EDOUARD MOVES INLAND AND WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION
September 4, 2002 — At 11 p.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Depression Edouard was located near latitude 29.3 north, longitude 81.4 west or about 20 miles west of Daytona Beach, Fla. The depression is moving toward the west-southwest near 6 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track, the center will move across the north-central Florida peninsula on Thursday, according to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of Tropical Storm Edouard taken at 4:15 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4, 2002. Click here to see latest view. Please credit “NOAA.”)
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb, 29.80 inches.
Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected near the path of Edouard.
The tropical storm warning and tropical storm watch for the northeast Florida coast are discontinued.
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