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August 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina landfall resources

At this point all evacuations and preparations should be nearing completion. Below is the latest computer model suite.

As you can see, New Orleans is resting squarely in the cross-hairs. We are beginning to prepare to transition from forecasting to tracking the storm as it makes landfall. People should understand that this has potential to be one of the greatest natural disasters that this county has ever faced. As you begin to watch the storm come ashore, I would like to give you all a few links to check.

The National Data Buoy Center has a compilation of observations useful in the area.
Click on the map to go to their site for specific observation, or the above link for a list.

Check with the National Weather Service in New Orleans for radar observations.

Please understand that the radar will likely be knocked out by the storm before the hurricane gets too close. After that the radar in Mobile will probably be the most useful.

For the latest satellite imagery, check with the Naval Research Lab's Monterey Marine Meteorology Division.

P.S. Don't look now, but there is another tropical depression in the Atlantic.

I'm going to try to ignore it for now but the models call for strengthening.
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