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Tropical Depression FRANCES Advisory Number 60
 
Issued 21:00Z Sep 08, 2004
 
Advisory Selection
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PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 60 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES
NWS...HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...CAMP SPRINGS MD 
5 PM EDT WED SEP 08 2004        


...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES IS CROSSING WEST VIRGINIA....

...POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS FLOODING CONTINUES OVER THE
APPALACHIANS...THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY...AND THE NORTHEAST ...

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN
KENTUCKY...SOUTHEASTERN OHIO...WEST VIRGINIA...WEST CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN VIRGINIA...AND NORTH CAROLINA.

FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT ALONG THE APPALACHIANS...PORTIONS OF
THE LOWER GREAT LAKES...AND THE NORTHEAST FROM NORTHWESTERN NORTH
CAROLINIA...CENTRAL AND WESTERN VIRGINIA...WEST VIRGINIA...
MARYLAND...EXTREME NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...EASTERN OHIO...
PENNSYLVANIA...CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW YORK STATE... AND VERMONT. 

THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR CENTRAL
NORTH CAROLINA...AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA VALID THROUGH 7 PM EDT.  

AT 5 PM EDT...21Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.1 NORTH LONGITUDE 82.0 WEST OR 20
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS ARE 15 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE
IS 1001 MB OR 29.56 INCHES.  FRANCES HAS STARTED TO ACCELERATE...
MOVING  TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST AT APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH. FRANCES IS
FORECAST TO BE OVER WEST VIRGINIA/PENNSYLVANIA BORDER BY LATER
TONIGHT MOVING TO THE NEW YORK/PENNSYLVANIA BORDER BY THURSDAY
MORNING AS IT BECOMES AN EXTRA-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  THE
REMNANTS OF FRANCES WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST
TO THE NEW YORK/CANADA BORDER BY THURSDAY NIGHT AND WILL BE WELL
INTO NORTHEAST CANADA BY FRIDAY MORNING.

SELECTED 30 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN INCHES THRU 5 PM EDT:
 
LOCATION               STORM TOTAL    

NORTH CAROLINA...

EDGEMONT                16.63
LINVILLE FALLS          14.51
LAKE TOXAWAY            14.45
ROSMAN                  11.34
WINSTON-SALEM           3.79

GEORGIA...

TALLULAH FALLS          10.03
TUGALO DAM              9.90
HELEN                   9.72
NACOOCHEE               9.43
AUGUSTA                 2.66

SOUTH CAROLINA...

WALHALLA                9.98
TRAVELERS WEST          9.35
CAESARS HEAD            8.42
LONGCREEK               8.41
GREENVILLE              3.93

WEST VIRGINIA...

ELLAMOORE               9.00
GRANTSVILLE             3.69
EAST LYNN               3.64
BLUEFIELD               2.71
CHARLESTON              2.70

VIRGINIA...

BUSTED ROCK             7.38
COPPER HILL             6.79
SLATE MOUNTAIN          6.36
PIPERS GAP              6.41
ROANOKE                 4.94

OHIO...

ELKIN                   5.86
JEFFERSON               5.06
LYNCH                   4.86
NORTH WILKESBORO        4.61

KENTUCKY...

MIDDLESBORO             5.08
BLACK MOUNTAIN          4.62
KINGDOM COME            3.67
DAVIS FORK              3.40
WILLIAMSBURG            2.86

TENNESSEE...

MOUNT LECONTE           3.40
BURBANK                 3.35
NORRIS                  2.73
NEWCOMB                 2.31
CHATTANOOGA             1.25

PENNSYLVANIA...

MASONTOWN               1.43
SOMERSET                0.93
PITTSBURGH              0.87
NEW CASTLE              0.43
KENTUCKY...

MIDDLESBORO		4.72
BLACK MOUNTAIN		4.62
KINGDOM COME		3.67
DAVIS FORK		3.40

TENNESSEE...

NEWFOUND GAP		4.06
MOUNT LECONTE		3.40
CROSSVILLE		2.16
OAK RIDGE		1.97

WEST VIRGINIA...

GRANTSVILLE		3.00
BLUEFIELD		2.49
CHARLESTON		2.01
EAST LYNN		2.00

VIRGINIA...

ROANOKE			2.73
LYNCHBURG		1.39
CLINTWOOD		1.30

OHIO...

NEW LEXINGTON		2.55
SOUTH POINT		1.75
ZANESVILLE		1.27
COLUMBUS		0.73

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3-6 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HEAVIER
AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOUR PERIOD OVER THE
UPPER OHIO VALLEY AND CENTRAL APPALACHIANS INTO PORTIONS OF NEW
YORK STATE.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...21Z...TROPICAL DEPRESSION
FRANCES WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.1 NORTH LONGITUDE 82.0 WEST
OR 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA...MINIMUM
CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB OR 29.56 INCHES MOVING 
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AT APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH. 

THE NEXT ADVISORY ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES WILL BE ISSUED
BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT 11 PM EDT. REFER
TO STATEMENTS ISSUED BY LOCAL WEATHER OFFICES FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS SYSTEM.
 
ZIEGENFELDER/HALBACH