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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SAT AUG 28 2004
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO LITTLE RIVER INLET.  A HURRICANE WARNING
MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE NEXT 24 HR.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA FROM NORTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET TO SURF
CITY.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL GEORGIA FROM
SOUTH OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO FERNANDINA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.2 WEST OR ABOUT  
90 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
GASTON IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  3 MPH.  A
TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF GASTON IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST OF
SOUTH CAROLINA ON SUNDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GASTON IS
FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN AND COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON SUNDAY
BEFORE REACHING THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY U.S. AIR FORCE
RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS  994 MB...29.35 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...WITH
HIGHER LEVELS IN BAYS...IS EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE
THE CENTER CROSSES THE COAST.  TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FT ABOVE NORMAL ARE 
EXPECTED ELSEWHERE IN THE WARNED AREA.  DANGEROUS HIGH SURF AND RIP
CURRENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST IN THE WARNED AREA.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...
ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE PATH OF GASTON.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE EARLY SUNDAY OVER NORTHEASTERN SOUTH
CAROLINA.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...31.7 N... 79.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  3 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 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 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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