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Tropical Storm MATTHEW


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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT SAT OCT 09 2004

....MATTHEW REGAINS TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH...A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING IS ISSUED...
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THE
ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER WESTWARD TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA. A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE 
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  91.9 WEST OR ABOUT 
210 MILES...SOUTHWEST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
 
MATTHEW IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH. ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL STORM WILL REACH THE COAST
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA EARLY SUNDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THESE
WINDS ARE CONFINED TO THE NORTHEAST AND EAST OF THE CENTER.  SOME
FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY BEFORE LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES TO THE
EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE
WAS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE 
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...WILL
CONTINUE IN PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA. 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF THE PATH
OF MATTHEW. 

REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...27.3 N... 91.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 7 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM
CDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
  
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