A blog about weather, climate, and science. Occasionally, we'll post on other topics of interest.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Hurricane Watch Just Posted for Part of Coastal Texas
Tropical Depression Harvey is now forecast to strengthen to hurricane strength just before landfall (see the "H" I added to the NHC map). A hurricane watch and a storm surge watch from Port Mansfield to High Island due to a 4-6' surge expected along with sustained winds of around 75 mph.
There is the likelihood of life-threatening flash floods with the storm as it stalls near the Texas coast (see map).
I'll have more late this afternoon or evening, including safety suggestions.