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Hurricane CLAUDETTE



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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER  29
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM CDT TUE JUL 15 2003

...CLAUDETTE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM OVER SOUTHERN TEXAS...
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100 UTC...THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE TEXAS COAST
FROM BAFFIN BAY TO HIGH ISLAND IS CHANGED TO A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING FROM PORT ARANSAS TO FREEPORT.  ALL WARNINGS ARE
DISCONTINUED NORTH OF FREEPORT AND SOUTH OF PORT ARANSAS.
 
AT 4 PM CDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE  97.5 WEST OR ABOUT 40
MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF VICTORIA TEXAS.  THIS IS ALSO JUST
NORTHEAST OF BEEVILLE TEXAS AND ABOUT 85 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAN
ANTONIO TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...AND A GENERAL
MOTION TOWARD THE WEST OR WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION WILL BRING THE CENTER FARTHER
INLAND OVER SOUTHERN TEXAS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
FURTHER WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS THE
CENTER MOVES INLAND...AND CLAUDETTE MAY WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION LATER TONIGHT OR WEDNESDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...MAINLY
OVER WATER TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  THERE WAS AN UNOFFICIAL
REPORT OF A WIND GUST TO 80 MPH IN GOLIAD TEXAS.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  989 MB...29.21 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING...SWELLS...AND BATTERING WAVES ALONG THE TEXAS
COAST SHOULD SLOWLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT AS THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE MOVES
FARTHER INLAND.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE UPPER AND MIDDLE TEXAS
COASTAL AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...28.6 N... 97.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 989 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 7 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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