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Old 05-19-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012012
500 PM EDT SAT MAY 19 2012

...FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS OFF THE COAST
OF SOUTH CAROLINA...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...32.2N 77.7W
ABOUT 140 MI...225 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 220 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MAY BE NEEDED FOR A PORTION OF THE COAST OF
THE CAROLINAS TONIGHT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.7 WEST. ALBERTO IS
MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/H...AND A SLOW
SOUTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. A
TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND THEN TOWARD THE NORTH AND
NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED BY MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.



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Old 05-19-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Euro12z has the system just off Cape Cod Tuesday.

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Amazing video by Levi from Tropical Tidbits. You will feel like you're gone to meteo school for a month watching this 9 minute video!

Here's the write up link. Tropical Tidbits — Tropical Storm Alberto Forms off of South Carolina


Tropical Tidbit for Saturday, May 19th, 2012 - YouTube
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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From NHC.... Winds are up. Pressure is down to 995mb.

Tropical Storm ALBERTO Update Statement

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012012
650 PM EDT SAT MAY 19 2012

...SHIP INDICATES ALBERTO IS STRONGER...

REPORTS FROM A SHIP NEAR THE CENTER OF ALBERTO INDICATE THAT THE
CYCLONE IS STRONGER THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED. BASED PRIMARILY ON
THE PRESSURE DATA...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOW ESTIMATED TO BE
60 MPH...95 KM/H. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NO CHANGES TO THE OFFICIAL FORECAST ARE
REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.


SUMMARY OF 650 PM...2250 UTC...INFORMATION
--------------------------------------------------
LOCATION...32.2N 77.9W
ABOUT 130 MI...210 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 220 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.38 INCHES
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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1100 PM EDT SAT MAY 19 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------LOCATION...31.8N 78.5W ABOUT 110 MI...180 KM SE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA ABOUT 155 MI...250 KM E OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 235 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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TS Watch remains in effect for South Carolina Counties of: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston,
Colleton, Jasper.

551 AM EDT SUN MAY 20 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
AT THIS TIME...WITH ALBERTO EXPECTED TO REMAIN OFFSHORE...A
SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...THE EXTENDED
PERIOD OF ELEVATED WINDS WILL CAUSE TIDES TO BE ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL
PREDICTIONS INTO MONDAY...CAUSING SOME BEACH EROSION...ESPECIALLY
AT THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING AND AGAIN MONDAY EVENING.
ALSO...SOME MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE
MONDAY EVENING IN LOCATIONS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING DURING TYPICAL
NOR'EASTER HIGH TIDES.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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Current Satellite and Radar image 7:45amEST 5-20-12. With Track highlights from NHC(in white), GFDI (purple), TVCN(red), HWFI(blue).

All of them have it at TS strength East of NJ out in the Atlantic..

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