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Tropical Storm CRISTOBAL


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TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032008
500 AM EDT SUN JUL 20 2008

...CRISTOBAL MOVING NORTHEASTWARD NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST...HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF LITTLE
RIVER INLET TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER...INCLUDING
PAMLICO SOUND.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.2 WEST OR ABOUT 60
MILES... 95 KM...SOUTHWEST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT
130 MILES...210 KM...SOUTHWEST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

CRISTOBAL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/HR. 
A GENERALLY NORTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.   ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
PARALLEL AND VERY CLOSE TO THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA TODAY AND
BEGIN TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE COAST BY MONDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE OF 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

CRISTOBAL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE NORTH CAROLINA COAST DURING
THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 5
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.
 
REPEATING THE 500 AM EDT POSITION...33.9 N...77.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
AM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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