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Tropical Depression Fred Advisory Number 31
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062021
400 AM CDT Tue Aug 17 2021
...FRED WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOOD THREAT SPREADING INLAND ACROSS PORTIONS
OF EASTERN ALABAMA AND WESTERN GEORGIA...
SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM SSW OF COLUMBUS GEORGIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Fred
was located near latitude 32.3 North, longitude 85.0 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph (22
km/h), and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected
to continue for the next day or so. On the forecast track, the
center of Fred will move across western and northern Georgia today,
across the southern Appalachian Mountains tonight, and into the
central Appalachians by early Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph (55 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the
next couple of days and Fred is expected to degenerate into a
remnant low by tonight and merge with a frontal system on Wednesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure based on nearby surface
observations is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Fred can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1, WMO header WTNT41 KNHC and
on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?key_messages.
Fred is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts:
Portions of Georgia and the Southern Appalachians... 4 to 8 inches
of rain with isolated maximum storm totals of 10 inches are
Central Appalachians including portions of the Mid-Atlantic
States...2 to 4 inches of rain with isolated maximum storm totals of
6 inches expected.
Heavy rainfall across portions of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
States could lead to flash, urban, small stream and isolated river
flooding impacts. An increased risk of landslides exists across the
mountains of North Carolina as well as portions of the Blue Ridge
For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with
Tropical Storm Fred, see the companion storm summary at
WBCSCCNS1 with the WMO header ACUS41 KWBC or at the following link:
TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible through this evening
across parts of Georgia, the western Carolinas, and southwestern
This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Tropical Depression Fred. Future information on this
system can be found in Public Advisories issued by the Weather
Prediction Center beginning at 11 AM EDT, under AWIPS header
TCPAT1, WMO header WTNT31 KWNH, and on the web at