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Hurricane CHARLEY


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HURRICANE CHARLEY ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT FRI AUG 13 2004
 
...CHARLEY MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARD THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF
FLORIDA...NEW WARNINGS ISSUED...

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD
ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST TO OREGON INLET...INCLUDING THE
PAMLICO AND ABLEMARLE SOUNDS.  A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT
FROM COCOA BEACH FLORIDA TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA ON THE
SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ON THE
NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA COASTS NORTH OF OREGON INLET TO
CHINCOTEAGUE...INCLUDING THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH
POINT.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE IS
DISCONTINUED.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
JUPITER INLET TO COCOA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.1 NORTH... LONGITUDE  81.1 WEST OR ABOUT 10 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
CHARLEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF CHARLEY WILL
MOVE INTO THE ATLANTIC NEAR DAYTONA BEACH DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR
TWO...THEN MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST SATURDAY
MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SLOW
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST ONCE THE CENTER OF CHARLEY MOVES BACK
OVER WATER.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85
MILES.  DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS...MCCOY AIRPORT IN ORLANDO
REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 77 MPH WITH A GUST OF 105 MPH.  SANFORD
FLORIDA HAS RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 92 MPH.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  975 MB...28.79 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE WEST COAST OF
FLORIDA SHOULD SUBSIDE TONIGHT.  STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 8 TO 10 FT
IS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA COASTS
NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER OF CHARLEY CROSSES THE
COAST.  STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FEET IS EXPECTED IN THE
REMAINDER OF THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF
CHARLEY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.  THESE RAINS
COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA FOR ANOTHER FEW HOURS.  ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT AND SATURDAY OVER PORTIONS OF COASTAL SOUTH
AND NORTH CAROLINA.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...29.1 N... 81.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 975 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 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM
EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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