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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  12A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT FRI JUL 11 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE SLOWS A LITTLE AND REMAINS DISORGANIZED...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN AND
EASTERN COASTS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM PROGRESO TO TULUM.
 
INTERESTS IN WESTERN CUBA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
CLAUDETTE.
 
SATELLITE IMAGERY AND REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE
HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE IS POORLY-DEFINED
AND ELONGATED FROM EAST-NORTHEAST TO WEST-SOUTHWEST.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  88.0 WEST OR ABOUT 95
MILES... 150 KM...NORTHWEST OF CANCUN MEXICO.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH A SLOWER
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING
THE CENTER INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 90 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES
...185 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.
 
ABOVE NORMAL TIDES WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE TODAY AS CLAUDETTE MOVES
AWAY FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULA.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN
ASSOCIATION WITH CLAUDETTE.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...21.9 N... 88.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 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
5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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