More comments on the NHC final report on Hurricane Katrina

By: TampaSteve, 12:17 AM GMT on January 01, 2006

NHC: The massive storm surge produced by Katrina, even though it had weakened from Category 5 intensity the previous day to Category 3 at landfall in Louisiana, can be generally explained by the huge size of the storm. Katrina had on 29 August a large (about 25-30 n mi) radius of maximum winds and a very wide swath of hurricane force winds that extended at least 75 n mi to the east from the center.TampaSteve: Ivan in 2004 had hurricane force winds at landfall extend...

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