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Tropical Depression CLAUDETTE Advisory Number 33
 
Issued 21:00Z Jul 16, 2003
 
Advisory Selection
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PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 33 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION CLAUDETTE
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
4 PM CDT WED JUL 16 2003

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION CLAUDETTE CONTINUES ALONG A WEST
NORTHWESTWARD TRACK...BRINGING MORE HEAVY RAINFALL TO PARTS OF
SOUTH TEXAS...

CURRENT WATCHES/WARNINGS...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR FRIO COUNTY...EFFECTIVE UNTIL 430 PM CDT. FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ARE ALSO IN EFFECT FOR PECOS...TERRELL...AND BREWSTER
COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS UNTIL 6 PM CDT. THE FLASH FLOOD
WARNING FOR FORT BEND COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS HAS BEEN
CANCELLED. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
VICTORIA...GOLIAD...LIVE OAK...BEE...LA
SALLE...MCMULLEN...REFUGIO...SAN PATRICIO...CALHOUN...AND ARANSAS
COUNTIES...EFFECTIVE UNTIL 430 AM CDT. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT FOR THE WESTERN THREE-QUARTERS OF SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS...ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM NEAR JOHNSON CITY
TO SAN MARCOS TO HALLETTSVILLE...INCLUDING DEL RIO AND SAN
ANTONIO. THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES...AS
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH CLAUDETTE BRING LOCALLY HEAVY
DOWNPOURS. FLASH FLOOD WATCHES FOR THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
SOUTHEAST
TEXAS...INCLUDING THE COUNTIES OF
AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT
BEND...GALVESTON...HARRIS...JACKSON...MATAGORDA...WALLER...AND
WHARTON...HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. A RIVER FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR THE FRIO RIVER NEAR DERBY. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT FOR VAL VERDE COUNTY UNTIL 6 PM CDT.

AT 4 PM CDT...21Z...TROPICAL DEPRESSION CLAUDETTE IS CENTERED AT
29.8 LATITUDE NORTH...103.2 LONGITUDE WEST...ABOUT 65 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF MARFA...TEXAS.

CLAUDETTE HAS BEEN MOVING WEST NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 20 MPH
OVER
THE PAST SIX HOURS AND IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN THIS TRACK OVER
THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 25 MPH NEAR THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION
WITH GUSTS OF 34 MPH. THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 29.82
INCHES...1010 MB.

SELECTED 6 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN INCHES 
VALID 18Z (1 PM CDT)

LOCATION                     STORM TOTAL
========                     ===========

ANGLETON/ LAKE JACKSON         1.52
HOUSTON/ HULL FIELD            1.31
SAN ANTONIO                    0.90
AUSTIN/BERGSTROM INTL ARPT     0.65
TERREL COUNTY ARPT             0.54
CORPUS CHRISTI                 0.52


EXPECT 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES NEAR THE
CIRCULATION CENTER OF CLAUDETTE WITH ISOLATED 2 TO 3 INCH AMOUNTS
FROM ASSOCIATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN EASTERN TEXAS.

REPEATING THE 4 PM CDT...21Z POSITION...TROPICAL DEPRESSION
CLAUDETTE IS CENTERED AT 29.8 LATITUDE NORTH...103.2 LONGITUDE
WEST...MOVING WEST NORTHWESTWARD AT 20 MPH...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS ARE 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 34 MPH...MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE
IS 29.82 INCHES OR 1010 MB. 

THE NEXT ADVISORY ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION CLAUDETTE WILL BE ISSUED
AT 10 PM CDT.

BELL