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Tropical Storm EDOUARD


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TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL052008
400 PM CDT MON AUG 04 2008
 
...EDOUARD GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED...TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS REACH THE COAST OF LOUISIANA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER WESTWARD TO PORT OCONNOR TEXAS.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA TO PORT O'CONNOR.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 400 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 91.4 WEST OR ABOUT 135
MILES...220 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA AND ABOUT
215 MILES...350 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.
 
EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR.  A TURN TO
THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECT TO OCCUR TONIGHT...AND THE CENTER OF
EDOUARD SHOULD BE VERY NEAR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST BY MIDDAY
TOMORROW.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ALTHOUGH EDOUARD HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET TODAY...IT IS
BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED AND IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY NEAR HURRICANE
STRENGTH BY THE TIME IT REACHES THE COASTLINE DURING THE DAY
TOMORROW.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER...AND WERE RECENTLY REPORTED NEAR COCODRIE
LOUISIANA.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 1000 MB...29.53 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 PARISHES.  ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6
INCHES...WITH 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 TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 400 PM CDT POSITION...28.3 N...91.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 700 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000
PM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
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