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Hurricane ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  12A...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT TUE AUG 03 2004

CORRECTED CENTRAL PRESSURE TO 974 MB
 
...ALEX CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AS IT APPROACHES THE OUTER BANKS...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS 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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR TO CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 34.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  76.5 WEST OR ABOUT 35 MILES
SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.  
 
OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS ALEX HAS BEEN MOVING TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH.  A MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH AN
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX WILL BEGIN PASSING VERY
NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS LATER THIS MORNING. ANY MOTION
TO THE LEFT OF THE FORECAST TRACK COULD BRING THE CENTER OF THE
HURRICANE ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS.
 
REPORTS FROM A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT ALEX CONTINUES
TO STRENGTHEN WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 90 MPH...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES.  
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS
974 MB...28.76 INCHES.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED ON ATLANTIC SHORELINES.  STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2
TO 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 8 AM EDT POSITION...34.1 N... 76.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 974 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 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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