Tropical Storm Fay: SC Coast Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY INTERMEDIATE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN MOVING ONSHORE AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE
FLORIDA COAST...

.AT 500 PM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.5 WEST ABOUT 30 MILES
NORTH NORTHEAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA. THIS IS ABOUT 227 MILES
SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA AND 278 MILES SOUTH OF
CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.

FAY IS DRIFTING TO THE NORTH AT 2 MPH. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS
EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST AND WEST
NORTHWEST ON THURSDAY. ON THIS TRACK...FAY IS FORECAST TO MOVE
VERY SLOWLY ACROSS NORTHERN FLORIDA ON THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NO
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS ANTICIPATED BEFORE FAY MOVES
OVER LAND. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 29.44 INCHES.

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LONG-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH IS CANCELLED...

...NEW INFORMATION...
THE TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH CANCELLED. STORM POSITION AND
IMPACTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...WINDS...
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED ACROSS LONG
COUNTY BASED ON THE LATEST FORECAST TRACK OF TROPICAL STORM FAY.
WINDS COULD GUST IN EXCESS AT 40 MPH IN PASSING SQUALLS TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...BUT THE RISK FOR SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS HAS ENDED. THE TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH HAS THEREFORE
BEEN CANCELLED.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

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WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT
20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED. STORM POSITION AND IMPACTS HAVE
BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
MARINE INTERESTS IN THE COASTAL WATERS OF NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
BETWEEN THE SAVANNAH RIVER AND THE ALTAMAHA SOUND.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
NO ADDITIONAL WATCHES...WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT AT
THIS TIME.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...WINDS
OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

PREPARATIONS FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS SHOULD BE COMPLETE.
MARINERS ARE URGED TO SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW AS WINDS WILL CONTINUE
TO INCREASE TONIGHT RESULTING IN VERY HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS.

...WINDS...
WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON ARE AVERAGING BETWEEN 20 TO 30 KNOTS ACROSS
THE NORTH GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS. SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY
INCREASE TONIGHT AS FAY DRIFTS NORTHWARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
MINIMAL TROPICAL STORM FORCE BY THURSDAY MORNING. WINDS COULD
GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 KNOTS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN PASSING HEAVY
SQUALLS. THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING.

...TORNADOES...
THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED RISK FOR WATERSPOUTS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

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BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-COASTAL JASPER-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH AND HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED. STORM
POSITION AND IMPACTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE THURSDAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. CURRENTLY
TIDES ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

MINOR BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR EROSION
POSSIBLE ON NORTHEAST FACING SHORELINES AND BEACHES SUCH AS
HUNTING ISLAND AND EDISTO BEACH. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD ALSO
OCCUR SHOULD TIDAL DEPARTURES REACH GREATER THAN 2 FEET DURING
HIGH TIDE. CONDITIONS WILL BE MONITORED FOR A POSSIBLE COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY
BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY BUT AN
ENHANCED RIP CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ONLY EXPERIENCED
SURF SWIMMERS THAT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE A RIP CURRENT SHOULD ENTER
THE WATER. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING
QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR
BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS
GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE
BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

$$

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CHARLESTON-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED. STORM POSITION AND IMPACTS
HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE THURSDAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. CURRENTLY
TIDES ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

MINOR BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR EROSION
POSSIBLE ON NORTHEAST FACING SHORELINES AND BEACHES SUCH AS FOLLY
BEACH...EDISTO ISLAND AND WILD DUNES. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD
ALSO OCCUR SHOULD TIDAL DEPARTURES REACH GREATER THAN 2 FEET
DURING HIGH TIDE. CONDITIONS WILL BE MONITORED FOR A POSSIBLE
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE RISK FOR
FLOODING MAY BECOME LOCALLY ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY BUT AN
ENHANCED RIP CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ONLY EXPERIENCED
SURF SWIMMERS THAT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE A RIP CURRENT SHOULD ENTER
THE WATER. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING
QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR
BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS
GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE
BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

$$

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BERKELEY-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
LAKE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED. STORM POSITION AND IMPACTS
HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
LAKE WIND ADVISORY...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON LAKE MOULTRIE.
MARINERS ARE URGED TO REMAIN OFF THE LAKE.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE THURSDAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. CURRENTLY
TIDES ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON IN THE DANIEL ISLAND AREA AND TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE
PREDICTED LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

