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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT THU JUL 10 2003

...CLAUDETTE STRENGTHENS...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA...
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WARNING ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM
CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE...AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALONG THE
NORTHERN AND WESTERN COASTS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CABO
CATOCHE TO CAMPECHE.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM BELIZE CITY NORTHWARD TO THE
BELIZE-MEXICO BORDER.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND CAYMAN.  A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN
BRAC.  THESE WARNINGS COULD BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN BELIZE AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA SHOULD
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE
THAT CLAUDETTE HAS STRENGTHENED AND RE-ORGANIZED A LITTLE TO THE
NORTH OF THE PREVIOUS ADVISORY POSITION.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE  83.6 WEST OR ABOUT
275 MILES...445 KM...SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH
...26 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE
NEAR OR OVER THE NORTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA LATE TONIGHT OR
FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  70 MPH...110
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND CLAUDETTE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE
LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES
...260 KM MAINLY TO THE NORTH THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  993 MB...29.32 INCHES.

ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES ALONG THE SOUTH
COASTS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.  SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS OUTER RAINBANDS OVER THE
CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF CUBA AT THIS TIME.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...17.8 N... 83.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 993 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 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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