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Tropical Depression Claudette Advisory Number 14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032021
1100 PM EDT Sun Jun 20 2021
...CLAUDETTE A LITTLE STRONGER...
...EXPECTED TO REGAIN TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH BEFORE REACHING THE
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM NE OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM WNW OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 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
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.
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 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression
Claudette was located near latitude 34.7 North, longitude 80.4 West.
The depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 20 mph (31
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 are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is expected tonight, and Claudette is forecast to
become a tropical storm again by 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
The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface
observations is 1008 mb (29.77 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: Through Monday morning, Claudette is expected to produce
additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum
totals of 5 inches across portions of southeastern Georgia, central
and coastal South Carolina, and south-central to eastern North
Carolina. Flash, urban and small stream flooding impacts, as well
as isolated minor river flooding are possible across these areas.
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 by early Monday. Tropical storm conditions are
possible in the watch area tonight and Monday.
TORNADOES: A couple of tornadoes are possible through early Monday
across parts of the coastal Carolinas.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.