Hurricane Harvey continuing its march toward Texas

My goodness…7-day rainfall forecast…and much of that in Texas and Louisiana is over 3-4 days…

The hurricane is still expected to make landfall somewhere over the south-central TX Coast near borderline Category 3/4 intensity tomorrow night. Evacuation orders are underway for many coastal locations and barrier islands for potential significant surge up to 12 ft above normal levels. Hurricane warnings are up from Port Mansfield to Sargent, Texas with a tropical storm warning from south  of Port Mansfield to the Mouth of the Rio Grande River at the US-Mexico Border.

This continues to be a potentially catastrophic storm. Incredible freshwater flooding will likely be the main story but storm surge and perhaps even wind damage could be additional impacts. Please tell anyone you know in these areas to take evacuation notices seriously. 

I’ll have frequent updates on Twitter and Facebook with occasional updates on WordPress. Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov for the latest updates from the National Hurricane Center.

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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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