Katia is getting stronger and could threaten the US

Posted By on August 31, 2011

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Here we go again … Tropical Storm Katia expected to become a Hurricane and tracking toward the NW while it continues to pick up energy. Hopefully it will peel off to the north and dump its rain and wind  well offshore … but after Irene, and knowing we’re in the heat of the strong storm season, it is prudent to keep our eye on the satellite.

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KATIA ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL122011
500 PM AST WED AUG 31 2011

...KATIA ALMOST A HURRICANE...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...14.6N 42.6W ABOUT 1285 MI...2070 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...32 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB...29.23 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
KATIA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE
42.6 WEST. KATIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST
NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/H...AND THISMOTION WITH A GRADUAL
SLOWING OF FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...
110 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING
IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND KATIA IS LIKELY
TO BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125
MILES...205 KM FROM THE CENTER. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.

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