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Old August 4th, 2008, 02:22 AM
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TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 3A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052008
100 AM CDT MON AUG 04 2008

...EDOUARD MOVING FASTER TOWARD THE WEST...HAS NOT STRENGTHENED
YET...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER WESTWARD TO CAMERON LOUISIANA. A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN
THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA TO PORT OCONNOR TEXAS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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

AT 100 AM CDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 89.6 WEST OR ABOUT 75
MILES...120 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER AND ABOUT 325 MILES...525 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON
TEXAS.

EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR. A TURN TO
THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TODAY...WITH A WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
MOTION EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON TUESDAY. BY TUESDAY MORNING THE
CENTER OF EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY NEAR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST
OR THE COAST OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND EDOUARD COULD BE NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH BEFORE
REACHING THE COASTLINE.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM AIR FORCE HURRICANE
HUNTER DATA IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED
IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW.

EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES ALONG PORTIONS OF THE LOUISIANA COAST. TOTAL RAIN
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

REPEATING THE 100 AM CDT POSITION...28.1 N...89.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 400 AM CDT.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH
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