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Tropical Storm GASTON


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TROPICAL STORM GASTON INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
9 AM EDT SUN AUG 29 2004
 
...CENTER OF GASTON VERY NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA...WILL BE
INLAND SHORTLY...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO LITTLE RIVER INLET.  THIS WARNING WILL
LIKELY BE LOWERED OR CHANGED TO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING LATER THIS
MORNING.  

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF LITTLE
RIVER INLET TO SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 9 AM EDT...1300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GASTON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.5 WEST OR VERY NEAR
THE COAST IN THE VICINITY OF BULLS BAY AND ABOUT 30 MILES EAST OF
CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
GASTON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  7 MPH.  A GENERAL NORTHWARD
MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK THE CENTER WILL BE MOVING INLAND OVER
EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA LATER TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GASTON
SHOULD BEGIN TO WEAKEN AFTER THE CENTER MOVES INLAND.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  991 MB...29.26 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 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE IN THE WARNING AREA.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10 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 9 AM EDT POSITION...32.9 N... 79.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 991 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 PASCH
 
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