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Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VII
NOAA - NHC ^ | 28 August 2005 | NOAA - NHC

Posted on 08/28/2005 8:10:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Extremely dangerous Hurricane Katrina is bearing down on the North Central Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans metro area. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin conceded that as many as 100,000 inner-city residents didn't have the means to leave and an untold number of tourists were stranded by the closing of the airport. At this hour, people are still filing into the Superdome after security screening for weapons and contraband. National Guard have brought in 360,000 MRE (meals ready to eat) to feed the estimated 30,000 storm refugees in the Superdome.

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

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 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


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:

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

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
KEYWORDS: amscray; bugoutnow; getoutadodge; getoutoftown; hurricane; hurricanekatrina; katrina; katrinaandthewaves; lordprotectnoandla; nawlins; neworleans; tropical; walkingonsunshine; weather
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1 posted on 08/28/2005 8:10:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

Coast Guard Auxiliary gears up for action

As Hurricane Katrina bears down on New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is gearing up to assist the Coast Guard in responding the aftermath of what is being called the "Fourth Strongest Atlantic Hurricane" on record.

William Crouch, Vice Commodore of the Auxiliary Eighth District Central Region stated this afternoon that "units from outlying areas are preparing to depart for the disaster area as soon as the situation becomes clear."

Only three prior Category 5 Hurricanes have been this powerful, the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, 1969's Hurricane Camille and Hurricane Andrew.

Units from as far away as Arkansas, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Missouri and Mississippi and other areas of Louisiana are preparing to respond.

"Boats, radios, aviation units will be manned and ready to respond," according to Crouch, "based on the District's Contingency plan which has been in effect since Hurricane Ivan".


2 posted on 08/28/2005 8:11:18 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: NautiNurse

Wishing those people some luck!


3 posted on 08/28/2005 8:11:27 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

New thread--looking for some good news...

4 posted on 08/28/2005 8:11:52 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

I'm really going to be honked off when the libs blame the president and the war for this hurricane.


5 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:04 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (I support the firemen, but not their cause.)
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To: NautiNurse

bump


6 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:09 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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To: NautiNurse
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

7 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:19 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: BurbankKarl

I'm in Massachusetts and I'm transfixed with this storm.

Prayers for all of the folks on the Gulf.


8 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:30 PM PDT by Mears (Mrs Massachusetts)
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To: NautiNurse
God bless all who will be affected by this.
9 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:34 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NautiNurse
869 
URNT12 KNHC 290307
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 29/02:36:10Z
B. 27 deg 34 min N
089 deg 25 min W
C. 700 mb 2289 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg 000 nm
F. 035 deg 122 kt
G. 306 deg 015 nm
H. 908 mb
I. 13 C/ 3018 m
J. 25 C/ 3022 m
K. 17 C/ NA
L. CLOSED WALL
M. C30
N. 12345/ 7
O. 0.03 / 2 nm
P. AF305 2012A KATRINA OB 04
MAX FL WIND 122 KT NW QUAD 02:31:40 Z

10 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:43 PM PDT by commish ((Montgomery, AL) Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: NautiNurse
You're doing a fine job with this mess, ma'am !
Thanks
11 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:43 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: F14 Pilot
I wish the talking heads wouldn't sound so gleeful when they talk about "death and destruction coming to New Orleans RIGHT NOW."
12 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:51 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: NautiNurse

And hoping for a miracle there...


13 posted on 08/28/2005 8:12:57 PM PDT by milford421
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To: NautiNurse

That lost post ended like a brick wall!

:0-o


14 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:00 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

One of the LA Reps was on WWL thanking President Bush for going live with his comments this afternoon. I have WWL minimized and didn't get the Reps name.


15 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for all your work on this, Nauti.


16 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:18 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: NautiNurse

I agree, you're doing a good job with these threads.


17 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:23 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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To: NautiNurse
No personal attacks. If you have to bash the folks living in the path of the storm, you will be suspended. Period.
18 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Way beyond my pay grade, but like the ice skater, narrower means speed, wider means less.


19 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:39 PM PDT by Torie
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To: NautiNurse

You're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:39 PM PDT by Gabz (USSG Warning: portable sewing machines are known to cause broken ankles)
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To: Strategerist

Thank you for the info in the last thread. It made some odd kind of sense.

Go figger!


21 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:40 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Bobby Jindal is the rep, he's a good guy.


22 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NautiNurse
From Jeff Masters Wunderblog
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html


Landfall location and intensity

Katrina has continued to expand in size, and now rivals Hurricane Gilbert and Hurricane Allen as the largest hurricanes in size. When hurricanes reach such enormous sizes, they tend to create their own upper-air environment, making them highly resistant to external wind shear. The global computer models are not really hinting at any wind shear that might affect Katrina before landfall, and the only thing that might weaken her is an eyewall replacement cycle. Even if one of these happens in the next 12 hours, the weakest Katrina is likely to get before landfall is a Category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds. Katrina is so huge and powerful that she will still do incredible damage even at this level. The track forecast has not changed significantly, and the area from New Orleans to the Mississippi-Louisiana border is going to get a catastrophic blow. I put the odds of New Orleans getting its levees breached and the city submerged at about 70%.

