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Tropical Storm Alberto Hanging Out off SC Coast
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Tropical Storm Alberto Hanging Out off SC Coast

After fluctuating in strength a little yesterday, Tropical Storm Alberto continues with 50mph winds this morning.  The forecast track is pretty consistent.  It still doesn't look like a direct landfall, as the storm will first move toward the southwest, then move back up to the northeast paralleling the coast.  The main impacts will be along the coastline with rough surf and rainy conditions along the coast.

Here is the latest advisory from the NHC:

...ALBERTO MOVING SLOWLY WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD...NOT EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN... SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.7N 79.3W ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM SSE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM ESE OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 245 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * SAVANNAH RIVER TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 HOURS. COASTAL INTERESTS ELSEWHERE FROM GEORGIA THROUGH THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ALBERTO. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.3 WEST. ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS FORECAST ON MONDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM FROM THE CENTER. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB...29.47 INCHES. HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE WATCH AREA LATER TODAY OR MONDAY.
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