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Tropical Storm CINDY
ZCZC MIATCPAT3 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM BULLETIN Tropical Storm Cindy Advisory Number 11 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 400 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 ...CINDY MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA... SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...29.9N 93.6W ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM WSW OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Tropical Storm Warning is discontinued east of Morgan City Louisiana and west of High Island Texas. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * High Island Texas to Morgan City Louisiana Interests elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system. For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ Radar and surface observations indicate that Cindy made landfall between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas within the last couple of hours. At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Cindy was located near latitude 29.9 North, longitude 93.6 West. Cindy is moving toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a turn toward the north-northeast is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday, and into Tennessee later on Friday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression later today, and become a remnant low tonight. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) to the southeast and southwest of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.36 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL: Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern Mississippi, southern and central Alabama and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas. Rainfall is expected to begin and expand across parts of the Tennessee and Ohio valleys. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches are expected through Friday morning. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are affecting portions of the Tropical Storm Warning area. These conditions should subside in a few hours. STORM SURGE: Inundation of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is expected along the coast in portions of the Tropical Storm Warning area. Inundation of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is also possible elsewhere along the coast from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle in areas of strong onshore winds. TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible through tonight from the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 700 AM CDT. Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT. $$ Forecaster Pasch NNNN