Printer Friendly Version

Katrina Wind Analyses

Disclaimer
The Wind Analyses on this website are research products created by NOAA's Hurricane Research Division of AOML. For official National Weather Service products go to the NWS website.
Any use of these data are subject to the provisions of HRD's Data Policy and by using these data the user agrees to this policy. Scientific publications using these H*Wind products should cite one or more of these papers.

H*Wind analyses are based on actual wind measurements collected in the storm over a 4-6 hour period. The geographic domain, time window, weighting and smoothing are carefully chosen to result in a wind field product representative of the storm intensity at the time of the analysis. Since it is impossible for observations to completely cover an entire storm, there is a chance that a small portion of the storm containing the highest winds was not sampled. Read More

Please take a few minutes to complete our User Survey.

For the main H*Wind page click here.

For background information on the surface wind analyses click here

If you have problems downloading H*Wind analyses from the FTP site, click here.

For format information on the gridded surface wind analyses click here

Note on using H*Wind fields for storm surge and wave modeling...

Wind Swaths

The following maximum sustained wind swaths for Katrina are preliminary results and will be subject to further modifications as new data become available. Furthermore in addition to maximum wind, the Shapefiles contain steadiness and duration.
Louisiana
in M/S in MPH in Knots
ShapeFile
Florida
in M/S in MPH in Knots
ShapeFile
Swath Shapefile
ShapeFile

08/29/2005
1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1700 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1442 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1132 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1030 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0430 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0130 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

08/28/2005
2231 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

2230 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

2030 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1630 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1030 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0430 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0130 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0000 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
02° MetaData 04° MetaData 08° MetaData
GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

08/27/2005
2130 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

08/26/2005
1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0228 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0130 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

08/25/2005
2259 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

2230 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1630 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1030 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0430 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0130 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

08/24/2005
1930 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1400 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

1330 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

0730 Z
2° map 4° map 8° map
Data Coverage Data Coverage Data Coverage
NETCDF   GriddedData   MarineGriddedData   Shapefiles  

Return to Katrina Page.
Return to Hwind 2005 Page.
Employee Tools
Stay Connected