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NASA Watches As Tropical Storm Isaac Soaks US Gulf Coast Region And Lower Mississippi River Valley
2012-08-31 13:02:07

NASA satellites are providing forecasters with data on rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to track over Louisiana, Mississippi and spread northward into the lower Mississippi Valley. Isaac has a large supply of rain, drawing its power from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. NASA's TRMM satellite revealed that some areas within Isaac were dropping rainfall at a rate of 2.75 inches per hour. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite twice flew...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

Powerful Hurricane Gustav was 85 miles south of near-deserted New Orleans early Monday, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The city was advised at 6 a.m. Gustav was a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph with higher gusts. No strengthening was forecast before landfall toward midday as the storm moved northwest near 16 mph. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230...

2008-08-29 15:47:21

Tropical Storm Gustav appears to be headed for the Gulf of Mexico on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike on New Orleans. Experts say Gustav is likely to reach this current late Saturday. If the storm misses it or zips through the current, then Gustav probably won't be much of a name to remember. The Loop Current was a key stopover for nearly all the Gulf Coast killers of the past, including Katrina and Camille, said Florida International University professor Hugh...

2006-06-13 09:56:04

MIAMI (Reuters) - A hurricane warning in effect for much of the Gulf Coast of Florida since Monday was lifted on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Alberto failed to gain strength before making landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane warning was downgraded at 11 a.m. EDT to a tropical storm warning.

2005-10-07 17:11:18

MIAMI -- Government hurricane specialists said Friday they are investigating whether Hurricane Katrina was actually a Category 3 storm, not a 4, when it struck the Gulf Coast. Analyzing the hurricane's strength has been made more difficult because instruments used to measure the wind failed or were swept away when the storm hit Aug. 29, and communications was lost with a National Weather Service radar station in Slidell, La. Hurricane specialists are examining data from planes that flew...

2005-09-16 17:40:00

MIAMI -- For all the criticism of the Bush administration's confused response to Hurricane Katrina, at least two federal agencies got it right: the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. They forecast the path of the storm and the potential for devastation with remarkable accuracy. The performance by the two agencies calls into question claims by President Bush and others in his administration that Katrina was a catastrophe that no one envisioned. For example, Bush...

2005-08-29 10:19:39

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina was downgraded to a still-major Category 3 storm on Monday morning as it made a second landfall on the Mississippi coast, the National Hurricane Center said. Katrina initially struck southeastern Louisiana overnight as a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds. According to the 11 a.m. EDT update, the center packed 125 mph winds and was located 35 miles east-northeast of New Orleans.

2005-08-29 04:44:53

By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Powerful Hurricane Katrina roared toward the Louisiana coast on Monday with 150 mile per hour (240 kph) winds and a massive storm surge that threatened to swamp the historic city of New Orleans. Katrina was losing intensity as it approached land, but was still expected to deal a serious blow as it came in from the Gulf of Mexico. As of 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), the eye of the storm was just off the southeastern Louisiana coast about 90 miles...

2005-08-29 02:47:41

By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Gusty winds and heavy rain squalls swept across southern Louisiana on Monday as giant Hurricane Katrina bore down on the U.S. Gulf coast and threatened to swamp the city of New Orleans. At least a million people had fled the area ahead of the powerful storm, which weakened as it neared land to top winds of 155 mph (248 kph) and was downgraded to a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. As of 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT), the center...

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