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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT WED JUL 09 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE MOVING SWIFTLY ACROSS CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA AND GRAND
CAYMAN.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN
AND CAYMAN BRAC.  A HURRICANE WATCH WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED FOR THE
MEXICAN CARIBBEAN COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA LATER THIS
MORNING.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  75.5 WEST OR ABOUT
200 MILES...325 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 25 MPH...41 KM/HR...AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR STRENGTHENING DURING THE NEXT DAY
OR SO AND CLAUDETTE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES
...260 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES.
 
ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING
WAVES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF JAMAICA.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF
CLAUDETTE.

REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...15.3 N... 75.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 25 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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