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Tropical Storm CRISTOBAL


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TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032008
200 PM EDT SUN JUL 20 2008
 
...CRISTOBAL WEAKENS A LITTLE...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF SURF CITY
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 200 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.1 WEST OR ABOUT 25
MILES...40 KM...EAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 50
MILES...80 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
CRISTOBAL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON
THIS TRACK...THE STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE ALONG THE COAST OF NORTH
CAROLINA TODAY AND TONIGHT.
 
DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR... WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE AS REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.
 
CRISTOBAL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST OF NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.  ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM
TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 4 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 200 PM EDT POSITION...34.6 N...76.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/KNABB
 
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