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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042009
1000 PM CDT SUN AUG 16 2009

...CLAUDETTE TO MAKE LANDFALL VERY SOON...
 
AT 10 PM CDT...0300 UTC...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING EAST OF THE
AUCILLA RIVER FLORIDA HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD
TO THE AUCILLA 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.  

AT 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.1 WEST OR ABOUT
25 MILES... 40 KM...WEST OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA AND ABOUT 70 MILES
...110 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY.  ON
THIS TRACK...THE CENTER WILL CROSS THE COASTLINE OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE IN A FEW HOURS AND MOVE INTO SOUTHERN ALABAMA LATER ON
MONDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED PRIOR TO
LANDFALL.
 
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.

THE STORM TIDE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MAXIMUM WATER LEVELS OF 3 TO 5
FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND
THE BIG BEND REGION OF FLORIDA.

...SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...30.2N 86.1W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 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 PASCH
 
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