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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB044 (2003)

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ARLB044 Hurricane Watch Net activating for Claudette

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ARRL Bulletin 44  ARLB044
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 10, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB044 Hurricane Watch Net activating for Claudette

The Hurricane Watch Net activated July 10 at 1800z on 14.325 MHz to
track and gather reports for rapidly developing Tropical Storm
Claudette. The activation is the HWN's first for the current
hurricane season. HWN members share storm information with
forecasters via WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center.

Claudette is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane as it
approaches landfall near Cozumel, Mexico.

At 1500z, the government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning for
the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, from Chetumal to Cabo
Catoche. A tropical storm warning is in effect along the northern
and western coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula. The government of
Belize has issued a tropical storm warning from Belize City
northward to the Belize-Mexico border.

The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 16 MPH with maximum
sustained winds of nearly 70 MPH. This motion could bring the center
of Claudette near or over the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula late
July 10 or early July 11.
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