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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT SUN AUG 29 2004
...CORRECTED WINDS IN REPEAT SECTION...
...GASTON CONTINUES WEAKENING OVER SOUTH CAROLINA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF EDISTO
BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 33.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.6 WEST OR
ABOUT 75 MILES SOUTH OF FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
GASTON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  8 MPH AND A NORTHWARD TO
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL CONTINUE MOVING OVER EASTERN SOUTH
CAROLINA TODAY AND OVER NORTH CAROLINA LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY
MONDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST AND GASTON SHOULD BECOME A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  998 MB...29.47 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE COAST WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH. 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL IS STILL POSSIBLE
NEAR THE HEADS OF RIVERS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL AREA.
 
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 2 PM EDT POSITION...33.5 N... 79.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 998 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 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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