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#48415 (Received by flhurricane at: 10:37 PM 24.Sep.2005)
TCPAT3
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA ADVISORY NUMBER 30
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM CDT SAT SEP 24 2005

...RITA WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION BUT REMAINS A HEAVY RAIN PRODUCER...

AT 10 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
RITA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 93.9 WEST...
OR ABOUT 40 MILES NORTH OF SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 10 MPH. A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH... WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 985 MB...29.09 INCHES.

THE COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. HOWEVER... TIDES ALONG THE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND MISSISSIPPI COASTS IN AREAS AFFECTED BY KATRINA COULD BE 4 TO 6
FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE WAVES... AND
RESIDENTS THERE ARE EXPERIENCING COASTAL FLOODING. LARGE SWELLS
GENERATED BY RITA WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO AFFECT MOST PORTIONS OF
THE GULF COAST.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN
ASSOCIATION WITH RITA ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY. ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM TOTALS OF 15 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY TO THE EAST
OF THE TRACK OF RITA... OVER NORTHERN LOUISIANA... NORTHERN AND
WESTERN MISSISSIPPI... ARKANSAS... AND WESTERN TENNESSEE.

REPEATING THE 10 PM CDT POSITION...33.0 N... 93.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 10 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 985 MB.

THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER ON RITA. FUTURE INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION
CENTER...UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPAT3 AND WMO HEADER WTNT33
KWNH...BEGINNING AT 4 AM CDT SUNDAY.


FORECASTER KNABB