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Tropical Storm HANNA


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TROPICAL STORM HANNA ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL082008
1100 AM EDT SAT SEP 06 2008
 
...CENTER OF HANNA MOVING INTO SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...

AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED
FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHWARD.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO
MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS...ALL OF CHESAPEAKE BAY...THE TIDAL POTOMAC...WASHINGTON
D.C...DELAWARE BAY...NEW YORK HARBOR...LONG ISLAND SOUND...BLOCK
ISLAND...MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
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 EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.4 WEST OR JUST
SOUTHEAST OF EMPORIA VIRGINIA.  THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT
65 MILES...105 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA.
 
HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 24 MPH...39 KM/HR.
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...
THE CENTER OF HANA WILL MOVE THROUGH THE EASTERN MID-ATLANTIC
STATES TODAY...NEAR OR OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...AND NEAR THE CANADIAN MARITIMES SUNDAY NIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS.  HOWEVER...HANNA IS FORECAST TO LOSE TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS ON SUNDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES...325 KM
FROM THE CENTER. EDENTON NORTH CAROLINA RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND
GUST OF 45 MPH...72 KM/HR.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 988 MB...29.18 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER LEVELS IN BAYS AND ACCOMPANIED LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...IS EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA.  COASTAL STORM
SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE ATLANTIC COASTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND
NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ABLEMARLE SOUNDS...
SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TODAY.
 
HANNA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES
FROM CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN PORTIONS
OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...SOUTHERN NEW YORK...AND INTO SOUTHERN
NEW ENGLAND...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES POSSIBLE.
THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THESE
REGIONS.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER EASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA...EASTERN VIRGINIA...SOUTHERN MARYLAND...DELAWARE...
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 AM EDT POSITION...36.6 N...77.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 24 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
PM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
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