This scenario, which has been discussed extensively in literature I have read, could result in a death toll in the thousands, since many people will be unable or unwilling to get out of the city. I recommend that if you are trapped in New Orleans tomorrow, that you wear a life jacket and a helmet if you have them. High rise buildings may offer good refuge, but Katrina has the potential to knock down a high-rise building. A 25 foot storm surge and 30 - 40 foot high battering waves on top of that may be able to bring down a steel-reinforced high rise building. I don't believe a high rise building taller than six stories has ever been brought down by a hurricane, so this may not happen Monday, either. We are definitely in unknown waters with Katrina.

I have focused on New Orleans in much of my discussions about this storm, but Katrina will do tens of billions in damage all along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Mobile Bay could well see a 10-foot storm surge. And inland areas will take heavy damage as well; Katrina will still be a hurricane 180 miles inland, and cause widespread flooding throughout the Tennessee Valley.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in Katrina's way, and I urge all readers of this blog to do the same.

Jeff Masters

23 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:49 PM PDT by TaxRelief (You have two choices: Convert to Islam or suppress Islam. There is no other option, Mrs. Sheehan.)
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Whew...I thought the Admin Mod closed the thread because I posted the Red Beans and Rice recipe!


24 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:52 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Black Tooth

I don't know but they are making me hungry for a late night snack! I wish there were a Popeye's nearby...I'd send hubby out for red beans and rice!


25 posted on 08/28/2005 8:13:58 PM PDT by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: Mears

I am in Phoenix, I am transfixed too. Its like a car accident that you just cant look away from.


26 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:09 PM PDT by aft_lizard (This space waiting for a post election epiphany it now is: Question Everything)
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Comment #27 Removed by Moderator

To: NautiNurse; All
Well I was about to ask somebody on the previous thread what an "eyewall replacement cycle" was,
but the mods locked the thread and I forget who I was going to ask.
28 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:14 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: SittinYonder

I noticed the same thing and have streaming video on the computer out of New Orleans. I cannot stand the talking heads.


29 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:15 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Allen in 2008)
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To: tomkat

thank you, dear...seeing cross-eyed at this point.


30 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

The Pressure at 904 mb is what dictates this storm.

The wind guesses at sea level are just that guesses. Pressure is what counts, and I fear 180 mph is about what we're at when it hits at this Pressure.

Take a look at the BOUY's as well, like 42020 and 42039.

Currently 32.2 feet wave heights.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/radial_search.php?lat1=27.6N&lon1=89.4W&dist=250&time=3


31 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:32 PM PDT by Sonar5 (60+ Million have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: NautiNurse

Here's a local blog with a lot of pertinent information:

http://www.nola.com/newslogs/breakingtp/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_Times-Picayune/archives/2005_08.html#074533


32 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:35 PM PDT by Darnright ( Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before)
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To: milford421

Hoping and praying for miracles for those who are trapped...children, elderly, people without transportation...

(sigh) I do have a big God, though. That helps.


33 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:37 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: BurbankKarl

I seen some canes but this is the mother of em all


34 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:47 PM PDT by skaterboy (Miss you mom)
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To: PhiKapMom

Jindal, Republican, and definitely an up and comer in the party. You'll hear a lot more of him.


35 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:50 PM PDT by HarryCaul
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To: NautiNurse

So what's the latest direction? Is it still on track towards NO?


36 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:50 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank-You.


37 posted on 08/28/2005 8:14:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: Black Tooth

Somewone for LSU said that chemicals could get into the flood waters because there are so many chemical storage facilities in New Orleans and they are all above ground.


38 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:08 PM PDT by Mears (Mrs Massachusetts)
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To: samiam1972
Creamed corn made with corn kernels cut from fresh corn cobs is to die for!

My grandmother taught me her recipe and the secret ingredients are butter, sugar, butter, sugar, butter, butter, sugar, and a little more butter.

:-)

39 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:14 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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To: upchuck

Praying for all across the Gulf tonight - my daughter is in Destin Fl, and they are getting hit by tornado warnings from this monstrous storm...

God, shield all your children tonight, in Jesus name...


40 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:18 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: NautiNurse

I'm heading off for bed. I hope and pray that the storm will moderate during the night. I'd rather not see any records set.


41 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NautiNurse
Link to webcams at the Port of New Orleans:http://www.portno.com/webcamnew_out.htm
42 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:27 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Artemis Webb

Some of us are following this thread as closely as you all. We just have better toys.


43 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Comment #44 Removed by Moderator

To: samiam1972

C'mon guys lets keep this a hurricane thread


45 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:54 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Mears

Nice thought.


46 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:54 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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To: NautiNurse

yup , no graphics


47 posted on 08/28/2005 8:15:56 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: InvisibleChurch

"I'm really going to be honked off when the libs blame the president and the war for this hurricane."

I don't understand you people.

How can the president be responsible for a natural event?

I repeatedly read on these threads, "It's Bush's fault."

Why is it Bush's fault?


48 posted on 08/28/2005 8:16:02 PM PDT by mjtobias
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To: Gabz

For whoever was asking about the WWL weathercaster with the new baby; they said on the air a couple of hours ago that the weatherman, his wife and newborn were well north of New Orleans headed for safer accomodations in Nashville.


49 posted on 08/28/2005 8:16:11 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: NautiNurse

here's the Bourbon St live cam.
http://www.nola.com/paradecam/index.ssf?video


50 posted on 08/28/2005 8:16:17 PM PDT by spanalot
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