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Tropical Depression HANNA Advisory Number 14
 
Issued 09:00Z Sep 15, 2002
 
Advisory Selection
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PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 14 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION HANNA
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
500 AM EDT SUN SEP 15 2002

....TROPICAL DEPRESSION HANNA EXITING ALABAMA AND ACCELERATING
NORTHEASTWARD...

...A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA...WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA....AND PART OF NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...

AT 5AM EDT...09Z...THE POORLY DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
HANNA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.2N...LONGITUDE 85.2W...CLOSE TO
THE ALABAMA/GEORGIA BORDER.  

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HRS.  A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS ANTICIPATED.
                              
WINDS ARE RATHER LIGHT NEAR THE CENTER.  SOME 20MPH GUSTS ARE
OBSERVED IN THUNDERSTORMS WELL EAST OF THE CENTER.  ESTIMATED
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1012 MB...29.88 INCHES.

THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING HAS DIMINISHED SINCE THE SYSTEM HAS
WEAKENED AND IS BEGINNING TO ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD. 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE
CAROLINAS NORTHWARD TO CENTRAL AND WESTERN VIRGINIA. 

DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATE RAINFALL DURING THE LAST 24
HOURS HAS EXCEEDED 6 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.  

SINCE 8PM SATURDAY...SELECTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS INCLUDE 3.42 INCHES
AT MARIANA FL....2.09 INCHES AT ALBANY GA....1.56 AT MONROE NC...AND 1.16
INCHES AT CHARLOTTE NC.
                                             
REPEATING THE 5AM EDT POSITION...32.2N...85.2W....MOVING NORTHEAST AT
15MPH...1010MB...29.83 INCHES.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 11AM EDT.

HEDGE/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH