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Hurricane HARVEY


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Hurricane Harvey Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL092017
200 PM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017

...2 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE...
...HARVEY STRENGTHENS INTO A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph
(195 km/h) with higher gusts.  Harvey is a category 3 hurricane on
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  The latest minimum central
pressure reported by the aircraft is 943 mb (27.85 inches).

A wind gust to 57 mph (91 km/h) was recently observed at the Naval
Air Station in Corpus Christi.  A coastal observing site near Port
Aransas has measured a sustained wind of 49 mph (80 km/h) with a
gust to 60 mph (96 km/h).

A sustained wind of 59 mph (95 km/h) and a wind gust to 69 mph
(111 km/h) were recently reported by NOAA buoy 42020, located about
40 miles off the coast of Texas.

NOAA tide gauges near Corpus Christi and Port Aransas indicate
storm surge inundation of 1 to 2 ft is already occurring.


SUMMARY OF 200 PM CDT...1900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.2N 96.4W
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM ESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM S OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 INCHES

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Forecaster Brown

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