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Tropical Storm GABRIELLE


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TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072007
800 AM EDT SUN SEP 09 2007
 
...GABRIELLE STRENGTHENS AS IT NEARS THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
GABRIELLE HAS STRENGTHENED A LITTLE MORE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SURF CITY NORTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS. 
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
FOR THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF NEW POINT COMFORT.  
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 800 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.4 WEST OR ABOUT 30
MILES... 50 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.
 
GABRIELLE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17
KM/HR.  GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO TURN TO THE NORTH LATER TODAY AND
THEN TO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF
GABRIELLE WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS THIS AFTERNOON. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...OVER A VERY SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER.  SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE IN THE FEW REMAINING HOURS PRIOR TO
LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA AS GABRIELLE PASSES NEAR OR OVER THE COAST.
 
GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
TO 3 INCHES ACROSS COASTAL SECTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND
SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE OUTER BANKS TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 800 AM EDT POSITION...34.2 N...76.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1100 AM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
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