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Hurricane CHARLEY


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HURRICANE CHARLEY ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT SAT AUG 14 2004

...CHARLEY HEADING FOR THE CAROLINAS...
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD
TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE. A HURRICANE WARNING IS
NOW IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA TO THE NORTH
CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS EXTENDED
NORTHWARD TO SANDY HOOK INCLUDING ALL OF THE TIDAL POTOMAC...
CHESAPEAKE BAY AND DELAWARE BAY.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE TO SANDY HOOK
INCLUDING ALL OF THE TIDAL POTOMAC...CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE BAYS.
 
AT 5 AM EST...0900Z...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FROM NORTH OF
SANDY HOOK TO THE MERRIMACK RIVER INCLUDING NEW YORK HARBOR AND
LONG ISLAND SOUND.
 
AT 5 AM EST...0900Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS DISCONTINUED FROM
ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  80.5 WEST OR ABOUT  115 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
CHARLEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH. THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...CHARLEY WILL BE NEARING
THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS MAINLY TO
THE EAST OF THE CENTER. SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE
LANDFALL.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WAS 
994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 8 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 3 TO
5 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 OVER PORTIONS OF COASTAL SOUTH AND
NORTH CAROLINA.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...31.2 N... 80.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 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 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM
EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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