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Tropical Storm ERNESTO


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TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  30A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL052006
200 AM EDT FRI SEP 01 2006
 
...CENTER OF ERNESTO MOVING INLAND OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
...STILL PRODUCING WINDS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE AND HEAVY RAINS...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF THE SOUTH
SANTEE RIVER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND
ALBEMARLE SOUNDS.  GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE ATLANTIC
COAST AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING
AREA DUE TO A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT NORTH OF ERNESTO.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH
CAROLINA TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS
THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN
THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 200 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WAS
LOCATED INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 34.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.0 WEST...OR
INLAND ABOUT 20 MILES...30 KM...NORTH-NORTHWEST OF WILMINGTON NORTH
CAROLINA.
 
ERNESTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...25 KM/HR.
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING THE
CENTER FARTHER INLAND OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...105 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS THE STORM MOVES INLAND OVER NORTH
CAROLINA.  A WIND GUST TO 70 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH NORTH CAROLINA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES...230 KM
MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987
MB...29.15 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE
FLOW WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM NORTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...AND THE SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL APPALACHIANS THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES. THESE AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA THROUGH THIS MORNING.
 
REPEATING THE 200 AM EDT POSITION...34.5 N...78.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 AM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
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