Named Storm: 'Fay'

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  1. Named Storm: 'Fay'

    TROPICAL STORM FAY emerged a couple of hours ago from a low pressure area over the Dominican Republic. The storm is forecast to move west-northwest across Cuba early this weekend and emerge into the Gulf of Mexico where the very warm waters has the potential to produce rapid storm strengthening up to hurricane levels in a very short period of time. Persons from the Mississippi-Louisiana border to south-eastern Florida are being asked to watch the progresssion of this storm very carefully. This one has the potential to be a major event if the tracking models hold true. We will update the details of this storm on Saturday after the next Hurricane Hunter aircraft report is filed. Our deep-water weather buoy data is showing a steady drop in atmospheric pressure - a sign of continuing organization. Please use the link below for up to the minute official reports and advisories.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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    Advisory - 15 August 2008 16:15 Hrs USA CDT
     
  2. TROPICAL STORM FAY is coming off the southwestern coast of Hispaniola and is moving west at 15 MPH. The storm will be over open waters of the Caribbean Sea within hours where it is anticipated to strengthen and develop. The most recent fly-through by Hurricane Hunter Aircraft shows a central sustained wind speed of just over 45 MPH with gusting to near 58. As the storm feeds off the warm water energy, the central thunderstorm clusters will merge and create a more compact center. As this happens, the overall convection (uplift) will intensify and the low pressure rotation of the storm will increase.
    Persons along the southeastern coast of Florida and the Gulf Coast from the Florida Keys to Mississippi are being urged to monitor this storm situation very carefully. Our next non-official advisory is scheduled for Mid Day Sunday August 17, but our non-official updates could be posted earlier if significant changes occur.

    Use the NHC link below for official information.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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    Advisory - 14:00 Hrs CDT USA August 16, 2008
     
  3. TROPICAL STORM FAY Update 12:30 Hrs CDT USA, Sunday, August 17, 2008.

    Tropical storm Fay has caused numerous watches and warnings to be issued throughout the Caribbean Islands, Cuba and most of southern Florida. This is now a killer storm which has taken several lives in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

    The Monroe County Florida Emergency Operations Center has issued a mandatory evacuation order for VISITORS who are in the Florida Keys. This may be extended to include residents as well, later on. US Highway 1, the ONLY highway in or out of the Florida Keys has been made one way toward the mainland of Florida in several places to expedite the evacuations. The early effects of this storm will start to be felt in the Keys later tonight. 3 to 7 inches of rain with very high, gusty winds will be present in places along the Keys and southwestern Florida over the next 36 hours. Over 10 inches of rainfall will take place in some areas as rain bands from the storm 'train' over the same land areas hour after hour. Tornadoes may also be present.

    Tropical Storm Fay is nearing the southwestern coast of Cuba and has been strengthening slightly since early this morning. Hurricane Hunter aircraft and deep water buoys have seen sustained winds at 57 MPH with gusting in the northeast part of the storm's center to over 65 MPH. Please refer to the NHC link below for periodic official updates.

    National Hurricane Center

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  4. TROPICAL STORM FAY. Intermediate Update 13:00 Hrs CDT USA, August 18, 2008.

    Fay has increased in intensity to a strong Tropical Storm. The central sustained winds are now at 64 MPH with gusts to over hurricane force at 76 MPH. Fay is currently 62 miles southwest of Key West moving northerly. Key West is receiving steady rainfall with 48 MPH+ winds. It's forward progress will slow this afternoon and thereby giving the storm more time to strengthen to possible Hurricane Category 1 force before it makes an additional Florida landfall on Tuesday.

    Please use the NHC link below for official updates.

    National Hurricane Center

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  5. TROPICAL STORM FAY - Advisory 05:45 Hrs CDT USA, 19 August 2008.

    The storm did intensify a bit over the night time hours but did not quite get to sustained hurricane strength, although hurricane force GUSTS were recorded. The center of the storm came ashore just southeast of Marco Island early this morning. There are many reports of flooding, power lines and trees down and persons from Ft. Myers to just south of Everglade City are being told by EOC officials to stay indoors until the power line issues can be secured. The storm is moving inland at this hour and will be affecting central Florida today into Wednesday and the northeastern parts of Florida later Wednesday. This storm may possibly take a track off shore into the Atlantic near Jacksonville and reintensify by late this week and move inland to the west. We are closely monitoring this possibility.

