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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042003
0300Z SUN JUL 13 2003
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF
SOUTHERN TEXAS AND NORTHEASTERN MEXICO EARLY SUNDAY.
 
COASTAL INTERESTS IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.
 
TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 25.1N  91.9W AT 13/0300Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 280 DEGREES AT   7 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1005 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  45 KT WITH GUSTS TO  55 KT.
34 KT.......120NE 120SE   0SW  50NW.
12 FT SEAS..125NE 225SE  50SW  75NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 25.1N  91.9W AT 13/0300Z
AT 13/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 25.0N  91.5W
 
FORECAST VALID 13/1200Z 25.7N  93.0W
MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
34 KT...120NE 120SE   0SW  50NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 14/0000Z 26.0N  94.0W
MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
34 KT...120NE 120SE   0SW  50NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 14/1200Z 26.0N  95.2W
MAX WIND  50 KT...GUSTS  60 KT.
50 KT... 40NE  40SE  20SW  40NW.
34 KT...120NE 120SE  50SW  75NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 15/0000Z 26.0N  96.5W
MAX WIND  60 KT...GUSTS  75 KT.
50 KT... 40NE  40SE  20SW  40NW.
34 KT...100NE 100SE  50SW  75NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 16/0000Z 26.0N  99.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 275 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 375 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY
 
OUTLOOK VALID 17/0000Z 26.0N 101.0W...INLAND DISSIPATING
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  30 KT.
 

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 25.1N  91.9W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 13/0900Z
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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