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Hurricane JEANNE


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HURRICANE JEANNE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  49B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
9 PM EDT SAT SEP 25 2004
 
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE JEANNE BEARING DOWN ON THE FLORIDA EAST
COAST...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM
FLORIDA CITY NORTHWARD TO ST. AUGUSTINE...INCLUDING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE.  A HURRICANE WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ABACOS...ANDROS ISLAND...BERRY
ISLANDS...BIMINI...ELEUTHERA...GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND...AND NEW
PROVIDENCE.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE
HURRICANE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT
FROM NORTH OF ST. AUGUSTINE NORTHWARD TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF
FLORIDA FROM EAST CAPE SABLE NORTHWARD TO THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM ENGLEWOOD TO THE SUWANNEE
RIVER.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH OF FLORIDA CITY
AROUND THE SOUTHERN END OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TO EAST CAPE SABLE
INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY...AND THE FLORIDA KEYS NORTH OF THE SEVEN
MILE BRIDGE.
 
AT 9 PM EDT...0100Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE JEANNE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 27.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.5 WEST OR ABOUT 75 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF VERO BEACH FLORIDA...AND ABOUT 55 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST
OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA.
 
JEANNE IS MOVING BETWEEN THE WEST AND WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  A
GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
ON THIS TRACK...THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE WILL REACH THE FLORIDA
EAST COAST IN A FEW HOURS.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
SPREAD INLAND AS MUCH AS 100 MILES ALONG THE TRACK OF JEANNE.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  JEANNE
IS A DANGEROUS CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE
LANDFALL IN FLORIDA.  STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE
LIKELY TO OCCUR ON HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 205 MILES.  SETTLEMENT POINT ON THE WESTERN END OF GRAND BAHAMA
ISLAND RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 86 MPH WITH A GUST TO
112 MPH.  A FLORIDA COASTAL MONITORING PROGRAM WIND TOWER NEAR
VERO BEACH RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 55 MPH WITH A GUST
TO 68 MPH.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM PRESSURE CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A NOAA
HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE 951 MB...28.08 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL
ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST.  A STORM SURGE OF UP TO 5 FEET ABOVE
THE PRESENT WATER LEVEL IS LIKELY TO OCCUR MAINLY ON THE EAST SIDE
OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE.
 
TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA
ALONG THE FLORIDA WEST COAST....POSSIBLY REACHING 3 TO 6 FEET IN
AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW NORTH OF TAMPA BAY.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS
...ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE TRACK OF JEANNE OVER THE NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF THE EAST FLORIDA
PENINSULA TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 9 PM EDT POSITION...27.2 N... 79.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST TO WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...115 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 951 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 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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