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Tropical Storm EDOUARD


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TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL052008
1000 AM CDT MON AUG 04 2008
 
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING EXTENDED WESTWARD...

AT 10 AM CDT...1500 UTC...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS EXTENDED
WESTWARD TO PORT OCONNOR TEXAS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN
EFFECT FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WESTWARD TO PORT
OCONNOR.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA TO PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1000 AM CDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 90.6 WEST OR ABOUT 160
MILES...260 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA AND ABOUT
265 MILES...425 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.
 
EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. A TURN TO
THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...WHICH WOULD BRING THE
CENTER OF EDOUARD VERY NEAR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST OR THE COAST OF
SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA BY TUESDAY MORNING. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND EDOUARD COULD BE NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH BEFORE
REACHING THE COASTLINE.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED
IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.
 
EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5
INCHES IN SOME LOUISIANA COASTAL COUNTIES AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.
ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER
SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
AND THE UPPER TEXAS COAST LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 1000 AM CDT POSITION...28.2 N...90.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 100 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 400
PM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
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