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Hurricane CLAUDETTE


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HURRICANE CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  27B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM CDT TUE JUL 15 2003
 
...EYEWALL OF CLAUDETTE MOVING ONTO 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 NORTH OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
AT 8 AM CDT...1300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE  95.7 WEST OR ABOUT 45 MILES
EAST OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH.  THIS
GENERAL MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION
SHOULD BRING THE EYE OF CLAUDETTE TO THE TEXAS COAST IN THE PORT
OCONNOR TO PALACIOS AREA IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR  75 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
SOME ADDITIONAL SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS STILL POSSIBLE BEFORE
LANDFALL OCCURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  30 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 140 MILES.  HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ONSHORE ON THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COAST AT THIS TIME.  TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE
OCCURRING ELSEWHERE ALONG THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEXAS COAST.
NOAA BUOY 42019...LOCATED A SHORT DISTANCE SOUTH OF THE EYE...
RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 54 MPH WITH A GUST TO 69 MPH.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS  982 MB...29.00 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
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. A STORM SURGE OF 5 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS HAS BEEN REPORTED AT GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER SO FAR THIS
MORNING. IN ADDITION... 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.
 
REPEATING THE 8 AM CDT POSITION...28.4 N... 95.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 75
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 982 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 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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