Sunday, July 10, 2005

TS Dennis Public Advisory 26B - 8 p.m. CDT

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WTNT34 KNHC 110055
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TROPICAL STORM DENNIS INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 26B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2005

...DENNIS WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM OVER SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA...
...STILL A HEAVY RAINFALL AND TORNADO THREAT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THE PEARL RIVER EASTWARD
TO LONGBOAT KEY FLORIDA. THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING WILL LIKELY BE
DISCONTINUED LATER TONIGHT.

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

AT 8 PM CDT...0100Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
DENNIS WAS LOCATED INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 31.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE
87.6 WEST...OR ABOUT 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF JACKSON ALABAMA IN
EASTERN CLARKE COUNTY.

DENNIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. THIS
GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. DENNIS
IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 150 MILES...MAINLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED AT 972 MB...28.70 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 8 TO 12 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS STILL
POSSIBLE ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND ALABAMA COASTS. STORM
SURGE VALUES WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATER TONIGHT.

DENNIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES ALONG AND NEAR THE TRACK ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES INTO
THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM
RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH
DENNIS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
ALABAMA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA...AND NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA.

REPEATING THE 8 PM CDT POSITION...31.7 N... 87.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...60 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 972 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 10 PM CDT.

FORECASTER STEWART

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