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Tropical Storm MATTHEW


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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT FRI OCT 08 2004
 
...THIRTEENTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS IN THE WESTERN GULF
OF MEXICO...

INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF MATTHEW.
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.2 NORTH... LONGITUDE 93.8 WEST OR ABOUT
260 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
MATTHEW IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 10 MPH.  A TURN TO THE
EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...MAINLY
TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
WAS  1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.
 
STRONG WINDS NEAR THE LOUISIANA COAST ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO
MATTHEW...BUT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN
MATTHEW AND HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES. 
COASTAL FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING IN SOME AREAS WITH ONSHORE
FLOW.

A LARGE AREA OF RAINFALL EXTENDS FROM MATTHEW NORTHEASTWARD FOR
SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES.  THESE RAINS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR AT
LEAST THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...24.2 N... 93.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 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 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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