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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   3A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 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 MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE
MEXICAN CARIBBEAN COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA LATER THIS
MORNING.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  76.9 WEST OR ABOUT
180 MILES...290 KM...SOUTH 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.  WHILE THERE IS STILL POTENTIAL FOR CLAUDETTE TO STRENGTHEN
TO A HURRICANE LATER TODAY...RECENT SATELLITE IMAGES SUGGEST THE
STORM MAY BE LOSING ORGANIZATION.
 
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 8 AM EDT POSITION...15.3 N... 76.9 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.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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