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KATFIVE
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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56207 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:16 AM

What does those numbers mean? I know, I should have learned how to read that stuff!

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: KATFIVE]
      #56208 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:19 AM

tey this page to learn how to decode

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/recco.htm

called RECCO Observations

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56211 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:42 AM

165kts flight level NE quad

171MPH surface winds


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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56213 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:51 AM


Sorry if this has already been posted...

Corpus Christi (Nueces County) is now under a mandatory evacuation...

I also heard on the news that Cameron Parish in Louisiana is under a mandatory evacuation, but I can't find anything definitive....

That makes every major metro area in the watch area, with the exception of the Beaumont/Port Arthur area, which is still under a voluntary evacuation only....

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Allison]
      #56214 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:54 AM

Cameron Parish is under a mandatory evacuation; there is information about it on both the NOLA.com and WWL-TV blogs. Other areas in SW Louisiana are under voluntary evacuations south of I-10 or are at least encouraging those south of the interstate to move northward until the storm passes.

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Allison]
      #56216 - Thu Sep 22 2005 01:57 AM

Cameron Parish isn't under Mandatory Evac yet but taken from our local News Station, KATC - Lafayette, La, it says:

Edited to add: Strange that the Lafayette News website isn't listing Cameron as Mandatory Evac. They may not have updated their site.

Quote:

The 97-hundred residents of Cameron Parish, in Louisiana's southwest corner, were told today to leave.

Hurricane Rita is moving west in the Gulf of Mexico and Cameron Parish is in the cone of danger.

Freddie Richard, emergency director for the parish, say they're not worried about a direct hit, but the water to be pushed ahead of the storm.

He says forecasts are for a four- to six-foot storm surge and up to five inches of rain.






As stated below from KATC News in Lafayette, they are recommending that Calcasieu Parish evacuate as well.

Quote:

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - As Hurricane Rita continues to move west in the Gulf of Mexico, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has called for a recommended evacuation of storm surge impact areas.

That's areas in southern Calcasieu Parish that are at an elevation of eight feet or below to be prepared for a six-to-eight foot storm surge.

This would include areas along the Calcasieu Ship Channel, Sabine River and any tributaries of these river systems.

A specific area of concern would be the Deatonville area and any other areas that experienced flooding during Tropical Storm Frances in 1998.

Governor Kathleen Blanco is expected in Lake Charles this afternoon and meet with the Office of Emergency Preparedness.





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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: LisaMaria65]
      #56218 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:02 AM

cnn just got 2am.... no major change.....not sure i am buying that.....

opps! never mind

REPEATING THE 1 AM CDT POSITION...24.8 N... 87.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...175 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 898 MB.

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56219 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:06 AM

recon obs 5 from eyewall had 900mb

as i write obs 6 had 898mb

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56221 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:10 AM

Here's the full recon report:

701
URNT12 KNHC 220559
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 22/05:38:00Z
B. 24 deg 46 min N
087 deg 34 min W
C. 700 mb 2218 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 139 deg 165 kt
G. 063 deg 012 nm
H. 898 mb
I. 9 C/ 3044 m
J. 28 C/ 3047 m
K. 3 C/ NA
L. CLOSED WALL
M. C16
N. 12345/ 7
O. 0.02 / 1 nm
P. AF307 1618A Rita OB 04
MAX FL WIND 165 KT NE QUAD 05:34:00 Z
FREQUENT LIGHTNING
MODERATE TURBULENCE IN EYEWALL
EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE STADIUM EFFECT IN MOONLIGHT


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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Random Chaos]
      #56222 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:12 AM

The eyewall drop recorded 850mb winds of 186 knots. Impressive. That does correspond to around 150 knots at the surface. It'll be interesting to see what they find in the other quadrants.

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56223 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:14 AM

From the recon:

"FREQUENT LIGHTNING
MODERATE TURBULENCE IN EYEWALL
EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE STADIUM EFFECT IN MOONLIGHT"

Gee do you think they'll be able to get a photo of that?

