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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER  2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT TUE JUL 08 2003

...AIR FORCE PLANE FINDS A STRONGER CLAUDETTE...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS HAS
ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR GRAND CAYMAN. A TROPICAL STORM
WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN BRAC.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  73.1 WEST OR ABOUT
310 MILES...500 KM...SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 25 MPH...41 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH A
GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED THEREAFTER.
 
DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST AND CLAUDETTE COULD BECOME A
HURRICANE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES ...110 KM
TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS  
1000 MB...29.53 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 11 PM EDT POSITION...15.2 N... 73.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 25 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 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 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM
EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA

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