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Remnants of HELENE Advisory Number 20
 
Issued 05:00Z Sep 23, 2000
 
Advisory Selection
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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 20 FOR T.D. HELENE
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
1:00 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2000

AT 1:00 AM EDT THE CENTER OF THE REMNANTS OF  "HELENE" WAS LOCATED 35
MILES WEST OF AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.    THE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO
WEAKEN AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE CAROLINAS.

THE MAIN THREAT FROM "HELENE" IS FROM HEAVY RAINS . . . POSSIBLE
FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING . . . AND TORNADOS.  THE CIRCULATION
ASSOCIATED WITH "HELENE" IS INTERACTING WITH A FRONT AND IS
PRODUCING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FROM GEORGIA EAST-
NORTHEASTWARD INTO NORTH CAROLINA.  A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT
FOR EASTERN GEORGIA . . . CENTRAL . . . AND SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA
UNTIL 4:00 AM EDT.     THE SYSTEM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY
RAINS. TALLAHASSEE RECEIVED OVER 8 INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE STORM
WHILE 9 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ACROSS THE SOPCHOPPY RIVER IN THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE WHERE A RIVER FLOOD WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT.
FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE ST MARKS . . .
WITHLACOOCHEE . . . AND AUCILLA RIVERS . . . WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
FLOOD STAGE DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY.

THE SYSTEM SHOULD CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE
NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR
EXTREME NORTHEAST GEORGIA . . . MUCH OF SOUTH CAROLINA . . . AND
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA FOR SATURDAY.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 4 TO 6 INCH RANGE WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE ALONG THE TRACK OF THE STORM AND ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR THE LATEST STATEMENTS AND WARNINGS
FROM NWS FORECAST OFFICES FOR POSSIBLE IMPACTS TO THEIR LOCAL AREAS.

ZIEGENFELDER / FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH