.


5 posted on 08/29/2005 2:51:32 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: NautiNurse

bump


6 posted on 08/29/2005 2:52:01 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: NautiNurse

Again thanks for the great job!


7 posted on 08/29/2005 2:52:53 AM PDT by Sammie42
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To: NautiNurse

thanks for new thread alert, I guess I was talking to myself again :)


8 posted on 08/29/2005 2:53:01 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for keeping this thread managable. I can't imagine how exhausted you must be.


9 posted on 08/29/2005 2:53:47 AM PDT by Iowa Granny (Hippies - take a bath. Ted Kennedy can lead you to water.)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you NautiNurse.When do you sleep:)


10 posted on 08/29/2005 2:54:10 AM PDT by fatima
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To: NautiNurse

Hey, you made it super easy to find ya this time. Thanks.


11 posted on 08/29/2005 2:54:15 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance most, have the least for my views.)
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To: NautiNurse
Thanks, NN.

Great..two more Tropical Depressions in the Atlanatic?

sw

12 posted on 08/29/2005 2:54:19 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: Iowa Granny
I can't imagine how exhausted you must be.

Me either...

13 posted on 08/29/2005 2:54:37 AM 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: Sammie42

winds picking up here, we have dodged the bullet. Prayers for all those in Katrina's path


14 posted on 08/29/2005 2:54:56 AM PDT by Sammie42
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To: NautiNurse

still a bad one, but it sure was nice to see that it has lost some of its organization.


15 posted on 08/29/2005 2:55:55 AM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: NautiNurse

You are doing a great job helping to create a very wonderful and educational thread here! You are helping to preserve history. It will help me teach my children about hurricanes and such (and I've learned a lot too!). Thanks so much - to everyone on the thread, too!!!

Prayers for everyone touched by Hurricane Katrina!


16 posted on 08/29/2005 2:56:12 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: NautiNurse

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/la/nwis/uv?07374550

Nine inches of rain recorded so far in Venice, LA near the mouth of the river.


17 posted on 08/29/2005 2:56:25 AM PDT by kingu (Draft Fmr Senator Fred Thompson for '08.)
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To: NautiNurse

Just heard on radio, 25 thousand people in the Superdome


18 posted on 08/29/2005 2:58:04 AM PDT by Ellesu (www.thedeadpelican.com)
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To: spectre
I squinted really hard and saw what that said...

Not no way, not no how.

19 posted on 08/29/2005 2:58:19 AM 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: All

Whoa...StreetcarCam just looked really bad...definitely picking up.


20 posted on 08/29/2005 2:58:37 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance most, have the least for my views.)
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To: NautiNurse

Just curious, I wonder about the nuke powerplant in Taft, LA which is in the storms path. I m surprized the Media hasn't glommed onto this.
For another hurricane link try www.hwn.org. Lower traffic than official govt. sites.
barbra ann


21 posted on 08/29/2005 2:58:48 AM PDT by barb-tex (Why replace the IRS with anything?)
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To: RobFromGa

Better than several hours ago, for sure.


22 posted on 08/29/2005 2:59:22 AM 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
Sorry, NN. It's true..:(

sw

23 posted on 08/29/2005 2:59:39 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: spectre

two?


24 posted on 08/29/2005 3:00:07 AM 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: GOP_Proud
StreetcarCam just looked really bad

Yeah, we need to get someone to get out there to clean the lens off. Maybe Shep Smith can hop the Charles St. Streetcar and do us a favor :)

25 posted on 08/29/2005 3:00:18 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: NautiNurse
Two! Get more coffee :)

sw

26 posted on 08/29/2005 3:00:48 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: Ellesu
25 thousand people in the Superdome

That's a lot of people, but still far fewer than the numbers I was hearing yesterday.

27 posted on 08/29/2005 3:01:21 AM PDT by Bahbah (Praying for all in Katrina's path, from St. Louis)
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To: Ellesu


28 posted on 08/29/2005 3:01:42 AM 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: Hillary
That AMIGO commerical is on every morning right before Fox & Friends comes on.

Not the best way to advertise a language course if you ask me. BA-RAT-TOE

29 posted on 08/29/2005 3:02:19 AM PDT by mware (Trollhunter of Note)
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To: spectre
Hurricane Katrina Discussion Number 26

Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on August 29, 2005

 
Air Force recon has been investigating Katrina this morning and has
reported some mechanical problems which has prevented making a
complete assessment of the intensity in the northeast quadrant.
However...flight-level winds of 132-134 kt have been reported in
the southeast quadrant...while NOAA Doppler radar velocities from
WFO Slidell exceeding 123 kt have been observed in the northeast
quadrant between 12000-16000 ft. These wind values would support at
least 125 kt surface winds. Although the central pressure has
continued to increase and is now 915 mb...this would usually
support about 145 kt surface. The initial intensity of 130 kt is a
blend of these values.

