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2005-09-22 16:00:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico has weakened slightly, with winds down to about 145 mph, but it was still a still dangerous Category 4 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Thursday.

2005-09-22 13:17:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened to a Category 4 storm with winds at 150 miles per hour but remained an extremely dangerous storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Thursday afternoon. It forecast the storm would hit near the Houston area, the heart of the U.S. oil industry, as a dangerous hurricane of at least Category 3 intensity early Saturday. All of the major weather models forecast the storm should strike between the Houston area and the Texas-Louisiana...

2005-09-22 12:47:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened to a still dangerous Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Thursday.

2005-09-22 10:15:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened slightly to 165 miles per hour but still remained a dangerous Category 5 storm, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday.

2005-09-21 15:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita strengthened into a powerful Category 5 storm on Wednesday and was expected to hit the Texas coast later this week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest update. The storm, packing winds of 165 mph as of late Wednesday, was projected to make landfall early Saturday along the central Texas Gulf Coast after threatening oil and natural gas facilities in the region. The storm had already shut crude and natural gas production in the...

2005-09-20 08:41:10

MIAMI (Reuters) - Rita grew into a category one hurricane on Tuesday as it bore down on the vulnerable Florida Keys, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

2005-09-19 08:22:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center and all major weather models project that Tropical Storm Rita, which is currently battering the central Bahamas, will enter the Gulf of Mexico and threaten the U.S. oil and natural gas facilities later this week. At 8 a.m. EDT, the center of Rita, which was moving westward at nearly 9 miles per hour, was about 235 miles southeast of Nassau and about 460 miles east-southeast of Key West, Florida. The storm, which could become a...

2005-09-09 07:28:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - None of the major weather models project Tropical Storm Ophelia will enter the Gulf of Mexico and threaten the U.S. oil and natural gas rigs over the next several days. Of the seven major weather models, only one expects the storm to make landfall (near the Georgia-South Carolina border) by the middle of next week, while the other models, including the most widely watched U.S. National Hurricane Center model, forecast the storm will remain in the Atlantic Ocean....

2005-09-08 07:38:21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Tropical Storm Ophelia will remain in the Atlantic Ocean through early next week, while a couple of weather models show the storm crossing Florida and entering the Gulf of Mexico. Of the seven major weather models, two -- the Beta and Advection Model - Medium (BAMM) and the Beta and Advection Model - Deep (BAMD) -- projected the storm would cross central Florida and threaten the natural gas and oil rigs in the Gulf of...

2005-09-07 08:00:00

NEW YORK -- Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened as it moved northwestward parallel to Florida's east coast, bringing rain to the central and northern parts of the Sunshine State, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the center of the storm, with maximum sustained winds of almost 45 miles per hour, was located about 80 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The NHC forecast some slow strengthening during the next 24 hours. Ophelia is moving...


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