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Tropical Storm ARLENE


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TROPICAL STORM ARLENE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT FRI JUN 10 2005
 
...ARLENE EMERGING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN CUBA FROM
PINAR DEL RIO TO THE CITY OF HAVANA AND HAVANA PROVINCES...INCLUDING
THE ISLE OF YOUTH.  THESE WARNINGS MAY BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE DRY TORTUGAS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF
COAST FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WATCH AREA DURING THE NEXT 36 HR.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
THIS SYSTEM.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
ARLENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE  84.8
WEST...ABOUT 50 MILES...80 KM...NORTH OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA.
 
ARLENE IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH
...16 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH
AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS
TRACK...ARLENE WILL BE MOVING AWAY FROM WESTERN CUBA THIS
MORNING...AND WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
TODAY AND TONIGHT.
 
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 55 MPH... 90
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO A SMALL
AREA TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING
IS STILL POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES
...220 KM TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL CUBA...WITH
ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CUBA.
GENERAL 3 TO 5 INCH AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS OVER THE NEXT
24 HOURS.  HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH ARLENE WILL LIKELY BEGIN
TO SPREAD ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF COAST REGION LATER
TONIGHT.
 
SOME COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ON THE SOUTHERN COAST OF WESTERN
CUBA.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES MAY OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND
THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY.
 
REPEATING THE 8 AM EDT POSITION...22.6 N... 84.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 55 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER KNABB/AVILA
 
 
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