Nate Over Land



Miami, Fa.(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Nate is moving inland after making two landfalls. First landfall  was at the mouth of the Mississippi River and another on the Mississippi coast.

LOCATION...32.0N 88.0W ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM ESE OF MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM WSW OF MONTGOMERY ALABAMA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued west of the Mississippi/Alabama border.

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued west of the Alabama/Florida border.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Alabama/Florida border eastward to Indian Pass Florida

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline in the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov.  This is a life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions.

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 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nate was located by NOAA Doppler weather radars and surface observations near latitude 32.0 North, longitude 88.0 West.  Nate is moving toward the north-northeast near 23 mph (37 km/h). A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.  On the forecast track, Nate's center will continue to move inland across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.  Nate is expected to continue to quickly weaken as it moves farther inland. It should degenerate into a remnant low late Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (150 km) primarily southeast of the center over water. A wind gust to 58 mph (93 km/h) was reported at Destin, Florida within the past couple of hours.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.35 inches).

Water levels of around 3.0 to 3.5 ft above Mean Higher High Water have recently been reported by National Ocean Service gauges at Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile Bay, Alabama.


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