Tropical Storm Fay: Georgia Coast Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OCCURRING ALONG MUCH OF THE NORTH GEORGIA COAST...

.AT 500 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.2 WEST OR NEAR GAINESVILLE
FLORIDA. THIS IS ABOUT 182 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF SAVANNAH
GEORGIA AND ABOUT 259 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.

FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 6 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CENTER OF FAY IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE NORTHERN
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY...THEN MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE COAST OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL
WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS... BUT FAY IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN A TROPICAL STORM INTO SATURDAY.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 29.38 INCHES.

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INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-COASTAL CHATHAM-
INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

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

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION 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...
TIDAL DEPARTURES AT THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDE ARE EXPECTED TO BE
1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS. THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH
TIDE AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER ENTRANCE WILL OCCUR AT 1248 PM. THE
HIGHEST STORM TIDES WILL LIKELY OCCUR ACROSS THE COASTAL AREAS OF
MCINTOSH AND LIBERTY COUNTIES.

MAJOR BEACH EROSION AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY AROUND MIDDAY NEAR THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG
EAST AND NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES...SUCH AS TYBEE ISLAND...SAPELO
ISLAND AND SAINT CATHERINES ISLAND.

SOME BEACH EROSION HAS ALREADY BEEN OBSERVED AT TYBEE ISLAND...NEAR
THE MOUTH OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER.

...WINDS...
NEAR THE COAST...WINDS ARE AROUND 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO
50 MPH WITHIN SQUALLS. INLAND AWAY FROM THE COAST...WINDS ARE 20
TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WITHIN SQUALLS. THESE WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINDS ON SOME OF
THE TALLER BRIDGES CAN BE EVEN STRONGER...INCLUDING THE TALMADGE
MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

WINDS THIS STRONG WILL BE CAPABLE OF BREAKING TREE LIMBS OR BRANCHES.
SATURATED SOILS FROM HEAVY RAINS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST FEW
WEEKS MAY ALSO INCREASE THE RISK FOR DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES
TODAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
6 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SINCE SOME AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 3 TO 5
INCHES OF RAIN.

THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. THE NEXT HIGH TIDE AT THE SAVANNAH
RIVER ENTRANCE WILL OCCUR AT 1248 PM.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVE
RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH 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-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 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 MARINE
INTERESTS BETWEEN SAVANNAH AND THE ALTAMAHA SOUND OUT TO 60 NM.

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

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING BETWEEN 30 TO 40 KNOTS ACROSS THE
NORTH GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS. SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THIS MORNING. WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
UP TO 50 KNOTS...ESPECIALLY IN PASSING SQUALLS.

...TORNADOES...
THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED RISK FOR WATERSPOUTS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

...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-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...VERY GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION HAS BEEN UPDATED. COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY 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...
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WIND ADVISORY...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
TIDAL DEPARTURES AT THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDE ARE EXPECTED TO BE
1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS. THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH
TIDE ON THE BEAUFORT RIVER WILL OCCUR AT 157 PM.

MAJOR BEACH EROSION AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG
EAST AND NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES...SUCH AS HUNTING ISLAND AND
EDISTO BEACH.

HUNTING ISLAND HAS ALREADY HAD SEVERAL BEACH CABINS UNDERMINED.
SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE NEXT HIGH TIDE.

...WINDS...
NEAR THE SHORE...WINDS ARE EAST TO NORTHEAST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN OCCASIONAL SQUALLS. INLAND...WINDS ARE EAST
TO NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN OCCASIONAL
SQUALLS. WINDS ON SOME OF THE TALLER BRIDGES CAN BE EVEN
STRONGER....INCLUDING THE WOODS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS...BUT DIMINISH LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

WINDS THIS STRONG COULD BREAK 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 TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
4 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SINCE SOME AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 2 TO
4 INCHES OF RAIN.

THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY BECOME ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. THE NEXT HIGH TIDE AT THE BEAUFORT RIVER WILL
OCCUR AT 157 PM.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVE
RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH 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-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE ALONG THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COAST...

...NEW INFORMATION...

STORM POSITION HAS BEEN UPDATED. 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...
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WIND ADVISORY...

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
TIDAL DEPARTURES AT THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDE ARE EXPECTED TO BE
1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS. THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH
TIDE IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR WILL OCCUR AT 1233 PM.

MAJOR BEACH EROSION AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY AROUND MIDDAY NEAR THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE. THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG EAST AND
NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES...SUCH AS FOLLY BEACH...EDISTO ISLAND AND
WILD DUNES.

...WINDS...
NEAR THE SHORE...WINDS ARE EAST TO NORTHEAST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN OCCASIONAL SQUALLS. INLAND...WINDS ARE EAST
TO NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN OCCASIONAL
SQUALLS. WINDS ON SOME OF THE TALLER BRIDGES CAN BE EVEN
STRONGER....INCLUDING THE RAVENEL BRIDGE. THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS...BUT DIMINISH LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

WINDS THIS STRONG COULD BREAK 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 TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
3 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF
LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY BECOME LOCALLY ENHANCED SHOULD HEAVY
RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL
OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AT 1233 PM.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVE
RAPIDLY ACROSS THE AREA.

...RIP CURRENTS...
THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH 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-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...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...
TIDAL DEPARTURES AT THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDE ARE EXPECTED TO BE
1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS. THE TIME OF THE NEXT HIGH
TIDE IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR WILL OCCUR AT 1233 PM.

IN ADDITION...WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO BE 1 TO 2 FEET ACROSS MAINLY
THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF LAKE MOULTRIE THROUGH THE
MORNING HOURS. WAVE ACTION MAY RESULT IN MINOR LAKE SHORE
EROSION...ROUGHLY BETWEEN PINOPOLIS...BLACKS CAMP AND ANGLES
LANDING.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF BERKELEY
COUNTY...WITH HIGHER WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
COOPER RIVER...AND THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
THIS MORNING. HIGHER GUSTS OF 30 MPH WITHIN SQUALLS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL PERSIST ON LAKE MOULTRIE THROUGH THIS
EVENING. HIGHER GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITHIN
SQUALLS.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
3 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF
LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

THE RISK FOR FLOODING MAY BECOME LOCALLY ENHANCED NEAR THE MOUTH
OF THE COOPER RIVER SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AT 1233 PM.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS 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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CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-TATTNALL-EVANS-LONG-INLAND JASPER-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...NEW INFORMATION...
STORM POSITION HAS 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 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH THE HIGHER SPEEDS CLOSER TO THE
COAST...AND THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE
MORNING HOURS. SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT
EXPECTED. HOWEVER...GUSTS OF 35 MPH WILL BE LIKELY IN SQUALLS.

WINDS THIS STRONG COULD BREAK 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 TREES AND POWER LINES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
6 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLASH
FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SINCE SOME AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 3 TO 5
INCHES OF RAIN.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS 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-
631 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

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

...WINDS...

WINDS ARE AVERAGING 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ACROSS MUCH
OF INLAND COLLETON COUNTY...AND THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE IN PASSING SQUALLS.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH COULD BREAK 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 TREES AND POWER LINES.

...WINDS...
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF BERKELEY
COUNTY...WITH HIGHER WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
COOPER RIVER...AND THESE SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
THIS MORNING. HIGHER GUSTS OF 30 MPH WITHIN SQUALLS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL PERSIST ON LAKE MOULTRIE THROUGH THIS
EVENING. HIGHER GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITHIN
SQUALLS.

...INLAND FLOODING...
BANDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTREME
NORTHERN FRINGES OF FAY...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ONSHORE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD RECEIVE UP TO
3 INCHES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF
LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

...TORNADOES...
THERE IS A RISK FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
THIS EVENING...AS BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS 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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