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Tropical Storm Jeanne - Sunday - September 26, 2004 - 3:00 PM
*JEANNE NOW A TROPICAL STORM*
*HEAVY RAIN THREAT FOR MID & NORTH ATLANTIC STATES*
Jeanne made landfall near Sewell's Point, FL (15 miles south of Ft. Pierce) at about midnight last night. This is the EXACT same spot as Hurricane Frances 3 weeks ago almost to the hour. Intensity at landfall had max sustained winds near 120 mph and a pressure of around 950 mbs. I did see a recon vortex message just after 0400Z with an extrapolated sfc pressure of 947 mbs.but I really can't find any sfc obs (at least not yet) to support that.
Damage near and to the north of the landfall location was quite severe as witnessed by some of the news reports.
At 3:00 P.M. Jeanne was located near Inverness, Fl, or 30 miles S.E. of Ocala.
Jeanne will continue to spin down over the next 12-24 hours being downgraded to a depression before reaching the GA/SC border.
Jeanne will be a depression upon emerging from the Va coast but interaction with a s/w moving through the eastern lakes into New England is likely to energize the remnants of Jeanne into a formidable mid-latitude storm. With the westward track adjustment from the last day or so the remains of Jeanne will now come close enough to the mid and north Atlantic coast to bring a 6-8 hour wind and rain event. Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible from the east end of L.I., NY up towards Cape Cod and the islands.
Jeanne will track up across FL and into GA near Valdosta, then towards Augusta. From Augusta expect a track across central SC and central NC….exiting the mid-atlantic coast between Wallops Island, VA and the MD/DE border…then n.e. to south of Nantucket Island, MA.
Wind damage to trees/power lines is likely right up into Ga. Once to SC/NC the main threat becomes rain.
3-5"…locally 7" are possible are possible over the higher elevation of western SC/NC and VA…amounts will taper to 2-4"…locally 5" from the central parts of those 3 states down to the coastal plain.
Flooding could be serious once again. Please pay attention to statements from your NWS offices.
Rainfall totals of 2-4" are also likely from DCA up toward BOS. Winds gusts of 20-30 mph are possible from PHL to BOS with gusts to 50 mph along the coast from the Del-Mar-Va to Cape Cod and the islands.
In addition a tornado threat will remain though Monday for eastern SC/eastern NC and eastern VA in the warm sector of Jeanne's remnants.
This is the last update on Jeanne. Thanks again
to Steve for getting this information posted to the site.
(Comment from Steve: Mike, without your sage advice and wisdom I don't think too many people would be looking at this site........Steve)
What a season it has been!
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