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Old 08-29-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Gustav

The following information is from the National Hurricane Center. I will attempt to update this information as this storm progresses. If specific information is needed by any of our forum members and I can be of assistance, please PM me or leave a post on this thread. If there is certain information you would like to see posted here and I have failed to do so, please also let me know. :thanks:

ZCZC MIATCPAT2 ALLTTAA00 KNHC DDHHMMBULLETINTROPICAL STORM GUSTAV INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 18ANWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072008800 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2008 ...CENTER OF GUSTAV ABOUT TO MOVE WEST OF JAMAICA... HURRICANE WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA AND THE CAYMANISLANDS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHEDTO COMPLETION.A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN CUBA...FOR THEPROVINCES OF ISLA DE JUVENTUD...PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA...ANDCIUDAD DE LA HABANA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCE OFGRANMA.A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCE OFMATANZAS. TROPICAL STORM WATCHES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OFCENTRAL CUBA LATER TODAY.INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESSOF GUSTAV. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITORPRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. AT 800 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV WASLOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.3 WEST...NEAR THEWESTERN END OF JAMAICA...OR ABOUT 100 MILES...160 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA AND ABOUT 200 MILES...320KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GRAND CAYMAN. GUSTAV IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR.A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS FORECAST BY TOMORROW. ON THISTRACK...THE CENTER OF GUSTAV WILL LEAVE JAMAICA THIS MORNING...MOVENEAR OR OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT...AND MOVENEAR OR OVER WESTERN PORTIONS OF CUBA ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAYNIGHT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHERGUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS LIKELY DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...ANDGUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW.GUSTAV COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING WESTERN CUBA. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KMFROM THE CENTER. THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCERECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 988 MB...29.18 INCHES. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELSCAN BE EXPECTED IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS IN THE HURRICANE WARNINGAREAS. GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO12 INCHES ACROSS JAMAICA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS...WITH ISOLATEDMAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 25 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS WILLLIKELY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERNCUBA. REPEATING THE 800 AM EDT POSITION...18.3 N...78.3 W. MOVEMENTTOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB. THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT1100 AM EDT. $$FORECASTER KNABB NNNN



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Exclamation Gustav Advisory Number 25

- From the National Hurrican Center -

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HURRICANE GUSTAV ADVISORY NUMBER 25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072008
500 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2008

...GUSTAV STILL STRENGTHENING AS IT IMPACTS WESTERN CUBA...

AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE
NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM EAST OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS EASTWARD TO THE
ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER...INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE
PONTCHARTRAIN. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

AT 500 PM EDT...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS ISSUED ALONG THE PANHANDLE
COAST OF FLORIDA FROM EAST OF THE ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD
TO THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA...CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...ISLA DE
JUVENTUD...MATANZAS...AND CIENFUEGOS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN
COMPLETED.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN PROVINCE
OF VILLA CLARA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN
PROVINCES OF VILLA CLARA...SANCTI SPIRITUS...CIEGO DE AVILA...AND
CAMAGUEY...AND FOR THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS WEST OF THE SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE TO DRY TORTUGAS.

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

AT 500 PM EDT...2100Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE GUSTAV WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.9 WEST OR ABOUT 130 MILES...
210 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA AND ABOUT 80
MILES...135 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HAVANA CUBA. DO NOT VENTURE
OUTSIDE DURING THE PASSAGE OF THE EYE...SINCE WINDS WILL SOON
RAPIDLY INCREASE AS EYEWALL AGAIN PASSES. THE EYE IS ALSO CURRENTLY
CENTERED ABOUT 620 MILES...1000 KM...SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL
GULF OF MEXICO COAST.

GUSTAV IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF GUSTAV WILL CROSS WESTERN
CUBA TONIGHT...THEN EMERGE OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO EARLY
ON SUNDAY...AND REACH THE NORTHERN GULF ON MONDAY.

