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40 CHAPTER 1 Laboratory Exercises Analysis for 17Z 29 AUG 05 881 70 \J 7f" 84 22 4 4 77 73 f 77 >\ 75 83 73 'cr^ 84_ \ 82 ^ 7 3 FIGURE 1.36 Laboratory Exercise 9 A map of station models at 17Z on August 29, 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina moved inland. 9. Consider Figure 1.36, a map of station models at 17Z on August 29, 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina moved inland along the central Gulf Coast. The wind, temperature, dew point, cloud cover, and obstructions to visibility portions of each station model are shown. a. Decode the station models in Louisiana. Estimate wind direction to the nearest 10 degrees and express wind speed in knots. Put your results in an easy-to-read table. b. Note the relative dearth of observations in southern Mississippi. As Katrina came inland, many observing sites were knocked off-line, but we can certainly estimate some of the data (at 17Z, Katrina was still offi- cially a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80-90 kt). Build a station model using the circle in
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