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Tropical Storm BONNIE


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TROPICAL STORM BONNIE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  18A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT THU AUG 12 2004
 
...BONNIE BEGINS TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...BUT STILL
PRODUCING STRONG SQUALLS ALONG THE FLORIDA BIG BEND...
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM APALACHICOLA
FLORIDA WESTWARD IS DISCONTINUED. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS
IN EFFECT FROM EAST OF APALACHICOLA TO THE MOUTH OF THE SUWANNEE
RIVER.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE POORLY DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
BONNIE WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  84.0 WEST
OR ABOUT 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA.
 
BONNIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH.  A TURN MORE
TO THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. WEAKENING IS FORECAST AND BONNIE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME
EXTRATROPICAL LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES MAINLY OVER
WATER TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS NOW
OCCURRING NEAR AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE CENTER.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BONNIE.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE PATH AND TO THE EAST
OF BONNIE.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...30.1 N... 84.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 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 AVILA/BROWN
  
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