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#42940 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:55 PM 29.Aug.2005)
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HURRICANE KATRINA ADVISORY NUMBER 28
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT MON AUG 29 2005

...KATRINA CONTINUES WEAKENING OVER MISSISSIPPI BUT STRONG WINDS AND
HEAVY RAINS STILL A THREAT...

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
AND FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD TO THE
ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER IS CHANGED TO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING. ALL
OTHER WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED.

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 THIS EVENING.

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

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KATRINA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 89.6 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES
NORTHWEST OF LAUREL MISSISSIPPI.

KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 18 MPH...AND A GRADUAL TURN
TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER
WILL BE MOVING OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT AND
INTO WESTERN TENNESSEE ON TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
KATRINA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.
CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205
MILES...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHEAST.

AT 2 PM CDT...A WIND GUST TO 110 MPH WAS MEASURED...BEFORE
INSTRUMENT FAILURE...IN LAUREL MISSISSIPPI BY JONES COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.

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

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL TOTALS 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 4 PM CDT POSITION...31.9 N... 89.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 960 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 7 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM
CDT.

FORECASTER PASCH