Hurricane Barry Update! As of this morning’s hurricane hunter recon flight into the system, in additional to several ground-based measurements near the center of Barry, it was determined that Barry was exhibiting sustained winds in excess of hurricane force (74 MPH – 80 MPH). As a result, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded Barry to […]
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Barry is becoming better organized today. There is still some northerly wind shear affecting its ability to strengthen, and weak steering currents still have it moving very slowly westward. A turn to the northwest and north is still expected Friday and Saturday as the high pressure to the north breaks down. The official track is […]
Happy Hump Day, y’all (*somewhat sarcastic tone*)! I don’t know about you, but Barry hasn’t formed yet and I’m already over it. New Orleans was hit hard by flooding rains associated with “Potential Tropical Cyclone 2” (soon to be “Barry”). At least one weather station in Orleans Parish reported 9.4 inches of rainfall today. That […]
Where’s all the hype from yesterday!? Yesterday SE Texas was the bullseye of a tropical system by Saturday with flooding rainfall and all kinds of bad tropical stormy things, and now…it’s like the media guys and gals got a cease and desist order from President Trump. Ha. On a serious note…what a difference a day […]
More Flash Flooding Possible Tonight and Tomorrow The National Weather Service in Houston (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our coastal counties in Southeast Texas (including Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers Counties, and beyond) starting at midnight tonight through 7pm Thursday evening. As you’re likely aware, the coastal counties have received a lot of rain […]
Busy in the Tropics As mentioned last night, we are in the peak of the tropical season. Out there in the Atlantic we have Hurricane Florence. She poses the gravest threat to the U.S. and will begin impacting the eastern seaboard near NC/SC Thursday. Mandatory Evacuations are ongoing. Then there’s Hurricane Helene – no threat […]
Peak Season is Upon Us The phrase “that escalated quickly” never rang truer than it did today. That’s because today just so happens to be the day that is known as the “climatological,” or historical, peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It’s when the activity in the tropics hits a maximum, and boy has it! […]
Now that Harvey has moved inland, the weakening stage is ongoing. There is no doubt that the stories and images we will see come out of Rockport and surrounding communities where Harvey came ashore yesterday evening will be heartbreaking and harrowing. Of course, the initial landfall and wind threat is just the first phase of […]
This evening’s infrared satellite view of Tropical Storm Harvey, at 10:15PM, shows that it has really gotten its act together today and strengthening is very slowly occurring now that the shear is relaxing a bit. You can see the start of some banding features to the east of the center, as well as stronger rotation […]
This morning’s infrared satellite view of the remnants of Harvey, at 5:30AM, show some decent organization of the system overnight with persistent convection near the center of the system. You can see the rotation in the lower level clouds to the left (west) of the big yellow and red blob of convection. I would expect […]
- Beach Hazards Statement issued September 21 at 4:11AM CDT until September 22 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS...Minor Coastal Flooding and Strong Rip Currents... .Minor beach flooding and elevated tide levels will continue through the weekend and potentially into Monday. Strong rip currents expected through Saturday evening. Water levels will remain high over the weekend and could exceed 3.0 feet. ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...