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Hurricane CHARLEY


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HURRICANE CHARLEY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  21A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT SAT AUG 14 2004
 
...CHARLEY NEARS SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF ALTAMAHA SOUND
GEORGIA TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE INCLUDING THE
PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THE NORTH
CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE TO SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY INCLUDING ALL
OF THE TIDAL POTOMAC...CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE BAYS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF SANDY HOOK TO THE
MERRIMACK RIVER INCLUDING NEW YORK HARBOR AND LONG ISLAND SOUND.
  
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 32.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.7 WEST OR ABOUT  35 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
CHARLEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH. THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...CHARLEY WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE MID-ATLANTIC COASTAL STATES TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS MAINLY TO
THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
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
993 MB...29.32 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 8 AM EDT POSITION...32.3 N... 79.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 993 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
11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA/LAWRENCE
 
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