(Registered User)
Wed Sep 21 2005 05:17 PM
Re: 4 frames now




What is your source on Katrina being 6 times the size of Rita. The latter looks pretty darn big. I can believe K was larger, but 6 times larger?

There are several ways. You can review the satellite images and calculate the distance from the lat/lon. You can also review NHC archives which do give the distances for the hurricane-force windfield and tropical-storm force windfield from the center, in various directions, and calculate the area from that.

Katrina was an unusually large storm.

According to the NHC archives, Katrina had TS force winds up to 230 miles from the center, Rita has them 140 miles from the center. According to my math, that makes Katrina not even 2x the size. No question she was larger, but nowhere near 6 times.

BTW, new thread.

NHC is saying now TS winds extend 175 miles. Just to clarify.

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