The center of Major Hurricane Harvey is located 5 miles north of Rockport, Texas – who are about to get back into the eyewall after two hours in the eye’s calm. Harvey is moving northwest at about 7 MPH. Based on the storm’s current track the eastern eyewall is likely to pass just west of Victoria with a direct hit on Refugio and potentially Goliad. Hurricane force winds will accompany the eyewall and likely impact Victoria, Goliad, and potentially even Beeville over the next several hours. Devastating major hurricane force winds over 115 MPH will likely impact Refugio by 1 AM. Life-threatening storm surge will continue along the Middle Texas and Southeast Texas Coast this morning as southeasterly winds continue to race off the Gulf. Harvey will slowly weaken as it slowly moves northwest over the next several hours, but it is likely to remain a hurricane through Saturday afternoon.

Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1200 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017

…12 AM CDT POSITION UPDATE…
…DANGEROUS HARVEY NEAR THE MOUTH OF COPANO BAY…

A station at Copano Bay, Texas, recently reported a sustained wind
of 74 mph (118 km/h) with a gust to 110 mph (178 km/h) in the
northern eyewall.

A station at Aransas Wildlife Refuge run by the Texas Coastal
Observing Network recently reported a sustained wind of 78 mph
(126 km/h) with a gust to 105 mph (170 km/h).

A NOAA tide gauge at Port Lavaca, Texas, recently measured a water
level of 5.6 feet above Mean Higher High Water.

A station at Rockport, Texas, reported a minimum pressure of
942 mb (27.81 in.) in the eye.

SUMMARY OF 1200 AM CDT…0500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…28.1N 97.0W
ABOUT 5 MI…10 KM NNE OF ROCKPORT TEXAS
ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM WSW OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…940 MB…27.76 INCHES