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Tropical Storm BONNIE


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TROPICAL STORM BONNIE ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 AM CDT WED AUG 11 2004

...BONNIE MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AND GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED...
 
AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING FROM THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD TO THE 
MOUTH OF THE SUWANEE RIVER.
 
AT 10 AM CDT...15000Z...A HURRICANE WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA FROM THE
ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD TO THE MOUTH OF THE SUWANEE RIVER.
 
AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BONNIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  90.3 WEST OR ABOUT 
235 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
 
BONNIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH. A TURN TO
THE NORTHEAST WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED 
TO OCCUR LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES FROM 
THE CENTER. NOAA BUOY 42001 LOCATED NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF
BONNIE REPORTED A 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND OF 47 MPH WITH A GUST TO
60 MPH DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE 
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE 
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE RIGHT OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.

RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE HAS SATURATED THE
GROUND. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH
ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF BONNIE
BY THURSDAY MORNING.
 
REPEATING THE 10 AM CDT POSITION...25.9 N... 90.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 PM
CDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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