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Tropical Storm ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  11A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM EDT TUE AUG 03 2004
 
...ALEX BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2004 SEASON...MOVING
ALMOST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO OREGON INLET
NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO SOUND.  THIS MEANS THAT
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD
BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF OREGON INLET TO
THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER...INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE SOUND.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
SOUTH CAROLINA TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AT WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
INDICATE THAT ALEX HAS BECOME A HURRICANE.
 
AT 2 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 33.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  77.4 WEST OR ABOUT   75 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR  9 MPH.  THIS GENERAL
MOTION...WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED...IS EXPECTED
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX
IS FORECAST TO PASS VERY NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS LATER
TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  75 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.  A NOAA BUOY LOCATED NEAR FRYING PAN SHOALS NORTH CAROLINA
RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 49 MPH.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS  983 MB...29.03 INCHES.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2-3 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1-2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED ON ATLANTIC SHORELINES. STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2-4
FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED INSIDE PAMLICO SOUND.
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 AM EDT POSITION...33.0 N... 77.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 983 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 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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