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POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE RITA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
430 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2005

THIS REPORT COVERS THE PERIOD SEPT 23-25 2005 WHEN HURRICANE RITA
MOVED THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL IN EXTREME
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS OF SEPT 24. THIS DATA IS
PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES
AVAILABLE.

A.  HIGHEST WINDS...

ASOS....2 MINUTE SUSTAINED WINDS

LOCATION                     DIR/SPEED KT

PASCAGOULA  KPQL
                 SUSTAINED   140/24 KT     09/24/2005  1837UTC
                 PEAK        110/29 KT     09/23/2005  2007UTC
                             140/29 KT     09/24/2005  1848UTC
BILOXI-KEESLER AFB
                 SUSTAINED   130/25 KT     09/23/2005  1946UTC
                 PEAK        130/45 KT     09/23/2005  1946UTC
                 PEAK        130/45 KT     09/23/2005  1955UTC

GULFPORT    KGPT SUSTAINED   110/38 KT     09/23/2005  1952 UTC
                 PEAK        120/45 KT     09/23/2005  1951 UTC

SLIDELL     KASD SUSTAINED   160/30 KT     09/24/2005  1838 UTC
                 PEAK        160/38 KT     09/24/2005  1529 UTC

NEW ORLEANS ARMSTRONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KMSY
                 SUSTAINED   120/30 KT     09/23/2005  1716 UTC
                 SUSTAINED   170/30 KT     09/24/2005  1840 UTC
                 PEAK        090/42 KT     09/23/2005  1738 UTC

BELLE CHASE NAS KNBG
                 SUSTAINED   100/18 KT     09/23/2005  1915 UTC
                 PEAK        110/37 KT     09/24/2005  0915 UTC

BATON ROUGE KBTR SUSTAINED   180/36 KT     09/24/2005  1643 UTC
                 PEAK        090/46 KT     09/24/2005  0406 UTC
                 PEAK        190/46 KT     09/24/2005  1548 UTC

B. LOWEST PRESSURE
                       PRES MB    DATE/TIME UTC

PASCAGOULA KPQL.........1008.8    09/23/2005  1938UTC
BILOXI KEESLER KBIX.....1006.8    09/23/2005  1924UTC
SLIDELL KASD............1005.1    09/23/2005  2141UTC
BELLE CHAS NAS  KNBG....1003.7    09/23/2005  2355UTC
NEW ORLEANS KMSY........1002.4    09/23/2005  2153UTC
BATON ROUGE KBTR........ 997.6    09/24/2005  0558UTC

C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

 RAINFALL DATA...24 HOUR TOTALS ENDING
                       120UTC   1200UTC     48 HOUR
                       SEP 24    SEP 25     TOTALS

ASOS
SLIDELL  KASD           0.62    0.02        0.64
N.O. ARMSTRONG INTL     2.06    0.01        2.07
BATON ROUGE KBTR        7.29    2.01        9.30

CO-OP OBSERVERS

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
ALGIERS               1.03       0.00       1.03
BAYOU SORREL LOCK     3.45       1.76       5.21
CONVENT               7.60       0.00       7.60
DONALDSONVILLE        3.50       1.13       3.63
LUTCHER               4.23       0.25       4.48
N.O AUDUBON PARK      1.49       0.80       2.29
RESERVE               4.54       0.12       4.66

EAST CENTRAL LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE CONCORD   7.61       0.30       7.91
BATON ROUGE SHERWOOD  8.12       1.68       9.80
BAYOU MANCHAC         8.10       2.01      10.11
BOGALUSA              1.00       1.61       2.61
BRUSLY                5.72       0.19       5.91
CLINTON                MM        1.56
DENHAM SPRINGS        5.46        MM
FRANKLINTON           1.07       0.95       2.02
GONZALES               MM        0.61
GREENWELL SPRINGS     4.36       1.20       5.56
JACKSON               4.45        MM
KENTWOOD              1.78        MM
LIVERPOOL             3.33        MM
LIVINGSTON            5.34       1.60       6.94
OAKNOLIA              4.53       0.71       5.24
PLAQUEMINE            4.03       1.28       5.31
PONTCHATOULA          3.75       1.90       5.65
SLIDELL CITY          0.66       0.03       0.69

SELECTED AUTOMATED GAGES

5NE LAPLACE          12.43       0.19      12.42
         GAGE IS LOCATED NEAR FRENIER ON SOUTHWEST SHORE OF
         LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.....STATION ID WSLL1.

NEW ORLEANS CARROLTON 6.32        MM        MM
BATON ROUGE JOOR RD   5.47       0.88       6.35
HOLDEN                4.48       0.54       5.02
BAPTIST               4.54       0.24       4.78


D. STORM SURGE

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
  USGS MID LAKE PONTCH. 6.5 FT NGVD  09/24/2005  1930UTC
                        LAST OF SEVERAL OCCURRENCES

RIGOLETES-COE           4.48 FT NGVD 09/23.2005  1515UTC
                          GAGE FAILED AROUND 1600UTC

BARATARIA BAY N OF GRAND ISLE  USGS
                        7.34 FT NGVD 09/24/2005  0600 UTC
BAYOU BARATARIA LAFITTE  USGS
                        5.80 FT NGVD  09/24/2005  1600 UTC
GIWW AT HOUMA USGS      4.32 FT NGVD  09/25/2005  0830 UTC

PT FOURCHON LA-NOAA     5.00 FT MLLW  09/24/2005  0700 UTC

TIDE DATA DATUM REFERENCE  MLLW - MEAN LOW LOW WATER
                           NGVD - NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM

E. BEACH EROSION
NONE.

F. FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING


RIVER FLOODING...MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING AT A FEW LOCATIONS
                                     CREST     DATE
AMITE/COMITE RIVER
   FRENCH SETTELEMENT   FS 4.0       4.99     9/25/2005
TICKFAW RIVER
   KILLIAN              FS 4.0       6.00EST  9/25/2005
JOURDAN RIVER
   KILN MS              FS 6.0       6.26     9/24/2005

G. TORNADOES
NO CONFIRMED TORNADOES AT THIS TIME.

H. STORM EFFECT
PRIMARY AFFECT WAS STORM SURGE FLOODING IN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS.
HOUSES AND BUSINESSES WERE FLOODED IN LOW LYING COMMUNITIES ALONG
BAYOUS IN SOUTHERN TERREBONNE, SOUTH LAFOURCHE, AND SOUTHERN
JEFFERSON PARISHES. STORM SURGE FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED IN AREAS
ADJACENT TO LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN OF SOUTHERN ST TAMMANY PARISH WITH
SOMES HOMES AND BUSINESS FLOODED IN SLIDELL AND MANDEVILLE. REPAIRED
LEVEES WERE OVERTOPPED OR BREACHED ALONG INDUSTRIAL CANAL IN NEW
ORLEANS WITH RENEWED FLOODING IN ADJACENT PORTIONS OF ST. BERNARD
PARISH AND NEW ORLEANS...ALTHOUGH FLOODING WAS MUCH MORE LIMITED
THAN DURING HURRICANE KATRINA

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