Tropical Storm Alberto Advisory: Sunday 5 PM

TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012012
500 PM EDT SUN MAY 20 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST IS
DISCONTINUED...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.9N 80.0W
ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM SE OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA
ABOUT 130 MI...210 KM S OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 235 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO SOUTH SANTEE
RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

COASTAL INTERESTS FROM NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA TO THE OUTER BANKS OF
NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD STILL MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ALBERTO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS
LOCATED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT NEAR
LATITUDE 30.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.0 WEST. ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD
THE SOUTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/H...BUT IT IS EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN
AND DRIFT SOUTHWARD TONIGHT. A NORTHEASTWARD ACCELERATION IS
FORECAST ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF
ALBERTO IS EXPECTED TO STAY OFF THE GEORGIA AND CAROLINA COASTS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT WAS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS...INCLUDING RIP CURRENTS...ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG THE COASTS OF NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA...GEORGIA...AND
SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH MONDAY. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS ISSUED BY
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC
TO YOUR AREA.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.

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FORECASTER BERG


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