Update: Harvey Expected to Reach Category 3 Status

August 24, 2017, 11:00 am– Tropical Storm Harvey has gained sufficient power over the past couple of hours. Experts are now predicting Harvey developing into a Category 3 Hurricane, just before making landfall, north of Corpus Christi, Friday evening.

August 24, 2017 – Harvey has strengthened overnight and is now a Tropical Storm. As a result, the Hurricane Watch issued yesterday, has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Residents on the Texas Coast can expect to be confronted with massive flooding and high winds as Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday. For those who live on or near the Texas Coast, advice and orders from local officials and emergency personnel should be followed. The updated story can be watched by clicking the following link:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-forecast-24aug2017

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August 23, 2017 – Now in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey has officially redeveloped into a Tropical Depression and expected to rapidly gain power as it steams toward the Texas coast.

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A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the entire Texas coast. Expected landfall is Friday.

You can watch the update story below:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

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)

You can watch the entire story here:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-harvey-gulf-of-mexico-forecast

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?

Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005

Click the link below to watch the full story:

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-atlantic-disturbances

*Source: weather.com

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