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#5119 (Received by flhurricane at: 1:59 PM 14.Aug.2004)
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TROPICAL STORM CHARLEY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 22A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT SAT AUG 14 2004

...CHARLEY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM OVER NORTH CAROLINA...

AT 2 PM EDT...THE HURRICANE WARNING ALONG THE SOUTH AND NORTH
CAROLINA COASTS IS DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.
TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE NOW IN EFFECT FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET
SOUTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO THE MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS...
INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...THE TIDAL POTOMAC...
AND THE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE BAYS. ALL WARNINGS ARE
DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHARLEY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.9 WEST OR ABOUT
35 MILES NORTH OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA.

CHARLEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS...MOVING
CHARLEY ALONG AND JUST INLAND FROM THE NORTHEAST U.S. ATLANTIC
COAST.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
HURRICANE FORCE. CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS CHARLEY
REMAINS OVER LAND.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES PRIMARILY
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995 MB...29.38 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 6 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
EXPECTED TODAY ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST AND 2 TO
3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ELSEWHERE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST U.S.
COAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. STORM SURGE WILL BE SUBSIDING TO
THE SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF CHARLEY.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF
CHARLEY ACROSS THE COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF COASTAL NORTH
CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA.

REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...34.8 N... 77.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 995 MB.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM EDT.

FORECASTER LAWRENCE