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Tropical Storm ERIKA


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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   2A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 AM CDT FRI AUG 15 2003
 
...ERIKA CONTINUES MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD...
...FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN...

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH TEXAS COAST FROM
PORT O'CONNOR SOUTHWARD TO BROWNSVILLE AND FOR NORTHEASTERN MEXICO
FROM THE RIO GRANDE RIVER SOUTHWARD TO BOCA SANTA MARIA. A
HURRICANE WARNING WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED LATER THIS MORNING FOR A
PORTION OF THE WATCH AREA.
 
AT 1 AM CDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 26.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  88.2 WEST.  THIS POSITION IS
ABOUT 200 MILES...325 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER...AND ALSO ABOUT 570 MILES...925 KM...EAST OF
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
ERIKA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 23 MPH...37 KM/HR...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE TONIGHT WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ON THIS TRACK...THE
CENTER OF ERIKA IS FORECAST TO REACH THE COASTS OF TEXAS OR MEXICO
ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  120 MILES
...185 KM...MAINLY TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER. 
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1008 MB...29.77 INCHES.
  
REPEATING THE 1 AM CDT POSITION...26.4 N... 88.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 23 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 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 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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