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Tropical Storm ERIKA


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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  7B
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM CDT SAT AUG 16 2003
 
...ERIKA INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...
 
AT 8 AM CDT...1300Z...ALL U.S. COASTAL HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM
WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED. 

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LA PESCA MEXICO NORTHWARD
TO THE U.S. BORDER. THESE WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE LOWERED LATER
TODAY.
 
AT 8 AM CDT...1300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 25.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  97.6 WEST.  THIS POSITION IS
INLAND OVER EXTREME NORTHEAST MEXICO ABOUT 45 MILES...70 KM...SOUTH
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
ERIKA IS MOVING JUST SOUTH OF DUE WEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR.
THIS MOTION WILL BRING ERIKA FURTHER INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN
MEXICO TODAY.
 
HIGH RESOLUTION DOPPLER WIND DATA FROM BROWNSVILLE INDICATE THAT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE STILL NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO A SMALL AREA TO THE SOUTH
AND EAST OF THE CENTER NEAR THE MEXICAN COAST.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES ...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER...MAINLY OVER THE WATER OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST PRIOR TO LANDFALL WAS 987 MB...29.14
INCHES. 
 
STORM SURGE FLOOD LEVELS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR THE PATH OF ERIKA.  THIS COULD CAUSE
FLASH FLOODS...AND MUDSLIDES IN AREAS NEAR ELEVATED TERRAIN.
 
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF ISOLATED TORNADOES ALONG THE MIDDLE AND
LOWER TEXAS COAST THIS MORNING.
 
REPEATING THE 8 AM CDT POSITION...25.3 N... 97.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 18 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 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 AVILA
 
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