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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 621 PM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008

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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