EXAMPLE PRODUCT


HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
535 PM EDT SUN OCT 17 1999

...IRENE TURNS TO THE NORTHEAST AND ACCELERATES TOWARD THE 
   NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS...

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH
   CAROLINA TO THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER INCLUDING THE
   ALBEMARLE AND CURRITUCK SOUNDS...

THIS STATEMENT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...

BERTIE...CAMDEN...CHOWAN...CURRITUCK...PASQUOTANK...PERQUIMANS.

...CURRENT INTENSITY AND POSITION OF STORM...
AT 5 PM THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.7 
NORTH AND LONGITUDE 78.5 WEST OR ABOUT 115 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST 
EAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS WERE NEAR 
75 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS MAINLY TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER. 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS 978 MB OR 28.88 INCHES OF 
MERCURY. IRENE WAS MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH.

...WIND AND WAVE INFORMATION...
EAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS OF NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA WITH SEAS OF 4 TO 5 FEET. WINDS
WILL INCREASE FROM THE EAST LATER THIS AFTERNOON POSSIBLY REACHING
SPEEDS OF 35 TO 45 KNOTS BY EVENING.

WINDS OVER THE COASTAL PLAIN WILL INCREASE...POSSIBLY REACHING 30 TO
40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS THIS EVENING.

...RAINFALL...
DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES AREAS OF VERY HEAVY RAIN SPREADING ACROSS 
MOST OF NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA. DOPPLER 
RADAR INDICATES WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE NORTH 
CAROLINA COASTAL PLAINS...WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF UP TO 6 INCHES 
OVER THE OUTER BANKS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. PERIODS OF HEAVY 
RAIN ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... MAINLY ALONG COASTAL AREAS.  
TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO LOCALLY 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN 
NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA. 

RAINFALL OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING OF LOW 
LYING AREAS AND AREAS NEAR RIVERS AND STREAMBEDS. FLASH FLOODING
HAS ALREADY OCCURRED IN PORTIONS OF PASQUOTANK COUNTY. 

...STORM SURGE AND HIGH TIDE INFORMATION...

HIGH TIDES:

CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC      210 AM MONDAY MORNING
                              232 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON 

STORM SURGES OF 2 TO 4 FEET ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE
ALBEMARLE SOUND IN ASSOCIATION WITH HURRICANE IRENE. THIS SHOULD
RESULT IN ONLY MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

...ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/ER/AKQ.

THE NEXT HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 830 PM OR
SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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Product Headers:
WWUS31 KAKQ
WBCHLSAKQ


Issuance Times:
Begins with the first issuance of Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches or Warnings, with updates every 2 to 3 hours, depending on the immediacy of the situation.

Additional Info:
Hurricane Local Statements combine all information on current position, strength, movement, and expected local impacts from a tropical system. They are issued by each coastal NWS office in which Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watches are Warnings are in effect. This product is targeted at local media and emergency management personnel.