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Tropical Depression GUSTAV Advisory Number 39
 
Issued 09:00Z Sep 03, 2008
 
Advisory Selection
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PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 39 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION GUSTAV
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD AL072008
400 AM CDT WED SEP 3 2008

...GUSTAV DRIFTING NORTH AS HEAVY RAINS PUMMEL LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY... 

FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR A LARGE PORTION OF
THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INCLUDING...THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
MISSISSIPPI...MUCH OF LOUISIANA...A COUPLE OF COUNTIES IN
NORTHEASTERN TEXAS...MUCH OF ARKANSAS...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND MUCH
OF MISSOURI. A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT FOR
CENTRAL LOUISIANA INTO SOUTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI. FOR STORM
INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV.
 
AT 400 AM CDT...09Z...TROPICAL DEPRESSION GUSTAV WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 33.6 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 94.3 WEST...OR ABOUT 20
MILES...32 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS AND 120
MILES...193 KM...SOUTH OF FORT SMITH ARKANSAS. 

THE DEPRESSION WAS DRIFTING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 3
MPH...5 KM/HR. THIS MOTION SHOULD SHIFT TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.  

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 20 MPH...32 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES. 

SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN INCHES 

...MISSISSIPPI...

MCCOMB                               7.33
HATTIESBURG                          6.42
PASCAGOULA                           4.61
LAUREL                               4.08
BILOXI/KEESLER AFB                   4.05
VICKSBURG                            2.88
GREENVILLE                           2.14
GULFPORT                             1.83
JACKSON (JAN)                        1.56
GREENWOOD                            1.42

...LOUISIANA...

MONROE                               9.29
ALEXANDRIA                           8.12
BATON ROUGE                          4.63
FORT POLK                            4.31
NEW ORLEANS NAS                      3.10
SHREVEPORT                           2.22
BARKSDALE AFB                        2.10
SHREVEPORT (DTN)                     2.10
LAKE CHARLES                         1.83
LAFAYETTE                            1.72
SLIDELL                              1.19
NEW ORLEANS (MSY)                    0.67

...ARKANSAS...

MOUNT IDA                            4.74
HOT SPRINGS                          3.83
MONTICELLO                           3.68
EL DORADO                            3.02
FLIPPIN                              2.93
LITTLE ROCK AFB                      2.87
FORT SMITH                           2.52
BATESVILLE                           2.33
TEXARKANA                            2.32
STUTTGART                            2.30
LITTLE ROCK (LIT)                    2.01
RUSSELLVILLE                         1.83
HARRISON                             1.64
PINE BLUFF                           1.28
FAYETTEVILLE                         1.27

...MISSOURI...

WEST PLAINS                          0.57
SPRINGFIELD                          0.15
JOPLIN                               0.12

...OKLAHOMA...

MCALESTER                            0.66
MUSKOGEE                             0.15
TULSA                                0.05

...TEXAS...

PARIS                                0.84
LONGVIEW                             0.73
LUFKIN                               0.62

...KANSAS...

CHANUTE                              1.02

...FLORIDA...

PENSACOLA NAS                        3.62
PENSACOLA (PNS)                      2.09
DESTIN                               2.08
MARATHON                             2.04
MIAMI (TMB)                          1.92
VALPARAISO/EGLIN AFB                 1.69
HOMESTEAD                            1.62
VERO BEACH                           1.58
KEY WEST                             1.46

...ALABAMA...

MOBILE (BFM BROOKLEY FIELD)          3.10
MOBILE (MOB)                         2.22


RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF THREE TO SIX INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF TEN INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF
LOUISIANA...MISSISSIPPI...ARKANSAS...MISSOURI AND WESTERN ILLINOIS
THROUGH SATURDAY. 

REPEATING THE 400 AM CDT POSITION...33.6 NORTH...94.3
WEST...MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH...MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS...20 MPH...MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY ON GUSTAV WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT 1000 AM CDT. PLEASE REFER
TO YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OR WEATHER.GOV FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION ON GUSTAV.

FORECASTER MUSHER

FORECAST POSITIONS
INITIAL 03/0900Z 33.6N 94.3W
12HR VT 03/1800Z 33.9N 94.0W 
24HR VT 04/0600Z 35.4N 93.1W
36HR VT 04/1800Z 38.8N 90.1W...ABSORBED/EXTRA-TROPICAL