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ACUS74 KCRP 292031
PSHCRP

PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT...HURRICANE RITA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
330 PM CDT THU SEP 29 2005

A. HIGHEST WINDS

   CORPUS CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...ASOS...CRP (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 27 KNOTS AT 1937 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....020 DEGREES 23 KNOTS AT 2005 UTC SEP 23 2005

   CORPUS CHRISTI NAVAL AIR STATION...ASOS...NGP (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...330 DEGREES 21 KNOTS AT 2213 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....330 DEGREES 16 KNOTS AT 2250 UTC SEP 23 2005

   ARANSAS COUNTY AIRPORT...ROCKPORT TEXAS..ASOS...RKP (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...010 DEGREES 26 KNOTS AT 2033 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....010 DEGREES 21 KNOTS AT 2002 UTC SEP 23 2005

   VICTORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT...VICTORIA TEXAS...ASOS...VCT (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 28 KNOTS AT 2239 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....010 DEGREES 23 KNOTS AT 2108 UTC SEP 23 2005

   ALICE REGIONAL AIRPORT...ALICE TEXAS...ASOS...ALI (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 27 KNOTS AT 1903 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....010 DEGREES 22 KNOTS AT 1904 UTC SEP 23 2005

   COTULLA REGIONAL AIRPORT...COTULLA TEXAS...ASOS...COT (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...060 DEGREES 23 KNOTS AT 1709 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....350 DEGREES 19 KNOTS AT 1821 UTC SEP 23 2005

   MCMULLEN COUNTY (15 MILES NNW OF FREER TX)...ASOS... (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 25 KNOTS AT 1837 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....010 DEGREES 19 KNOTS AT 1912 UTC SEP 23 2005

   KINGSVILLE NAVAL AIR STATION...ASOS...NQI (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 24 KNOTS AT 1957 UTC SEP 23 2005
     2 MINUTE....020 DEGREES 17 KNOTS AT 2227 UTC SEP 23 2005

   PORT ARANSAS CMAN...PTAT2 (OFFICIAL)
     PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES 22 KNOTS AT 1800 UTC SEP 23 2005


     TEXAS COASTAL OCEANIC OBSERVING NETWORK...TCOON (OFFICIAL)
     (PROVIDED BY THE DIVISION OF NEARSHORE RESEARCH
      TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI)

     BOB HALL PIER..010 DEGREES 23 KNOTS AT 1930 UTC SEP 23 2005
     BIRD ISLAND....360 DEGREES 21 KNOTS AT 1906 UTC SEP 23 2005
     BAFFIN BAY.....350 DEGREES 23 KNOTS AT 2024 UTC SEP 23 2005
     INGLESIDE......360 DEGREES 19 KNOTS AT 1712 UTC SEP 23 2005
     SEADRIFT.......330 DEGREES 25 KNOTS AT 1830 UTC SEP 23 2005
     PORT OCONNOR...360 DEGREES 37 KNOTS AT 0336 UTC SEP 24 2005

     RAWS SITES (UNOFFICIAL)

     MATAGORDA ISLAND...N/A
     ARANSAS NWR........350 DEGREES 22 KNOTS AT 2200 UTC SEP 23 2005
     VICTORIA...........010 DEGREES 27 KNOTS AT 1800 UTC SEP 23 2005
     GEORGE WEST........360 DEGREES 20 KNOTS AT 1700 UTC SEP 23 2005

B.   LOWEST PRESSURE

     ARANSAS COUNTY AIRPORT...ROCKPORT TEXAS..ASOS...RKP (OFFICIAL)
     1001.0 MILLIBARS AT 1708 UTC SEP 23 2005

     CORPUS CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...ASOS...CRP (OFFICIAL)
     1001.7 MILLIBARS AT 1001.7 UTC SEP 23 2005

     VICTORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT...ASOS..VCT (OFFICIAL)
     1001.0 MILLIBARS AT 0358 UTC SEP 24 2005

     ALICE REGIONAL AIRPORT...ASOS...ALI (OFFICIAL)
     1002.4 MILLIBARS AT 1732 UTC SEP 23 2005

     COTULLA REGIONAL AIRPORT...ASOS...COT (OFFICIAL)
     1003.7 MILLIBARS AT 1751 UTC SEP 23 2005

     PORT ARANSAS CMAN...PTAT2 (OFFICIAL)
     1001.0 MILLIBARS AT 2300 UTC SEP 23 2005

     TEXAS COASTAL OCEANIC OBSERVING NETWORK...TCOON

     BOB HALL PIER (OFFICIAL)
     1001.7 MILLIBARS AT 2300 UTC SEP 23 2005

C.   RAINFALL

     NONE.

D.   STORM SURGE/TIDES

     TIDES WERE APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 2.75 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. TIDES
     REACHED A HEIGHT OF 4 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL AT BOB HALL PIER.
     TIDES REACHED 3.25 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL AT PORT OCONNOR. WATER
     REACHED THE DUNES...BEACH ACCESS ROADS AND LOW ROADWAYS ALONG
     COASTAL COUNTIES. LOW ROADWAYS IN MAGNOLIA BEACH...INDIANOLA...
     PORT ARANSAS...INGLESIDE AND CORPUS CHRISTI WERE FLOODED.

E.   BEACH EROSION

     MINOR BEACH AND DUNE EROSION WAS REPORTED.

F.   FLOODING...

     NONE.

G.   TORNADOES...

     NONE.

H.   STORM EFFECTS...

     NONE.

$$

JM

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