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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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HURRICANE CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT TUE JUL 15 2003

...HURRICANE CLAUDETTE HEADING WEST...GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE TEXAS COAST FROM
BAFFIN BAY TO HIGH ISLAND.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT NORTH OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE  95.1 WEST OR ABOUT 135 MILES
EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL LANDFALL LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  75 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
CLAUDETTE CONTINUES TO GET BETTER ORGANIZED AS NOTED IN RADAR AND
SATELLITE DATA. ALSO...THE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCREW REPORTED THE MOON
BEING VISIBLE WHILE IN THE EYE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
STILL POSSIBLE BEFORE LANDFALL OCCURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  30 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 140 MILES. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE ALREADY OCCURRING ALONG
THE UPPER TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTS FROM GALVESTON
ISLAND NORTHEASTWARD TO NEAR CAMERON LOUISIANA. TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD SOUTHWARD ALONG THE CENTRAL TEXAS
COAST LATER TODAY AS CLAUDETTE MOVES CLOSER TO LAND.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS  982 MB...29.00 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE
CENTER CROSSES THE COAST. A STORM SURGE OF 5 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS HAS BEEN REPORTED AT GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER SO FAR THIS
MORNING. IN ADDITION... LARGE SWELLS HAVE BEEN IMPACTING THE
SHORELINES ELSEWHERE ALONG THE TEXAS COAST AND ARE CREATING ABOVE
NORMAL TIDES AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE UPPER AND CENTRAL TEXAS
COASTAL AREAS.
 
REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...28.0 N... 95.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 982 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 6 AM CDT AND 8 AM CDT FOLLOWED
BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER JARVINEN/STEWART
 
 
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