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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  24A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM CDT MON JUL 14 2003
 
...CLAUDETTE CONTINUES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE TEXAS COAST FROM
BAFFIN BAY TO SAN LOUIS PASS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT NORTH OF SAN LOUIS PASS
TO CAMERON LOUISIANA.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.
 
AT 1 PM CDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  92.8 WEST OR ABOUT
275 MILES EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  A TURN
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE NEAR THE TEXAS
COAST ON TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND CLAUDETTE
COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.  AN OIL RIG REPORTED 75 TO 85 MPH WINDS AT A HEIGHT OF 150
FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A NOAA HURRICANE
HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS  989 MB...29.21 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE
EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE
CENTER CROSSES THE COAST.  SWELLS ARE NOW IMPACTING THE SHORELINES
ALONG THE TEXAS COAST AND ARE CREATING ABOVE NORMAL TIDES AND
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION
WITH CLAUDETTE.
 
REPEATING THE 1 PM CDT POSITION...27.3 N... 92.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 989 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
4 PM CDT.

FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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