Headline: Tropical Storm Warning issued June 7 at 12:11PM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

Event: Tropical Storm Warning
Sender Name: NWS Wakefield VA
Issued: 2013-06-07T12:39:28-04:00
Expires: 2013-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Description: …TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS CONTINUE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA…

.NEW INFORMATION…
UPDATE TO ACCOUNT FOR LATEST POSITION OF TROPICAL STORM ANDREA.

.AREAS AFFECTED…
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATER LEGS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN
VIRGINIA…NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA…AND THE LOWER EASTERN
SHORE…INCLUDING THE VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY…
CURRITUCK SOUND…ADJACENT ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS…AND TIDAL
PORTIONS OF THE JAMES…YORK…AND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS…
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…
PASQUOTANK…CAMDEN…INLAND CURRITUCK…BERTIE…CHOWAN…
PERQUIMANS…OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK…YORK…ISLE OF WIGHT…
NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON…NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH…SUFFOLK…CHESAPEAKE
AND VIRGINIA BEACH.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR
PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY…CURRITUCK
SOUND…ADJACENT ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS…AND TIDAL PORTIONS OF
THE JAMES…YORK…AND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVERS.

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN VIRGINIA…NORTHEAST
NORTH CAROLINA…AND THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH
IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA…NORTHEAST
NORTH CAROLINA…AND THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE. PLEASE LISTEN
CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR
AREA.

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN
VIRGINIA…NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA…AND THE LOWER EASTERN
SHORE…INCLUDING THE VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY…
CURRITUCK SOUND…ADJACENT ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS…AND TIDAL
PORTIONS OF THE JAMES…YORK…AND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVERS. PLEASE
LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY TORNADO WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT
FOR YOUR AREA.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

.STORM INFORMATION…
AT 12 PM EDT…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 34.4N…LONGITUDE 79.5W. THIS WAS ABOUT 370 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF OCEAN CITY MD…OR ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
NORFOLK VA. STORM MOTION WAS NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 28 MPH. STORM
INTENSITY WAS 45 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW…
REMEMBER…DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK OF THE STORM AS
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS CAN OCCUR WELL AWAY FROM THE CENTER.

THE MAIN FORECAST CONCERN WITH THE TRACK OF ANDREA CONTINUES TO BE
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND ASSOCIATED MINOR
FLOODING. A GENERAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY
OCCURRED ACROSS SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
THROUGH MIDDAY. ADDITIONAL SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS…SOME OF THEM
HEAVY…ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY EVENING. THESE SHOWERS COULD
PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF RAINFALL THROUGH THIS
EVENING. …WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. A THREAT FOR
ISOLATED TORNADOES AND WATERSPOUTS CONTINUES THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON.

ROUGH SURF WILL CAUSE SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION ISSUES. THE ROUGH
SURF WILL ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

HAVE A WELL-CHARGED CELL PHONE NEARBY…KEEPING NETWORK
COMMUNICATIONS AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE FOR EMERGENCIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

FOR SMALL CRAFT WHO FAILED TO MAKE IT TO SAFE HARBOR OR PORT…
AND ARE NOW IN DISTRESS…RADIO YOUR SITUATION ACCORDING TO
MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE…DEPLOY YOUR EMERGENCY
DISTRESS BEACON. ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IS WEARING LIFE JACKETS THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD AROUND 3 PM EDT…OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT….WINDS…
MAXIMUM WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 15 TO 25 MPH RANGE WITH
GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

…INLAND FLOODING…
A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SEE LATEST
FORECAST FOR LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION…AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING
RAINS OCCUR.
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Observed
Area Description: Chowan; Bertie; Perquimans
Geocode 1 Type: UGC Geocode 1 Value: NCZ031
Geocode 2 Type: UGC Geocode 2 Value: NCZ032
Geocode 3 Type: UGC Geocode 3 Value: NCZ030
Geocode 4 Type: SAME Geocode 4 Value: 037041
Geocode 5 Type: SAME Geocode 5 Value: 037015
Geocode 6 Type: SAME Geocode 6 Value: 037143