HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED AS ALEX EDGES TOWARD THE COAST
2, 2004 — At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Alex was located
near latitude 32.1 north, longitude 78.5 west or about 150 miles south-southwest
of Wilmington, N.C. Alex is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph.
A turn toward the northeast is expected Monday night. On the forecast
track, the center of Alex is expected to pass very near the North Carolina
outer banks Tuesday, according to the NOAA
National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. (Click NOAA satellite
image for larger view of Tropical Storm Alex taken at 12:45 p.m. EDT on
Aug. 2, 2004. Click here for
high resolution version, which is a large file. Please credit “NOAA.”)
A hurricane warning has been issued from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet, N.C., including the Pamlico Sound. This means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area during the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. (Click NOAA image for larger view of Tropical Storm Alex tracking map. Please credit “NOAA.”)
A tropical storm warning has been issued from north of Oregon Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle Sound. A tropical storm warning remains in effect from South Santee River, S.C., to Cape Lookout, N.C.
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