Harvey Re-Firing In Gulf of Mexico

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey have emerged in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico and have re-developed into a Tropical Depression.

NOAA GOES Gulf of Mexico IR Satellite Floater

Although Harvey is weak and unorganized at the moment, conditions are favorable for intensification as he moves towards the Texas coast.  As a result, the National Hurricane Center has issued Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass.  The Storm Surge Watch actually extends to High Island, TX.

NHC Storm Surge Watch

Here is the forecast track from the NHC.

NHC 5 day track

The Hurricane Watch extends between the two Tropical Storm Watches.  Although not represented on this graphic, the NHC expects Harvey to become a Category 1 Hurricane before landfall somewhere on the Texas coast.  While wind and surge will be hazardous to life and property along the coast, Harvey’s slow movement will introduce a very real and very dangerous inland flood threat.

WPC 7 day precipitation outlook

This is an evolving situation.  If you have friends/family/property along the Texas coast stay alert.

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