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Tropical Storm ALEX


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TROPICAL STORM ALEX SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT MON AUG 02 2004
 
...ALEX STRENGTHENS...

RADAR IMAGERY AND REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT ALEX HAS BEGUN TO STRENGTHEN.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 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.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH ALSO
REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EDISTO BEACH TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH
CAROLINA.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.0 WEST OR ABOUT 120
MILES...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX HAS BEEN DRIFTING EASTWARD OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. 
HOWEVER...A SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH OR NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED
OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX
WILL BE SLOWLY APPROACHING THE COASTS OF SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA
LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT RECENTLY REPORTED
A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF  992 MB...29.29 INCHES.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-2 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.

HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE SOUTHEASTERN AND
MID-ATLANTIC U.S. COASTAL AREAS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

REPEATING THE 8 AM EDT POSITION...31.3 N... 79.0 W.  MOVEMENT
...DRIFTING EAST.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 992 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  11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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