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Hurricane ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  13B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
3 PM EDT TUE AUG 03 2004
 
...ALEX BEGINS MOVING AWAY FROM THE OUTER BANKS...
 
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. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE LOOKOUT.
 
AT 3 PM EDT...1900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 35.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 75.1 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES
EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH.  A NORTHEASTWARD
MOTION WITH A SMALL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ALEX IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING AWAY FROM
THE OUTER BANKS THIS EVENING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...MAINLY TO THE
EAST OF THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD
UP TO 105 MILES.
 
UNOFFICIAL SUSTAINED WINDS OF 72 MPH AND A PEAK GUST OF 102 MPH WERE
REPORTED FROM NEAR CAPE HATTERAS BY TWO PRIVATE FIRMS...WEATHERFLOW
INC AND THE HURRICANE INTERCEPT RESEARCH TEAM...RESPECTIVELY.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS
972 MB...28.70 INCHES.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALEX.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED ON ATLANTIC SHORELINES.  STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3
TO 5 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.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE OUTER BANKS THIS AFTERNOON.
 
REPEATING THE 3 PM EDT POSITION...35.4 N... 75.1 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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