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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT THU JUL 10 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD ACROSS NORTHWEST CARIBBEAN
SEA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND CAYMAN.  A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN
BRAC.  THIS WARNING AND WATCH WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER
TODAY.
 
INTERESTS IN BELIZE AND THE REMAINDER OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  83.1 WEST OR ABOUT
335 MILES...540 KM...SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH
...28 KM/HR...AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES...260 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  996 MB...29.41 INCHES.
 
ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES ALONG THE SOUTH
COASTS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.  SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS OUTER RAINBANDS OVER THE
CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF CUBA AT THIS TIME.

REPEATING THE 8 AM EDT POSITION...17.0 N... 83.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 996 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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