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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT SUN AUG 29 2004

...GASTON CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED
SOUTH OF THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO LITTLE
RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA.  THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY BE LOWERED
LATER THIS EVENING.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 79.6 WEST OR ABOUT 80
MILES... 130 KM... NORTH-NORTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.

GASTON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  8 MPH...AND A NORTHWARD TO
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON
THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL CONTINUE MOVING OVER EASTERN SOUTH
CAROLINA THIS EVENING AND OVER NORTH CAROLINA LATER TONIGHT AND
EARLY MONDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GASTON SHOULD WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATER THIS
EVENING.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...
ARE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH GASTON.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER NORTHEASTERN SOUTH
CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...33.9 N... 79.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM EDT...FOLLOWED BY A REGULAR PUBLIC ADVISORY
AT 11 PM EDT ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...
UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPAT2 AND WMO HEADER WTNT32 KWNH.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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