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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Update: TD 9 has intensified and has become Tropical Storm Humberto.

Humberto has 45 MPH sustained winds. KPRC in Houston is projecting 2 - 3 ft storm surge ans is moving slowly to the north. Heavy rain is expected to last until Friday when a front pushed all of this weather out to sea.

The enhanced radar is showing heavy rains just coming ashore along the western end of Galveston Island. I would recommend leaving early this afternoon if at all possible. Drive times this morning were rather long and they will probably be just as bad going home tonight.
Tropical Depression Number 9 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Galveston/Houston. The storm is currently located about 85 miles south-southwest of Galveston and 135 miles east of Corpus Christi with maximum sustained winds of 35 MPH and gusts as high as 55 MPH. Further development is expected and this depression is expected to become a tropical storm before it makes landfall. When this storm is named it will either be Humberto or Ingrid depending on what happend with TD #8 out in the Atlantic (I'll discuss that later).
TD 9 is moving north at 6 MPH which is not good news as far as rainfall amounts are concerned. The NHC is forecasting 5 - 10 inches of rain from the storm. As the two graphics show, this storm should be at the north end of Galveston Bay tomorrow morning with potential winds in our area of 50 KTs throughout the night.
I'll be updating this post as new information comes in.

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