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Weather Blog: Alberto's intensity level weakens

Weather Blog: Alberto's intensity level weakens

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

The first tropical storm of the season,  Alberto continues to weaken a bit after moving away from the gulf stream. The cyclone continues it's slow drift to the southwest and overnight has drifted closer to the cooler continental shelf waters causing the storm to weaken a bit.

Tropical storm force winds, heavy rain and rough seas have prompted the National Hurricane center to issue a tropical storm watch from the Savanah river to South Santee river, SC.

This afternoon an Air Force hurricane hunter will get more specific intensity infornation after a fly over. Here is what we know about the storm from the National Hurricane center. . .

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.5N 79.7W
ABOUT 90 MI...150 KM S OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 90 MI...150 KM ESE OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 250 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES






 

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