Tropical Storm Claudette Advisory Number 8

Report
from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Published on 10 Jul 2003
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TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT THU JUL 10 2003

...CLAUDETTE STRENGTHENS...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...

AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CHETUMAL TO CABO CATOCHE...AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ALONG THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN COASTS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA FROM CABO CATOCHE TO CAMPECHE.

AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM BELIZE CITY NORTHWARD TO THE BELIZE-MEXICO BORDER.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND CAYMAN. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN BRAC. THESE WARNINGS COULD BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN BELIZE AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CLAUDETTE.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT CLAUDETTE HAS STRENGTHENED AND RE-ORGANIZED A LITTLE TO THE NORTH OF THE PREVIOUS ADVISORY POSITION.

AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 83.6 WEST OR ABOUT 275 MILES...445 KM...SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO.

CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH ...26 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE NEAR OR OVER THE NORTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA LATE TONIGHT OR FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND CLAUDETTE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES ...260 KM MAINLY TO THE NORTH THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 993 MB...29.32 INCHES.

ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES ALONG THE SOUTH COASTS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATER TODAY.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH CLAUDETTE. SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS OUTER RAINBANDS OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF CUBA AT THIS TIME.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...17.8 N... 83.6 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 993 MB.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.

FORECASTER BEVEN