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Tropical Storm GRACE


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TROPICAL STORM GRACE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   3A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 AM CDT SUN AUG 31 2003

...GRACE...BARELY A TROPICAL STORM...

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 1 AM CDT...0600Z...THE VERY POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL
STORM GRACE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE VICINITY OF LATITUDE 26.0
NORTH...LONGITUDE  95.0 WEST OR ABOUT 190 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CORPUS
CHRISTI TEXAS.
 
GRACE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH AND THIS MOTION
WOULD BRING THE CENTER ACROSS THE TEXAS COAST LATER TODAY. 
HOWEVER...THE STRONG WINDS AND RAIN ARE LOCATED NORTH AND EAST OF
THE CENTER AND THE RAIN HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
EAST TEXAS AND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS STILL POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES 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...ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN TEXAS AND LESSER
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED OVER WESTERN LOUISIANA.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE TEXAS COAST NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE
CENTER MOVES INLAND.
 
REPEATING THE 1 AM CDT POSITION...26.0 N... 95.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...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 4 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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