Friday, August 13, 2004

Hurricane Charley Weakens to Category 3 Hurricane

The latest hurricane advisory shows Hurricane Charley weakening to a category 3 hurricane and set to impact Orlando.

Charley is located approximately 65 miles south of Orlando with winds of 115 mph winds. Those winds extend out 25 miles from the center of the storm. Arcadia reported 104 mph winds.

We are still expecing Charley to pass south of St. Augustine and move offshore into the Atlantic ocean during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Our local impact will be the possibility of overnight tornados and severe storms causing wind gusts over 75 mph. The winds won't be as strong west of the St. Johns river, this area can expect winds of approximately 40 mph.

Charley's current coordinates are 27.7 north, 81.8 west moving north northeast at 25 mph.

This is good news for us. We are 40 miles north of St. Augustine and about 15 miles from the St. Johns river, so maybe we will be okay. Lets just pray for no tornados!

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