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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

From the National Weather Service in Blacksburg…..


TROPICAL STORM TAMMY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL2 PM EDT WED OCT 05 2005...

TAMMY A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT PARALLELS THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING SOUTH OF FLAGLER BEACH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA NORTHWARD TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA.
GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT NORTH OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS ISSUED BY LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM TAMMY WASLOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 80.8 WEST OR ABOUT 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.

TAMMY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. BECAUSE TAMMY IS CURRENTLY MOVING ON A TRACK ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO THE COASTLINE...THE SPECIFIC LOCATION AND TIME OF LANDFALL OF THE CENTER ARE UNCERTAIN. ADDITIONALLY...MOST OF THE STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS ARE LOCATED WELL TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION.


MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...WITH HIGHERGUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS POSSIBLE LATERTODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...MAINLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

TAMMY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA...SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...AND SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT OVER NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA...SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.



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