    For the most recent official updates, use the NHC link below.

    National Hurricane Center

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  6. TROPICAL STORM FAY Update 05:30 Hrs CDT USA - 20 August 2008.

    This storm isn't over yet by any means. It will enter the warm Atlantic waters off Melbourne, Florida, early today - strengthen some and then go back inland as it encounters the east coast high pressure area steering currents aloft. This will probably steer it west to northwest into northern and northwestern Florida, far southern Georgia and into south central Alabama if the tracking projections today remain accurate. This will bring Tropical Depression rains and gusty winds into these areas over the next 4 to 6 days. Persons from Jacksonville Florida to the Alabama-Mississippi border can expect periodic heavy rains and gusty Tropical Depression winds over the next 4 to 6 days. Persons in these areas should monitor local media and the National Weather Service for local advisories.

    National Hurricane Center

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  7. TROPICAL STORM FAY Update - 05:00 Hrs CDT USA, 21 August 2008.

    Tropical storm Fay had become somewhat stationary over Coastal Florida near the Kennedy Space Center but will make a slight westerly turn. Numerous Tropical Storm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado watches and warnings have been issued for the entire northeastern region of Florida. Battering 15 to 18 foot waves are causing severe beach errosion from near Daytona Beach all the way to central coastal Georgia. Some rainfall totals as of midnight local time are: Melbourne - 16.9 inches, Cocoa Beach - 24.6 inches, Moore Haven - 17.8 inches, Fort Pierce - 11.2 inches and Vero Beach - 10.7 inches.

    The projected track across northern and northwestern Florida and into southern Alabama and Mississippi over the next 3 to 5 days remains in the forecast.

    For those persons in these areas, use the link below for current official updates and monitor your local media.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  8. TROPICAL STORM FAY Advisory 05:15 Hrs CDT USA - 22 August 2008.

    Fay is currently centered in north central Florida. However, with a 700+ mile wide low pressure influence on the region, the entire US southeast is now, or soon will be feeling the effects of this highly destructive Tropical Storm. Flooding has been a severe issue over the past 48 hours and the relentless heavy rains will continue. This storm is moving west at approximately 6 MPH and will be dropping its flooding rains on the Panhandle of Florida, southwestern Georgia and southern Alabama by the end of this weekend.

    We are supplying a second link below that shows an interactive map regarding advisories, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. Please use the first link below for specific Tropical Storm information. Use the second link below for localized warnings. Just click on any area of interest on the map and it will show you the watches and warnings as well as other valuable information to keep you safe.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  9. TROPICAL STORM FAY Update 05:30 Hrs CDT USA 23 August 2008.

    Tropical Storm Fay has not lost it's punch. It remains a strong tropical storm and is battering northwestern Florida, southern Alabama and southwestern Georgia this morning with extremely heavy rains, flooding, gusty winds, tornados and frequent cloud to ground lightning. This storm is now resposnible for at least 11 deaths in Florida and Hispaniola.

    Officials in Escambia County, Florida as well as Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama and the Gulf Coast areas of Mississippi have issued emergency orders concerning persons in low lying areas to move to higher ground or to report to County shelters today through Sunday as the storm approaches. 5 to 7 inches of rain are probable in these areas with localized rainfall totals in excess of 10 inches possible.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical Storm information and the second link below for interactive watches and warnings.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  10. NAMED STORM FAY Recap and storm update, 05:30 Hrs CDT USA 24 August 2008.

    Fay has been officially downgraded to a Tropical Depression. As of 04:00 (AM) Sunday, August 24, 2008, the storm is still producing rainfall over wide areas of northwestern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. Flood watches and warnings are still in place in several areas. The storm will turn to the north and northeast later today and into Monday and will move eventually over northern Georgia and the Carolinas in the next several days.

    We are watching two additional areas of interest in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. If these systems become named storms, additional data will be provided here in separate postings. For details on the remnants of Fay or any watches or warnings, please use the first link below for Tropical Storm information and the second link below for interactive watches and warnings.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

    Thank you to all those persons who monitored this storm with us and please pray for the families of the approximately 14 persons who lost their lives in this Tropical Storm.

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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