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Tropical Storm HANNA


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TROPICAL STORM HANNA ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL082008
1100 AM AST SUN AUG 31 2008

...HANNA WEAKENS A LITTLE...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE
ACKLINS...CROOKED ISLAND...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED
ISLANDS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE TURKS AND
CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS...INCLUDING CAT
ISLAND...THE EXUMAS...LONG  ISLAND...RUM CAY...AND SAN SALVADOR. 
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 70.0 WEST OR ABOUT 145
MILES...230 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF GRAND TURK ISLAND.
 
HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. 
HANNA IS EXPECTED TO TURN TOWARD THE WEST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...THEN TURN SOUTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED LATE
MONDAY OR TUESDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...HANNA WILL GRADUALLY
APPROACH THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 999 MB...29.50 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE TURKS AND
CAICOS ISLANDS.
 
LONG-PERIOD SWELLS FROM HANNA ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THE RISK
OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES COAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION...23.3 N...70.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER RHOME
 
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