 
The initial motion is 360/13. Katrina is moving northward around the
western periphery of a large-scale mid- to upper-level ridge
located over the Florida Peninsula and extending northwestward
across the southeastern United States. The combination of the
strong ridge and an approaching mid-level trough from the west
should act to keep Katrina moving generally northward for the next
12 hours or so. By 24 hours...the hurricane is expected to turn
northeastward as a stronger trough lifts out the system and
transitions it into an extratropical low over the Great Lakes
region. The official forecast track is just a little to the left of
the previous track and is similar to the NHC model consensus.

 
Some fluctuations in intensity are possible right up until landfall
occurs. However...it appears that Katrina will make landfall as a
category 4 hurricane later this morning. The cloud pattern in
satellite imagery has eroded on the west side due to dry air
entrainment...and the eyewall has opened up to the south and
southwest in radar imagery. However...the water remains quite warm
underneath the center...and convection can easily redevelop and the
eyewall close off again before landfall occurs. Some disruption of
the circulation will occur once the center moves over southeastern
Louisiana. However...the forecast track keeps the eye close enough
to warm water near the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts. The
upper-level outflow pattern remains quite impressive and even
contains a rare 200 mb indraft anticyclone to the east near Tampa
Bay. The combination of the outflow regime and the close proximity
to warm water may be enough to keep Katrina a major hurricane when
it reaches the Louisiana-Mississippi border area this afternoon.
Just because Katrina is no longer a catgeory 5 hurricane does not
mean that extensive damage and storm surge flooding will not occur.
This is still an extremely dangerous and potentially deadly
hurricane!

 
Forecaster Stewart

30 posted on 08/29/2005 3:02:40 AM 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: barb-tex
nuke powerplant in Taft, LA

I saw an article that they had shut down an LA nuke plant in anticipation of the storm.

31 posted on 08/29/2005 3:03:56 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: barb-tex
Haven't heard a peep about the nuclear plant.

Nice website--if only I had seen it 20 minutes ago...

32 posted on 08/29/2005 3:04:19 AM 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 see those goofy Mathew Lesko commercials on different stations at different times. I only see that Spanish language commercial on FNC at about the same time every day. I thought it was only just on my local cable company, but it looks like it's nationwide.
33 posted on 08/29/2005 3:05:28 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: barb-tex
Nuke plant shut down
34 posted on 08/29/2005 3:05:30 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: NautiNurse
Looks like Cantore might have put himself on ground zero after all. Should have known that :)

sw

35 posted on 08/29/2005 3:05:33 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: NautiNurse; All

Shep is making me nervous. He is talking like NO has "dodged" the mother0fallstorms. I wish he wouldn't talk that way, for he might make Momma Nature want to show him who is boss...

I do hope he is right, but worry that he might be wish-casting.


36 posted on 08/29/2005 3:05:43 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: spectre

Is he in NO?


37 posted on 08/29/2005 3:06:02 AM 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
and is now 915 mb

Every little bit helps.

38 posted on 08/29/2005 3:06:17 AM PDT by Glenn (What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do!)
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To: Glenn
Every little bit helps.

Said the same thing one the last thread.

39 posted on 08/29/2005 3:07:34 AM 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: benjaminjjones

Oops Drudge link Nuke Plant Shut Down is broken


40 posted on 08/29/2005 3:07:54 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: NautiNurse
No, Cantore is in Biloxi. He can report on the floating Casino's.

sw

41 posted on 08/29/2005 3:07:58 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: benjaminjjones

Has anyone mentioned if there is eyewall rotation?


42 posted on 08/29/2005 3:07:59 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: spectre

NO has floating casinos too


43 posted on 08/29/2005 3:08:27 AM 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: benjaminjjones

Just Google nuclear plant down in the News section.


44 posted on 08/29/2005 3:08:40 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: NautiNurse

This is all I get from the bridge webcam.
close up water droplets(???)

http://www.nola.com/cgi-bin/nph-cachecam.cgi?camid=rivercam&ols=nolalive&ts=20050829060626&ct=20


45 posted on 08/29/2005 3:08:50 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: SunnySide

yea that cam has been like that for the last 24 hours


46 posted on 08/29/2005 3:09:48 AM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: NautiNurse

Yup. #13 is headed toward the Outer Banks for now, although it's still way out there. #14 still seems to be organizing, and isn't quite official yet. It's way over by the Cape Verde Islands. They will be Lee and Maria if they get names.


47 posted on 08/29/2005 3:09:54 AM PDT by AntiGuv ("Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick)
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To: SunnySide

StreetcarCam is still showing very clear.


48 posted on 08/29/2005 3:10:14 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance most, have the least for my views.)
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To: NautiNurse

in the French Quarter


49 posted on 08/29/2005 3:10:33 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: NautiNurse
Oh, and so does Tunica Ms, which is about 15 miles from Memphis.

sw

50 posted on 08/29/2005 3:10:48 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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