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Tropical Depression Claudette Advisory Number 13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032021
500 PM EDT Sun Jun 20 2021
...CLAUDETTE FORECAST TO RE-STRENGTHEN BEFORE IT EXITS THE COAST
OF NORTH CAROLINA...
...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF
THE CAROLINAS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM W OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 260 MI...415 KM W OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Little River Inlet to Duck, North Carolina
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* South Santee River, South Carolina to Little River Inlet
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
24 to 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 24 to
Interests elsewhere across the Carolinas 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 OUTLOOK
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression
Claudette was located near latitude 34.2 North, longitude 82.5 West.
The depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28
km/h). An east-northeastward to northeastward motion with some
increase in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
On the forecast track, the system should continue to move across
portions of the southeastern U.S. through tonight, move over the
coast of North Carolina into the western Atlantic Ocean on Monday,
and pass near or just south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some re-strengthening is expected tonight, and Claudette is
forecast to become a tropical storm again late tonight or early
Monday over eastern North Carolina. Some additional strengthening
is possible over the western Atlantic Ocean through early Tuesday.
Claudette is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday
afternoon or Tuesday night.
The estimated minimum central pressure from surface observations is
1009 mb (29.80 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Claudette can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3, WMO header WTNT43 KNHC,
and on the web at
RAINFALL: Claudette is expected to produce additional rainfall
totals of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches
across North Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and coastal
South Carolina into central to eastern North Carolina through Monday
morning. Flash, urban and small stream flooding impacts, as well as
isolated minor river flooding are possible across these areas.
Storm total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with isolated 15 inch amounts
was observed in southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern
Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle.
For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with
Claudette, see the companion storm summary at WBCSCCNS3 with the
WMO header ACUS43 KWBC or at the following link:
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and the tide will
cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising
waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the
following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if
the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
NC/VA Border to Cape Lookout, NC...1-3 ft
Cape Lookout, NC to Little River Inlet, SC...1-2 ft
Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge
and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For
information specific to your area, please see products issued by
your local National Weather Service forecast office.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in the
warning area late tonight or early Monday. Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the watch area tonight and Monday.
TORNADOES: Isolated tornadoes are possible this evening across
parts of the central and eastern Carolinas.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.