Texas Hurricane Resources

5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

What do they mean?

An explanation of watches and warnings related to an approaching tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm and Hurricane watches/warnings cover the ‘wind’ aspect while Storm Surge watches/warnings cover the life-threatening coastal hazard. Click on each graphic below for a detailed explanation of each watch and warning.

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