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Tropical Storm ALBERTO


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TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL012006
1000 PM CDT SUN JUN 11 2006

...DISORGANIZED ALBERTO MOVING SLOWLY NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD OVER
THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
FROM NORTH OF BONITA BEACH TO STEINHATCHEE.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1000 PM CDT...0300Z...THE BROAD CIRCULATION OF TROPICAL STORM
ALBERTO WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 87.7 WEST
OR ABOUT 345 MILES...555 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA
FLORIDA AND ABOUT 385 MILES...620 KM...SOUTHWEST OF CEDAR KEY
FLORIDA.
 
ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR
...AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
THE STRONGEST WINDS IN THIS TROPICAL STORM ARE WELL REMOVED FROM THE
CENTER... AND EXTEND MAINLY EASTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370 KM.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND A NEARBY SHIP WAS 1004 MB
...29.65 INCHES.
 
ALBERTO IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
OF 10 TO 20 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF CUBA...WITH ISOLATED
TOTALS OF 30 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  THESE RAINS COULD
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO DIMINISH ACROSS WESTERN CUBA TONIGHT INTO
MONDAY MORNING. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH TUESDAY... WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES
POSSIBLE OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS.

TIDE LEVELS ARE ALREADY RUNNING MORE THAN A FOOT ABOVE NORMAL
ALONG THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA FROM THE TAMPA BAY AREA NORTHWARD TO
APALACHICOLA. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING UP TO 5 FEET ABOVE
NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST AND
SOUTHEAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.
 
REPEATING THE 1000 PM CDT POSITION...25.3 N...87.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 100 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 400
AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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