Major Hurricane Harvey’s western eyewall is now 8 miles east of Rockport and 6 miles northeast of Port Aransas. The official landfall of Harvey will not be until the center of the eye crosses inland – so we’re still a few hours away from that. Harvey seems to be moving northwest at about 7 MPH now – slowing down over the last few hours. Hurricane force winds are impacting Port Aransas and Rockport. Sustained winds over 100 MPH are being reported in Port Aransas. Harvey’s eye may make it up toward Victoria later tonight – with a threat of devastating wind damage if that occurs. Substantial storm surge is occurring along the Middle Texas Coast – with bayside flooding across South Texas. We also note multiple tornado warnings with the outer feeder bands moving inland across Southeast Texas – this will continue all night.

Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
800 PM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017

…8 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE…
…THE EYEWALL OF CATEGORY 4 HARVEY BEGINNING TO MOVE ONSHORE
OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST…

A station at Aransas Pass run by the Texas Coastal Observing
Network recently reported a sustained wind of 90 mph (145 km/h) with
a gust to 108 mph (174 km/h).

A station at Flour Bluff, Texas, recently reported a sustained
wind of 81 mph (130 km/h).

SUMMARY OF 800 PM CDT…0100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…27.9N 96.8W
ABOUT 35 MI…60 KM E OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM SW OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…941 MB…27.79 INCHES