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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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To: mewzilla

Very premature assumption.


141 posted on 08/29/2005 3:43:44 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: mware

I don't see what's so super about it


142 posted on 08/29/2005 3:43:54 AM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: mabelkitty

If you take a look at the news you'll see how rapidly it took a turn last night, it'll get more unstable as it reaches landfall but its probably too late for any major changes now.


143 posted on 08/29/2005 3:44:18 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: spectre

Don't worry about it...

Shep has his safety cap on backwards like the cool dude he is...


144 posted on 08/29/2005 3:44:42 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: TomB

God strike me dead for saying so, but MSNBC seems to have much better coverage than Fox at this point --

They're using either real cameras or much better sat-cams, and --

They don't have Shep Smith on non-stop saying "Move along - nothing to see here"


145 posted on 08/29/2005 3:45:08 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (The most dangerous phrase in the English language: "There oughtta be a law")
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To: benjaminjjones

The eye wall has disintegrated to the southwest and yes, NO has dodged this bullet. Texas sent her some of our high dry air, which we have plenty of in August. There will be flooding, but Geraldo can get down out of the Ark. I'm afraid this will go down as ANOTHER example of media over-kill, which someday will lead to disaster.


146 posted on 08/29/2005 3:45:21 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: maquiladora

watermelon just flew near the camera.


147 posted on 08/29/2005 3:45:39 AM PDT by mware (Trollhunter of Notewatermelon just)
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To: mware

NO!
How long until sunrise? Thank the Lord they had power all night - I can't imagine hearing all that noise in the dark!


148 posted on 08/29/2005 3:45:41 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: spectre
Power is out at Super Dome

StreetcarCam is still up

149 posted on 08/29/2005 3:45:51 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: sonofatpatcher2
Shep has his safety cap on backwards like the cool dude he is...

This way you can see his face. His face is his fortune! ;-)

150 posted on 08/29/2005 3:46:10 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: mware

streetcarcam is shaking


151 posted on 08/29/2005 3:47:39 AM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: mewzilla

Just got up...and saw Shep.

He sounds like this is going to be SO much less of a storm for NO than he thought yesterday...

Is that so? It would be amazing if so, because the storm looks pretty much the same as when I went to bed about 6 hours ago...


152 posted on 08/29/2005 3:47:40 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Arlington Texas --- Next home of the Dallas Cowboys...going more broke every second.)
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To: DB

perhaps, but this is going to test that scenario described in detail yesterday here, repeated from Bastardi and all those modelers, about the western side of the eye pushing the lake into NO.


153 posted on 08/29/2005 3:47:45 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: tiredoflaundry

Re: Shep: "This way you can see his face. His face is his fortune! ;-)"

Yeah, unless a 2 by 4 makes a large tunnel between his eyes...


154 posted on 08/29/2005 3:47:47 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: kittymyrib

The imaging still shows a clean eye.

It is still Category 4.

Hardly over.

The thing has barely made landfall and everyone is celebrating...


155 posted on 08/29/2005 3:49:10 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: oceanview
its too early to tell right now.

Additionally, there could be delays in flooding and there will eventually be a large outflow from the Mississippi for a few days after. Flooding could also occur a long ways inland along the Mississippi. There will be flooding and local rescues everywhere this storm goes.

156 posted on 08/29/2005 3:49:41 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Txsleuth

I thought the same thing when I woke up the morning.
Not so.
We haven't heard from the step-dauther and her family of seven yet. Hoping it's because of the phone lines......I'm sure they are okay. They booked out of Gulfport yesterday at about 10:30.


157 posted on 08/29/2005 3:49:50 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: kittymyrib

It is 60 miles and 4 hours until the closest approach of the eye to NO proper. Even if it passes off to the east some, do NOT assume it is over. It is just barely hitting the coast now... look at the radar!


158 posted on 08/29/2005 3:50:02 AM PDT by muffaletaman
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To: benjaminjjones

can anyone figure whats jammed up against little tree in Streetcarcam? It sorta resembles a dog.


159 posted on 08/29/2005 3:50:07 AM PDT by I_dmc
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To: kittymyrib

Hurricanes change direction..NO is not out of the woods later as far as Lake Ponchatrain..and prayers for those in Mississipi..Cat 4 Hurricane is bad enough.


160 posted on 08/29/2005 3:50:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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