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Remnants of RITA Advisory Number 31
 
Issued 09:00Z Sep 25, 2005
 
Advisory Selection
View advisory number:  35   34   33   32   31   

PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 31 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA
NWS...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...CAMP SPRINGS MD 
4 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2005        

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA MOVING THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
CONTINUING THE SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOOD THREAT...

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
MISSISSIPPI...ARKANSAS...AND TENNESSEE.

FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
ARKANSAS...SOUTHEAST 
MISSOURI...TENNESSEE...MISSISSIPPI...LOUISIANA...TEXAS...ALABAMA..
.AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. 

AT 4 AM CDT...09Z...TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 34.2 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 92.8 WEST...OR ABOUT 20 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF HOT SPRINGS ARKANSAS.

THE DEPRESSION IS NOW MOVING NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH.  THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.  THE
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 991 MB...OR 29.26 INCHES.


SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN INCHES THROUGH 1 AM CDT

...LOUISIANA...

LAPLACE                      12.4
BUNKIE                       10.0
BATON ROUGE                   9.4
JENNINGS                      9.4
PORT VINCENT                  8.1 
MILLERVILLE                   8.1
INNISWOLD                     7.3
FORT POLK                     6.7  
BOSSIER CITY                  6.3
NEW ORLEANS NORL1             6.3
SHREVEPORT                    5.5

...TEXAS...

BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR          8.6
CENTER                        8.5  THROUGH 130 PM 9/24
EVADALE                       6.3
CLEVELAND                     3.8
LONGVIEW                      3.3      
LIVINGSTON                    2.3  

...ARKANSAS...

STUTTGART                     5.2
MOUNT IDA                     4.4
HOT SPRINGS                   4.1
TEXARKANA                     3.9
PINE BLUFF                    2.9
EL DORADO                     2.8
LITTLE ROCK                   2.6
MONTICELLO                    2.6 
DEQUEEN                       2.5

...ALABAMA...

EVERGREEN                     3.2 

...FLORIDA...

MIAMI                         3.1
MARATHON AIRPORT              1.9
KEY WEST INTL AIRPORT         1.4


TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAIN
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE LOWER OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI
VALLEYS TODAY.

REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...34.2 NORTH...92.8 WEST...
MOVEMENT TOWARD... NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 20 MPH...MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 991 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 10 AM CDT/11 AM EDT.  PLEASE REFER TO YOUR
LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON
THIS STORM.

TRIMARCO/PETERSEN