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Saturday, 24 September 2005 12:00 AM

BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM RITA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 28A...CORRECTION NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1 PM CDT SAT SEP 24 2005

...CORRECTION FOR WINDS IN THE REPEAT SECTION...

...RITA MOVING NORTHWARD... EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINS DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1 PM CDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM RITA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 94.2 WEST...BETWEEN SHREVEPORT AND LUFKIN TEXAS.

RITA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 12 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES. BEAUMONT TEXAS REPORTED GUSTS TO 55 MPH DURING THE PAST HOUR AND FORT POLK LOUISIANA REPORTED A GUST OF 58 MPH. NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECENTLY REPORTED A PEAK WIND OF 46 MPH.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 975 MB...28.71 INCHES.

THE COASTAL STORM FLOODING SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE TODAY. HOWEVER...TIDES ALONG THE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COASTS IN AREAS AFFECTED BY KATRINA COULD BE 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE WAVES... AND RESIDENTS THERE ARE EXPERIENCING COASTAL FLOODING. LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY RITA WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO AFFECT MOST PORTIONS OF THE GULF COAST.

RITA'S SLOW MOVEMENT IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE VERY HEAVY RAINS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...WITH RAINFALL TOTALS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN TEXAS...WESTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN ARKANSAS. MAXIMUM RAINFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 25 INCHES MAY OCCUR OVER LOCALIZED AREAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA INCLUDING METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT OVER FAR EASTERN TEXAS...LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN ARKANSAS...AND MISSISSIPPI.

REPEATING THE 1 PM CDT POSITION...31.6 N... 94.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 4 PM CDT.

FORECASTER AVILA

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