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Tropical Storm HENRI


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TROPICAL STORM HENRI INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT FRI SEP 05 2003
 
...HENRI HESITATES AS IT ORGANIZES IN THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA
FROM ENGLEWOOD NORTHWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HENRI WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 84.1 WEST OR ABOUT 80
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA.
 
THE CENTER OF HENRI HAS BEEN MEANDERING OVER THE PAST THREE
HOURS...BUT A MOTION TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TO
RESUME LATER THIS AFTERNOON...AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS
EXPECTED TONIGHT.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER IS EXPECTED
TO REACH THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT HENRY IS BECOMING
BETTER ORGANIZED.  ANOTHER AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WILL BE REACHING THE CENTER OF HENRI WITHIN AN HOUR OR SO.  
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  45 MILES
... 75 KM FROM THE CENTER.

A BUOY VERY NEAR THE STORM CENTER RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS
OF 47 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. 
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  997 MB...29.44 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6-12 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HENRI. DUE TO
SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS AND HIGH RIVER STAGES...THESE HEAVY
RAINS COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE SOUTH OF WHERE THE CENTER
MAKES LANDFALL.
 
THERE IS A RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOES THROUGH THIS EVENING OVER
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH FLORIDA.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...28.4 N... 84.1 W.  MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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