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Katrina Impacts and Alternatives

 

U.S. Coast Guard Radiofacsimile, HF Voice and NAVTEX from New Orleans Staion NMG:

All HF radiofacsimile, HF voice and NAVTEX weather broadcasts from United States Coast Guard station NMG in New Orleans, LA have been restored.

As a permanant change, the Boston radiofacsimile broadcast has been expanded to include Hurricane Danger/High Wind Warning Charts transmitted at 0452, 1028, 1824 and 2228 UTC. See the complete schedule at http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/fax/hfmarsh.txt

U.S. Coast Guard VHF and MF Voice Broadcasts:

As a result of Hurricane Katrina, all U.S. Coast Guard VHF voice broadcasts of weather from the Louisiana/Texas Border to Mobile, AL and MF broadcasts from Sector New Orleans are inoperable or operating at a reduced capacity. The condition of the transmitting equipment is unknown. If the transmitter equipment is undamaged, it may still be quite some period of time before the commercial telecommunication lines and power to the site can be restored. All products intended for broadcast will continue to be made available via the Internet during this outage and most are also transmitted via NOAA Weather Radio (see NOAA Weather Radio Status below).

National Data Buoy Center:

Buoy, C-MAN, Ship, and Drifting Buoy Observations are once again available via the National Data Buoy Center's webpage www.ndbc.noaa.gov  Should an interruption of service occur, Buoy and C-MAN data is also available at NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) on the webpages of a few coastal Weather Forecast Offices and at National Ocean Service's nowCOAST web mapping portal as alternatives.

http://www-frd.fsl.noaa.gov/mesonet/
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm
http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/

National Weather Service Forecast Offices and Radar:

All Weather Forecasts Offices in the affected area have resumed normal operations.

NOAA Weather Radio Status:

The Buras, LA NOAA Weather Radio transmitter remains down due to wind/flood damage

Last updated: Sep 22, 2005 09:35 AM EDT.



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Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services
Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch (W/OS21)
Last modified: Sep 22, 2005
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