Claudette made landfall yesterday at about 16Z near Port O' Connor, TX as a CAT1 hurricane. Damage was not severe, but certainly there was some caused by beach erosion, storm surge, wind gusts up to 100mph, and torrential rain both along the coast and inland. Advisories ceased at 03Z today, making her the 2nd longest lived named storm in July ever with 7.5 Named Storm Days (the record is 8.0 NSD). As if the Atlantic is running through a queue, TD5 just formed in the north central part of the basin, well east of Bermuda. At 15Z, TD5 was located at 31.5N 54.5W and tracking NW at 11kts. Intensity is 25kts and 1015mb, and this is not forecast to change much, probably leaving it below TS status for the next few days. Keep in mind that a MSLP of 1015mb at that latitude is roughly equivalent to a MSLP of 1004mb in the deep tropics right now, in terms of pressure deficit relative to its environment. It's over 27C water now, but as it wraps around the Bermuda High, it will be taken north then northeast over much cooler water (23C). Outflow is improving, but the convection is not very centralized. Should it get named, the next name is Danny.
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