ALEX MOVING AWAY FROM THE U.S.
AFTER BATTERING THE OUTER BANKS
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for the latest information on this storm. Complete
advisories are posted at 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. All
times are Eastern. Advisories are posted more frequently as the
storm nears the USA mainland.)
3, 2004 — At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Alex was located
near latitude 35.8 north, longitude 74.6 west or about 65 miles northeast
of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Alex is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph,
and this motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours, according
to the NOAA National Hurricane Center
in Miami, Fla. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of
Hurricane Alex taken at 1:45 p.m. EDT on Aug. 3, 2004. Click
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Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Little change
in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, and tropical
storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. (Click NOAA
image for larger view of Hurricane Alex tracking map.)
Estimated minimum central pressure is 972 mb, 28.70 inches.
Coastal storm surge flooding should be subsiding Tuesday evening. High
surf and rip currents will
affect much of the mid-Atlantic U.S. coastal areas for the next day or
At 5 p.m.
EDT, all warnings are discontinued south of Cape Lookout, N.C.
A hurricane warning remains in effect from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet,
N.C., including the Pamlico Sound.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect from north of Oregon Inlet
to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle Sound.
All warnings will likely be discontinued Tuesday evening.
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