10 A.M. Update — Hurricane Harvey
Let’s start out with the hard information on Hurricane Harvey.
ABOUT 115 MI…185 KM SE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 120 MI…195 KM SSE OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…947 MB…27.97 INCHES
The only major change in the 10 a.m. advisory is that the Hurricane Watch south of Port Mansfield to the mouth of the Rio Grande has been discontinued.
As of 10 a.m., Harvey is still expected to make landfall on the middle Texas coast tonight or in the early morning hours tomorrow. It will be after that that the forward motion of Harvey is expected to decrease rapidly. Forecasters say that Harvey will very likely wobble around near or just inland of the Texas coast. Naturally, that means that he will dump a ton of rain on that area.
Currently, Harvey is packing winds of 110 m.p.h and forecasters say that the storm may strengthen and become a major hurricane before it makes landfall. Those hurricane force winds extend out about 35 miles from the center and tropical force winds can be expected to extend out up to 140 miles.
Locally, we can expect to see 5″ to 10″ of rain between now and next Friday. I spoke with KPLC Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton and he told me that we could have periods of very heavy rain and rain of 10″ to 20″ inches could be possible with those storms.
The next update will be released at 1 p.m. and we’ll post it right here. We will also be updating information all weekend on the air at 92.9 The Lake