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Tropical Storm ALEX


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TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT MON AUG 02 2004
 
...ALEX MOVING SLOWLY NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
SOUTH CAROLINA TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.6 WEST OR ABOUT 115
MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS ALEX HAS BEEN MOVING TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST
AT ABOUT 6 MPH.  A GENERAL NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED LATER
TODAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX WILL BE SLOWLY
APPROACHING THE CAROLINA COASTLINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
 
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 2 PM EDT POSITION...31.8 N... 78.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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