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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DON LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1028 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011

...DON WEAKENING FAST AS IT REACHES THE TEXAS COAST NEAR BAFFIN
BAY...

.NEW INFORMATION...
ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS AND THE GULF OF
MEXICO.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT
ANYWHERE ACROSS DEEP SOUTH TEXAS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION DON WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 27.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 97.5 WEST. THIS WAS ABOUT 90
MILES NORTH OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS...OR ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TEXAS. THE STORM MOTION WAS WEST NORTHWEST OR 290 DEGREES
AT 14 MPH. THE DEPRESSION INTENSITY WAS 35 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DON CONTINUES TO STEADILY WEAKEN AS IT MOVES
INLAND OVER BAFFIN BAY. AS THE CENTER OF DON MOVES FURTHER WEST
NORTHWEST THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING SOME
WIND GUSTS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH MAY BE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN
KENEDY...NORTHERN BROOKS AND NORTHERN JIM HOGG COUNTY. ALTHOUGH
THE RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH DON HAS DIMINISHED GREATLY...ISOLATED
TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT
THE NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. SOME LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS
MAY BE POSSIBLE. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND AN INCH
OR LESS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SOME ISOLATED RAINFALL TOTALS
COULD RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO INCHES BY TOMORROW MORNING.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MANY CASUALTIES OCCUR AFTER A STORM HAS PASSED. BE SMART AND USE
CAUTION.

PAY ATTENTION FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES AND STAY AWAY FROM
ANY DOWNED POWER LINES.

MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST BEFORE
MAKING ANY DEFINITE PLANS.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE
REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

GMZ150-155-170-175-300430-
/O.CAN.KBRO.TR.W.1004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1028 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...WINDS AND SEAS...
SUSTAINED HIGH WINDS OR WIND GUSTS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL
DEPRESSION DON WILL BE SLOWLY DIMINISHING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT OVER
THE LOWER TEXAS BAY AND GULF WATERS. HOWEVER ELEVATED GULF SEAS
MAY PERSIST POSSIBLY REQUIRING SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES. PLEASE
REFER TO THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE FORECAST FOR
THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EXPECTED WINDS AND SEAS.

$$

GMZ130-132-135-300430-
/O.CAN.KBRO.TR.W.1004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
1028 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...WINDS AND SEAS...
SUSTAINED HIGH WINDS OR WIND GUSTS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL
DEPRESSION DON WILL BE SLOWLY DIMINISHING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT OVER
THE LOWER TEXAS BAY AND GULF WATERS. HOWEVER ROUGH BAY CONDITIONS
MAY PERSIST POSSIBLY REQUIRING SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES. PLEASE
REFER TO THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE FORECAST FOR
THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EXPECTED WINDS AND SEAS.

$$

TXZ249>257-300430-
/O.CAN.KBRO.TR.W.1004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
1028 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

$$

TXZ248-300430-
/O.CAN.KBRO.HU.S.1004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
ZAPATA-
1028 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011

...DON NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...

ALTHOUGH DON IS NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE
NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL BE AROUND AN INCH OR LESS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

$$






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