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Tropical Storm GRACE


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TROPICAL STORM GRACE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   4A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 AM CDT SUN AUG 31 2003
 
...BROAD CENTER OF GRACE NEARING TEXAS COAST...
 
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 AM CDT...1200Z...THE BROAD AND POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF
TROPICAL STORM GRACE WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.7 NORTH...
LONGITUDE  96.0 WEST OR ABOUT 85 MILES EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
TEXAS.
 
GRACE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH AND THIS MOTION
SHOULD BRING THE CENTER ACROSS THE TEXAS COAST IN A FEW HOURS. 
HOWEVER THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE CENTER IS UNIMPORTANT SINCE BANDS
OF HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS EXTEND WELL NORTH AND EAST OF THE
CENTER.  THESE RAINS AND WINDS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPREADING OVER
PORTIONS OF EASTERN TEXAS AND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE
CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS LIKELY BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 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
POSSIBLE ALONG THE TEXAS COAST NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE
CENTER MOVES INLAND.
 
REPEATING THE 7 AM CDT POSITION...27.7 N... 96.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 14 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 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE/PASCH
 
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