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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT WED JUL 09 2003

...CLAUDETTE CONTINUES RAPIDLY WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH...TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE EASTERN YUCATAN
PENINSULA...
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
FROM CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A
HURRICANE WATCH ARE NOW IN EFFECT FROM CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA AND GRAND
CAYMAN.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN
AND CAYMAN BRAC.
 
INTERESTS IN BELIZE AND THE REMAINDER OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.7 WEST OR ABOUT
235 MILES...375 KM...SOUTHWEST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.  THIS IS ALSO
ABOUT 250 MILES...405 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF GRAND CAYMAN.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 24 MPH...39 KM/HR.  A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT A SLOWER FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  UPPER-LEVEL WINDS REMAIN UNFAVORABLE FOR ADDITIONAL
DEVELOPMENT AT THIS TIME...AND LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES
...260 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.

ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF JAMAICA AND THE CAYMAN
ISLANDS.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.  SATELLITE IMAGERY AND RADAR DATA FROM JAMAICA SHOWS
RAINBANDS SPREADING OVER JAMAICA AND EASTERN CUBA AT THIS TIME...AND
THESE BANDS SHOULD REACH THE CAYMAN ISLANDS TONIGHT.

REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...16.0 N... 79.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 24 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 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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