Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

This thread has been locked, it will not receive new replies.
Locked on 09/23/2005 9:43:13 AM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason:

Part VI: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1490045/posts



Skip to comments.

Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part V
NHC - NOAA ^ | 22 September 2005 | NHC - NOAA

Posted on 09/22/2005 5:44:09 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Extremely dangerous Category Four Hurricane Rita continues to move toward landfall along the northwest Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations continue across Texas and Louisiana coastal areas. Lake Charles LA is providing evacuations by bus for residents who have no transportation.

Traffic gridlock in the greater Houston area was compounded by gasoline stations without fuel, long lines at those stations still carrying fuel, and record breaking temperatures on the first day of autumn.

Offshore drilling platforms and rigs, as well as oil refineries, petrochemical and natural gas plants are in the path of the storm. Wave heights recorded by buoy have exceeded 38 feet. The refineries threatened by Hurricane Rita are on higher ground than those affected by flooding from Katrina. As a result, speculation abounds regarding future prices for winter heating fuel and gasoline.

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

Rita Forecast Track Archive
Forecast Models
Buoy Data Western Gulf of Mexico
Houston/Galveston/Beaumont/Lake Charles Wx Watches/Warnings
Current Weather Warnings and Watches for Texas
Current Weather Warnings and Watches for Louisiana
Hi Res Houston Flood Zone Map Slow load, great detail

Images:

Storm Floater IR Loop
GOM WV Loop
GOM IR Still Image
Visible Storm Floater Still (only visible during daylight hours)
Color Enhanced Atlantic Loop

Streaming Video: (coverage may be intermittent)

KPRC-TV/DT Houston - KPRC-TV/DT Houston - http://mfile.akamai.com/12944/live/reflector:38616.asx
KPLC-TV Lake Charles KPLC Streaming
KHOU-TV/DT Houston: mms://beloint.wm.llnwd.net/beloint_khou
WWLTV NOLA

Additional Resources:

FReeper Sign In Thread Check in to let us know whether you are staying, going, and when you get there
FReepers Offering Lodging To Rita Evacuees People and/or Pet Friendly FReepers Offering Shelter

Coastal TX Evacuation Maps
Beaumont TX evac Routes
Lake Charles/Southwest LA Evacuation Map
KHOU Houston
KTRK ABC News Houston
KPLC Lake Charles Evac Routes, news
KFDM Beaumont/Port Arthur News, evac info
Hurricane City
Wxnation Houston
Galveston Webcams
Golden Triangle Weather Page Provides Galveston Weather, Warnings, Radar, etc.

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

Previous Threads:
Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part IV
Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part III
Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part II
Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part I
Tropical Storm Rita
Tropical Depression 18



TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricanerita; rita; tropical; weather
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 2,701-2,712 next last
Do not post animated graphics, or graphics >50KB. Web sites hosting the images are experiencing heavy traffic, and they hang up the thread.
1 posted on 09/22/2005 5:44:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

New thread

3 posted on 09/22/2005 5:46:10 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Rita will not make landfall in Texas.


4 posted on 09/22/2005 5:46:15 PM PDT by Skylab
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Pray for those who could not leave.


5 posted on 09/22/2005 5:46:21 PM PDT by tracer_bullet (Tracer Bullet: visible under all light conditions, traveling at high velocity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Wow you are really good at this. Hope you get to rest at some point this fall!


6 posted on 09/22/2005 5:46:35 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kalee; kayak; ken5050; kimmie7; Kretek; LA Woman3; lainie; LBKQ; Letitring; ...

New thread

7 posted on 09/22/2005 5:46:38 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

BTTT


8 posted on 09/22/2005 5:47:06 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Skylab

Is that a prophetic utterance, a hunch, or something you heard on from a weather person?


9 posted on 09/22/2005 5:47:10 PM PDT by dawn53
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thank you for your diligence NN.


10 posted on 09/22/2005 5:48:29 PM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (Native Texan, Ft. Worth gal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
Thanks again, NN!

I'm still here in Houston, prepped and ready!
11 posted on 09/22/2005 5:48:32 PM PDT by Flyer (Houston FReepers ~ http://houstonliberty.com/forums/ ~ (SW Houston)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Bless you, NN:)


12 posted on 09/22/2005 5:48:56 PM PDT by SE Mom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Continued prayers for all those who cannot or did not leave.


13 posted on 09/22/2005 5:50:11 PM PDT by cgk (When the BIG ONE wipes out Hollywood can we call it Bush's Fault instead of the San Andreas Fault?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thanks NN, Like Flyer I am ready for what Rita brings.


14 posted on 09/22/2005 5:50:23 PM PDT by OC_Steve (Cypress, TX (Coles Crossing))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Skylab
Rita will not make landfall in Texas.

What?

15 posted on 09/22/2005 5:50:33 PM PDT by Bahbah (Praying for those in the path of Rita)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Flyer

...See you on the flip side...


16 posted on 09/22/2005 5:50:48 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Sugar Land, Texas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Flyer

Godspeed to you! The hurry up and wait is dreadful.


17 posted on 09/22/2005 5:51:14 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
I've not been following this hurricaine that much. As of right now what is everyone's take on it? Will it be another Katrina, or something else?

18 posted on 09/22/2005 5:51:27 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tracer_bullet
Pray for those who could not leave.

And those who did . . .

We're (San Antonio) still waiting for relatives who left last night from the Channelview area.  Another family who left northern Houston early this morning are also missing in action.

19 posted on 09/22/2005 5:51:35 PM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Can you put me on your surf up ping list please . Thank you .


20 posted on 09/22/2005 5:51:48 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops and their Families)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Skylab

I see you missed the memo to back up your speculation with some facts.


21 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:22 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Flyer
I'm still here in Houston, prepped and ready!

We'll be watching for you, Flyer.

22 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:24 PM PDT by Bahbah (Praying for those in the path of Rita)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Disturbance at Petro Truck stop . . . might want to send couple of units . . .

Beaumont scanner


23 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:32 PM PDT by LikeLight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Skylab

From your lips to God's ears...


24 posted on 09/22/2005 5:52:44 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (www.MoveonTaft.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Leapfrog

I hope we flip twice so we end up right side up.


25 posted on 09/22/2005 5:53:12 PM PDT by Flyer (Houston FReepers ~ http://houstonliberty.com/forums/ ~ (SW Houston)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

It's weakened to a C4 already? I keep hearing it will hit as a 4; but I thought it was a 5 and still strengthening last night?


26 posted on 09/22/2005 5:53:30 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

It's weakened to a C4 already? I keep hearing it will hit as a 4; but I thought it was a 5 and still strengthening last night?


27 posted on 09/22/2005 5:53:31 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sonsofliberty2000

it will hit land and leave many people homeless...


28 posted on 09/22/2005 5:53:34 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: dawn53
Is that a prophetic utterance, a hunch, or something you heard on from a weather person?

I read it here: Hurricane RITA Strike Probabilities

40% of hitting 27.8N 92.4W (that's Louisiana)
39% of hitting GULF 28N 91W (Louisiana)
34% of hitting GULF 28N 93W (Louisiana)
29% of hitting 29.2N 93.8W (Louisiana)
...and so on

Galveston, TX 26%
PORT ARTHUR, TX 26%
Freeport TX 24%
New Orleans, LA at 15%

All of the most likely landfall points are in Louisiana.

29 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:00 PM PDT by Skylab
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

sorry for the echo.


30 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:02 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Comment #31 Removed by Moderator

To: LikeLight

Sigh.


