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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT MON JUL 14 2003
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE HURRICANE WATCH IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD FROM
PORT OCONNOR TO MATAGORDA TEXAS.
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE TEXAS
COAST FROM JUST EAST OF MATAGORDA TO HIGH ISLAND TEXAS.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TEXAS GULF COAST FROM
PORT OCONNOR TO BROWNSVILLE...AND FOR THE MEXICAN COAST FROM THE
TEXAS BORDER SOUTHWARD TO RIO SAN FERNANDO.  WARNINGS MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA LATER TODAY.
 
AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE  92.5 WEST OR ABOUT
310 MILES...500 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH
... 9 KM/HR...SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN SPEED AND DIRECTION ARE
POSSIBLE...BUT THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY TURN TO A
WEST-NORTHWEST DIRECTION IN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES
...220 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  992 MB...29.29 INCHES.

SWELLS ARE NOW IMPACTING THE SHORELINES ALONG THE TEXAS COAST AND
ARE CREATING DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.
  
REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...26.3 N... 92.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 992 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 7 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM CDT.
 
FORECASTER JARVINEN/STEWART
 
 
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