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Tropical Storm CRISTOBAL


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TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032008
800 PM EDT SUN JUL 20 2008
 
...CRISTOBAL A LITTLE STRONGER THIS EVENING...STRONGEST WINDS REMAIN
WELL OFFSHORE...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE LOOKOUT 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 PM EDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 75.4 WEST OR ABOUT 65
MILES...105 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA AND
ABOUT 25 MILES...40 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH
CAROLINA.
 
CRISTOBAL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THIS TRACK CRISTOBAL
WILL BE MOVING MOVING AWAY FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST EARLY MONDAY.
 
DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR TWO.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER...MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT RECENTLY REPORTED A
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.
 
CRISTOBAL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
NEAR 1 INCH ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM TOTAL
AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THIS AREA.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.
 
REPEATING THE 800 PM EDT POSITION...34.9 N...75.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 1100 PM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER ROBERTS/FRANKLIN
 
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