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Tropical Storm ALBERTO


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TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO ADVISORY NUMBER  16
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL012006
1100 PM EDT TUE JUN 13 2006

...ALBERTO MOVING FASTER TOWARD THE NORTHEAST...
...WIND DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE SAVANNAH GEORGIA AREA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTHWARD TO NORTH OF ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA.

GALE WARNINGS ARE ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA COAST NORTHWARD THROUGH PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.3 WEST OR ABOUT 
55 MILES...90 KM...SOUTHWEST OF STATESBORO GEORGIA... OR ABOUT
MIDWAY BETWEEN ALMA AND VIDALIA GEORGIA.
 
ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/HR. THIS
GENERAL DIRECTION OF MOTION...WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED...IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK THE
CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA TONIGHT AND
EARLY WEDNESDAY... AND MOVE ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA LOW COUNTRY
DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS IN A FEW SQUALLS ALONG AND JUST OFFSHORE THE GEORGIA AND SOUTH
CAROLINA COASTS.  SOME WEAKENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS... AND ALBERTO COULD BECOME A DEPRESSION BEFORE IT MERGES
WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY AND BECOMES AN
NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 150 MILES...240 KM
...TO THE NORTHEAST AND EATS OF THE CENTER. RECENTLY...A WIND GUST
TO 46 MPH WAS REPORTED AT THE SAVANNAH GEORGIA AIRPORT AND A GUST
TO 42 MPH WAS REPORTED IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH. DURING THE PAST
HOUR... NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES IN THE
SAVANNAH AREA HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. 
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE
ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA COASTS.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS TO 8 INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING
OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF GEORGIA...MUCH OF NORTH AND SOUTH
CAROLINA EXCEPT FOR THE WESTERN PARTS OF THOSE STATES...AND INTO
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA.  
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM EDT POSITION...31.8 N...82.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 16 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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