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Tropical Depression ONE


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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   4A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT SUN AUG 01 2004
 
...THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR 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 FROM EDISTO BEACH SOUTH
CAROLINA TO CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA.
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE HAS STRENGTHENED INTO
TROPICAL STORM ALEX...THE FIRST NAMED STORM OF THE 2004 NORTH
ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL
STORM ALEX WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE
79.1 WEST OR ABOUT 80 MILES...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON
SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
THE CENTER OF ALEX HAS BEEN ESSENTIALLY STATIONARY OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL HOURS...HOWEVER...A SLOW NORTHWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN LATER TODAY WITH A TURN TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST TOMORROW. ON
THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY NEAR THE
SOUTH CAROLINA COASTLINE TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...MAINLY IN SQUALLS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS
1010 MB...29.82 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-2 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...31.7 N... 79.1 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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