5 years ago tonight, at 5am EDT August 27, 2005 hurricane Katrina’s winds increased to 115 mph, making the storm a “Major” category 3 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. This was less than 28 hours after emerging into the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm with 70mph winds and only 6 hours since causing annoyance to the meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center by not turning as predicted, prompting the forecasters to call the storm “stubborn”.