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Remnants of EARL Advisory Number 3
 
Issued 05:00Z Sep 04, 1998
 
Advisory Selection
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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 3 FOR REMNANTS OF "EARL"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
100 AM EDT FRI SEP 04 1998

THE REMNANTS OF "EARL" CONTINUE TO MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEASTWARD
EARLY THIS MORNING AT BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH AND AS OF 1:00 AM EDT WAS
LOCATED TO THE SOUTH OF FAYETTEVILLE, NC AND TO THE EAST OF
LAURINBURG, NC.   THIS RAPID NORTHEASTWARD MOVEMENT IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY WITH THE CENTER OF THIS LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM PASSING OFF THE NORTHERN OUTER BANKS OF N.C. SHORTLY AFTER
SUNRISE.  THIS LOW WILL THEN CONTINUE TO PUSH RAPIDLY  NORTHEASTWARD
AND AWAY FROM THE EAST COAST AS IT IS ACCELERATED EASTWARD BY AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SITUATED TO THE NORTH OF THE STORM ALONG THE
NORTHEAST COAST.

THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DATA CONTINUES TO
INDICATE HEAVY RAINS FALLING AROUND THE PERIPHERIES OF THIS SURFACE
LOW ACROSS SECTIONS OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTHWARD THROUGH
THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA, ACROSS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND THE
OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA.  SOME RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES)
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING HAVE INCLUDED:

IN FLORIDA:
MARIANA        5.98
BROOKSVILLE    3.20

GEORGIA:
MACON     2.83
VALDOSTA  2.81
ALMA 2.20
ATHENS    1.78

SOUTH CAROLINA:
CHARLESTOWN 2.58  
COLUMBIA 2.48

NORTH CAROLINA:
RALEIGH-DURHAM 1.00
GREENSBORO          .76

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY RAINS, HIGH WINDS AND SEVERE WEATHER HAVE
ALSO BEEN PRODUCED BY THE REMNANTS OF EARL.   A TORNADO TOUCHDOWN
WAS REPORTED IN THE BOGUE AREA OF  CARTERET COUNTY IN EASTERN
NORTH CAROLINA AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 PM THURSDAY NIGHT.  THIS
TORNADO WAS REPORTED TO HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL TRAILERS. 
THE THREAT FOR ADDITIONAL SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE DECREASING ACROSS
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AS THE SURFACE LOW CONTINUES TO PUSH
NORTHEASTWARD AND OFF THE COAST.  50 TO 60 MPH WIND GUSTS WERE
REPORTED EARLIER ON THURSDAY ACROSS COASTAL SECTIONS OF NORTH
CAROLINA.  WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR NORTHEASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA EARLY THIS MORNING, DIMINISHING BY MID DAY AS THE LOW
PUSHES OFF THE COAST.

 THE FLASH FLOOD WATCHES THAT HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT FOR LARGE SECTIONS
OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA HAVE BEEN
DISCONTINUED EARLY THIS MORNING AS THE RAPID MOVEMENT OF THE
REMNANTS OF EARL ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ANY EXCESSIVE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS.  HOWEVER, HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE INTO
EARLY FRIDAY ACROSS SECTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, 
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND THE DELMARVA PENINSULA WITH PRECIPITATION
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2".

THIS WILL BE THE LAST STORM SUMMARY ISSUED FOR THE REMNANTS OF EARL.

ORAVEC/GARTNER/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH