This is a quick update to indicate that Harvey has become a tropical storm over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane hunters have found increased winds in Harvey, and maximum sustained winds are now near 40 MPH with higher gusts. Continued strengthening is forecast and Harvey could be approaching hurricane status by tomorrow night. Please see our detailed forecast update from 10 PM here.
Tropical Storm Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1100 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017
…AIR FORCE PLANE FINDS TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS…
An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft just measured
tropical storm force winds in Harvey. The maximum winds are
estimated to be 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM CDT…0400 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 500 MI…810 KM SSE OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
ABOUT 440 MI…705 KM SE OF PORT MANSFIELD TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES