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Hurricane DENNIS


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HURRICANE DENNIS INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  26A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
6 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2005
 
...DENNIS WEAKENING OVER SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
...STILL A DANGEROUS HURRICANE PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS...
   HEAVY RAINFALL...AND POSSIBLY TORNADOES...
 
AT 6 PM CDT...2300Z...THE COASTAL HURRICANE WARNING AREA HAS BEEN
REPLACED BY A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM THE ALABAMA/MISSISSIPPI
BORDER EASTWARD TO DESTIN. HOWEVER...INLAND HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE
STILL IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA AND
SOUTHEASTERN AND EAST-CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW EFFECT FROM THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD
TO LONGBOAT KEY FLORIDA. PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA ALONG THE
FLORIDA WEST COAST WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER TONIGHT.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 6 PM CDT...2300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DENNIS WAS LOCATED
INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 31.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 87.5 WEST OR ABOUT 25
MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONROEVILLE ALABAMA IN EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN
MONROE COUNTY ALABAMA.
 
DENNIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 21 MPH.  THIS
GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
ALTHOUGH DENNIS HAS WEAKENED TO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE...IT IS STILL A DANGEROUS HURRICANE. DENNIS 
IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM LATER TONIGHT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 230 MILES...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY A NOAA
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS  961 MB...28.38 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 8 TO 12 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS STILL
POSSIBLE ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND ALABAMA COASTS. STORM
SURGE VALUES WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATER TONIGHT.
 
DENNIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES ALONG AND NEAR THE TRACK ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES INTO
THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM
RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH
DENNIS.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
ALABAMA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA...AND NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA.
 
REPEATING THE 6 PM CDT POSITION...31.3 N... 87.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...80 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 961 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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