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Tropical Depression FRANCES Advisory Number 5
 
Issued 17:00Z Sep 13, 1998
 
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STORM SUMMARY 5 FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION "FRANCES"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
1230 PM CDT SUN 13 SEP 1998

THE REMAINS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRANCES WERE CENTERED NEAR
DALLAS FORT WORTH AT NOON CDT.  THE CENTER CONTINUES TO DRIFT VERY
SLOWLY NORTHWARD ACROSS NORTHEASTERN TEXAS. THE CENTRAL
PRESSURE OF THE SURFACE LOW IS NOW ABOUT 1003 MB AND LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES TO EXIST
OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS, LOUISIANA, WESTERN ARKANSAS,
EASTERN OKLAHOMA SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI. 

AT NOON, A PARTICULARLY HEAVY BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WAS LOCATED NEAR THE TEXAS LOUISIANA BORDER WITH FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS IN 6 COUNTIES.  RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WERE
OBSERVED WITH THIS BAND.  OTHER SIGNIFICANT BANDS WERE FOUND OVER
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA. RADAR ESTIMATED 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN IN
LAFOURCHE PARISH IN ONLY 2 HOURS.  SIGNIFICANT FLOODING DUE TO VERY
HEAVY RAINS ON TOP OF SATURATED GROUND IS OCCURRING WITH THESE
BANDS.  

A CONVERGENT BOUNDARY EXTENDING NORTHWARD FROM THE LOW CENTER
INTO OKLAHOMA, SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI IS
FOCUSING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS IN THESE REGIONS...HELPING TO
ALLEVIATE SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY IN EASTERN
OKLAHOMA.  RAINFALL OF 2 INCHES OR GREATER COVERED MUCH OF EASTERN
OKLAHOMA WITH AMOUNTS GREATER THAN ONE INCH EXTENDING
NORTHEASTWARD INTO SE KANSAS AND SW MISSOURI.

COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT ALONG THE LOUISIANA COAST
AND ON LAKE PONCHATRAIN AND IN HANCOCK COUNTY MISSISSIPPI AS
SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS CONTINUE ALONG THE SHORELINE. 

SOME 24 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA ARE
AS FOLLOWS:  

MOUNT HERMAN   4.91 INCHES
BROKEN BOW     4.61 INCHES
TALIHINA       3.78 INCHES
WASHINGTON     2.70 INCHES
NORMAN         2.65 INCHES
WISTER         2.60 INCHES
SKIATOOK       2.45 INCHES
WILBURTON 2.42 INCHES
CLOUDY         2.19 INCHES
TULLAHASSEE    2.18 INCHES
HASKELL        2.15 INCHES
CLAYTON        2.14 INCHES
EUFAULA        2.13 INCHES
STIGLER        2.09 INCHES

PLEASE REFER TO STATEMENTS FROM YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION FOR DETAILS ABOUT
RAIN AND FLOODING ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL
DEPRESSION FRANCES.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED AT 6:00 P.M. CDT.

KOCIN/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH