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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: newzjunkey

No power at Superdome except for emergency generator which is enough for lights only...no A/C.


201 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:32 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: newzjunkey

streetcam has gone out again


202 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:33 AM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: newzjunkey

Power went out, but backup generator is operating. no air conditioning though. Yikes.


203 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:34 AM PDT by itsinthebag
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To: spectre

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....


204 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:37 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Arlington Texas --- Next home of the Dallas Cowboys...going more broke every second.)
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To: newzjunkey

the generator is providing power, but no AC.


205 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:41 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: ElisabethInCincy
From your link I found a chart of the real time wind speed measured at:

Industrial Canal at I-10 at New Orleans, LA


206 posted on 08/29/2005 4:02:55 AM PDT by bd476
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To: itsinthebag

Shep is operating on his ego. What a idiot!!!!!!


207 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: Gondring
I'm sure Shep's reversed red ballcap is OSHA compliant...

BTW does OSHA mean "Oh Shinola! Head Amputated!"
208 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:24 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: Txsleuth

those guys at the Daquiri bar are going to be trash talking Shep for a generation.


209 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:51 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: Peach
Shep says glass is breaking in the French Quarter.

We call the broken glass mother nature's ninja throwing stars.

210 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:55 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: bd476

Fox reporting one of the rivers (no name) went over its banks, had to evacuate two of the shelters.....


211 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:56 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: bd476

That's windy!


212 posted on 08/29/2005 4:03:56 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Peach
Go inside..Shep!!!

sw

213 posted on 08/29/2005 4:04:13 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: mariabush

Shep's cap is on backwards. He probably thinks he looks cute.


214 posted on 08/29/2005 4:04:26 AM PDT by itsinthebag
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To: oceanview

"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.


215 posted on 08/29/2005 4:04:36 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: sonofatpatcher2
"Grand Isle is about 45 miles due south of NO."

Just heard, Grand Isle was the point of hit.

216 posted on 08/29/2005 4:04:46 AM PDT by Alia
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To: mabelkitty

Mississippi is going to get the worst of this.


217 posted on 08/29/2005 4:04:46 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: sonofatpatcher2
Shep IS an idiot and he made similar comments last year during one of the Florida hurricanes. He makes it sound like the officials were stupid for calling for an evac when the storm isn't quite as bad as was expected. It is just the kind of reporting that makes gubermint officials gun-shy to call a timely evac and makes people decide to stay home and ride the next one out. If I was playing Jack McCoy, I'd charge him with reckless endangerment, if they ever wrote a script on this.
218 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:00 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: DB
On generator. No cooling. Currently...

The generators are for emergency lighting and such.

They'd have to be humongous to run the AC system for the Dome.

219 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:08 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: mabelkitty
Mississippi I believe.
220 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:11 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: spectre

Sometimes I wonder if these guys have a death wish.


221 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:14 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: spectre

Boom chugglagga! Boom chugglagga!


222 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:30 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: SunnySide

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.


223 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:32 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: sonofatpatcher2
HERE Is a live link to the Weather Underground radar showing STORM Tracks and a table of wind strengths, several storms showing 89-90 kt winds now...
224 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:42 AM PDT by GRRRRR (We have better people in America than Cindy Sheehan....)
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To: kittymyrib
Texas sent her some of our high dry air, which we have plenty of in August.

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)

225 posted on 08/29/2005 4:05:57 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: spectre
SS, I think she was trying to say that IF a Storm of this magnitude doesn't do the predicted damage, that in the future people won't evacuate causing massive loss of life.

...and nothing will be done to address the root problem, either.

226 posted on 08/29/2005 4:06:35 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: SunnySide

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?


227 posted on 08/29/2005 4:06:35 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview

I know.
I told her to pack all of her important papers and be prepared to not return.


228 posted on 08/29/2005 4:06:53 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: Peach

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...


229 posted on 08/29/2005 4:06:59 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Alia

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!


230 posted on 08/29/2005 4:07:59 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: justa-hairyape

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"


231 posted on 08/29/2005 4:08:17 AM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: kittymyrib
Are you aware that three people died in the evacuation yesterday?

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.

232 posted on 08/29/2005 4:08:19 AM PDT by itsinthebag
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To: Peach
God isn't going to protect them from stupidity.

sw

233 posted on 08/29/2005 4:08:56 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: kittymyrib

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.


234 posted on 08/29/2005 4:09:10 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Boy, two hours of sleep didn't do anything for my spelling...


235 posted on 08/29/2005 4:09:58 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: benjaminjjones

Do you have that link....All the ones I was looking at last night are not working.


236 posted on 08/29/2005 4:10:16 AM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: Gondring
OK.help me out. What's the "root problem" ??

sw

237 posted on 08/29/2005 4:10:27 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (God Save New Orleans)
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To: NautiNurse

238 posted on 08/29/2005 4:10:49 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: sonofatpatcher2

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?


239 posted on 08/29/2005 4:10:55 AM PDT by spanalot
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To: DB
Here's the Hurricane Katrina Storm Tide Quick Look:


240 posted on 08/29/2005 4:11:23 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Gondring

wah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


241 posted on 08/29/2005 4:11:31 AM PDT by I_dmc
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To: NautiNurse; All
Rockin and a rollin in BR. We have power outages, trees and power lines down, strong wind gusts and lots of rain. Radio callers report huge trees in the middle of some roads, with power lines in the road as well. My lights are flickering, this may be my last post.
242 posted on 08/29/2005 4:11:41 AM PDT by Ellesu (www.thedeadpelican.com)
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To: spectre
OK.help me out. What's the "root problem" ??

Global Warming, Bush, Rove, DeLay, DSM, Diebold, etc.

243 posted on 08/29/2005 4:11:51 AM PDT by Chuck54 (Confirm justice Roberts!)
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To: newzjunkey

LANDFALL


244 posted on 08/29/2005 4:12:03 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: kittymyrib

"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.


245 posted on 08/29/2005 4:12:10 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: snowsislander

OK - now I see the 150 mph winds - that is going to make a mess on Ponchatrain


246 posted on 08/29/2005 4:12:11 AM PDT by spanalot
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To: Bahbah

Morning....The radio broadcast : 60 84 miles/hour hitting NO East.


247 posted on 08/29/2005 4:12:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: spectre

My definition of the "root problem" is being 6+ feet below sea level...


248 posted on 08/29/2005 4:12:36 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: spectre

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.


249 posted on 08/29/2005 4:13:18 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: spanalot
I think we have been hyped.

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.

250 posted on 08/29/2005 4:13:56 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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