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Tropical Storm Claudette Advisory Number 15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032021
500 AM EDT Mon Jun 21 2021
...CLAUDETTE REACHES TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH ONCE AGAIN...
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 65 MI...100 KM ESE OF RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM N OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 25 MPH...41 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued from Little River
Inlet to Cape Fear.
The Tropical Storm Watch has been discontinued.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Cape Fear to Duck, North Carolina
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
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 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Claudette was
located near latitude 35.6 North, longitude 77.6 West. Claudette is
moving toward the east-northeast near 25 mph (41 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 will cross into the western Atlantic
Ocean this morning, and pass just south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts. These winds are occurring mostly over water,
southeast of Claudette's center. Some additional strengthening is
possible over the western Atlantic Ocean today. Claudette is
forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday afternoon and
dissipate late Tuesday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center in the southeast quadrant.
The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface
observations is 1007 mb (29.74 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: An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected across
far eastern North Carolina over the next few hours. Isolated flash,
urban, and small stream flooding impacts are possible.
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-force winds are expected in portions of the
warning area through this morning.
TORNADOES: A tornado is possible early this morning over parts of
the Outer Banks.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.