32 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:24 PM PDT by cgk (When the BIG ONE wipes out Hollywood can we call it Bush's Fault instead of the San Andreas Fault?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah
Thanks to you and everyone that has us in their thoughts and prayers.
33 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:27 PM PDT by Flyer (Houston FReepers ~ http://houstonliberty.com/forums/ ~ (SW Houston)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
Thanks again for all you do, NautiNurse!

There just aren't words for what a fantastic service you are providing with these threads...

34 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:28 PM PDT by Ryan Spock (Nashville, TN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Re: Suburban vs. Excursion.

We've had a Suburban for 5 years and it's been great. Rented an Excursion once on vacation and did some rough road driving and hubby didn't like it at all. He said it wallowed all over the place. Also it didn't seem to have as much space as the Suburban for the size and was more of a gas hog. I think you've made a good choice with the Suburban.

(Are they even making Excursions any more?).


35 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:33 PM PDT by randita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
OK this is a very bad sign. Part if the latest info from the Recon flight. I will bold the important numbers.

0035. 2615N 09015W 02437 5398 051 140 122 122 144 02082 0000000100

AF just picked up 140KT 30 second sustained winds IN THE NW QUAD. THat supports surface winds of 150 MPH again.

36 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:44 PM PDT by commish ((Montgomery, AL) Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

It moved over cooler water and is going through eyewall replacement. It might intensify back to CAT5 as it moves over deep warm water.


37 posted on 09/22/2005 5:54:56 PM PDT by james_f_hall (Round Rock, Texas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
I remember hearing today that some of the hospitals could not move everyone...those who are seriously ill or etc....

..and that doctors/nurses have chosen to stay with them.

May God keep them safe and bless their servant willingness.

38 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:10 PM PDT by Guenevere (God bless our military!...and God bless the President of the United States!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thanks for keeping up with this, nautiNurse.


39 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:18 PM PDT by meyer (The DNC prefers advancing the party at the expense of human lives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

Weakened and Category Four are mutually exclusive terms. It's the difference between being hit by a freight train, or an 18 wheeler rig. Take your pick.


40 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:26 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia; sonsofliberty2000

A little reading to catch up?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1489163/posts?q=1&&page=1


41 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:57 PM PDT by RDTF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: LikeLight

Engine company needed at Petro Truckstop . . . 100 people trying to get on buses for transport to airport . . . 1 firefighter on scene, needs manpower . . .

Beaumont scanner


42 posted on 09/22/2005 5:55:59 PM PDT by LikeLight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Skylab

The eye may not hit Texas straight on, but with a 400-mile width, the rest of it sure will!


43 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:02 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Guenevere

Ramein noodles?


44 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:03 PM PDT by Howlin (Yeah, I'm a BushBot.....so what?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
So she has been going through ERC. I didn't think anything else could account for such weakening, considering the other conditions present. I guess we can expect her to ramp back up again, at least somewhat.

If the media hypes the weakening, though, some people who haven't evacuated yet may decide not to go, then find themselves with not enough time to do so should she go back to a 5.

45 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:07 PM PDT by laz (They can bus 'em to the polls, but they can't bus 'em out of the path of a Cat 5 hurricane.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Certain_Doom
Now we're cooking with Gas!

Don't do it indoors w/o the appropriate detectors

46 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Home is I45 S, just south of Beltway 8 in Houston ... I'm outta here ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Flyer

The current track is looking a bit better for my area - Im sorry for those in the Beaumont area - I'm wondering how the heck we will get back home..........


47 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:53 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Guenevere

I heard they got some burn patients transfered to Lubbock today.


48 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse; james_f_hall

I think my local radio stations should read these threads :)

Thanks for the updates!


49 posted on 09/22/2005 5:56:58 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: randita
Are they even making Excursions any more?

No, they're shelving them to make room for the new model: the Exploitation. ;)

SUV from he**

50 posted on 09/22/2005 5:57:28 PM PDT by cgk (When the BIG ONE wipes out Hollywood can we call it Bush's Fault instead of the San Andreas Fault?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 2,701-2,712 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson