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Remnants of CHARLEY Advisory Number 5
 
Issued 17:00Z Aug 22, 1998
 
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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 5 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHARLEY
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
100 PM EDT SAT AUG 22 1998

AT 12 PM CDT..TROPICAL DEPRESSION "CHARLEY" WAS LOCATED IN
SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS, JUST TO THE NORTHWEST OF CORPUS CHRISTI. 
CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL ON THE TEXAS COAST BETWEEN CORPUS CHRISTI
AND PALACIOS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AS A TROPICAL STORM, BUT HAS
SINCE WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, AS IT MOVES WEST-
NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 MILES AN HOUR.  HIGHEST WINDS WITH CHARLEY ARE
GENERALLY 20 TO 25 MILES AN HOUR AT SOME OF THE COASTAL LOCATIONS AT
THIS TIME.  WITH CHARLEY FORECAST TO MOVE ON A MORE WESTERLY TRACK
FARTHER INLAND, SOME ADDITIONAL WEAKENING WILL OCCUR IN TERMS OF
WIND SPEEDS.  THE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER PROBLEM WITH CHARLEY UP TO
THIS POINT HAS BEEN FLOODING RAINS OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
AND SOUTH EASTERN TEXAS, AND THIS HEAVY RAINFALL REGIME WILL
CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN CONCERN AS CHARLEY MOVES THROUGH THE
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

SOME LOCATIONS ALONG AND NEAR THE TEXAS COAST HAVE ALREADY
RECEIVED BETWEEN 5 AND 10+" OF RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING.  FEEDER
BANDS TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE STORM HAVE PRODUCED GREATER
THAN 5" OF RAIN ALONG THE IMMEDIATE TEXAS COAST IN BRAZORIA AND
REFUGIO COUNTIES, WHILE RADAR AND SATELLITE ESTIMATES INDICATE
RAINFALL TOTALS ARE NEAR OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE 10" IN BEE AND LIVE OAK
COUNTIES, VERY NEAR WHERE THE CENTER OF CHARLEY IS CURRENTLY
LOCATED.  NUMEROUS FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR
COUNTIES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN TEXAS, AND FLASH
FLOOD WATCHES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THIS SAME AREA INTO
SATURDAY NIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL THREAT WILL LIKELY SHIFT
WESTWARD INTO THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LATER SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND NIGHT, ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF CHARLEY.

OTHER THAN THE FLOODING RAINFALL NOW OCCURRING WITH CHARLEY,
THERE HAS BEEN VERY LITTLE OR NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND/OR
TORNADO ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM, AND WITH CONTINUED
WEAKENING EXPECTED, ANY FUTURE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD
REMAIN AT A MINIMUM.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 1AM EDT SUNDAY.

TERRY/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH