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Hurricane ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT TUE AUG 03 2004
 
...ALEX MOVING AWAY FROM THE U.S. AFTER BATTERING THE OUTER BANKS...

AT 5 PM EDT...2100 UTC...ALL WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO OREGON
INLET NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO SOUND.  
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF OREGON
INLET TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER...INCLUDING THE
ALBEMARLE SOUND.  ALL WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED THIS
EVENING.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 35.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 74.6 WEST OR ABOUT 65 MILES
NORTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.

A FIVE-MINUTE SUSTAINED WIND OF HURRICANE FORCE...75 MPH...WAS
MEASURED AT 135 PM EDT AT AVON PIER BY A PRIVATE FIRM...WEATHERFLOW
INC. 
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  35 MILES... 55 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 105 MILES...165 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  972 MB...28.70 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING SHOULD BE SUBSIDING THIS EVENING. HIGH
SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE MID-ATLANTIC U.S.
COASTAL AREAS FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...35.8 N... 74.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...100 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 972 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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