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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  21A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM CDT SUN JUL 13 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE MEANDERING OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...A LITTLE
BETTER ORGANIZED...
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TEXAS GULF COAST FROM
PORT OCONNOR TO BROWNSVILLE...AND FOR THE MEXICAN COAST FROM THE
TEXAS BORDER SOUTHWARD TO RIO SAN FERNANDO.  WARNINGS MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA TOMORROW MORNING.
 
AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED BY A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE NEAR LATITUDE 25.5 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 92.1 WEST OR ABOUT 330 MILES...535 KM...EAST OF
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE HAS BEEN MEANDERING FOR THE LAST SEVERAL HOURS. LITTLE
MOTION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT BUT A SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO RESUME ON MONDAY.
 
DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE AND SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT
CLAUDETTE IS A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED. HOWEVER...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS REMAIN NEAR 60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SLOW
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE
WAS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.
 
SWELLS ARE APPROACHING THE TEXAS COAST AND COULD CREATE DANGEROUS
SURF CONDITIONS.
 
REPEATING THE 7 PM CDT POSITION...25.5 N... 92.1 W.  MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE... 994 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
10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA

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