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Tropical Storm GRACE


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TROPICAL STORM GRACE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   2A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2003

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE TEXAS COAST FROM HIGH
ISLAND TO CORPUS CHRISTI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
AT 7 PM CDT...00100Z...THE POORLY DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
GRACE WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  94.0 WEST
OR ABOUT 280 MILES...SOUTHEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS.
 
GRACE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THIS TRACK...GRACE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INLAND ACROSS THE TEXAS COAST
IN THE WARNING AREA IN ABOUT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  
SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. REPORTS
FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
GRACE IS POORLY-ORGANIZED. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...MAINLY
TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA.  

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2-4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...CAN BE
EXPECTED ALONG THE TEXAS COAST NEAR AND TO THE NORTH WHERE THE
CENTER OF GRACE MOVES INLAND.
 
REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT POSITION...25.2 N... 94.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 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 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE

 
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