Was at 184mph, earlier. Holy fuck, man. This is almost a once in a lifetime thing. Spectacular. That's one hell of a well-defined eye going at the moment. Going through the eye is such a strange feeling. Hurricane Katrina is an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Maximum sustained winds are at 165 mph. Katrina continues not only grow stronger, but it continues to grow larger. Hurricane-force winds extend 105 miles from the center. Sustained tropical storm force winds are not far from the Gulf Coast and should move in later this afternoon. Katrina has turned and is moving northwest at 13 mph with a turn to the north expected tonight. Everyone along the northern Gulf of Mexico should be completing preparations for a major hurricane and take heed of evacutation orders. Hurricane warnings are up from Morgan City, La., to the Florida-Alabama border. This includes the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch have been issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Destin, Florida and from west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. A storm surge of 20 to 25 feet or more is possible along and to the east of Katrina's landfall point Monday. On top of the water rise, pounding waves of 20 to 40 feet will produce catastrophic damage at coastal locations. Effects from Katrina will not be confined to coastal areas. Once Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, it will progress inland Monday into Tuesday with a trail of flooding rains and damaging winds across Mississippi and Alabama and then into Tennessee. Torrential, flooding rainfall is possible with the remnants of Katrina well inland, possibly into the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and the Northeast later this week. Elsewhere, there are two areas of low pressure in the central Atlantic. The first area of low pressure has now become Tropical Depression Thirteen as of 5 p.m. EDT. It is located about 965 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is expected to pass well north of the islands. The other area of interest is a low pressure system that has just come off the African coast. This system also has the potential to develop into a tropical depression later today or Monday. The final advisory has been issued on Tropical Depression Irwin in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Top winds are down to 30 mph and it will dissipate in the next 24 hours. In the northwest Pacific Talim has become a typhoon and is forecast to grow to a 120 mph typhoon before moving across Taiwan and into mainland China in the next 3 to 4 days.