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CENTER OF HANNA MOVING AWAY FROM THE REGION DATE: 09/06/2008 16:42:47

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TROPICAL STORM HANNA LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 539 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008

…CENTER OF HANNA MOVING AWAY FROM THE REGION…HEAVY RAINS HAVE ENDED BUT FLOODING CONTINUES…

AT 500 PM EDT…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.5 NORTH…LONGITUDE 75.8 WEST OR JUST EAST OF CAMBRIDGE MARYLAND. THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BALTIMORE MARYLAND OR ABOUT 71 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF WASHINGTON DC.

HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THIS FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF HANNA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC STATES TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HANNA IS EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES FROM THE CENTER. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE INTO THIS EVENING ESPECIALLY OVER NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL MARYLAND AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB…29.35 INCHES. DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-016>018-VAZ052>055-057-070045- /O.CON.KLWX.TR.W.1008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-KING GEORGE- 539 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008 …TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…NEW INFORMATION…

ALL SECTIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

…AREAS AFFECTED…

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN… CENTRAL MARYLAND…NORTHERN MARYLAND…SOUTHERN MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

…WATCHES/WARNINGS…

NUMEROUS FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT.

…PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS. WITH WIDESPREAD FLOODING STILL ONGOING…BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOOD. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

…INLAND FLOODING…

RAIN HAS ENDED ACROSS THE REGION. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES FELL ACROSS THE REGION TODAY WHICH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING. MANY ROADS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND CENTRAL MARYLAND REMAIN CLOSED.

…STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE…

TIDE LEVELS ARE RUNNING AROUND 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. STORM SURGE WILL BEGIN TO GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT.

…WINDS…

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH 9 PM. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHEAST MARYLAND. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY CAUSE TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL AND CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

…PROBABILITY OF HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS…

THERE IS A 9 PERCENT CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS FOR ANNAPOLIS MD.

…NEXT UPDATE…

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 830 PM.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/06/2008 16:43:55 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 621 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008 MDZ006-007-010-011-014-018-070430- NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-ANNE ARUNDEL- CALVERT- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS 621 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008 …STRONG WIND GUSTS LASTING INTO MID EVENING…

VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO MID EVENING ACROSS THE BALTIMORE METRO AREA BEHIND DEPARTING TROPICAL STORM HANNA. WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH WILL REMAIN COMMON INTO MID EVENING. THESE WINDS MAY CAUSE TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL AND CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/06/2008 18:47:26 COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 936 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008 DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-016>018-VAZ052>055-057-070945- /O.NEW.KLWX.CF.Y.0013.080907T0136Z-080907T1000Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-KING GEORGE- 936 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY.

IN THE WAKE OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA…WATER LEVELS WERE CONTINUING TO RUN ABOVE NORMAL THIS EVENING. TIDAL DEPARTURES OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTIONS ARE POSSIBLE DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THESE DEPARTURES WOULD LIKELY CAUSE MINOR TIDAL FLOODING.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE…4:02 AM AND 3:36 PM… BOWLEY BAR…1:40 AM AND 1:14 PM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE…12:49 AM AND 12:23 PM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY…11:19 PM AND 10:53 AM… SOLOMONS ISLAND…7:45 AM AND 9:05 PM… POINT LOOKOUT…6:55 AM AND 8:15 PM…

NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON DC KEY BRIDGE…2:09 AM AND 2:54 PM… ALEXANDRIA…2:02 AM AND 2:47 PM… INDIAN HEAD…1:30 AM AND 2:15 PM… GOOSE BAY…9:36 PM AND 10:21 AM… WICOMICO RIVER NEAR COBB ISLAND…5:45 AM AND 6:22 PM… LEONARDTOWN…8:39 AM AND 8:49 PM…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/06/2008 20:38:06 000 WTNT33 KNHC 070307 TCPAT3 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM HANNA ADVISORY NUMBER 41…CORRECTED NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL082008 1100 PM EDT SAT SEP 06 2008

CORRECTED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED IN REPEAT SECTION

…HANNA PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS MOST OF NEW ENGLAND…

AT 11 PM EDT…0300 UTC…THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED FROM SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY SOUTHWARD. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF SANDY HOOK NORTHWARD TO MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS…INCLUDING NEW YORK HARBOR…LONG ISLAND SOUND… BLOCK ISLAND…MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1100 PM EDT…0300Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HANNA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.5 NORTH…LONGITUDE 73.4 WEST OR ABOUT 90 MILES…145 KM…WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE EASTERN TIP OF LONG ISLAND AND ABOUT 135 MILES…220 KM…SOUTHWEST OF PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND.

HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH…48 KM/HR. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF HANNA WILL MOVE NEAR OR OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING… AND MOVE OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

INFORMATION FROM SHIPS…BUOYS…AND NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADARS INDICATE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 55 MPH…93 KM/HR… WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HOWEVER…HANNA IS EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES…325 KM …MAINLY OVER WATER TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER. DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS…REPORTS FROM SEVERAL SHIPS AND BUOYS SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND INDICATE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH…72 KM/HR TO 55 MPH…86 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 992 MB…29.29 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER LEVELS IN BAYS AND ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES…IS EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA.

HANNA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS NEW ENGLAND…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODS ACROSS THE REGION.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

REPEATING THE 1100 PM EDT POSITION…40.5 N…73.4 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…55 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 200 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500 AM EDT.

$$ FORECASTER STEWART

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