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Remnants of CHARLEY Advisory Number 6
 
Issued 05:00Z Aug 23, 1998
 
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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 6 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHARLEY
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
100 AM EDT SUN AUG 23 1998

AT 12 AM CDT..THE CENTER TROPICAL DEPRESSION "CHARLEY" WAS LOCATED
IN SOUTH TEXAS, TO THE WEST OF COTULLA.   CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL ON
THE TEXAS COAST BETWEEN CORPUS CHRISTI AND PALACIOS EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING WHERE IT QUICKLY WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.  THIS
SYSTEM MOVED WESTNORTHWESTWARD MUCH OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY
BUT HAS SINCE TAKEN ON A SLOWER WESTERLY TRACK AT AROUND 10 MILES
AN HOUR.   THE GREATEST THREAT WITH THE REMAINS OF CHARLEY WILL
CONTINUE TO BE THE VERY HEAVY RAINS AND POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING. 
DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS..SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGERY HAVE
SHOWN A RAPID INCREASE IN THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY JUST TO THE NORTH
OF THE CENTER OF CHARLEY IN THE VICINITY OF HONDO, TX. DECAYING
TROPICAL SYSTEMS OFTEN EXHIBIT A TENDENCY TO PRODUCE A
CONCENTRATED AREA OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL NEAR THE CENTER OF THE
STORM AT NIGHT.  

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVERNIGHT COULD APPROACH 10 INCHES IN SOME LOCAL
SPOTS ACROSS SOUTH TEXAS WHERE A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT OVERNIGHT.  THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALONG AND NORTH OF A
LINE FROM CARRIZO SPRINGS TO PEARSALL TO KENEDY TO SPEAKS...WHICH
INCLUDES THE METROPOLITAN AREAS OF DEL RIO..SAN ANTONIO..AND AUSTIN. 
RAINFALL AMOUNTS THRU MID DAY SATURDAY WERE BETWEEN 5 TO 10+
INCHES ALONG THE TEXAS COAST...WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS HAVING
FALLEN IN BEE AND LIVE OAK COUNTIES.   HEAVY RAINS IN BANDERA AND
MEDINA COUNTIES TONIGHT HAVE CAUSED EXTENSIVE FLOODING  IN MOST
LOW WATER CROSSINGS.  

TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHARLEY IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY WEAKEN AS IT
MOVES ACROSS THE BIG BEND REGION ON SUNDAY..BUT THE HEAVY RAINFALL
THREAT WITH ITS REMNANTS WILL LIKELY REMAIN FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER
DAY OR SO.  

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

SULLIVAN/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH