800 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016
…BONNIE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION NEAR THE COAST…
…HEAVY RAINS STILL AFFECTING MUCH OF EASTERN GEORGIA
AND PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS…
SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 80 MI…130 KM SSW OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 355 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Bonniewas located near latitude 32.7 North, longitude 79.6 West. Bonnie is moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the center of Bonnie is expected to move onshore near the south-central coast of South Carolina this morning. A slow northeastward motion near the coast of northeastern South Carolina is expected by tonight and on Monday.
Data from an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours, followed by slow weakening on Monday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Bonnie is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches from central and eastern South Carolina to the Georgia border, and 1 to 3 inches farther north across southeastern North Carolina. Heavy rain is expected to develop well north of Bonnie’s main circulation into parts of the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast with total accumulations of 1 to 2 inches through Monday and isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches.
WIND: Wind gusts to near tropical-storm force are possible along the south-central coast of South Carolina today.
STORM SURGE: Storm surge inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is possible along portions of the south-central coast of South Carolina today.
SURF: Bonnie is expected to produce dangerous surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southeastern United States coast through the weekend._
Source: Daily Herald
Tropical Depression BONNIE Public Advisory