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Tropical Storm Claudette forms in the Gulf

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The third named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico as of the 5:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Claudette is sucking the moisture away from the Florida peninsula so we can expect drier weather for today, but rain is likely for Father’s Day.

TS Claudette has sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving north, northeast at 12 mph. Claudette is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana, Mississippi coastline shortly after forming Saturday morning.

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Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Claudette Advisory Number 7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032021
400 AM CDT Sat Jun 19 2021

…TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE FORMS…
…HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSING DANGEROUS FLOODING REMAINS THE PRIMARY
HAZARD…

SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…29.6N 90.7W
ABOUT 45 MI…75 KM SW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
ABOUT 175 MI…280 KM WSW OF MOBILE ALABAMA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES