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Tropical Storm ALEX


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TROPICAL STORM ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT SUN AUG 01 2004
 
...ALEX STATIONARY...WATCHES AND WARNINGS EXTENDED...

AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS EXTENDED
SOUTHWARD AND NOW EXTENDS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO
CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO SOUND.  A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR NORTH OF
CAPE HATTERAS TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA.  A TROPICAL STORM
WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EDISTO BEACH TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 79.2 WEST OR ABOUT 90 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX HAS BEEN STATIONARY FOR MUCH OF THE DAY...HOWEVER...A SLOW
MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH OR NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. 
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX WILL BE SLOWLY
APPROACHING THE SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA COASTS OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  CONDITIONS FAVOR SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES...MAINLY
IN SQUALLS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1010 MB...29.83 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-2 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...31.7 N... 79.2 W.  MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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