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Tropical Storm CINDY


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TROPICAL STORM CINDY ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT TUE JUL 05 2005

...AIR FORCE PLANE FINDS TROPICAL STORM CINDY IN THE GULF OF
MEXICO...
  
AT  4 AM CDT...0900 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO
PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE
PONTCHARTRAIN...AND A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED
FROM EAST OF PASCAGOULA TO DESTIN FLORIDA.  THE TROPICAL STORM
WATCH WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT THE
TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS BECOME TROPICAL CINDY...THE THIRD TROPICAL
STORM OF THE 2005 HURRICANE SEASON. AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER
OF THE TROPICAL STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.6 NORTH...
LONGITUDE  90.4 WEST OR ABOUT  255 MILES...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
 
CINDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. A GRADUAL
TURN TO THE NORTH IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY. THIS TRACK WOULD BRING
CINDY NEAR THE LOUISIANA COAST TUESDAY NIGHT OR WEDNESDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE LANDFALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES TO THE
NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WAS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.

TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE
CENTRAL GULF COAST..WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS TO 10 INCHES. 

REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...25.6 N... 90.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 7 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 10 AM
CDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA 
  
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