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Atlantic Tropical Storm DON Advisory Number 6

07/28/2011 10:32 PM EDT

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TROPICAL STORM DON ADVISORY NUMBER 6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042011
1000 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2011
…DON HEADING TOWARD THE TEXAS COAST…
SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…24.7N 92.5W
ABOUT 370 MI…600 KM SE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 325 MI…520 KM ESE OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB…29.47 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…
THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE TEXAS COAST SOUTH OF PORT MANSFIELD
TO THE MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE IS CHANGED TO A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* TEXAS COAST FROM THE MOUTH OF RIO GRANDE TO SAN LUIS PASS
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
THE UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1000 PM CDT…0300 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.7 NORTH…LONGITUDE 92.5 WEST. DON IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH…22 KM/H…AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL LANDFALL LATE FRIDAY OR
EARLY SATURDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH…85
KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ONLY SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS ANTICIPATED
BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE TEXAS COAST. A GRADUAL WEAKENING
SHOULD BEGIN THEREAFTER.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 100 MILES…160 KM
MAINLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS
998 MB…29.47 INCHES.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING
AREA BY LATE FRIDAY.
STORM SURGE…A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS
1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL…MAINLY ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST
NEAR AND TO THE NORTHEAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. NEAR
THE COAST…THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DAMAGING
WAVES.
RAINFALL…DON IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
3 TO 5 INCHES FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS COAST WESTWARD INTO SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS…WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 7 INCHES.
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY…100 AM CDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…400 AM CDT.
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FORECASTER AVILA

Montgomery County Police Reporter