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Tropical Storm DOLLY


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM DOLLY ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042008
1000 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2008
 
...DOLLY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

AT 10 PM CDT...0300 UTC...ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS ALONG THE COASTS OF
TEXAS AND MEXICO HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
AT 10 PM CDT...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM
BROWNSVILLE TO PORT ARANSAS TEXAS.  COASTAL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS
ELSEWHERE ARE DISCONTINUED.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1000 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DOLLY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 98.1 WEST OR ABOUT 55
MILES... 90 KM...NORTHWEST OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
DOLLY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR.  A TURN BACK
TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TOMORROW WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED UNTIL THE SYSTEM DISSIPATES ON FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  DOLLY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEAKENING AS IT MOVES FURTHER
INLAND...AND DOLLY COULD BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BY LATE
TOMORROW. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 981 MB...28.97 INCHES.
 
DOLLY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12
INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES...OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTH TEXAS AND NORTHEASTERN MEXICO OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...CAUSING
WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN THESE AREAS.
 
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL SUBSIDE TONIGHT.
 
ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS TODAY
AND TONIGHT.
 
REPEATING THE 1000 PM CDT POSITION...26.5 N...98.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 100 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 400
AM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
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