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August 29, 2004

Tropical Storm Gaston Makes Landfall In South Carolina

Radar, 5 a.m. EDT Sunday. Click for live U.S. radarTropical Storm Gaston made landfall near McClellanville south of Georgetown, South Carolina, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday with 70 mph winds, just short of hurricane strength. By 11 a.m., it was about 40 miles northeast of the city of Charleston, S.C.. At 8 p.m. AST Sunday, maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 35 mph, making it a tropical depression. At least 3 to 5 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, is expected in Gaston’s path. Radar image to the right from 5 a.m. shows Gaston just off the coast. Story: 125,000 without power in S.C. Sunday morning (By 5 p.m. Sunday, about 95,000 customers remained without power) | Latest text advisory and expected 5-day track image | Watches and warnings Additional stories | Weather and webcam images are in your nearest city page

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WXnews … Radar Failure?; Ohio Deadly Floods Update; Chicago Storms; Wild Winter Ahead For Northeast?; Lunation Animation; Carly Patterson Picture In Olympics Coverage Story

On a side note, some of you may have seen the picture of all-around gymnastics winner Carly Patterson in this blog a few days ago. I’ve taken the torch of local Olympics duty for KXAS-TV this weekend and placed that photo, taken by my co-worker, into the Carly Patterson returns home story.

Top 5 cities visited Sunday: 1. Columbia, S.C. 2. New York City 3. Charlotte, N.C. 4. Charleston, W.V. 5. Toronto Top 20 so far this month in the home page (left column)

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