Tropical Storm Alberto smaller; moving Southward

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving southward, but is expected to change course and turn to the east later today.

As of 5am Eastern Daylight Time, the National Hurricane Center reported that the center of Alberto was about 100 miles east/northeast of St. Augustine, Florida or about 165 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina.

Alberto's current winds are barely at Tropical Storm strength, with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. There are occasionally some higher gusts, as these winds extend up to 60 miles from the center of circulation.

The storm's current movement is south/southeast at 5 miles per hour. However, Alberto will turn towards the east and eventually northeastward. As it makes the turn, the speed of movement of the storm will increase as well.

The center is expected to stay offshore of both the Georgia and Carolina coasts, although some beaches in those areas could see dangerous rip currents.

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  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    I didn't know that they move backwards. I thought they came across the ocean then move up through the U.S.A.or move up along the east coast then west across the states. I am surprised.
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