Hanna Heads Up The East Coast…Warnings issued

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Hi everybody. Our friends in the Mid Atlantic region are going to experience a rare tropical storm this week end. Tropical Storm warnigs have been issued all the way up to Rhode Island. Here is the full Hurricane Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM HANNA LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
1203 AM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008

..TROPICAL STORM HANNA STILL ON TRACK TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE
INTO SUNDAY MORNING…

AT 11 PM EDT…0300 UTC…THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS EXTENDED
NORTHWARD TO WATCH HILL RHODE ISLAND…INCLUDING NEW YORK HARBOR
AND LONG ISLAND SOUND.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM EDISTO BEACH SOUTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST TO WATCH HILL RHODE
ISLAND…INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS…ALL OF
CHESAPEAKE BAY…THE TIDAL POTOMAC…WASHINGTON D.C…DELAWARE
BAY…NEW YORK HARBOR AND LONG ISLAND SOUND.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN
THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

THE HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF SOUTH SANTEE
RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NORTH CAROLINA…
INCLUDING PAMLICO SOUND.  HURRICANE WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
PORTIONS OF THIS AREA EARLY SATURDAY.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EAST OF WATCH HILL
RHODE ISLAND TO MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING BLOCK
ISLAND…MARTHA’S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.

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 32.4 NORTH…LONGITUDE 79.1 WEST OR ABOUT
60 MILES… 95 KM…EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
AND ABOUT 140 MILES…230 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF WILMINGTON
NORTH CAROLINA.

HANNA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 20 MPH…32 KM/HR. THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS WITH
A GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHEAST AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
ON SATURDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF HANNA SHOULD
BE MOVING ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA EARLY SATURDAY AND THEN
MOVE ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST LATER SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH…110 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ALTHOUGH NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST
BEFORE LANDFALL…IT WOULD ONLY TAKE A SMALL INCREASE IN WIND
SPEED FOR HANNA TO BECOME A HURRICANE.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED
AFTER LANDFALL AND HANNA SHOULD BECOME AN EXTRATROPICAL STORM BY
EARLY SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES…
415 KM MAINLY TI THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.

LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WAS 978 MB…28.88 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS…ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES…CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF THE PATH OF THE CENTER OF HANNA.

 

HANNA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
7 INCHES FROM COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA…NORTHWARD THROUGH CENTRAL
AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES…WITH
ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES POSSIBLE.  THE POTENTIAL
FOR FLASH FLOODING WILL BE SIGNIFICANT FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC
REGION AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

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LONG ISLAND SOUND EAST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
LONG ISLAND SOUND WEST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
NEW YORK HARBOR-PECONIC AND GARDINERS BAYS-
SOUTH SHORE BAYS FROM JONES INLET THROUGH SHINNECOCK BAY-
MORICHES INLET NY TO MONTAUK POINT NY OUT 20 NM-
FIRE ISLAND INLET NY TO MORICHES INLET NY OUT 20 NM-
SANDY HOOK NJ TO FIRE ISLAND INLET NY OUT 20 NM-
1203 AM EDT SAT SEP 6 2008

..TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT…

..NEW INFORMATION…

UPDATED STORM INFORMATION.
UPGRADED TROPICAL STORM WATCH TO TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

..AREAS AFFECTED…

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES OR MARINE AREAS…

LONG ISLAND SOUND EAST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY…LONG
ISLAND SOUND WEST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY…NEW YORK
HARBOR…PECONIC AND GARDINERS BAYS…SOUTH SHORE BAYS FROM
JONES INLET THROUGH SHINNECOCK BAY…MORICHES INLET NY TO
MONTAUK POINT NY OUT 20 NM…FIRE ISLAND INLET NY TO MORICHES
INLET NY OUT 20 NM…SANDY HOOK NJ TO FIRE ISLAND INLET NY OUT
20 NM.

..WATCHES/WARNINGS…

NO ADDITIONAL HAZARDS ARE IN EFFECT.

..PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS A TROPICAL STORM CAN POSE IS TO THE
BOATING COMMUNITY. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL
THE TROPICAL STORM THREAT HAS PASSED. BOAT OWNERS AND MARINA
OPERATORS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD PREPARE QUICKLY FOR TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS.

..WINDS…

AT THE POINT OF CLOSEST APPROACH OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND…HANNA
IS EXPECTED TO HAVE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50
KT…MAINLY EAST OF THE CENTER. IF THE STORM MOVES AS
FORECAST…THESE STRONGEST WINDS WILL REMAIN OVER THE OUTER AND
EASTERN WATERS.

..TORNADOES…

ISOLATED TORNADOES AND WATERSPOUTS WILL BE POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
TRACK OF HANNA…WITH THE GREATEST THREAT OVER THE WATERS NEAR
EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

..NEXT UPDATE…

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 3 AM THIS MORNING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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