(August 17, 10 a.m. EDT) -- Claudette has moved inland and weakened to a tropical depression. The storm is dumping rain on Alabama, and is expected to weaken further as it crosses land. This will be our last report on Claudette.
(August 16, 3:15 p.m. EDT) -- A third tropical storm has developed in the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm Claudette is currently reported by the National Hurricane Center as having maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. A tropical storm warning is in effect from the Alabama/Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida -- the storm is currently circulating some 160 miles southeast of Pensacola, Florida.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
No cruise ship itinerary changes have been reported due to Tropical Storm Claudette, however Tropical Storms Ana and Bill have already impacted cruise itineraries in the Caribbean. Click here for more information.
Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports
Carnival's Holiday is due to dock at Mobile on Thursday. We have contacted Carnival, but the line has not yet responded with information on itinerary alterations.
Stay tuned, we'll be posting information regarding itinerary changes as it becomes available.
--Kim Kazell, Assistant Editor
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Tropical Storm Claudette Forms in Gulf of Mexico
August 16, 2009