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Tropical Storm Fred Intermediate Advisory Number 30A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062021
100 AM CDT Tue Aug 17 2021
...CENTER OF FRED MOVING OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOOD THREAT SPREADING INLAND...
SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM SSW OF EUFAULA ALABAMA
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM NNE OF DOTHAN ALABAMA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 5 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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 100 AM CDT (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fred was
located near latitude 31.7 North, longitude 85.2 West. Fred is
moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general
motion is forecast to continue early this morning. A motion toward
the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected to
begin by late morning and 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.
NOAA Doppler weather radar data indicate that maximum sustained
winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is
expected, and Fred should become a tropical depression later this
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km),
mainly to the northeast of the center.
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.
RAINFALL: Fred is expected to produce the following rainfall
The Florida Big Bend and Panhandle... 4 to 8 inches of rain with
isolated maximum storm totals of 12 inches are expected.
Southeast Alabama through western and northern Georgia, and the
western Carolinas... 4 to 8 inches of rain with isolated maximum
storm totals of 10 inches are expected.
Portions of the Mid-Atlantic States...2 to 4 inches of rain with
isolated maximum storm totals of 6 inches expected as Fred interacts
with a nearby front.
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:
STORM SURGE: Water levels along the Florida Gulf coast may remain
elevated throughout the high tide cycle and subside thereafter.
Consult products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office for additional information.
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds, primarily in gusts will continue
over inland portions of southeastern Alabama, southwestern Georgia,
and the eastern Florida Panhandle for a few more hours.
SURF: Swells generated by Fred affecting the coasts of Mississippi,
Alabama and the Florida Panhandle should subside overnight.
TORNADOES: A tornado or two are possible overnight across parts of
the eastern Florida Panhandle and southwest Georgia. The tornado
threat will shift northward into parts of northeastern Georgia, the
western Carolinas, and southern Virginia today.
Next complete advisory at 400 AM CDT.