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Hurricane Rita: Category 5 Storm

09.21.2005 · Posted in Hurricane Rita, Weather

SEATTLE – It’s 2:15 PM here on the west coast and I just got word from the National Hurricane Center that Hurricane Rita has been upgraded to a category 5 storm:

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WTNT63 KNHC 211955
TCUAT3
HURRICANE RITA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
255 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2005
DATA FROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT RITA HAS REACHED
CATEGORY FIVE INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
WINDS OF 165 MPH.  THIS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE 4 PM CDT ADVISORY.
FORECASTER AVILA

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