August 22, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that the National Hurricane Center has given Harvey a 100% chance of developing into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane. New predictions have Harvey headed for the Texas coast and arriving on Friday.
“The National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance Harvey will redevelop, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Harvey is then expected to gain strength and will draw near, if not make landfall, somewhere from northeast Mexico to the Texas Gulf Coast around Friday.” (weather.com)
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August 21, 2017 – The Weather Channel is reporting that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to regenerate later in the week as it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is currently in the Caribbean, where it initially lost steam. However, newer predictions have Harvey being reborn in the coming days. Conditions are favorable for Harvey to gain power.
“The majority of forecast guidance at this time then suggests a reborn Harvey could then track northwest toward the coast of eastern Mexico or Deep South Texas by Friday.” (weather.com)
It is important to remember that hurricane season lasts through November. And many major hurricanes, such as Katrina, occur in late summer. We are only three months into the current season, so there is still ample opportunity for major storms to form. Is your department ready?
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