14th Anniversary of Hurricane Claudette
Claudette formed from a tropical wave just off the west coast of Africa on July 1st. A week later it became tropical storm as it was moving west towards the Yucatan Peninsula. It made it first landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula on July 11 as a tropical storm with winds of 60 mph. As Claudette moved back into the Gulf of Mexico, it gained with strength with warmer ocean temperatures and became a hurricane.
It continued to be a hurricane until it made landfall at Matagorda Island as a Category One. As Claudette moved inland it produced two tornadoes in Port Lavaca and Palacios. Rain amounts in the crossroads averaged 1-4 inches. It weakened in Northern Mexico on July 17th