Check out this latest look at Harvey this morning. It has shown little in the way of degradation since making landfall over four hours ago. Another impressive fact of this storm.
Major Hurricane Harvey is now located 15 miles north/northwest of Rockport or 40 miles south/southwest of Victoria. Maximum sustained winds are slowly decreasing, but remain quite significant at 115 MPH with higher gusts. Harvey is slowly moving northwest at only 6 MPH. Significant storm surge flooding continues to be observed along the Middle Texas Coast. Port Lavaca recently recorded a storm surge of 6.3 feet. In addition, prolific rainfall in a feeder band east of Harvey is producing flash flooding in addition to the storm surge. Widespread, severe wind damage is expected in the vicinity of Harvey’s eyewall through the early morning hours as it moves northwest toward Goliad and just west of Victoria.
Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
200 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017
…2 AM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE…
…CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE HARVEY CONTINUES TO PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING
A NOAA tide gauge at Port Lavaca, Texas, recently measured a water
level of 6.3 feet above Mean Higher High Water.
Another NOAA tide gauge at Seadrift, Texas, recently measured a
water level of 4.0 feet above Mean Higher High Water.
SUMMARY OF 200 AM CDT…0700 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 15 MI…25 KM NNW OF ROCKPORT TEXAS
ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM SSW OF VICTORIA TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…950 MB…28.05 INCHES