for the NW people 5pm bam Hurricane center located near 24.4n 86.8w at 21/2100z
position accurate within 15 nm
present movement toward the west or 275 degrees at 11 kt
...Rita reaches 165 mph winds...becomes an extremely dangerous
category five hurricane...the second of the 2005 season...
at 4 PM CDT...2100z...a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Gulf of
Mexico coast from Port Mansfield Texas to Cameron Louisiana.
At 4 PM CDT...2100z...a tropical storm watch has been issued for
east of Cameron to Grand Isle Louisiana and from south of Port
Mansfield to Brownsville.
At 4 PM CDT...2100z...the government of Mexico has issued a tropical
storm watch for the northeast coast of Mexico from Rio San Fernando
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area...generally within 36 hours. A tropical storm
watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the
watch area...generally within 36 hours.