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Tropical Storm ALEX


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TROPICAL STORM ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT MON AUG 02 2004
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED
NORTHWARD TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO OREGON
INLET NORTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM EDISTO BEACH TO SOUTH
SANTEE RIVER HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.7 WEST OR ABOUT 120
MILES...SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR  5 MPH.  A TURN TO THE
NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND ALEX HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A HURRICANE OVER THE
NEXT DAY OR SO.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 993 MB...29.32 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 11 AM EDT POSITION...31.5 N... 78.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 993 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 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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