Skip to comments.Hurricane Hanna batters Texas coast
Posted on 07/25/2020 1:18:58 PM PDT by BeauBo
The brunt of Hanna is taking aim on south Texas.
Hurricane Hanna has strengthened and is sustaining winds of 80 mph. The Category 1 hurricane is moving to the west at 8 mph and the center is currently about 50 miles ENE of Port Mansfield, Texas.
Very heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are currently impacting the south Texas coast, the worst of it south of Corpus Christi, down along the coast to the mouth of the Rio Grande River. The western eye wall is now along the coast there.
While wind/storm surge are notable impacts along the coast this afternoon, very heavy rain and the potential for widespread flash flooding across the Rio Grande Valley is the biggest concern into tonight. Rainfall totals over extreme southern Texas to the Mexico border could lead to dangerous flash flooding...
After landfall, Hanna will begin to rapidly weaken into tonight and Sunday morning. However, it will continue to bring widespread heavy rain and the threat of dangerous flash flooding across the Rio Grande Valley even as the wind speeds go down.
A Hurricane warning remains in effect for Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay, Texas. A tropical storm warning remains for much of the Texas coast with a storm surge warning from Port Mansfield to Sargent, Texas.
Hanna will likely cross into northern Mexico tomorrow morning and weaken to a depression by later on Sunday.
An excessive amount of rain is forecast for extreme southern Texas, south of Corpus Christi, including Port Mansfield, Brownfield and down along parts of the Rio Grande Valley. Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected which could produce widespread flash flooding into tonight.
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So far so good in Corpus Christi. The wind has shifted from North to ENE (70 degrees). Sustained winds at 45 with gust to 60 and we've still got power.
I wish it would batter its way 500 miles north. We need rain really badly.
It’s definitely a Hot Spot.
Weather Channel guy is standing on the beach talking about how the surf is up. That area is almost flat as a plate, 1 increase inundates the beach. But theyre trying to show how dangerous a storm it is...NOT.
As usual, it will peter out before hitting North Texas (although we have been out of drought for years).
I think storms just are like the rest of us and fall asleep between Houston and here.
(actually, it making a beeline for my wife’s home town of Monterrey, NL, MX).
Storms get stuck in this giant ditch called Houston, flood all the bayou and wreak havoc on roadways. Until they are completely spent. We are the hurricane kook magnet.
It has rained all day here in Houston. I keep falling asleep.
Western eye wall???. How many eyes does this thing have?
“Western eye wall?”
The Western (Leading) edge of the eye. The boundary between the calm center (the eye), and the violent winds rotating around it, is called the wall, or eye wall.
From inside the eye of the storm, it looks like a wall of clouds.
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