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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   6A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM EDT SUN AUG 29 2004
 
...GASTON APPROACHING THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...

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.  SINCE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PRECISELY
PREDICT THE PATH AND INTENSITY OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE...PREPARATIONS
TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION
THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WARNING AREA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL NORTH
CAROLINA FROM NORTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET TO SURF CITY.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH OF THE SAVANNAH
RIVER TO FERNANDINA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
AT 2 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.4 WEST OR ABOUT  
65 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
GASTON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH.  A
TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THE CENTER
OF GASTON IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTH CAROLINA COASTLINE
SOMETIME THIS AFTERNOON.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE CHARLESTON RADAR INDICATE THAT GASTON IS
GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED...AND IT IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE
BEFORE REACHING THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  992 MB...29.29 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 2 AM EDT POSITION...32.1 N... 79.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 992 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 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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