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Remnants of FRANCES Advisory Number 2
 
Issued 17:00Z Sep 12, 1998
 
Advisory Selection
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STORM SUMMARY 2 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION "FRANCES"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
100 PM EDT SAT 12 SEP 1998

AT 1200 NOON CDT THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES WAS
LOCATED JUST TO THE NORTHWEST OF COLLEGE STATION TEXAS.  THE CENTER
CONTINUES TO DRIFT SLOWLY NORTHWARD THRU EASTERN TEXAS AND WINDS
SURROUNDING THE STORM CONTINUE TO WEAKEN WITH HIGHEST SUSTAINED
WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH..EXCEPT SLIGHTLY HIGHER ALONG THE GULF COAST
AND OFFSHORE WATERS.  CENTRAL PRESSURE CONTINUES TO RISE AND WAS
NEAR 1002 MB.

THE MAIN IMPACT FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES WILL CONTINUE TO
BE FROM HEAVY RAINS AND ISOLATED TORNADIC THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  TIDE LEVELS STILL REMAIN HIGH ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN GULF COASTS PROMPTING THE
CONTINUATION OF COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS.  A TORNADO WATCH IS IN
EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA..SOUTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI..AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS UNITL 4PM CDT.

HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING REMAIN A MAJOR THREAT WITH HEAVY
RAINS EXTENDING AS FAR EAST AS MISSISSIPPI AND WESTERN ALABAMA. 
FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN TEXAS..ALL OF
LOUISIANA..AND PARTS OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.  RADAR ESTIMATES AND
ALONG WITH SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT A LARGE AREA OF 5 TO
10 INCH RAINS HAVE FALLEN ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS..SOUTHWEST..
CENTRAL..AND SOUTH-CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND PARTS OF SOUTHERN
MISSISSIPPI OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS.  SOME LOCAL STORM TOTALS OF
OVER A FOOT HAVE OCCURRED..ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.  SOME
PRELIMINARY STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS FROM LOUISIANA INCLUDE (THRU 7AM
CDT SAT):

TERRYTOWN............................................14.27 INCHES
AUDUBON PARK (NEW ORLEANS)......13.64 (THROUGH 12 NOON CDT SAT)
BELL CHASE NAVY BASE......................13.49   
ALGIERS.....................................................13.46
DONALDSONVILLE..................................11.48
NAPOLEONVILLE.....................................11.32
THIBODAUX..............................................11.21
CHALMETTE...............................................9.22
MOISANT INTERNATIONAL....................8.60
SLIDELL ......................................................6.38 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF UP TO 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE STILL POSSIBLE
LOCALLY MAINLY ALONG AND EAST THE TRACK OF "FRANCES".  PLEASE REFER
TO STATEMENTS FROM YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE FOR UPDATED DETAILS CONCERNING RAIN AND FLOODING OVER
TEXAS..LOUISIANA..AND MISSISSIPPI.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED AT 7 PM EDT.

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