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2 p.m. update on Gustav

BULLETIN

HURRICANE GUSTAV INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 32B

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072008

200 PM CDT MON SEP 01 2008

…GUSTAV WEAKENS TO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE…CENTER APPROACHING

NEW IBERIA AND LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA…

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM JUST EAST OF HIGH ISLAND

TEXAS EASTWARD TO THE MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER…INCLUDING THE

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT

LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT FROM THE

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER TO THE FLORIDA-ALABAMA BORDER.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…INCLUDING POSSIBLE

INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED

BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 200 PM CDT…1900Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GUSTAV WAS LOCATED

NEAR LATITUDE 29.9 NORTH…LONGITUDE 91.5 WEST OR JUST NORTHEAST OF

FRANKLIN LOUISIANA. THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT ABOUT 35 MILES…

55 KM…SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA.

GUSTAV IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH…26 KM/HR…AND

THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A DECREASE IN THE

FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST

TRACK…THE CENTER OF GUSTAV WILL TRACK ALONG THE SOUTH CENTRAL

LOUISIANA COAST FOR THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON…THEN MOVE INTO

WESTERN LOUISIANA TONIGHT AND EASTERN TEXAS ON TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 90 MPH…145 KM/HR…

WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GUSTAV IS NOW A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE

SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS

THE CENTER OF GUSTAV MOVES INLAND OVER LOUISIANA.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES…80 KM…FROM

THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200

MILES…325 KM. NEW IBERIA RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 75

MPH…121 KM/HR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 962 MB…28.26 INCHES.

AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE OF 10 TO 14 FEET ABOVE NORMAL

TIDAL LEVELS IS EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER

OF GUSTAV CROSSES THE COAST.

GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO

12 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA…SOUTHERN AND WESTERN

MISSISSIPPI…ARKANSAS AND NORTHEASTERN TEXAS…WITH ISOLATED

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY.

A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF COAST TODAY.

REPEATING THE 200 PM CDT POSITION…29.9 N…91.5 W. MOVEMENT

TOWARD…NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90 MPH.

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…962 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL

HURRICANE CENTER AT 400 PM CDT.