Tropical Storm Fay: SC Coast Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

.AT 500 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.7 WEST...OR ABOUT 205 MILES
SOUTH OF SAVANNAH...AND 261 MILES SOUTH OF THE CHARLESTON AREA.

FAY HAS MOVED VERY LITTLE OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS. HOWEVER...A
SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS FORECAST TO BEGIN LATER
TODAY AND CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THIS TRACK...
FAY IS FORECAST TO MOVE SLOWLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN FLORIDA
PENINSULA TODAY...AND BE VERY NEAR THE GULF COAST OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE BY EARLY SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS WERE NEAR 60 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS STILL POSSIBLE WHILE THE CENTER OF FAY
REMAINS OVER WATER THIS MORNING...BUT GRADUAL WEAKENING IS
FORECAST AFTER FAY MOVES BACK OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

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INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-COASTAL CHATHAM-
INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION HAS 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...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE LATER TODAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. TIDES
ARE RUNNING AROUND 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS EARLY THIS
MORNING...AND TIDES OF 1.5 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST TIDAL
DEPARTURES WILL LIKELY OCCUR ACROSS THE COASTAL AREAS OF MCINTOSH
AND LIBERTY COUNTIES.

GENERALLY MODERATE BEACH EROSION WILL BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
AROUND OF THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES WILL
HAVE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR MAJOR BEACH EROSION AND MINOR COASTAL
FLOODING...AGAIN ESPECIALLY AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. THE NEXT
HIGH TIDE WILL BE CLOSE TO NOON TODAY.

...WINDS...
NEAR THE COAST...WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
NEAR 30 TO 40 MPH. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE TODAY
AND LIKELY REACH TROPICAL STORM FORCE OF 30 TO 40 MPH DURING THE
AFTERNOON...MAINLY ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS OF LIBERTY AND
MCINTOSH COUNTIES. GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH MAY OCCUR AT ANYTIME
ACROSS THE COASTAL COUNTIES OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WITHIN STRONGER PASSING
SQUALLS.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN
COVERAGE OVER THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY...WITH
THE HEAVIEST RAINS LIKELY OCCURRING LATER TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 2 TO 4 INCHES 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. HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AT THE SAVANNAH
RIVER ENTRANCE AT AROUND NOON TODAY.

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 CONTINUES TO BE 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 HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY. THE ENHANCED RIP
CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 AM 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-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION HAS BEEN UPDATED.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY
RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

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

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE AVERAGING BETWEEN 25 TO 30 KNOTS ACROSS THE NORTH
GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING. SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO
SLOWLY INCREASE AS FAY DRIFTS NORTHWARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
TROPICAL STORM FORCE OF 30 TO 35 KNOTS LATER TODAY. WINDS COULD
GUST 40 TO 50 KNOTS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN PASSING SQUALLS.

...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 AM 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-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

...NEW INFORMATION...
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT.

...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...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE TODAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. TIDES
ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS EARLY THIS
MORNING 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.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE AVERAGING 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH ACROSS MUCH
OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INCREASE...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 INCREASE IN
COVERAGE ACROSS THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY...WITH
THE HEAVIEST RAINS EXPECTED BY LATER THIS MORNING THROUGH THE REST
OF TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES 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. HIGH NEXT HIGH TIDE
WILL OCCUR IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT 102 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

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 CONTINUES TO BE 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 HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND AN ENHANCED RIP
CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 AM 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-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

...NEW INFORMATION...
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT.

...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...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE TODAY AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. TIDES
ARE RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS EARLY THIS
MORNING 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. THE NEXT HIGH TIDE IN CHARLESTON WILL BE 1140 AM
THIS MORNING.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE AVERAGING 20 TO 30 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH COASTAL
SOUTH CAROLINA EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY
INCREASE INTO THIS AFTERNOON...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 INCREASE IN
COVERAGE OVER THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY...WITH
THE HEAVIEST RAINS LIKELY OCCURRING LATER TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 1 TO 3 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 CONTINUES TO BE 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 HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND AN ENHANCED RIP
CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 AM 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-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION HAS 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...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
PERSISTENT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AS FAY MEANDERS OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. TIDES ARE
RUNNING 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS EARLY THIS MORNING 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 THIS AFTERNOON AS
WINDS INCREASE ON THE LAKE. WAVE ACTION MAY RESULT IN MINOR LAKE SHORE
EROSION...ROUGHLY BETWEEN PINOPOLIS...BLACKS CAMP AND ANGLES
LANDING.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING AROUND 10 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF
BERKELEY COUNTY EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER WINDS OF
15 TO 25 MPH NEAR DANIEL ISLAND. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30
MPH NEAR THE COAST TODAY. ENHANCED WINDS WILL PERSIST ON LAKE
MOULTRIE THROUGH THE PERIOD.

NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY
THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON THE OPEN
LAKE WATERS AND A LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER
THE OUTER FRINGES OF THE CIRCULATION OF FAY WITH THE HEAVIEST
RAINS LIKELY OCCURRING DURING THE DAY TODAY. 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. HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON
HARBOR AT 1140 AM THURSDAY MORNING.

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 CONTINUES TO BE 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 TO HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND AN
ENHANCED RIP CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON AROUND 9 AM 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-TATTNALL-EVANS-LONG-INLAND JASPER-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

...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 AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH
CAROLINA.

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

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 15 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
SLOWLY INCREASE DURING THE DAY...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 BEGIN BY LATER THIS MORNING AND
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES 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 AM 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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INLAND COLLETON-
607 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

...FAY STILL MOVING VERY SLOWLY OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

...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 SOUTH CAROLINA.

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

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 15 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA EARLY THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
SLOWLY INCREASE DURING THE DAY...BUT SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER GUSTS OF 30 TO 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 BEGIN BY LATER THIS MORNING.
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 AM 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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