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HANNA STILL A TROPICAL STORM WITH 50 MPH WIND BUT A SUNNY FOOTBALL GAME IN STORE FOR TOMMORROW !!!

*** TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL MARYLAND AS TROPICAL STORM HANNA WAS CENTERED OVER CAMBRIDGE, MD AT 5 PM EDT HEADED TO THE NORTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH ***

*** A FLASH FLOOD WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METRO AREAS INCLUDING MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL MARYLAND ***

TODAY: CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND WIND BOTH CAN BE HEAVY IN NATURE WITH A FEW HOURS OF TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HANNA LIKELY DURING THE EARLY AND MID AFTERNOON HOURS ….. TOTAL RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORM HANNA IN AND AROUND THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON AREA SHOULD AVERAGE BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES HI: 76

TONIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND HUMID EARLY FOLLOWED BY PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS LATER ALSO WITH DECREASING WINDS THRU THE NIGHT LO: 68

SUNDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY BUT BREEZY AND VERY WARM LO: 68 HI: 86

MONDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND NICE BUT STILL RATHER WARM LO: 66 HI: 84

TUESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY BUT NOT AS WARM WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A FEW AFTERNOON OR EVENING THUNDERSTORMS BUT MORE LIKELY JUST CLOUDINESS IN MOST AREAS WITH THE LATE DAY FRONTAL PASSAGE THAT WILL COOL US DOWN A BIT FOR ATLEAST A FEW DAYS LO: 64 HI: 82

WEDNESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BUT BREEZY AND MUCH COOLER LO: 60 HI: 78

"WEATHER OR NOT"

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/06/2008 16:36:33 000 WTNT33 KNHC 062032 TCPAT3 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM HANNA ADVISORY NUMBER 40 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL082008 500 PM EDT SAT SEP 06 2008

AT 5 PM EDT…2100 UTC…THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER TO MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS…INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS…ALL OF CHESAPEAKE BAY…THE TIDAL POTOMAC… WASHINGTON D.C…DELAWARE BAY…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 500 PM EDT…2100Z…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 40 MILES… 65 KM…WEST-NORTHWEST OF OCEAN CITY MARYLAND AND ABOUT 100 MILES… 155 KM…SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY.

HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH…44 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 CROSS THE EASTERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES THIS EVENING…AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY MORNING. THE CENTER IS FORECAST TO PASS NEAR OR OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH…85 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HOWEVER…HANNA IS FORECAST TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES…325 KM FROM THE CENTER. WALLOPS ISLAND VIRGINIA RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 54 MPH…87 KM/HR.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB…29.35 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. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING ALONG THE ATLANTIC COASTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA…INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ABLEMARLE SOUNDS… SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TODAY.

HANNA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES FROM THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THESE REGIONS.

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

REPEATING THE 500 PM EDT POSITION…38.5 N…75.8 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 800 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100 PM EDT.

$$ FORECASTER BEVEN

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/06/2008 16:37:03 000 WTNT34 KNHC 062044 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE IKE ADVISORY NUMBER 23 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092008 500 PM AST SAT SEP 06 2008

…IKE HEADING TOWARD THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS WITH 135 MPH WINDS…

AT 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…INCLUDING CAT ISLAND…THE EXUMAS…LONG ISLAND…RUM CAY…AND SAN SALVADOR.

AT 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE PROVINCES OF GUANTANAMO…SANTIAGO DE CUBA…AND HOLGUIN.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS…INCLUDING THE ACKLINS… CROOKED ISLAND…THE INAGUAS…MAYAGUANA…AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS…AS WELL AS FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO FRANCES VIEJO WESTWARD TO THE NORTHERN BORDER WITH HAITI.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA OF HAITI FROM THE NORTHERN BOARDER WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO GONAIVES.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF LAS TUNAS AND CAMAGUEY.

ALL INTERESTS IN THE REMAINDER OF THE BAHAMAS…CUBA…SOUTH FLORIDA…AND THE FLORIDA KEYS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HURRICANE.

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

AT 500 PM AST…2100Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IKE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.4 NORTH…LONGITUDE 69.7 WEST OR ABOUT 90 MILES…145 KM …EAST OF GRAND TURK ISLAND.

IKE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH…24 KM/HR…AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT. IKE IS FORECAST TO TURN TOWARD THE WEST ON SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…IKE IS EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR OR OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS TONIGHT OR EARLY SUNDAY…AND THEN MOVE NEAR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND THE NORTHERN COAST OF EASTERN CUBA SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 135 MPH…215 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IKE IS NOW AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS…BUT IKE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A MAJOR HURRICANE DURING THIS PERIOD.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES…75 KM…FROM THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES…220 KM.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 949 MB…28.23 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 13 TO 18 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS… ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES…CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA NEAR AND TO THE NORTH TO THE OF THE CENTER OF IKE.

LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IKE WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES COAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THESE WAVES COULD GENERATE DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS. HISPANIOLA AND EASTERN CUBA COULD SEE 6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION…21.4 N…69.7 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…135 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…949 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 800 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100 PM AST.

$$ FORECASTER RHOME/BEVEN

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