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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM EDT THU JUL 10 2003
 
...ONCE AGAIN CLAUDETTE APPEARS TO BE ON A WEAKENING TREND...AIR
FORCE PLANE WILL SOON VERIFY...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT ON THE EASTERN AND NORTHERN COASTS
OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CHETUMAL TO PROGRESO.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHERN AND
WESTERN COASTS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM PROGRESO TO CAMPECHE...
AND ALONG THE BELIZE COAST 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 TONIGHT.

THE CUBAN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS ISSUING SPECIAL STATEMENTS ON
HEAVY RAINS AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS FOR PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE AND
THE ISLE OF YOUTH.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN BELIZE...THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...AND WESTERN
CUBA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.

PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE SUGGEST THAT THE
CENTER OF CLAUDETTE IS BECOMING DISORGANIZED. AT 8 PM EDT...0000Z
...THE POORLY DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 84.5 WEST OR ABOUT
175 MILES...275 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO. 
 
CLAUDETTE APPEARS TO BE MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22
KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE WILL REACH
THE NORTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA EARLY FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  HOWEVER...SATELLITE IMAGES SUGGEST THAT CLAUDETTE IS LESS
ORGANIZED AND AN AIR FORCE PLANE...CURRENTLY APPROACHING
CLAUDETTE...WILL DETERMINE IF THE WINDS HAVE DECREASED.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES ...260 KM
MAINLY TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 993 MB...29.32 INCHES. 
 
TIDES OF 4 TO 6 FT ABOVE NORMAL...ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA NEAR
AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE COAST.  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...PORTIONS OF CUBA AND ALREADY APPROACHING THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA.
 
REPEATING THE 8 PM EDT POSITION...19.3 N...84.5 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
11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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