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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|
No power at Superdome except for emergency generator which is enough for lights only...no A/C.
streetcam has gone out again
Power went out, but backup generator is operating. no air conditioning though. Yikes.
LOL--Shep is reading the thread...he just got on and said that he didn't mean imply that the storm isn't going to be bad...just not as bad as they predicted yesterday....
the generator is providing power, but no AC.
Industrial Canal at I-10 at New Orleans, LA
Shep is operating on his ego. What a idiot!!!!!!
those guys at the Daquiri bar are going to be trash talking Shep for a generation.
We call the broken glass mother nature's ninja throwing stars.
Fox reporting one of the rivers (no name) went over its banks, had to evacuate two of the shelters.....
Shep's cap is on backwards. He probably thinks he looks cute.
"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."
Well, that will remain to be seen in the future. This was a LEGITIMATE storm with all the bad signs and proof to back it up that evacuation WAS necessary. Murphys Law, if they hadn't evacuated things would have or still could get worse.
IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS. People are calling the aftermath way too soon.
Just heard, Grand Isle was the point of hit.
Mississippi is going to get the worst of this.
The generators are for emergency lighting and such.
They'd have to be humongous to run the AC system for the Dome.
Sometimes I wonder if these guys have a death wish.
Boom chugglagga! Boom chugglagga!
Are you aware that three people died in the evacuation yesterday? Yes, an orderly evacuation is always good procedure, but scaring people to death is overkill. Having a traffic jam on I-10 in the process is not efficient. The smart natives of the area headed south to Hwy. 90 along the beach and were zipping past some of the reporters on the beach all afternoon, while 1-10 was at a stand-still. There must be a better plan to evacuate NO, because their current plan assumes they will have 72 hours before a storm. That assumption needs to be adjusted dramatically.
We had a stiff little wind out of the west blowing here in east TX yesterday evening and to reassure my mom staying in Baton Rouge, told her we were sending help in the form of dry wind that would shear off the top of the hurricane.....making it up as I went along. :o)
...and nothing will be done to address the root problem, either.
I know, but people from new orleans will make different decisions next time. How many people fled to the east, and ran out of gas on I-10 in Mississippi, where the worst of the storm is going to hit?
I told her to pack all of her important papers and be prepared to not return.
Miseries...I hear the Mayor of Grand Isle on wwl whose down by Grand Isle...said at 3:30 am they had 5 ft of water at city haul. They had 6 feet at the height of Betsy, and that wasn't at the height...
Water is over the seawall in Golden Meadow, too...
No, cannot be...
Steve said earlier it was 105 miles south of NO and we all know a person on TV can never be wrong!
Ron White (comedian) on the stupidity of riding out a hurricane becasue you think you are in good enough physical shape to handle it:
it's not that the wind is a- blowin'
it's WHAT the wind is blowin'
if you get hit by a volvo , those 100 sit -ups ya did this mornin'
aint gonna help much .
"If you got a yield sign in your spleen, joggin don't come into play"
I heard on Fox yesterday that it was three elderly people. No cause of death was known, but said to be possibly due to panicky stress.
Those deaths were people from and old folks home (at least the report I heard). The stress of the move may well have killed them, they may have simply died anyway. Who knows... They were already on the edge.
Boy, two hours of sleep didn't do anything for my spelling...
Do you have that link....All the ones I was looking at last night are not working.
I ve been watching the weather buoy info and it is still showing 50 kmph winds and 40 ' waves - that happens every year!
I think we have been hyped.
Where is this 160 mph everyone is talking about?
wah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Global Warming, Bush, Rove, DeLay, DSM, Diebold, etc.
"There must be a better plan to evacuate NO, because their current plan assumes they will have 72 hours before a storm."
That's what I posted if you had read it with comprehension.
After this is all over the LA state authorities will have PROOF of the pros and cons regarding evacuation procedures.
OK - now I see the 150 mph winds - that is going to make a mess on Ponchatrain
Morning....The radio broadcast : 60 84 miles/hour hitting NO East.
My definition of the "root problem" is being 6+ feet below sea level...
good question. if NO does not flood, that will show that the levees are better then the models predicted they were, if they hold up with a cat 4 moving just east of NO. remember the rantings of Bastardi yesterday about how this scenario would play out to force the lake into NO.
Where is this 160 mph everyone is talking about?
Weather prediction isn't perfect. FWIW, if the storm doesn't live up to its billing, I'd see that as cause for celebration, not a reason to kvetch.