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 150 MPH...240 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. GUSTAV IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS
WITH AN OVERALL SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND GUSTAV COULD REACH CATEGORY FIVE INTENSITY DURING THIS
PERIOD. GUSTAV IS FORECAST TO REMAIN A MAJOR HURRICANE THROUGH
LANDFALL ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES...280 KM.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 942 MB...27.82 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 18 TO 23 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS
POSSIBLE NEAR WHERE THE CENTER OF GUSTAV CROSSES WESTERN
CUBA...INCLUDING THE ISLE OF YOUTH. STORM SURGE OF 1 TO 3 FEET
ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE IN THE DRY TORTUGAS AS GUSTAV
PASSES TO ITS WEST.

GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO
12 INCHES ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER FLORIDA KEYS AND EXTREME
SOUTHERN FLORIDA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA.

REPEATING THE 500 PM EDT POSITION...22.1 N...82.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM EDT.

$$
FORECASTER KNABB



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Exclamation Gustav Intermediate Advisory Number 27a

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Hurricane Gustav Intermediate Advisory Number 27a
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al072008
700 Am Cdt Sun Aug 31 2008

...gustav Moving Quickly Northwestward Toward The Northern Gulf
Coast...

A Hurricane Warning Remains In Effect For The Northern Gulf Coast
From Cameron Louisiana Eastward To The Alabama-florida Border...
Including The City Of New Orleans And Lake Pontchartrain. A
Hurricane Warning Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Expected
Within The Warning Area Within The Next 24 Hours. Preparations To
Protect Life And Property Should Be Rushed To Completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect From East Of The
Alabama-florida Border To The Ochlockonee River....and From West Of
Cameron Louisiana To Just East Of High Island Texas. A Tropical
Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected
Within The Warning Area Within The Next 24 Hours.

A Hurricane Watch Remains In Effect From West Of Cameron Louisiana
To Just East Of High Island Texas. A Hurricane Watch Means That
Hurricane Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...generally
Within 36 Hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect For The Lower Florida
Keys West Of The Seven Mile Bridge To The Dry Tortugas.

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...please Monitor Products Issued
By Your Local Weather Office.

At 700 Am Cdt...1200z...the Center Of Hurricane Gustav Was Located
Near Latitude 24.7 North...longitude 85.5 West Or About 375 Miles...
605 Km...southeast Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River.

Gustav Is Moving Toward The Northwest Near 16 Mph...26 Km/hr...and
This Motion Is Expected To Continue For The Next Couple Of Days With
Some Decrease In Forward Speed Expected On Monday. On This Track...
Gustav Will Be Moving Across The Central Gulf Of Mexico Today...and
Make Landfall On The Northern Gulf Coast On Monday.

Reports From Air Force Reserve And Noaa Hurricane Hunter Aircraft
Indicate That Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 120
Mph...195 Km/hr...with Higher Gusts. Gustav Is A Category Three
Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson Scale. Some Restrengthening Is
Forecast During The Next 24 Hours...and Gustav Could Regain
Category Four Strength Later Today Or Tonight. Fluctuations In
Strength Are Likely...but Gustav Is Forecast To Remain A Major
Hurricane Until Landfall.

Gustav Is A Large Tropical Cyclone. Hurricane Force Winds Extend
Outward Up To 50 Miles...85 Km...from The Center...and Tropical
Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 200 Miles...325 Km. The Noaa
Automated Station At Pulaski Shoal Light Florida Recently Reported
2-minute Average Winds Of 51 Mph...81 Km/hr...with A Gust Of
60 Mph...96 Km/hr.

The Latest Minimum Central Pressure Reported By The Air Force
Hurricane Hunter Is 960 Mb...28.35 Inches.

An Extremely Dangerous Storm Surge Of 18 To 25 Feet Above Normal
Tidal Levels Is Expected Near And To The East Of Where The Center
Of Gustav Crosses The Northern Gulf Coast. A Storm Surge Of 1 To
3 Feet Above Normal Tide Levels Is Possible In The Dry Tortugas As
Gustav Passes To Its West.

Gustav Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 6 To
12 Inches Over Portion Of Louisiana...southern Mississippi And
Southern Arkansas...with Isolated Maximum Amounts Of Up To 20
Inches Possible Through Wednesday Morning. Additional Rainfall
Amounts Of About An Inch Are Possible Over Florida Keys And
South Florida.

Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over The Central Gulf Coast Later
Today.

Repeating The 700 Am Cdt Position...24.7 N...85.5 W. Movement
Toward...northwest Near 16 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...120 Mph.
Minimum Central Pressure...960 Mb.

The Next Advisory Will Be Issued By The National
Hurricane Center At 1000 Am Cdt.

$$
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Exclamation Hurricane Gustav Advisory Number 28

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Hurricane Gustav Advisory Number 28
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al072008
1000 Am Cdt Sun Aug 31 2008

...gustav Continues Northwestward Over The Central Gulf Of Mexico
With Little Change In Strength...

A Hurricane Warning Remains In Effect For The Northern Gulf Coast
From Cameron Louisiana Eastward To The Alabama-florida Border...
Including The City Of New Orleans And Lake Pontchartrain. A
Hurricane Warning Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Expected
Within The Warning Area Within The Next 24 Hours. Preparations To
Protect Life And Property Should Be Rushed To Completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect From East Of The
Alabama-florida Border To The Ochlockonee River....and From West Of
Cameron Louisiana To Just East Of High Island Texas. A Tropical
Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected
Within The Warning Area Within The Next 24 Hours.

A Hurricane Watch Remains In Effect From West Of Cameron Louisiana
To Just East Of High Island Texas. A Hurricane Watch Means That
Hurricane Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...generally
Within 36 Hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect For The Lower Florida
Keys West Of The Seven Mile Bridge To The Dry Tortugas.

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...please Monitor Products Issued
By Your Local Weather Office.

At 1000 Am Cdt...1500z...the Center Of Hurricane Gustav Was Located
Near Latitude 25.3 North...longitude 86.0 West Or About 325 Miles...
520 Km...southeast Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River.

Gustav Is Moving Toward The Northwest Near 17 Mph...28 Km/hr. This
General Motion Is Expected To Continue With A Decrease In Forward
Speed During The Next Couple Of Days. On Forecast Track...gustav
Should Make Landfall On The Northern Gulf Coast On Monday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 120 Mph...195 Km/hr...with Higher
Gusts. Gustav Is A Category Three Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson
Scale. Some Re-intensification Is Forecast During The Next 12 To 24
Hours...and Gustav Could Regain Category Four Strength Later Today
Or Tonight. Fluctuations In Strength Are Likely Thereafter...but
Gustav Is Forecast To Remain A Major Hurricane Until Landfall.

Gustav Is A Large Tropical Cyclone. Hurricane Force Winds Extend
Outward Up To 50 Miles...85 Km...from The Center...and Tropical
Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 200 Miles...325 Km. Noaa
Buoy 42003 Recently Reported 8-minute Average Winds Of 54 Mph... 86
Km/hr...with A Gust To 67 Mph...108 Km/hr.

The Minimum Central Pressure Just Reported By A Noaa Hurricane
Hunter Aircraft Is 962 Mb...28.41 Inches.

An Extremely Dangerous Storm Surge Of 12 To 16 Feet Above Normal
Tidal Levels Is Expected Near And To The East Of Where The Center
Of Gustav Crosses The Northern Gulf Coast. A Storm Surge Of 1 To
3 Feet Above Normal Tide Levels Is Possible In The Dry Tortugas As
Gustav Passes To Its West.

Gustav Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 6 To
12 Inches Over Portion Of Louisiana...southern Mississippi And
Southern Arkansas...with Isolated Maximum Amounts Of Up To 20
Inches Possible Through Wednesday Morning. Additional Rainfall
Amounts Of About An Inch Are Possible Over Florida Keys And
South Florida.

Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over The Central Gulf Coast Later
Today And Tonight.

Repeating The 1000 Am Cdt Position...25.3 N...86.0 W. Movement
Toward...northwest Near 17 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...120 Mph.
Minimum Central Pressure...960 Mb.

An Intermediate Advisory Will Be Issued By The National Hurricane
Center At 100 Pm Cdt Followed By The Next Complete Advisory At 400
Pm Cdt.

$$
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Exclamation Gustav - 8/31/08 - 5PM EDT Update

Major Hurricane Gustav Aiming For Se Louisiana.

At 500 Pm Edt The Center Of Hurricane Gustav Was Located Near
Latitude 26.4 North.longitude 87.3 West Or About 215 Miles South-
Southeast Of The Mouth Of The Ms River.

