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Hurricane CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT TUE JUL 08 2003

...STRONG TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA SPAWNS
TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE...THE THIRD NAMED STORM OF THE SEASON...
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR JAMAICA.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS HAS
ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
THAT THE STRONG TROPICAL WAVE IN THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA HAS
DEVELOPED A CLOSED CIRCULATION AND HAS BECOME A TROPICAL STORM.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  71.3
WEST OR ABOUT 415 MILES...670 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON
JAMAICA.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 29 MPH...46 KM/HR... AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE NEAR JAMAICA ON
WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
...110 KM TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER IS
1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.
 
ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES MAY OCCUR ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF JAMAICA.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES MAY OCCUR ALONG THE PATH OF
CLAUDETTE.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...15.0 N... 71.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 29 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 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 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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