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Hurricane CLAUDETTE


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HURRICANE CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  28B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM CDT TUE JUL 15 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE BEGINNING TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES INLAND OVER SOUTHERN
TEXAS...
 
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 2 PM CDT...1900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE  97.1 WEST OR ABOUT 20 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF VICTORIA TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS
MOTION WILL BRING THE EYE OF CLAUDETTE INTO THE INLAND AREAS OF
SOUTH TEXAS DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON.  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 HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR  75 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FURTHER WEAKENING SHOULD OCCUR 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 OVER WATER TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  HURRICANE
CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN TEXAS NEAR THE
EYE...WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE ALONG PORTIONS OF
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEXAS COAST.  VICTORIA REPORTED SUSTAINED
WINDS OF 49 MPH WITH A WIND GUST TO 63 MPH BEFORE CONTACT WAS LOST
WITH THE STATION.  THERE WAS AN UNOFFICIAL REPORT OF SUSTAINED
WINDS OF 94 MPH WITH A WIND GUST TO 104 MPH AT POINT COMFORT TEXAS
AS CLAUDETTE MADE LANDFALL.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  985 MB...29.09 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING...SWELLS...AND BATTERING WAVES ALONG THE TEXAS
COAST SHOULD SUBSIDE TONIGHT AS THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE MOVES
FARTHER INLAND.

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 2 PM CDT POSITION...28.6 N... 97.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 985 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
4 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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