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Posted: 08/25/17 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It looks like heavy rain this weekend in south Texas !
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Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
300 PM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017

...3 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE...

Corpus Christi Naval Air Station recently reported a sustained wind
of 53 mph (85 km/h) with a gust to 64 mph (104 km/h).

A station at Aransas Pass run by the Texas Coastal Observing
Network recently reported a sustained wind of 53 mph (85 km/h) with
a gust to 68 mph (109 km/h).

SUMMARY OF 300 PM CDT...2000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.4N 96.4W
ABOUT 70 MI...110 KM ESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 70 MI...110 KM S OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 INCHES
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Now a Cat 4 with 130mph winds !

Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
600 PM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017

...6 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE...
...HARVEY BECOMES A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE...
...SUSTAINED HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SPREADING ONTO THE MIDDLE TEXAS
COAST...

Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft data indicate that Harvey
has become a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of
130 mph (215 km/h).

A station at Aransas Pass run by the Texas Coastal Observing
Network recently reported a sustained wind of 74 mph (119 km/h) with
a gust to 96 mph (154 km/h).

SUMMARY OF 600 PM CDT...2300 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...27.7N 96.7W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM E OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 50 MI...85 KM SSW OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...941 MB...27.79 INCHES

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Harvey has beat out Carla for intensity, lower milibars, and depth of impact. I don't think Spousal Unit will sleep through Harvey the way he did Carla...


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Houston area getting up to 6" an hour and has had over 2ft of rain so far !
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It looks like it will sit over the Houston area for the next few days and dump several feet of rain !
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Rainfall from Harvey Could Reach 50 Inches in Some Spots, Highest Ever Recorded in Texas; Catastrophic Flooding to Continue for Days
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-rain-flood-forecast-texas-louisiana?cm_ven=T_WX_JE_82717_5

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Tropical Storm Harvey Advisory Number 33
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1000 AM CDT Mon Aug 28 2017

...CENTER OF HARVEY MOVING SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD NEAR THE TEXAS
COAST...
...LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING CONTINUES OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS...
...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL IN THE AFFECTED AREAS IF YOU ARE IN
A SAFE PLACE AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS...

Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern
Texas. Please see warnings and other products issued by your
local National Weather Service office for additional information on
this life-threatening situation.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall
accumulations of 15 to 25 inches through Friday over the upper Texas
coast and into southwestern Louisiana. Isolated storm totals may
reach 50 inches over the upper Texas coast, including the Houston/
Galveston metropolitan area. These rains are currently producing
catastrophic and life-threatening flooding over large portions
of southeastern Texas. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL IN THE AFFECTED
AREA IF YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED
ROADWAYS. Please see warnings and products issued by your local
National Weather Service office for additional information on this
life-threatening situation.

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Latest rain forecast next three days !
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I see not many comments to your posts and I have been without internet for 5 days but this is an update from me after power and internet was restored at noon today.
I sent the following to a couple of friends on this forum who asked about me.
We are fine. Neighbor has meteorological equipment and measured 41 1/2" of rain in 20 hours. I measured 40" in regular rain gauge and some times it was overflowing. Power out Tuesday morning until noon today. Have 2 generators so was able to keep things cold, a few fans, a TV and window unit to cool bedroom down before shutting them down/
Thousands have lost everything. 5 1/2 feet over road into our subdivision so we were trapped for 2 days.
Water in yard rose to within 3 inches of slab and my house was 1 foot higher so needed another 15" before getting into house.Thousands without power and have lost everything. Our church had 9" and I hope to get there tomorrow to start some gutting. As of this morning it was still without power.
River crested this morning and will recede in 2 days. After the flooding and draining of much of the town we had backwater flooding yesterday and this morning because of dam above us reaching it max and opening gates to relieve pressure 3 days ago. They did cut the gates back last night to help ease flooding down here but the water from the dam will continue high here for 3 days.
Experts said to expect rain but 8-10" max which most could handle. They were wrong. It rained so heavy Monday night in to Tuesday morning and water rose so quickly that a family I know made it to the interstate in water up to their chests. Within 3 hours during the night water rose 2 feet, 4 feet and in some areas to the roof tops of their homes. Hundreds of people throughout the country arrived in our area and rescued thousands by boats.
People are scattered throughout Louisiana and as shelters fill many are being moved further. I know a several who are now in the Dallas area.


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Glad you're safe, Charlie. We caught the very edge and got 5.5" of sideways rain. Little bit of water ingress into the house and separate garage, but we can fix that ourselves. All the family left Houston several years ago, so they're all safe.

Hope Irma doesn't do a number on the east US.

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