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Tropical Storm HENRI


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TROPICAL STORM HENRI INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT FRI SEP 05 2003
 
...HENRI STRENGTHENS AS IT TURNS TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA
FROM ENGLEWOOD NORTHWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HENRI WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  84.3 WEST OR ABOUT 105 MILES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA.
 
HENRI IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH AND A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA
THIS EVENING AND MOVE ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL FLORIDA OVERNIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CENTER MAKES
LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  45 MILES
... 75 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5-8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HENRI. DUE TO
SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS AND HIGH RIVER STAGES...THESE HEAVY
RAINS COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE SOUTH OF WHERE THE CENTER
MAKES LANDFALL.
 
THERE IS A RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOS LATER TODAY OVER PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND NORTH FLORIDA.
 
REPEATING THE 8 AM EDT POSITION...28.1 N... 84.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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