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Hurricane CLAUDETTE


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HURRICANE CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  28A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
NOON CDT TUE JUL 15 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE MAKES LANDFALL AT MATAGORDA BAY ON THE MIDDLE TEXAS
COAST...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE TEXAS COAST FROM
BAFFIN BAY TO HIGH ISLAND.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TEXAS COAST NORTH
OF HIGH ISLAND TO SABINE PASS.

AT NOON CDT...1700Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  96.7 WEST OR ABOUT 15 MILES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS.  THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 25 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF VICTORIA TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
DURING THE PAST TWO HOURS...THE EYE OF CLAUDETTE HAS MADE LANDFALL
OVER THE MATAGORDA PENINSULA OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.  THE EYE
WILL MOVE FURTHER INLAND DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  WHEN THE EYE
PASSES OVERHEAD...THE WINDS WILL DECREASE TO NEAR CALM...AND THEN
INCREASE TO EQUAL OR EVEN GREATER FORCE THAN BEFORE THE EYE PASSED. 
DO NOT VENTURE OUT DURING THE PASSAGE OF THE EYE.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  80 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN SHORTLY AS THE EYE OF CLAUDETTE MOVES
FURTHER INLAND.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  30 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST...WITH TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
TEXAS COAST.  VICTORIA RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 53 MPH. 
UNOFFICIAL REPORTS INCLUDE A WIND GUST OF 88 MPH AT A POWER PLANT
IN MATAGORDA COUNTY...AND A WIND GUST OF 84 MPH AT PORT LAVACA.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT JUST BEFORE LANDFALL WAS  982 MB...29.00
INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...WITH
HIGHER LEVELS IN BAYS...ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA NEAR AND TO
THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE COAST. LARGE SWELLS HAVE
BEEN IMPACTING THE SHORELINES ELSEWHERE ALONG THE TEXAS COAST AND
ARE CREATING ABOVE NORMAL TIDES AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.
 
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 NOON CDT POSITION...28.5 N... 96.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 80 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 982 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 2 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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