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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042009
100 AM CDT MON AUG 17 2009
 
...CLAUDETTE MAKES LANDFALL NEAR FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA
BORDER EASTWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER FLORIDA. 
 
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 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.6 WEST OR JUST
INLAND NEAR FORT WALTON BEACH 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 WESTERN PORTION OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE EARLY THIS MORNING...AND MOVE INTO SOUTHERN
ALABAMA LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER LAND...AND
CLAUDETTE WILL PROBABLY BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.  AN OBSERVING SITE IN DESTIN FLORIDA RECENTLY
REPORTED A WIND GUST TO 45 MPH...72 KM/HR.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 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 100 AM CDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...30.5N 86.6W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB
  
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
400 AM CDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 
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