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Tropical Depression Claudette – Day 3

Tropical Depression ClaudettePosition: 32.6N 87.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 120 miles [ 195 km] West of Columbus, Georgia.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the North Carolina coast from Cape Fear to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

The storm finally gained tropical characteristics at 4AM CDT as it was making landfall in southern Louisiana.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]