HURRICANE GEORGES REPORT


PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT...HURRICANE GEORGES...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
730 AM CDT WED OCT 14 1998

A. HIGHEST WINDS...
        LAKEFRONT ARPT AND GULFPORT ARPT...CORRECTED ON 10/7/98
        NOAA LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN WINDS..INCLUDED ON 10/14/98

   ASOS EQUIPMENT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED....SUSTAINED 2 MINUTE WIND

   NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...MSY... INCOMPLETE
   SUSTAINED WIND 310 DEGREES 35 KT  AT 1223 UTC SEP 28 1998
   PEAK GUST      310 DEGREES 46 KT  AT 1137 UTC SEP 28 1998
               ....POWER INTERRUPTIONS OCCURRED...

   NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT...NEW...  INCOMPLETE...
   SUSTAINED WIND 320 DEGREES 39 KT  AT 0911 UTC SEP 28 1998
   PEAK GUST      350 DEGREES 48 KT  AT 0911 UTC SEP 28 1998
               ....LOST POWER AFTER 1130 UTC SEPT 28 1998

   SLIDELL LA...ASD     INCOMPLETE
   SUSTAINED WIND 020 DEGREES 31 KT AT 0401 UTC SEP 28 1998
   PEAK GUST      010 DEGREES 42 KT AT 0429 UTC SEP 28 1998
              ...NO POWER AFTER 0500 UTC SEP 28 1998

   PASCAGOULA MS TRENT LOTT AIRPORT...PQL ....INCOMPLETE
   SUSTAINED WIND 050 DEGREES 36 KT AT 2306 UTC SEP 27 1998
   PEAK GUST      060 DEGREES 47 KT AT 2314 UTC SEP 27 1998
              ...LOST POWER AFTER 2315 UTC SEPT 27 1998

   GULFPORT MS...GPT     INCOMPLETE ....
   SUSTAINED WIND 350 DEGREES 42 KT AT 0931 UTC SEP 28 1998
   PEAK GUST      350 DEGREES 63 KT AT 0931 UTC SEP 28 1998
              ...LOST POWER AFTER 0931 UTC SEP 28 1998

   LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN....AUTOMATED NOAA-NWS GAGES
     SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED AT TIME OF OBSERVATION NOTED
     PEAK GUST OCCCURRED IN PAST HOUR ENDING AT TIME NOTED

    MID LAKE PONTCHARTAIN CAUSEWAY
       SUSTAINED WIND 320 DEGREES 42 KT AT 1020 UTC SEP 28 1998
       PEAK GUST      320 DEGREES 59 KT AT 1020 UTC SEP 28 1998
       PEAK GUST      315 DEGREES 59 KT AT 1220 UTC SEP 28 1998

     EAST LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN - RIGOLETS
       SUSTAINED WIND 315 DEGREES 37 KT AT 0910 UTC SEP 28 1998
       PEAK GUST      315 DEGREES 54 KT AT 0910 UTC SEP 28 1998

     WEST LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN - FRENIER
       SUSTAINED WIND 045 DEGREES 33 KT AT 0110 UTC SEP 28 1998
       SUSTAINED WIND 020 DEGREES 33 KT AT 0410 UTC SEP 28 1998
       PEAK GUST      045 DEGREES 45 KT AT 0110 UTC SEP 28 1998 

     NORTH LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN - MANDEVILLE
       SUSTAINED WIND 355 DEGREES 21 KT AT 0740 UTC SEP 28 1998
       PEAK GUST      340 DEGREES 42 KT AT 0840 UTC SEP 28 1998

   FROM OTHER WIND GAGES
     GULFPORT HARBOR -    HARRISON COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE
            MAX SUSTAINED WIND 340 DEGREES 53 KT AT 1015 UTC SEP 28 1998 
            MAX GUST           340 DEGREES 69 KT AT 1015 UTC SEP 28 1998 

    GULFPORT-DOWNTOWN  1 MILE  N OF BEACH - MISSISSIPPI POWER AND LIGHT 
            MAX GUST OBSERVED 102 KT.  ANEMOMETER HEIGHT 30 FT AGL
                                  HIGHER GUSTS MAY HAVE OCCURRED.

B. LOWEST PRESSURE...
           CORRECTED LAKEFRONT ARPT ON 10/7/98
   NEW ORLEANS INTL AIRPORT     996.6 MB AT 1052 UTC SEP 28 1998
   NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT ARPT   994.5 MB  AT 0953 UTC SEP 28 1998
                    ...POWER LOST AFTER 1130 UTC OBSERVATION

   OTHER PRESSURE READINGS
       GULFPORT MS - HARRISON COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICE
                                967.2 MB AT 1015 UTC SEP 28 1998

