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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042009
500 PM EDT SUN AUG 16 2009

...CLAUDETTE APPROACHING THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA
BORDER EASTWARD TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER FLORIDA.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE.  FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA
OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 85.6 WEST OR ABOUT
40 MILES... 60 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA AND ABOUT
120 MILES...190 KM...SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR.
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS EVENING...AND ON THIS
FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER WILL MOVE ONSHORE IN THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE LATER TONIGHT. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING
PRIOR TO LANDFALL. A MARINE TOWER...STATION SGOF1...LOCATED ABOUT
25 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF APALACHICOLA RECENTLY REPORTED A
10-MINUTE SUSTAINED WIND OF 51 MPH...82 KM/HR. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1008 MB...29.77 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...THE
BIG BEND REGION OF FLORIDA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA...AND
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA.
 
STORM TIDE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MAXIMUM WATER LEVELS OF 3 TO 5
FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...
INCLUDING THE BIG BEND. 
 
...SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...29.5N 85.6W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 14 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM EDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN/ROBERTS
 
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