Tropical Storm Alberto

Jun 11, 2006 11:28am

Updated Monday Morning Here goes.  First named storm of the year.  It’s in the Gulf of Mexico, headed toward the Florida coast north of Tampa-St. Pete. Maximum winds are 50 mph, though the main issue is likely to be a lot of rain.  They say it’s not well-enough organized that it’s likely to become a hurricane. Here’s the National Hurricane Center’s three-day projection, and their bulletin below.  (Click on the map to enlarge.)  More at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov. 000
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL012006
700 AM CDT MON JUN 12 2006

…ALBERTO HEADED FOR THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO COAST…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA
FROM ENGLEWOOD TO INDIAN PASS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH OF ENGLEWOOD TO
BONITA BEACH.

AT 700 AM CDT…1200Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.7 NORTH…LONGITUDE 87.0 WEST OR ABOUT 240
MILES…390 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA AND ABOUT
295 MILES…475 KM…SOUTHWEST OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA.

ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH…13 KM/HR
…AND A TURN TO THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH…85 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.  AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS
APPROACHING THE CENTER OF ALBERTO.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES…370
KM…TO THE NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.  THE LARGE EXTENT
OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS MEANS THAT THESE WINDS WILL BE FELT
ALONG THE COAST WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB…29.56 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS…CAN BE EXPECTED OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE WARNING AREA.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS TO 10 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH TUESDAY ACROSS
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN FLORIDA AND SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA…MAINLY ALONG AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE TRACK OF ALBERTO.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER WEST-CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN
FLORIDA TONIGHT.

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