Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay, don't you realize you are over land?



From the NHC:

BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM FAY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 16A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 100 PM EDT TUE AUG 19 2008...FAY REFUSES TO WEAKEN...STRONG WINDS BATTERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA FROM NORTH OF OCEAN REEF TO FLAGLER BEACH...INCLUDING LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

AT 100 PM EDT...1700Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WASLOCATED THIS POSITIONS IS VERY NEAR MOORE HAVEN FLORIDA. FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOW NEAR 65 MPH...105 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

AN UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATION OF 65 MPH...105 KM/HRWITH A GUST OF 78 MPH...125 KM/HR WAS MEASURED IN MOORE HAVEN. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 986 MB...29.12 INCHES.

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