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Old October 23rd, 2005, 01:12 AM
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Default Tropical Storm Alpha....do you believe it???

Well, gang, the record has been broken! TS Alpha formed Saturday south of the Hispaniola.............................

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TROPICAL STORM ALPHA ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SAT OCT 22 2005

...ALPHA STRENGTHENS AS IT APPROACHES HISPANIOLA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE COASTLINES
OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS
AND FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS.

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

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALPHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 70.1 WEST OR ABOUT 55
MILES... 90 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SANTO DOMINGO IN THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC.

ALPHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH
...22 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE CENTER
OF ALPHA INLAND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. A
TURN TO THE NORTH IS EXPECTED AFTER THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED AND ARE NOW ARE NEAR 50
MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING
IS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. RAPID WEAKENING OVER
THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN OF HISPANIOLA IS EXPECTED AFTER LANDFALL.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES
... 85 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES.

THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES OVER MUCH OF HISPANIOLA...WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THESE RAINS COULD
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...17.7 N... 70.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 998 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM EDT.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 01:45 AM
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enough of the storms already.... who forgot to turn off the storm switch ( wish it was that simple)
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 08:03 AM
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Lisa, I cannot believe it. This year has been just unreal with all the tropical storms and hurricanes. I had really hoped that Wilma was going to be the last!
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 08:59 AM
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I think I'll move to Alaska NOT
Even with all the storms, lightning, heat, I still like to live in FloridaI
My children were born here, and here's where I will stay,
Once you have sand in your shoes you are rooted.
Just be prepared for the worst and if it doesn't happen, your better off.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 09:44 AM
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Yikes! I hope all these storms blow outta there before I have to sail Dec. 3rd, or there's gonna be one very [color=green]green[/color] CruiseMate onboard the Triumph!
Those of you in the path right now - stay safe!

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One of the secretaries at my office is named Alpha and will certainly get razzed about this I'm sure!
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I'm waiting on Beta or Delta. It is possible! <G>
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What do they do next year if they have to retire the name "Alpha"??? or Beta....

Invent a new Greek alphabet?

Not a lot of thought went into the contingency plan, it seems.
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