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Katrina now a tropical storm

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TROPICAL STORM KATRINA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  28A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM CDT MON AUG 29 2005

...KATRINA NOW A TROPICAL STORM BUT STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS
REMAIN A THREAT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
AND FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD TO THE
ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER.  THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED
LATER THIS EVENING.

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

AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KATRINA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.9 WEST OR ABOUT 30
MILES NORTHWEST OF MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI.

KATRINA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...AND AN
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK KATRINA WILL BE MOVING OVER NORTHEASTERN
MISSISSIPPI AND NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA TONIGHT AND ACROSS WEST-
CENTRAL TENNESSEE BY EARLY TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ALTHOUGH
KATRINA IS NO LONGER A HURRICANE...KATRINA'S WINDS ARE STILL
CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...MAINLY
TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  965 MB...28.50 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO COAST WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES...WILL ACCOMPANY KATRINA FROM THE GULF
COAST THROUGH THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS.

A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EASTERN...
AND NORTHERN ALABAMA...AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF WESTERN GEORGIA AND
THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS EVENING.

REPEATING THE 7 PM CDT POSITION...32.9 N... 88.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 965 MB.

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

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