UPDATE TO "BUOY 41002, We Hardly Knew Ye":
Buoy 42001 in the central Gulf is has passed through the eyewall and is now coming out the other side. The National Buoy Data Center says that 42001 has broken from its moorings and is now adrift (but still reporting weather data). It showed winds over 120 mph and pressure plummeting to an incredible 27.34 inches of mercury (at a rate of 1.40 inches per hour; a "rapid fall" is considered more than 0.03 per hour!) Waves are reading 38 feet. These readings sound similar to buoy readings during Katrina but I'll have to do some research this weekend to find out which one wins out.
Much was made of the Hurricane Katrina coverage by the media. Let's take a look at what television, magazines and newspapers had to show us.
This track is rarely taken by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. Actually, never. So what does that mean for forecasts?
I'm bringing the Katrina-related "38below" blog entries back, because I think Carl had some important commentary on the storm.
On August 24, 2005, AccuWeather.com decided to do something unprecedented for a website -- send a news team into the path of the storm. Here are their videos and notes.
There was no Social Media in 2005, but this anniversary I'm live-tweeting Hurricane Katrina events as they went down.
I'm proud to bring to you a set of freshly-drawn, HD television quality maps from Hurricane Katrina, showing wind speeds, storm surge, rainfall and tornadoes.