IN ADDITION...WAVES WILL BUILD TO 1 TO 2 FEET ACROSS MAINLY THE
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF LAKE MOULTRIE ON THURSDAY AS
WINDS INCREASE ON THE LAKE. WAVE ACTION MAY RESULT IN MINOR
EROSION ALONG THE LAKESHORE...ROUGHLY BETWEEN PINOPOLIS...BLACKS
CAMP AND ANGLES LANDING.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 15 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF BERKELEY
COUNTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER WINDS OF 15 TO
25 MPH NEAR DANIEL ISLAND. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH ON
THURSDAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. ENHANCED WINDS
WILL PERSIST ON LAKE MOULTRIE THROUGH THE PERIOD. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 15 KNOTS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS ON THURSDAY. THIS
WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITION THE LAKE AND A LAKE WIND ADVISORY
HAS BEEN ISSUED.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE RISK FOR
FLOODING MAY BECOME LOCALLY ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

$$

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CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED. STORM LOCATION AND IMPACTS HAVE
BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY
BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$

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TATTNALL-EVANS-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM LOCATION AND IMPACTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY
BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$

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INLAND JASPER-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED. STORM POSITION AND IMPACTS
HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY
BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

$$

GAZ116>119-138>141-212215-
/O.CON.KCHS.TR.A.1006.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-COASTAL CHATHAM-
INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

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

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION AND IMPACTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE FOLLOWING ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...WINDS OF
39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOODING BE OBSERVED OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE THURSDAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. CURRENTLY
TIDES ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FEET ACROSS
THE COASTAL AREAS OF MCINTOSH AND LIBERTY COUNTIES.

MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED WITH MAJOR EROSION POSSIBLE ON
NORTHEAST FACING SHORELINES AND BEACHES SUCH AS TYBEE ISLAND AND
SAPELO ISLAND. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD ALSO OCCUR SHOULD
TIDAL DEPARTURES REACH GREATER THAN 2 FEET DURING HIGH TIDE.
CONDITIONS WILL BE MONITORED FOR A POSSIBLE COASTAL FLOOD
ADVISORY.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 40 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...POSSIBLY
REACHING TROPICAL STORM FORCE OF 30 TO 40 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
AT THIS TIME...THE HIGHEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG THE
COASTAL AREAS OF LIBERTY AND MCINTOSH COUNTIES. GUSTS IN EXCESS OF
50 MPH MAY OCCUR AT ANYTIME ACROSS THE COASTAL COUNTIES OF
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA IN PASSING SQUALLS.

WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE ARE CAPABLE BREAKING SMALL TO MODERATE
SIZE TREE LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS
MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY
BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY BUT AN
ENHANCED RIP CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT STRONGER OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ONLY EXPERIENCED
SURF SWIMMERS THAT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE A RIP CURRENT SHOULD ENTER
THE WATER. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING
QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR
BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS
GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE
BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

$$

SCZ043-212215-
/O.CON.KCHS.HU.S.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
INLAND COLLETON-
605 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM LOCATION AND IMPACTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...
NO WATCHES...WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME.

WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF INLAND COLLETON COUNTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BUT
SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD OCCUR IN PASSING
SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK SMALL TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS...WHICH COULD FALL ON POWER LINES. SATURATED SOILS FROM
HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE
THE RISK FOR DOWNED SMALL TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY. THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH
ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE RISK FOR
FLOODING MAY BECOME LOCALLY ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS REMAIN VERY LOW...WITH SOME RISES LIKELY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...THE RISK FOR RIVER FLOODING...AT
LEAST THROUGH FRIDAY...IS LOW.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVE RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 PM OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...AS WELL AS PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENTS AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.


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