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Tropical Storm BILL


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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM BILL ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2003

...BILL AT THE COAST...DANGEROUS FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FROM HEAVY
   RAIN AND STORM SURGE...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA TO PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI.  AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY.

AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  90.8 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES
EAST OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA.  THIS POSITION IS OVER TERREBONNE BAY
LOUISIANA.
 
BILL HAS BEEN MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH...BUT IS
EXPECTED TO SHORTLY RESUME A NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION.  THIS
MOTION WILL MOVE THE CENTER WELL INLAND IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
WEAKENING IS FORECAST TONIGHT AS THE STORM MOVES INLAND.

SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WERE RECENTLY
REPORTED BY TWO AUTOMATED STATIONS LOCATED SOUTH OF HOUMA AND
MAINTAINED BY LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...MAINLY OVER THE WATER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  997 MB...29.44 INCHES...BASED ON
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE LUMCON MARINE CENTER IN COCODRIE LOUISIANA.
 
STORM SURGE COASTAL FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY
SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA...MISSISSIPPI...ALABAMA...AND THE WESTERN
FLORIDA PANHANDLE.
 
A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN
LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI..SOUTHERN ALABAMA AND THE WESTERN
FLORIDA PANHANDLE.
 
REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...29.5 N... 90.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 7 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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