Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Katrina To Be A Gulf Hurricane

65 Knots = 74.9 mph

The NHC 11 am EDT forecast for T.S. Katrina calls for it to 'steadily intensify', turn more westerly tomorrow, cross the Florida peninsula, reemerge in the Gulf, and become a hurricane.

The capital-letter shouting is from the National Hurricane Center:
KATRINA... IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY BUILD EASTWARD...CAUSING THE CYCLONE TO TURN MORE WESTWARD AFTER 24 HOURS AND CROSS THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA. AFTER EMERGING OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO IN 72 HOURS...THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE RIDGE IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN AND ALLOW KATRINA TO MOVE NORTHWESTWARD.

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KATRINA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE PRIOR TO LANDFALL

1 comment:

Stephen said...

You guys can't catch a break. Batten down the hatches, get fresh batteries, fill the bathtub with water, fill the ice chest with cold cuts and beer. Take care.