Harvey Threatening the Texas Coast

FLOODING…

The biggest story with this system, regardless of its intensity at landfall. Some computer models indicate the potential of up to 2 FEET of rain along portions of the TX Coast this weekend with intense amounts of rain possible for portions of LA as well. Very heavy rain is possible inland from the coast as the tropical storm or hurricane may stall near the coast (because of high pressure over the interior of TX) with onshore flow pushing ashore very heavy rainfall rates. 

If you know ANYONE in or within 100 miles of the TX Coast, tell them to watch the progress of this system. It’s extremely dangerous. 

Tropical Depression Harvey in the Western Gulf of Mexico Wednesday Afternoon.
Forecast track and uncertainty cone for Harvey as of 4 pm CDT. System may make landfall in Texas Coast as a hurricane. (National Hurricane Center)
Forecast rainfall expected by Harvey. Some compute models are pointing to totals near two feet by the end of the weekend. Extreme flash flooding is possible with these totals.

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Author: Meteorologist Nick Humphrey

Meteorologist and geoscientist in Lincoln, NE. Seattle, WA native. Love weather, storm chasing/photography and planetary science.

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