C. RAINFALL... 48 HOURS ENDING APPROXIMATELY 1100 UTC SEP 29 1998
      PASCAGOULA COOP OBSERVER    16.68 INCHES
      OCEAN SPRINGS MS     15.68
      VANCLEAVE MS         14.81
      WIGGINS MS           13.25
      KEESLER AFB MS        9.18
      PASS CHRISTIAN HARBOR 8.79
      LYMAN MS              9.85
      WAVLEAND MS           4.42
      PICAYUNE MS           2.37
      STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS  1.95
      BOGALUSA LA           2.98
      CITY OF SLIDELL LA    1.48
      COVINGTON LA          1.11
      NEW ORLEANS AUDUBON   0.88
      SLIDELL LA - NWSFO    0.87

D. STORM SURGE...
        NOAA LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN OBSERVATION INCLUDED  10/14/98

   LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...
     INDUSTRIAL CANAL   7.33 FT 0600 UTC 9/28/98  ORLEANS LEVEE BOARD
     W.  END MARINA     5.25 FT 0700 UTC 9/28/98  ORLEANS LEVEE BOARD
     N END CAUSEWAY     4.27 FT 1100 UTC 9/28/98  ORLEANS LEVEE BOARD
     MID LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN      4.71 FT 0920 UTC 9/28/98  NOAA
     W. LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN       4.66 FT 0210 UTC 9/28/98  NOAA
     E. LAKE PONTCH. RIGOLETES   5.81 FT 1010 UTC 9/28/98  NOAA 


   LAKE BORGNE....ST BERNARD PARISH......
     BAYOU BIENVENU     7.37 FT 0500 UTC 9/28/98   ORLEANS LEVEE BOARD
     BAYOU DUPRE        6.38 FT 0500 UTC 9/28/98   ORLEANS LEVEE BOARD

   PLAQUEMINES PARISH - E SIDE
      NE GARDENE BAY 13 MI ESE OF  POINTE A LA HACHE
                        8.9 FT 1930 UTC 9/27/98  US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                                    GAGE FAILED AFTER 1945UTC

   MISSISSIPPI COAST
      GULFPORT HARBOR     8.1 FT 0716 UTC 9/28/98    HARRISON COUNTY CD 
      BILOXI HARBOR       7.5 FT 0704 UTC 9/28/98    HARRISON COUNTY CD 
      BILOXI HARBOR       7.7 FT 1104 UTC 9/28/98    SECONDARY PEAK
      PASS CHRISTIAN
             HARBOR       6.2 FT 0649 UTC 9/28/98 HARRISON COUNTY CD

E. BEACH EROSION...MODERATE ALONG MISSISSIPPI COAST

F. FLOODING...WIDESPREAD AND SIGNIFICANT FLOODING REPORTED ON THE
    PASCAGOULA AND ESCATAWPA RIVERS IN JACKSON COUNTY FROM LATE
    ON SEPT 30 THROUGH OCT 2, 1998. MANY HOUSES WERE FLOODED
    AND RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED.

   THE TCHOUTACABOUFFA RIVER AT D IBERBVILLE MS SET A RECORD CREST
   OF 19.00 FT AT 0200 UTC ON SEP 30, 1998

G. TORNADOES...NONE KNOWN AT THIS TIME.

H. STORM EFFECTS
    PLAQUEMINES PARISH..WIND DAMAGE WAS MINOR EXCEPT FOR ISOLATED
    AREAS OF MODERATE DAMAGE.  SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE FLOODING
    OUTSIDE OF HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES. LARGE AMOUNT OF
    DEBRIS AND SILT CARRIED BY STORM SURGE.

    ST BERNARD...WIND DAMAGE MOSTLY MINOR. SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE
    FLOODING OUTSIDE OF HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES.

    ORLEANS PARISH....WIND DAMAGE MAINLY TO TREES AND TREE LIMBS.
    CONSIDERABLE STORM SURGE FLOODING OUTSIDE OF HURRICANE
    PROTECTION LEVEES WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF FISHING CAMPS DAMAGED
    OR DESTROYED ALONG LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.

    HANCOCK COUNTY...WIND DAMAGE TO TREES AND SOME COMMERCIAL
    SIGNS.  WIND DAMAGE IN NORTH PORTION OF COUNTY MORE EXTENSIVE
    THAN SOUTH PORTION.

    HARRISON COUNTY...WIND DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES, COMMERCIAL
    AND HIGHWAY SIGNS, TRAFFIC LIGHTS. SOME ROOFS DAMAGE
    REPORTED. AS IN HANCOCK COUNTY...SOME OF THE GREATER WIND
    DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE NORTH PART OF THE COUNTY.

    JACKSON COUNTY...CONSIDERABLE WIND DAMAGE REPORTED ACROSS THE
    COUNTY. SOME BUILDINGS HAD CONSIDERABLE ROOF DAMAGE AND A FEW
    MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED OR OVERTURNED. SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE
    FLOODING ALONG COASTAL AREA.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PRELIMINARY. SOME
DATA MAY BE REVISED OR DELETED...AND ADDITIONAL DATA MAY BE
INCLUDED BEFORE THE FINAL REPORT ON HURRICANE GEORGES IS RELEASED.


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