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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON TO MOVE IN A MONTH DATE: 09/27/2008 09:14:54

Office Move Information

…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON TO MOVE IN A MONTH…

IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2008, NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (WFO) LOCATED IN STERLING, VIRGINIA, WILL MOVE FROM ITS EXISTING LOCATION ADJACENT TO DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TO A NEW LOCATION ABOUT ONE-HALF MILE AWAY. THIS MOVE IS NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE AIRPORT TO EXPAND ITS RUNWAY SYSTEM.

DURING THE MOVE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-26TH, THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO WILL ESTABLISH TEMPORARY OPERATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WFO IN STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA. THE TEMPORARY OPERATIONS WILL BE STAFFED BY FORECAST STAFF FROM THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO. FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 8:00 AM EDT, THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 5:00 PM EDT, NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO STAFF WILL BE PRESENT AT THREE FACILITIES 24X7…THE OLD FACILITY, THE NEW FACILITY, AND THE NWS STATE COLLEGE WFO.

ALL OF OUR OPERATIONAL PRODUCTS DURING THE TRANSITION, INCLUDING FORECASTS, WATCHES, AND WARNINGS, WILL BE ISSUED FROM NWS STATE COLLEGE BY NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO STAFF DURING THE MOVE WEEK. THE TRANSITION FROM THE OLD FACILITY TO THE NEW FACILITY, AND ITS IMPACT TO THE PUBLIC, CUSTOMERS, AND PARTNERS OF THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO, IS PLANNED TO BE SEAMLESS.

PHONE CALLS THROUGH THE MOVE WEEK WILL STILL BE TAKEN ON THE OLD PHONE NUMBERS AT THE OLD FACILITY. NEW PHONE NUMBERS WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL AT THE NEW FACILITY DURING THE MOVE WEEK. AFTER OUR MOVE, OUR OLD PHONE NUMBERS WILL BE SHUT-DOWN AND REPLACED WITH A MESSAGE CONTAINING THE NEW NUMBERS TO CALL. ALL OF OUR CONTACT NUMBERS WILL CHANGE – WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OUR SKYWARN SPOTTER (800) HOTLINE WHICH WILL REMAIN THE SAME. THE NEW GENERAL OFFICE PHONE NUMBER AT THE NEW FACILITY IS:

703-996-2200 PUBLIC LINE

THE NEW OFFICE ADDRESS IS:

NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE 43858 WEATHER SERVICE ROAD STERLING, VA 20166

IN RECOGNITION OF THE NEW FACILITY, THE NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WFO IS HOSTING A PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 18-19, 2008. THERE WILL BE TOURS OF THE NEW WFO, DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES USED IN CREATING WEATHER FORECASTS AND WARNINGS, SKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING CLASSES, LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLES, AND MANY MORE FUN AND INFORMATIVE THINGS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. ADDITIONALLY, ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 1:00 PM, THERE WILL BE A NEW FACILITY DEDICATION CEREMONY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION CEREMONY, PLEASE SEE OUR WEBPAGE LOCATED AT .

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE JIM LEE AT 703-260-0107, EXTENSION 222, OR WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST CHRIS STRONG AT 703-260-0107, EXTENSION 223.

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—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/27/2008 09:17:11 COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 943 AM EDT SAT SEP 27 2008 DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-016>018-VAZ052>055-057-272200- /O.EXT.KLWX.CF.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-080928T0200Z/ 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- 943 AM EDT SAT SEP 27 2008 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING… WATER LEVELS IN THE MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER CONTINUE TO REMAIN 1 TO 2 FT ABOVE NORMAL. THESE ANOMALIES WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING MINOR OR NUISANCE SPILL OVER AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE…9:15 PM… BOWLEY BAR…6:53 PM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE…6:02 PM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY…4:32 PM… SOLOMONS ISLAND…1:24 PM… POINT LOOKOUT…12:34 PM… NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON DC KEY BRIDGE…7:55 PM… ALEXANDRIA…7:48 PM… INDIAN HEAD…7:16 PM… GOOSE BAY…3:22 PM… WICOMICO RIVER NEAR COBB ISLAND…1:54 PM… LEONARDTOWN…1:40 PM… $$ ROGOWSKI

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/27/2008 09:18:46 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 8 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008 1100 AM AST SAT SEP 27 2008

…KYLE PASSING WEST OF BERMUDA…WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF MAINE…

AT 11 AM EDT…1500 UTC…A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINE FROM STONINGTON TO EASTPORT. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA… GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

AT 11 AM EDT…1500 UTC…A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINE SOUTH OF STONINGTON TO CAPE ELIZABETH… INCLUDING THE PORTLAND AREA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA… GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN NEW ENGLAND AND THE CANADIAN MARITIMES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OF KYLE.

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

AT 1100 AM AST…1500Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.1 NORTH…LONGITUDE 69.6 WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES…450 KM…WEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 635 MILES… 1025 KM…SOUTH OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS.

KYLE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH…24 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY…AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT OR SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF KYLE IS FORECAST TO BE NEAR EASTERN NEW ENGLAND OR THE CANADIAN MARITIMES LATE SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH…110 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS… AND KYLE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES…335 KM FROM THE CENTER. THE CENTER OF KYLE IS PASSING NEAR NOAA BUOY 41048…WHICH RECENTLY REPORTED 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS OF 56 MPH…91 KM/HR…AND A WIND GUST OF 65 MPH…104 KM/HR.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB…29.47 INCHES. BUOY 41048 JUST REPORTED A PRESSURE OF 1000 MB…29.52 INCHES.

RAINFALL TOTALS AROUND ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE ON BERMUDA THROUGH TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE NEW ENGLAND STATES…NEW BRUNSWICK…AND NOVA SCOTIA THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION…32.1 N…69.6 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB.

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

$$ FORECASTER BEVEN —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 09/28/2008 20:03:07 000 ABNT20 KNHC 282359 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 PM EDT SUN SEP 28 2008

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON HURRICANE KYLE…LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF NOVA SCOTIA CANADA.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONCENTRATED NEAR THE CENTER OF A LARGE NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN ABOUT 800 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE WESTERNMOST AZORES ISLANDS. THIS SYSTEM APPEARS TO BE SLOWLY ACQUIRING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WEST OR WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ELSEWHERE…TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

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FORECASTER BROWN

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