Hurricane Katrina 2005

Tracking Information from the NHC

NHC Advisory : 31
Name : KATRINA
Type : Dissipated
Position : 36.3 N 87.5 W
Heading (degrees) : 30
Motion Speed (kts) : 18
Central Pressure (mb) : 985.0
Maximum Sustained Winds (kts) : 30.0
Maximum Wind Gusts (kts) : 40.0
Valid time : August 30, 2005, 00:00 UTC
Note: To convert wind speeds to MPH, multiply knots by 1.15 (i.e. add 15%)
DateLatitudeLongitudePressureMax WindsMax Gust
YYMMDD HHDeg NDeg Wmbarktskts
050824 0223.2-75.51007.030.040.0
050824 0823.4-76.01007.030.040.0
050824 1424.0-76.41006.030.040.0
050824 2024.7-76.71006.035.045.0
050825 0225.6-77.21002.040.050.0
050825 0826.0-78.01001.045.055.0
050825 1426.2-78.71000.045.055.0
050825 2026.2-79.3997.050.060.0
050826 0226.1-79.9985.065.080.0
050826 0825.5-80.7984.065.080.0
050826 1425.3-81.5987.065.080.0
050826 2025.1-82.2981.070.085.0
050826 2025.1-82.2971.085.0105.0
050827 0224.8-82.9965.085.0105.0
050827 0824.6-83.6965.090.0110.0
050827 1424.4-84.4945.0100.0120.0
050827 2024.5-85.0940.0100.0120.0
050828 0224.6-85.6945.0100.0120.0
050828 0825.0-86.2939.0100.0120.0
050828 0825.0-86.2939.0100.0120.0
050828 1125.1-86.8935.0125.0150.0
050828 1425.4-87.4935.0125.0155.0
050828 1725.7-87.7908.0140.0170.0
050828 2026.0-88.1907.0150.0185.0
050829 0226.9-89.0902.0145.0175.0
050829 0827.6-89.4904.0140.0170.0
050829 1428.8-89.6915.0130.0160.0
050829 2030.2-89.6927.0110.0135.0
050830 0231.9-89.6960.065.080.0
050830 0833.5-88.5973.050.060.0
050830 1434.7-88.4981.045.055.0
050830 2036.3-87.5985.030.040.0

NHC Forecast Track Plot


Satellite Images


Aug. 28, 2005, midnight


Aug. 28, 2005, 5 p.m.


Aug. 29, 2005, 7:15 p.m.


Aug. 31, 2005, midnight

Below you'll find high resolution imagery of flooding in New Orleans as well as land-change analysis of the marshes southeast of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina


SPOT Imagery

New Orleans and southeast Louisiana September 4, 2005
Dark regions indicate flooding
New Orleans and southeast Louisiana September 14, 2005
Flooding in New Orleans, composite of September 4th and 5th 2005

Land Change Analysis

Geographical changes in the marshes due to Hurricane Katrina

Pre-storm Analysis

Loop current and warm core rings that assisted in intensifying Katrina as she passed through the Gulf of Mexico.

Aerial Photogrammetry (NOAA)

Very high resolution, airplane-borne photographic archive of the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina