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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT THU JUL 10 2003

...CLAUDETTE MOVING NORTHWESTWARD AT JUST UNDER HURRICANE
STRENGTH...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHERN AND
WESTERN COASTS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CABO CATOCHE TO
CAMPECHE...AND ALONG THE COAST OF BELIZE FROM BELIZE CITY 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...THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...AND WESTERN
CUBA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  83.6 WEST OR ABOUT
255 MILES...410 KM...SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...23 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 REMAIN NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  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 2 PM EDT POSITION...18.3 N... 83.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 14 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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