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Hurricane CHARLEY


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TROPICAL STORM CHARLEY ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT SAT AUG 14 2004

...CHARLEY INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO THE MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING
THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...THE TIDAL POTOMAC...CHESAPEAKE
BAY...DELAWARE BAY....NEW YORK HARBOR AND LONG ISLAND SOUND.  AT 5
PM...WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHARLEY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  77.0 WEST.  THIS
POSITION IS OVER NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT   75 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA.
 
CHARLEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY.  ON THIS
TRACK CHARLEY WILL MOVE NEAR AND ALONG THE U.S. NORTHEAST COAST.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES MAINLY TO
THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG
THE SOUTHERN COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA WILL SUBSIDE TONIGHT.  STORM
SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 3 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS EXPECTED
ALONG THE U.S. CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST COAST TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY
AS CHARLEY MOVES BY.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF
CHARLEY OVER THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST U.S. COASTAL STATES.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...36.0 N... 77.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 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 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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