Tropical storm warning for SC coast /News/The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 27, 2016 5:08 pm
Last Updated: May 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm
- TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022016 500 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016 …SECOND TROPICAL CYCLONE OF THE SEASON FORMS OFF OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES… …TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA… SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…28.5N 74.7W ABOUT 435 MI…695 KM SE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA ABOUT 440 MI…705 KM SE OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the coast of South
Carolina from the Savannah River northeastward to Little River Inlet. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Savannah River to Little River Inlet South Carolina A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. 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 —————————— At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 28.5 North, longitude 74.7 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. A reduction of the forward speed is expected by Saturday night as the system nears the coast. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later tonight or on Saturday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Saturday night, making outside preparations difficult. RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches from the upper coast of Georgia through eastern South Carolina and into southeastern North Carolina. STORM SURGE: Storm surge inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is expected within the tropical storm warning area. NEXT ADVISORY ————- Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT. Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.