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Skip to comments.Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VIII
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
Alternate Hurricane Models via Skeetobite
Bouy Data Louisiana/Mississippi
Buoy Data Florida
Lake Ponchartrain Real Time Water Level
Wind Speed Data
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
Cut and Paste:
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/
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
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|
|< 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|
streetcarcam is shaking
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...
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.
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...
The imaging still shows a clean eye.
It is still Category 4.
The thing has barely made landfall and everyone is celebrating...
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.
I thought the same thing when I woke up the morning.
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.
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!
can anyone figure whats jammed up against little tree in Streetcarcam? It sorta resembles a dog.
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.
Not everyone, just Shep.
Damn, I have to get ready for work. This job really cuts into my day.
I don't understand it either. I'm wondering where they are getting their info from.
Steve Keating just said things are starting to fall apart.
He's in NO....
"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..."
Just got up too!
I hope he is right - and I hope it was all a bunch of doomsayers fed by all the people wanting to send the price of oil up.
Like someone posted earlier, if a seagull pops on an off shore rig, oil goes up 10%
"I'm afraid this will go down as ANOTHER example of media over-kill, which someday will lead to disaster."
Yes, God forbid people get out of harms way. Lets have them all sit in their homes next time and maybe they'll really get hit...ARE YOU KIDDING? I'm glad they evacuated and besides it's a VERY GOOD DRILL for the people of LA state if this hurricane doesn't cause mega damage. Now they'll see the pros and cons for future evacuate plans.
I'm not so sure about that. The eye is still about 60-70 miles from the mouth of Lake Ponchatrain. There's still the storm surge issue.
Think it was a hurricane badger
Storms in the storm!
This statement is valid for today.
Unfortunately, the Mississippi River is not static, and brings more silt every day, so eventually the storm needed to breach the levees will be much smaller than what would be required today.
Western side is weakened slightly, storm's proabably going a bit more to the east of NO, and it's trucking along about twice as fast now as it was last night. That's really important because there's less time for it to sit and spin and dump. Less rain and wind damage. Still possibly horrific, but not catastrophic. Here's hoping :)
Phil Keating (what is his name??)
IS dodging plexiglass and other debris and trying to show trees that are bending over!
THEY NEED TO GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY!
image sure seems to play tricks on me
Oh, my goodness MK, I am sorry, you must be worried to death...saying a pray as I type for your family...do you know where they were headed?
Yes, things are falling apart.
Hiya. Shep's been saying that all the hype hasn't panned out. Sounds good but is this only because the worst hasn't reached him or has Katrina fallen apart?
The best news for NO is that the storm is moving north quickly. That reduces the west side wind speed by it's forward speed reducing the surge of water from the lake into NO.
The nola cam is still up. It is wet there but I see no flooding and the electricity is still on.
FNC: Back up generator working at Superdome but not enough for air conditioning. It only powers emergency lights.
are you getting ANY sleep?
It's not making any noise; I think it must be a mime.
yes, but there is also a flipside to that argument. if this storm doesn't flood NO, that tells us the odds of any storm doing it, is very low, because the convergence of a set of perfect conditions, is almost unattainable. and add to that they "they hyped it" mantra that will be leveled against the weather service and hurricane center - they will never be able to convince people to evacuate NO again.
It must be miserable inside!
I do not understand how anyone can say a bullet has been dodged. It is going to rain for a week and all that water will be coming down the Mississippi, wnon't it?
She's right, ya know.
Now what would OSHA say about all this?!
My picture's really dark, and I think it's mostly water drops on the lens. All I can see is the traffic lights swinging like crazy in at the intersection of Charles and Napoleon Aves.
I saw a lot of violent shadows moving just now and it went blank.
Just got up. Raining here with a minimal amount of wind. Still have electricity - Yay!
And, the next time people will not go to a shelter.
Last year they came up here and made it in 18 hours.
We think they may not have been able to come this way due to traffic (or time), so may have gone to stay with her mother who booked out of town much earlier.
Shep says glass is breaking in the French Quarter. Idiot is outside.
Is the power out at the superdome?
On generator. No cooling. Currently...
Been up for a while listening to radio. Cat 4, slightly east of NO. Praying, praying, praying for those in LA.
Governor Easley, NC has just opened 4 shelters to help house evacuees post-storm.
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