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NWS Charleston, SC - Tropical Storm Tammy - October 5-6, 2005
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Tropical Storm Tammy - October 5-6, 2005

SUMMARY:
Tropical Storm Tammy formed during the morning hours of October 5th about 20 miles south-southeast of Jacksonville, FL. Tammy then moved to the north-northwest paralleling the northeast Florida coast and made landfall near Mayport, FL just before 8 PM EDT that evening. The storm weakened to a tropical depression on the morning of October 6 as it moved across Georgia. The strongest winds were well north of the center for the entire duration of the tropical storm. Tropical storm warnings were issued early on the 5th from Cocoa Beach, FL nroth to the South Santeed River in South Carolina. All tropical storm warnings were dropped during the late morning hours of the 6th.

Click here for a map of damage reports from SC and here for a map of damage reports from GA. A listing of local storm reports can be found here.


HIGHEST WINDS:
Tropical Storm Tammy Maximum Wind Gusts in SC Tropical Storm Tammy Maximum Wind Gusts in GA

NOTE: EDT = UTC - 4 hours (e.g., 00 UTC = 8 PM EDT)

OFFICIAL SITES...NWS OR FAA:

CHARLESTON SC AIRPORT (CHS)...
MAX 2 MINUTE AVG 28 KT FROM 110 DEGREES AT 1619 UTC ON 10/5/05
PEAK WIND 35 KT FROM 120 DEGREES AT 1618 UTC ON 10/5/05

SAVANNAH GA AIRPORT (SAV)...
MAX 2 MINUTE AVG 26 KT FROM 050 DEGREES AT 1935 UTC ON 10/5/05
PEAK WIND 32 KT FROM 110 DEGREES AT 0611 UTC ON 10/6/05 (THE LATEST OF TWO OCCURRENCES)

COASTAL WATERS:
NDBC 41004 EDISTO BUOY...
MAX 8 MINUTE AVG 38 KT FROM 120 DEGREES AT 0120 UTC ON 10/6/05
PEAK WIND 48 KT FROM 110 DEGREES AT 0150 UTC ON 10/6/05

NDBC 41008 GRAYS REEF BUOY...
MAX 8 MINUTE AVG 35 KT FROM 120 DEGREES AT 0130 UTC ON 10/6/05
PEAK WIND 46 KT FROM 110 DEGREES AT 0150 UTC ON 10/6/05

SABSOON TOWER R8/TYBG1(34 METERS)...
MAX 8 MINUTE AVG 42 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 0229 UTC ON 10/6/05
PEAK WIND 54 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 0229 UTC ON 10/6/05

SABSOON TOWER R2/SPAG1(50 METERS)...
MAX 8 MINUTE AVG 44 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 0231 UTC ON 10/6/05
PEAK WIND NOT AVAILABLE
CMAN STATION:
FBIS1 FOLLY BEACH:
MAX 10 MIN AVG 35 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 2030 UTC ON 10/5/05
PEAK WIND 48 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 2100 UTC ON 10/5/05


UNOFFICIAL SITES:

DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA (CHL)...
MAX SUSTAINED 10 MIN AVG 30 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 1948 UTC ON 10/5/05
PEAK WIND 43 KT FROM 100 DEGREES AT 1948 UTC ON 10/5/05

PINEVILLE SC...
MAX SUSTAINED 10 MIN AVG 15 KT FROM 080 DEGREES AT 0920 UTC ON 10/6/05
PEAK WIND 30 KT FROM 080 DEGREES AT 0920 UTC ON 10/6/05

FORT PULASKI...
MAX SUSTAINED AVG 33 KT FROM UNKNOWN DEGREES AT 2330 UTC ON 10/5/05
PEAK WIND 44 KT FROM UNKNOWN DEGREES AT 0212 UTC ON 10/6/05


LOWEST PRESSURES:

OFFICIAL SITES:

CHARLESTON SC AIRPORT (CHS)...1008.8 MB (10/6 AT 1557 UTC)
SAVANNAH GA AIRPORT (SAV)...1007.5 MB (10/6 AT 1609 UTC)
BEAUFORT SC (NBC)...1008.4 MB (10/7 AT 2100 UTC)
NDBC 41004...1010.7 MB (10/6 AT 1650 UTC)
NDBC 41008...1005.8 MB (10/6 AT 0050 UTC)
CMAN FBIS1...1010.8 MB (10/6 AT 1800 UTC)
SABSOON TOWER TYBG1 (R8)...1007.5 MB (50 METER OB) 10/6 AT 0929 UTC


RAINFALL:
Observed Rainfall Amounts in SC from Tropical Storm Tammy Observed Rainfall Amounts in GA from Tropical Storm Tammy
Radar Estimated Rainfall Amounts from Tropical Storm Tammy
OFFICIAL SITES:

SAVANNAH AIRPORT (SAV)..........4.44 INCHES
CHARLESTON AIRPORT (CHS)........3.63 INCHES
CHARLESTON CITY (CHL)...........3.58 INCHES
UNOFFICIAL SITES:

SAVANNAH........................6.49 INCHES
HILTON HEAD.....................5.65 INCHES
HINESVILLE......................5.16 INCHES
METTER..........................4.69 INCHES
LADSON..........................3.54 INCHES
JAMES ISLAND....................2.23 INCHES
ISLE OF PALMS...................2.16 INCHES
WALTERBORO......................2.02 INCHES


TIDES:
SOUTH CAPERS ISLAND HIGHEST TIDE 7.57 FT MLLW AT 1554 UTC ON 10/6/05
HIGHEST DEPARTURE...2.47 FT MLLW AT 0624 UTC ON 10/6/05

CHARLESTON HARBOR HIGHEST TIDE 7.60 FT MLLW AT 1542 UTC ON 10/6/05
HIGHEST DEPARTURE...2.56 FT MLLW AT 0530 UTC ON 10/6/05

FRIPP ISLAND SC HIGHEST TIDE 8.93 FT MLLW AT 0300 UTC ON 10/6/05
HIGHEST DEPARTURE...3.25 FT MLLW AT 0712 UTC ON 10/6/05

FORT PULASKI (SAVANNAH GA) HIGHEST TIDE 9.85 FT MLLW AT 0312 UTC ON 10/6/05
HIGHEST DEPARTURE...4.18 FT MLLW AT 0742 UTC ON 10/6/05

BEACH EROSION:
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION OCCURRED WITH THE STORM...ESPECIALLY ON EDISTO BEACH...THE ISLE OF PALMS...TYBEE ISLAND AND HUNTING ISLAND. SEVERAL FEET OF BEACH WERE LOST ALONG MUCH OF THE COAST AND SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED ON EDISTO BEACH.

TORNADOES:
NO TORNADOES OCCURRED.

STORM EFFECTS:
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED WITH THE STORM. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OCCURRED IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA IN MCINTOSH COUNTY. FIFTEEN TO 20 ROADS WERE WASHED OUT...2 POND DAMS BURST AND 5 HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE COUNTY.
NO MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS WERE ISSUED. SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE COAST WITH THE MOST WIDESPREAD BEING IN BEAUFORT COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE AROUND 30 TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN.

Event Summary: Steve Taylor
Web design: Robert Bright

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