Katrina intensifying rapidly
Now that Katrina is over the Gulf of Mexico, she is gaining strength very quickly. Latest recon indicated a central pressure down to 971 mb and sustained winds of at least 90 mph. The hurricane hunter is still on site so more will be said about this later. For now notice the westward shift in the models tracks. However, it is clear that the models do not have a very good idea on Katrina. This is actually very typical of both systems that are rapidly deepening, and those that just crossed land.