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Tropical Storm CLAUDETTE


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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  25A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
7 PM CDT MON JUL 14 2003

...CLAUDETTE NOW MOVING NORTHWEST...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE TEXAS COAST FROM
BAFFIN BAY TO HIGH ISLAND. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT NORTH OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA. 

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.

AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  93.5 WEST OR ABOUT
230 MILES EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS.  THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 135
MILES SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.
 
CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH.  A TURN
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 6 TO 12 HOURS. 
THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE TEXAS COAST BY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND CLAUDETTE
COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL.  AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WILL BE REACHING THE CENTER OF
CLAUDETTE WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.  
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 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 7 PM CDT POSITION......27.7 N... 93.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 7 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 10 PM CDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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