Gustav Is Moving Toward The Nw Near 18 Mph This General
Motion Is Expected To Continue With A Decrease In Forward Speed
During The Next Couple Of Days. On The Forecast Track. Gustav
Should Make Landfall On The N. Gulf Coast On Monday.

Max Sustained Winds Are Near 115 Mph With Higher Gusts. Gustav
Is A Category Three Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson Scale. Some
Re-intensification Is Possible Tonight. Fluctuations In Strength
Are Likely Thereafter.but Gustav Is Forecast To Remain A Major
Hurricane Until Landfall.

Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 65 Miles & Tropical
Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 220 Miles. Tropical Storm
Conditions Should Begin To Spread Onto The No. Cntl Gulf
Coast Tonight.with Hurricane Conditions Starting To Spread
Onshore Early Mon Morning.

The Latest Min Cntl Pressure Reported By An Air Force
Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Is 957 Mb.28.26 Inches.

Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over The Cntl Gulf Coast
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Exclamation Hurricane Gustav Advisory Number 31

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Hurricane Gustav Advisory Number 31
Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al072008
400 Am Cdt Mon Sep 01 2008

...gustav Nearing The Louisiana Coast...heavy Rain Bands Approaching
New Orleans...

At 4 Am Cdt...0900 Utc...the Hurricane Warning East Of The
Mississippi-alabama Border To The Alabama-florida Border Has Been
Changed To A Tropical Storm Warning. A Hurricane Warning Remains
In Effect From Just East Of High Island Texas Eastward To The
Mississippi-alabama Border...including The City Of New Orleans And
Lake Pontchartrain. Preparations To Protect Life And Property
Should Have Been Completed.

A Tropical Storm Warning Is In Effect From East Of The
Mississippi-alabama Border To The Ochlockonee River.

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...please Monitor Products Issued
By Your Local Weather Office.

At 400 Am Cdt...0900z...the Center Of Hurricane Gustav Was Located
Near Latitude 28.4 North...longitude 89.5 West Or About 115 Miles...
185 Km...south-southeast Of New Orleans Louisiana And About 195
Miles...315 Km...southeast Of Lafayette Louisiana. This Position Is
Also About 65 Miles...105 Km...southeast Of Port Fourchon Along The
Louisiana Coast.

Gustav Is Moving Toward The Northwest Near 16 Mph...26 Km/hr...and
This Motion Is Expected To Continue For The Next Day Or So With Some
Decrease In Forward Speed And A Gradual Turn Toward The West-
Northwest On Tuesday. On The Forecast Track...the Center Will
Cross The Louisiana Coast By Midday Today.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 115 Mph...185 Km/hr...with Higher
Gusts. Gustav Is A Category Three Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson
Scale. No Significant Change In Strength Is Likely Before
Landfall...with Weakening Expected To Begin After Gustav Moves
Inland Later Today.

Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 70 Miles...110 Km...from
The Center...and Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 230
Miles...370 Km. Boothville Louisiana Reported A Wind Gust To 70
Mph...113 Km/hr...and A Station At Southwest Pass Louisiana
Reported Sustained Winds Of 76 Mph...122 Km/hr With A Gust Of 108
Mph...174 Km/hr At An Elevation Of 79 Feet Above Sea Level.

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Reported A Minimum Central
Pressure Of 956 Mb...28.23 Inches.

An Extremely Dangerous Storm Surge Of 10 To 14 Feet Above Normal
Tidal Levels Is Expected Near And To The East Of Where The Center
Of Gustav Crosses The Coast.

Gustav Is Expected To Produce Total Rainfall Accumulations Of 6 To
12 Inches Over Portions Of Louisiana...southern And Western
Mississippi...arkansas And Northeastern Texas...with Isolated
Maximum Amounts Of Up To 20 Inches Possible Through Thursday.

Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over The Central Gulf Coast Today.

Repeating The 400 Am Cdt Position...28.4 N...89.5 W. Movement
Toward...northwest Near 16 Mph. Maximum Sustained Winds...115 Mph.
Minimum Central Pressure...956 Mb.

Intermediate Advisories Will Be Issued By The National Hurricane
Center At 600 Am Cdt And 800 Am Cdt Followed By The Next Complete
Advisory At 1000 Am Cdt.

$$
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