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Tropical Storm CRISTOBAL


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TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   6A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032008
800 AM EDT SUN JUL 20 2008
 
...CRISTOBAL STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY...JUST OFFSHORE FROM NORTH
CAROLINA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF LITTLE
RIVER INLET AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER 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 800 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.8 WEST OR ABOUT 40
MILES...65 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA AND
ABOUT 105 MILES...170 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 TOMORROW.
 
RECENT DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE SLIGHTLY INCREASED AND ARE NOW NEAR 50
MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE RECENTLY REPORTED A MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1007 MB...29.74 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 800 AM EDT POSITION...34.1 N...76.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
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