agosto 29, 2005

KATRINA / 8 pm Public Advisory

WTNT32 KNHC 292338
TCPAT2
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KATRINA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 28A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2005

...KATRINA NOW A TROPICAL STORM BUT STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS REMAIN A THREAT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER. THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER THIS EVENING.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 8 PM EDT...0100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KATRINA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.9 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI.

KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK KATRINA WILL BE MOVING OVER NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI AND NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA TONIGHT AND ACROSS WEST-CENTRAL TENNESSEE BY EARLY TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ALTHOUGH KATRINA IS NO LONGER A HURRICANE...KATRINA'S WINDS ARE STILL CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 965 MB...28.50 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO COAST WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES...WILL ACCOMPANY KATRINA FROM THE GULF COAST THROUGH THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS.

A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EASTERN... AND NORTHERN ALABAMA...AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF WESTERN GEORGIA AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS EVENING.

REPEATING THE 8 PM EDT POSITION...32.9 N... 88.9 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 965 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 PM EDT.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN

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