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Tropical Storm Elsa Advisory Number 32
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052021
1100 PM EDT Wed Jul 07 2021
...NEW TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR NORTH CAROLINA AND THE
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 80 MI...125 KM NW OF BRUNSWICK GEORGIA
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM WSW OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Little River Inlet
South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet New Jersey, including Pamlico and
Albemarle Sounds, Chesapeake Bay south of North Beach and the tidal
Potomac south of Cobb Island and Delaware Bay south of Slaughter
The Tropical Storm Warning south of Altamaha Sound Georgia has been
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey.
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Chesapeake Bay south of North Beach and the tidal Potomac south
of Cobb Island
* Delaware Bay south of Slaughter Beach
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North of Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey to Sandy Hook, New Jersey
* Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to the eastern tip along the
south shore and from Port Jefferson Harbor eastward on the north
* New Haven, Connecticut to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts including
Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests in the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was
located near latitude 32.1 North, longitude 82.3 West. Elsa is
moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph (26 km/h). A turn
toward northeast is expected overnight, followed by a faster
northeastward motion by late Thursday. On the forecast track, Elsa
will move over Georgia tonight, over South Carolina early on
Thursday, over North Carolina later on Thursday, pass near
the eastern mid-Atlantic states late Thursday and move near or
over the northeastern United States on Friday.
Doppler radar and surface data indicate that the maximum sustained
winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening
is expected through tomorrow as Elsa moves over land, and some
re-strengthening is possible on Friday while the system moves close
to the northeastern United States. Elsa is forecast to become a
post-tropical cyclone late Friday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km),
mostly southeast of the center near the coast.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches)
based on nearby surface observations.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Elsa can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5, WMO header WTNT45 KNHC and
on the web at
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm
Warning area along the Georgia coast tonight, along the South
Carolina coast tonight and early Thursday, along the North
Carolina coast on Thursday and along the mid-Atlantic coast by
Thursday afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the
watch area in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states by Friday.
RAINFALL: Elsa is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts
and impacts the rest of this week:
Across portions of southeastern Georgia and the Lowcountry of South
Carolina, storm totals of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum
amounts up to 8 inches are likely tonight through Thursday, which
may result in considerable flash and urban flooding.
Across central and eastern North Carolina into southeastern
Virginia...1 to 3 inches with isolated totals up to 5 inches from
late tonight through Thursday night are possible, which could lead
to limited flash and urban flooding.
From the Mid-Atlantic into New England, 1 to 3 inches with isolated
totals up to 5 inches are possible Thursday into Friday. This could
lead to limited flash and urban flooding.
TORNADOES: A couple of tornadoes are possible overnight from
southeastern Georgia into the coastal plain of South Carolina.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.