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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   2A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM EDT WED JUL 09 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE STRENGTHENING...
 
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.
 
AT 2 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  74.4 WEST OR ABOUT
250 MILES...405 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 NOW INCREASED TO NEAR  70 MPH...111 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST AND CLAUDETTE COULD
BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES ...260 KM
FROM 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 2 AM EDT POSITION...15.1 N... 74.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 25 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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