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Tropical Storm GUSTAV


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TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
200 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2008

...CORRECTED HEADER...
 
...GUSTAV HESITATES...PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OVER MUCH OF
HAITI...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI FROM THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC-HAITI BORDER WESTWARD TO LE MOLE ST NICHOLAS.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CUBA FOR THE PROVINCES OF
GUANTANAMO...SANTIAGO DE CUBA...AND GRANMA.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST
NICHOLAS TO THE NORTHERN HAITI/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF LAS
TUNAS AND HOLGUIN.  A HURRICANE WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA
AND ALL OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.
 
INTERESTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF GUSTAV.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 200 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV WAS
LOCATED BY AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE NEAR LATITUDE 18.6
NORTH...LONGITUDE 73.5 WEST OR ABOUT 80 MILES...125 KM...WEST OF
PORT AU PRINCE HAITI AND ABOUT 135 MILES...215 KM...SOUTHEAST OF
GUANTANAMO CUBA.
 
GUSTAV HAS SLOWED DOWN AND IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR
5 MPH...7 KM/HR. A WEST-NORTHWEST TO WEST TRACK IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT DAY OR TWO WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK...GUSTAV SHOULD PASS BETWEEN JAMAICA AND THE
SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF CUBA LATER TODAY AND ON AND THURSDAY.

GUSTAV HAS WEAKENED WHILE INTERACTING WITH THE TERRAIN OF HAITI AND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS. HOWEVER...GUSTAV COULD REGAIN HURRICANE STRENGTH
LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW ONCE IT CLEARS THE SOUTHWESTERN PENINSULA
OF HAITI. MORE SIGNIFICANT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST ON THURSDAY
WHEN IT PASSES BETWEEN CUBA AND JAMAICA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE AS REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.
 
GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO
12 INCHES OVER HISPANIOLA...EASTERN CUBA...JAMAICA...AND THE CAYMAN
ISLANDS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 25 INCHES
POSSIBLE.  THESE RAINS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH
FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES CAN BE EXPECTED IN
AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.
 
REPEATING THE 200 AM EDT POSITION...18.6 N...73.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 AM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/AVILA
 
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