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Tropical Depression RITA Advisory Number 35
 
Issued 09:00Z Sep 26, 2005
 
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PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 35 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA
NWS...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...CAMP SPRINGS MD 
4 AM CDT MON SEP 26 2005        

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA WEAKENING...

FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
MISSISSIPPI...ALABAMA...AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. 

AT 4 AM CDT...09Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.8 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 86.8 WEST...OR 80
MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA.

THE DEPRESSION IS NOW MOVING NORTH NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.  THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. RITA WILL WEAKEN AND
BECOME ABSORBED BY A FRONTAL WAVE LATER THIS MORNING. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THE MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 1006 MB...OR 29.71 INCHES.

SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN INCHES THROUGH 2 AM CDT



...LOUISIANA...

BUNKIE                       16.00
LAPLACE                      12.45
LOGANSPORT                    9.81
PORT VINCENT                  9.71      
JENNINGS                      9.39
BATON ROUGE                   9.30
MILLERVILLE                   9.12  
LAFAYETTE                     8.44
INNISWOLD                     8.31
PRAIRIEVILLE                  7.94       
FORT POLK                     7.39    
NEW ORLEANS                   6.32   
SHREVEPORT                    5.53 

...TEXAS...

CENTER                       10.48
BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR          8.89
KARNACK                       6.32
EVADALE                       6.27
LONGVIEW                      5.60
HARLETON                      4.50
MARSHALL                      4.28
JEFFERSON                     4.22    
LINDEN                        3.70
DE KALB                       3.00 

...ARKANSAS...

BOUGHTON                      5.88
STAR CITY                     5.60
HOT SPRINGS                   5.58
ARKANSAS CITY                 5.36
LEOLA                         5.25
DEMASCUS                      5.10
LEWISVILLE                    5.08
SPARKMAN                      4.91
BENTON                        4.88
MOUNT IDA                     4.87
CAMDEN                        4.75
TEXARKANA                     4.03
LITTLE ROCK                   3.46

...MISSISSIPPI...

GREENVILLE                    8.37
NATCHEZ                       7.80
PORT GIBSON                   5.62
HOLLANDALE                    5.45
LELAND                        5.25
WAYSIDE                       4.74
VICKSBURG                     4.39
JACKSON                       2.01

...ALABAMA...

ATMORE                        4.30
CAMDEN                        4.28
EVERGREEN                     3.72
ALBERTA                       3.51
BREWTON                       3.15
SILVERHILL                    3.14
WALLACE                       2.90
THEODORE                      2.59
UNIONTOWN                     2.56
COFFEEVILLE                   2.37
CLAIBORNE                     2.13

...MISSOURI...

MYRTLE                        2.15
WEST PLAINS                   1.83  
POPLAR BLUFF                  1.68 
WINONA                        1.64
CAPE GIRARDEAU                1.24 

...KENTUCKY...

PADUCAH                       1.40 

...INDIANA...

EAGLE CREEK ARPT              2.26
TERRE HAUTE                   1.65
LAFAYETTE                     1.47
BLOOMINGTON                   1.45
EVANSVILLE                    1.05 

...ILLINOIS...

SCOTT AFB                     2.16
HILDAGO                       1.77
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA              1.60 
DECATUR                       1.54
WINDSOR                       1.42
PALESTINE                     1.14
CARBONDALE                    1.13 


MAXIMUM RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION RITA ARE 
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY
AND THE SOUTHEAST.

REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...40.8 NORTH...86.8 WEST...
MOVEMENT TOWARD NORTH NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS AT 15 MPH...MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY ON RITA TO BE ISSUED BY THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER.  PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS
STORM.

TRIMARCO