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September 16, 2003 5:43 pm  

Isabel remains a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph (169 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. EDT advisory. The center issued a hurricane watch from Little River Inlet, South Carolina, north to Chincoteague, Virginia.


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September 17, 2003 7:40 am  

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD
ALONG THE THE ATLANTIC COAST OF VIRGINIA TO CHINCOTEAGUE...AND
NORTHWARD OVER CHESAPEAKE BAY TO SMITH POINT. A HURRICANE WARNING
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO
CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA INCLUDING CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH
POINT.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF
SMITH POINT AND THE TIDAL POTOMAC.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR SOUTHWARD TO
LITTLE RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA.

AT 5 AM EDT...THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD ALONG
THE NEW JERSEY COAST TO SANDY HOOK. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW
IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY
INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY...AND FROM SOUTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA.

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 72.2 WEST OR ABOUT 450 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.


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(@tcelaine)
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September 17, 2003 4:20 pm  

Virginia Beach (Landstown/Princess Anne Area) checking in...it has been windy today. light rain has started. Forecast put hurricane force winds here early morning Thursday, lasting until Friday morning. the eye is expected to pass to the west of us, but we will be in the northeat quadrant with the strong winds...stay tuned


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(@tcelaine)
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September 17, 2003 6:51 pm  

latest update:
5 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2003

...LARGE HURRICANE ISABEL CLOSING IN ON THE COAST...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
TO CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA...INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS...AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH POINT. A HURRICANE
WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF CAPE FEAR TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA...AND NORTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO
SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY...INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY. A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH
POINT NORTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC.

AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.1 NORTH... LONGITUDE 73.3 WEST OR ABOUT 315 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. A TURN TO
THE NORTHWEST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED PRIOR
TO LANDFALL. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ISABEL IS
EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE DAY
THURSDAY. HOWEVER...THE PRECISE TIMING AND LOCATION OF LANDFALL IS
UNCERTAIN...AND CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE OVER A LARGE AREA WELL
BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH THE COASTLINE TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
ISABEL IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE
SCALE. A SLIGHT INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO
LANDFALL.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 315 MILES.

THE MOST RECENT MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 955 MB...28.20 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 7 TO 11 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ALONG WITH EXTREMELY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE
COAST. STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 8 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
IS EXPECTED IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE TIDAL PORTIONS OF ADJACENT
RIVERS.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISABEL.

THERE IS THE THREAT OF ISOLATED TORNADOES OVER EASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...31.1 N... 73.3 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 955 MB.

FOR STORM-RELATED INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE...AND STATEMENTS FROM
LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM
EDT.


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(@marksalter)
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September 18, 2003 4:34 pm  

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(@chuckg)
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September 24, 2003 1:12 pm  

Update: After 6 days, I got my power back last night 9/23/03 (in Richmond, VA). Many others (over 400,000) are still out and need help. Trees are still down everywhere.


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