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Tropical Storm BILL


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TROPICAL STORM BILL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   6A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2003
 
...BILL WELL INLAND NEAR LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...DANGEROUS FLOOD THREAT
CONTINUES FROM HEAVY RAIN AND STORM SURGE...

AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN
DISCONTINUED FROM WEST OF GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM GRAND ISLE
LOUISIANA TO PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI.  
 
AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  90.3 WEST OR ABOUT 15 MILES
WEST OF SLIDELL LOUISIANA.  THIS POSITION IS ALSO ABOUT 65 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI.
 
BILL HAS BEEN MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...BUT A 
SLOWER NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO RESUME LATER THIS
EVENING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  55 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. STEADY
WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AS BILL MOVES FURTHER INLAND AWAY 
FROM THE COAST.
 
A WIND GUST TO 60 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AUTOMATED WEATHER
STATION LOCATED ON THE LAKE PONCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAYS AND A GUST TO 54
MPH WAS REPORTED AT NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...MAINLY OVER THE WATER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  998 MB...29.47 INCHES...BASED ON
AN OBSERVATION FROM NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
 
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 7 PM CDT POSITION...30.4 N... 90.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 55 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 998 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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