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Tropical Storm Fay's Center Now Moving Inland

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Tropical Storm Fay on August 20, 2008 at 0345Z as it crossed Florida. At this time the storm sustained winds of 45 knots (52 mph) and a pressure reading of 990 millibars. The storm stalled in this location for 24 hours and brought over 24 inches of rain to Eastern Florida. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour. To observe the full animation of Tropical Storm Fay please go here
by Rob Gutro / Michon Scott
Baltimore MD (SPX) Aug 22, 2008
At 2:00 p.m. EDT, Thurs. Aug. 21, Tropical Storm Fay is finally making landfall again after meandering in the Atlantic Ocean over the last day. She was crossing Florida east coast near Flagler Beach at that time. Her center was near 28.4 degrees north latitude and 81.0 degrees west longitude.

She was trudging forward in a west-northwest direction near 2 mph. Her maximum sustained winds were still being clocked at 60 mph. Fay's minimum central pressure was near 993 millibars.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took this picture of Tropical Storm Fay at 2:35 p.m. local time (18:35 UTC) on August 20, 2008.

The eye of the storm apparently hovers near the east coast of Florida, and clouds from the storm stretch hundreds of kilometers eastward over the Atlantic, and northward over Georgia and South Carolina.

Her forecast track has changed a little, based on movement of fronts and high pressure system over the next couple of days, as calculated by computer models.

She's forecast to move west across the Florida Panhandle then curve northwest into central Mississippi by Tuesday.

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