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Tropical Storm Harvey – Part II Day 5

Tropical Storm HarveyPosition: 28.8N 96.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [120°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Currently about 10 miles [ 15 km] East of Victoria, Texas.

Houston is already experiencing massive flooding, and the flooding will continue.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Mesquite Bay to High Island, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for North of Sargent to San Luis Pass, Texas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]


1 Steve Bates { 08.27.17 at 10:56 am }

We’re sitting in the central hallway of
Our House, waiting out a couple of tornado
warnings, soothing two kitties made nervous
by cell phone alerts screaming occasionally.
I’ve spent more boring afternoons. Fortunately
none of the residents are inclined to panic.
And we can always watch trash cans float
down the street. And honestly enquire,
How’s bayou, Bryan?

2 Bryan { 08.27.17 at 1:13 pm }

I am really glad to hear from you, Steve. I’ve been worried about you since I saw the rain patterns. You have been following the weather, so you know you are in for a long haul to the sunshine. The current tracking has the sucker going back into the Gulf and then heading for Houston as a tropical storm.

I know that you have been through this before, but it gets worse as we get older. Say ‘hi’ to Stella and the kitties for me and know we are thinking dry thought for you.

3 hipparchia { 08.27.17 at 4:59 pm }

whew! the doggerelist is alive and kicking! I’ve been worried about y’all too.

my bayou is fine thankyouverymuch 😈 glad you could check in, and here’s hoping that Harvey part iii doesn’t come after you for that.

4 Kryten42 { 08.28.17 at 12:00 pm }

Glad you & family are OK Steve. I was hoping yesterday you were out of harms way. I wish everyone there had been.

Things will be somewhat difficult for a while yet from what I hear, but hopefully the worst is over. Good luck!

5 Steve Bates { 08.29.17 at 11:05 am }

Damn, lost whole cmnt. Kayak on street. Native-style canoe. Gradual increase in intent of universe not to flood Our House. /end compressed speech

6 Steve Bates { 08.29.17 at 11:08 am }

Increase–>increase in confidence

7 Steve Bates { 08.29.17 at 11:18 am }

IPhone cooling off rather than exploding? PRICELESS!

8 Bryan { 08.29.17 at 1:10 pm }

You do seem to have selected the right place to live in Houston, Steve. Looking at the drone shots, it looks like you could drive shrimpers instead of jon boats in Houston.

I’m in the outer band at the moment, but it just pours through the sand into the water table.