Pressure holding, temp diff at 19 deg, the diameter of the eye at 16nm.

Seems like she's gone steady state, but before sat blackout, cloud tops were getting cooler, and the lightning would indicate convection, so could she still be strengthening?

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Margie]
      #56224 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:18 AM

i sure hope one of those AF airmen/women have a camera... but i would expect there be an tv news crew on there... saw tucker on msnbc interview a NOAA Hurricane Hunter person tonight... they had video of the surface and stuff.....

URNT11 KNHC 220612
97779 06084 50235 8890/ 30500 33041 10088 /3070
RMK AF307 1618A Rita OB 08

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56225 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:26 AM

i heard 190mph is the record for max.sustained winds..... but i could only find this

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Storm_pages/Atl/wmax_frame.html

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56227 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:52 AM

well 165 kts, highest so far. (flight level)

URNT14 KNHC 220647
SUPPLEMENTARY VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
INBOUND
LAT LON jHHH TTDD ddfff
01258 10864 13074 11009 14057
02256 20865 23053 20909 13065
03254 30867 33014 30808 12075
04252 40869 43973 40909 13075
05251 50871 53895 50808 13097
06249 60873 63664 60808 13141
MF248 M0874 MF165 --- 165kts
OBS 01 AT 05:09:40Z
OBS 06 AT 05:32:40Z
OBS 01 SFC WND /////
OUTBOUND
LAT LON jHHH TTDD ddfff
01246 10877 13702 11311 32115
02244 20879 23883 21010 31073
03242 30881 33959 31010 32072
04240 40883 43004 41010 33054
05239 50885 53036 51009 32048
06237 60887 63050 61107 33053
07235 70889 73069 71008 32041
MF246 M0877 MF140 --- 140kts
OBS 01 AT 05:42:10Z
OBS 07 AT 06:07:50Z
OBS 07 SFC WND /////
AF307 1618A Rita OB 09

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56228 - Thu Sep 22 2005 02:56 AM

Quote:

i heard 190mph is the record for max.sustained winds..... but i could only find this

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Storm_pages/Atl/wmax_frame.html




Based on this link, Allen and Camile both were at 190MPH (the speed is in knots.)


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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Doombot!]
      #56229 - Thu Sep 22 2005 03:10 AM

oh yeah... didn't read the whole chart.... must be late....thanx!
MAXIMUM WIND
(knots)

Also Aoml/hrd....has a Rita 2005 page... not complete, but looks like they are adding some G-IV flight pictures and some others... page was last updated on the 19th.

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56230 - Thu Sep 22 2005 03:19 AM

for those interested..... FIRST ever unmanned 10hr flight into Ophelia
(may have been posted)

http://www.aerosonde.com/drawarticle/127
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2508.htm


Also here's what Katrina looked like on the Inside:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2496.htm

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56231 - Thu Sep 22 2005 03:40 AM

looks like she wobbled again...and is now on 25n... i would say 25n 88w?

http://www.esl.lsu.edu/webpics/AOI/AOI3_ir_loop.gif

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56232 - Thu Sep 22 2005 03:41 AM

URNT12 KNHC 220739
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 22/07:14:30Z
B. 24 deg 48 min N
087 deg 46 min W
C. 700 mb 2208 m
D. NA kt
E. NA deg nm
F. 225 deg 148 kt
G. 134 deg 013 nm
H. 899 mb
I. 9 C/ 3047 m
J. 31 C/ 3043 m
K. -3 C/ NA
L. CLOSED WALL
M. C16
N. 12345/ 7
O. 0.02 / 1 nm
P. AF307 1618A Rita OB 11
MAX FL WIND 165 KT NE QUAD 05:34:00 Z
STADIUM EFFECT VERY VISIBLE IN MOONLIGHT
FREQUENT LIGHTNING WITHIN EYEWALL


please take a picture

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Re: Rita Chugs Westward with 175MPH Winds [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #56233 - Thu Sep 22 2005 03:47 AM

at 0741....obs 13

has a 898mb reading.....i think

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