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Remnants of FRANCES Advisory Number 3
 
Issued 23:00Z Sep 12, 1998
 
Advisory Selection
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STORM SUMMARY 3 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION "FRANCES"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
700 PM EDT SAT 12 SEP 1998

AT 5:00 P.M. CDT THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES WAS ABOUT
25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WACO, TEXAS.  THE CENTER CONTINUES TO DRIFT
SLOWLY NORTH THROUGH EASTERN TEXAS AS THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO
WEAKEN.  WINDS WERE BLOWING AT 10 TO 20 MPH AND THE CENTRAL
PRESSURE WAS NEAR 1001 MB.

PARTS OF EASTERN TEXAS... LOUISIANA...ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI ARE STILL
EXPERIENCING HEAVY RAIN.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS...SINCE THIS
MORNING...HAVE BEEN TWO TO FOUR INCHES WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH TONIGHT.

FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT OVER ALL OF LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN
ARKANSAS...EXTREME SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN
TEXAS.  LATEST RADAR PICTURES SHOW THE HEAVIEST RAINS OVER NORTHERN
LOUISIANA INTO CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

TIDES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL ALONG THE CENTRAL INTO WESTERN
GULF COAST STATES.  COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FROM
WAVELAND...MISSISSIPPI TO CAMERON...LOUISIANA.

HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN THREATS
FROM FRANCES AS SHE DRIFTS SLOWLY NORTH TONIGHT.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE LIKELY THROUGH CENTRAL LOUISIANA INTO
ARKANSAS TONIGHT.  HEAVY RAINS MIGHT ALSO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT
ALONG THE TRACK OF FRANCES...THROUGH NORTHEAST TEXAS.

PLEASE REFER TO STATEMENTS...FROM YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...FOR UPDATED DETAILS CONCERNING RAIN AND
FLOODING OVER TEXAS...LOUISIANA...ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED AT 12:00 A.M. CDT.

ECKERT/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH