Brownsville, TX

4:26 PM CDT on August 23, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Brownsville-South Padre I International | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Hurricane Statement ()

Elev 20 ft 25.91 °N, 97.43 °W | Updated 33 minutes ago

Clear
Clear
93 °F
Feels Like 102 °F
N
14
Wind Variable Wind from East

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.85 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 102 °F
Dew Point 73 °F
Humidity 52%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:06 AM 7:57 PM
Waxing Crescent, 6% visible
METAR KBRO 232053Z 08012KT 10SM CLR 34/23 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T03390228 56025
Pressure 29.85 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 102 °F
Dew Point 73 °F
Humidity 52%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:06 AM 7:57 PM
Waxing Crescent, 6% visible
METAR KBRO 232053Z 08012KT 10SM CLR 34/23 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T03390228 56025

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 12:30 PM CDT Aug. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

This product covers the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Kenedy

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kenedy

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southeast of Brownsville TX or about 470 miles
      southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter data indicate that Harvey has
regenerated in the Bay of Campeche this morning. Tropical Depression
Harvey is forecast to continue to strengthen as it approaches the Texas
coast Thursday into Friday. Tropical storm force winds could approach
coastal areas in the Lower Texas coast as early as Thursday night into
Friday morning.

Heavy rainfall is expected through much of the area with rainfall
totals of 2 to 3 inches, locally 4 inches along the coast. Lesser
amounts are expected further west. The heaviest rains will occur
Thursday night and Friday.

Storm surge inundation of up to 3 to 4 feet is possible along the
coast and bays of Kenedy County.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas coast.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having
      window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural
      damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.
      Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and
      access routes impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages.

Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to
significant impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas
coast.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across portions Brooks and Kenedy counties as well as the
coastal sections of Cameron and Willacy counties. Potential impacts
include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the Rio
Grande Valley and deep south Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a
boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and
your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Brownsville TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Castillo

1230 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Kenedy

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kenedy

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southeast of Brownsville TX or about 470 miles
      southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter data indicate that Harvey has
regenerated in the Bay of Campeche this morning. Tropical Depression
Harvey is forecast to continue to strengthen as it approaches the Texas
coast Thursday into Friday. Tropical storm force winds could approach
coastal areas in the Lower Texas coast as early as Thursday night into
Friday morning.

Heavy rainfall is expected through much of the area with rainfall
totals of 2 to 3 inches, locally 4 inches along the coast. Lesser
amounts are expected further west. The heaviest rains will occur
Thursday night and Friday.

Storm surge inundation of up to 3 to 4 feet is possible along the
coast and bays of Kenedy County.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas coast.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having
      window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural
      damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.
      Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and
      access routes impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages.

Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to
significant impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas
coast.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across portions Brooks and Kenedy counties as well as the
coastal sections of Cameron and Willacy counties. Potential impacts
include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the Rio
Grande Valley and deep south Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a
boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and
your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Brownsville TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Castillo

1230 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Kenedy

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kenedy

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southeast of Brownsville TX or about 470 miles
      southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter data indicate that Harvey has
regenerated in the Bay of Campeche this morning. Tropical Depression
Harvey is forecast to continue to strengthen as it approaches the Texas
coast Thursday into Friday. Tropical storm force winds could approach
coastal areas in the Lower Texas coast as early as Thursday night into
Friday morning.

Heavy rainfall is expected through much of the area with rainfall
totals of 2 to 3 inches, locally 4 inches along the coast. Lesser
amounts are expected further west. The heaviest rains will occur
Thursday night and Friday.

Storm surge inundation of up to 3 to 4 feet is possible along the
coast and bays of Kenedy County.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas coast.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having
      window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural
      damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.
      Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and
      access routes impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages.

Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to
significant impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas
coast.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across portions Brooks and Kenedy counties as well as the
coastal sections of Cameron and Willacy counties. Potential impacts
include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the Rio
Grande Valley and deep south Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a
boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and
your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Brownsville TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Castillo


1230 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This product covers the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas

**harvey regenerates into a tropical depression**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Kenedy

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Cameron and
      coastal Willacy
    - a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kenedy

* storm information:
    - about 430 miles southeast of Brownsville TX or about 470 miles
      southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 21.5n 92.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter data indicate that Harvey has
regenerated in the Bay of Campeche this morning. Tropical Depression
Harvey is forecast to continue to strengthen as it approaches the Texas
coast Thursday into Friday. Tropical storm force winds could approach
coastal areas in the Lower Texas coast as early as Thursday night into
Friday morning.

Heavy rainfall is expected through much of the area with rainfall
totals of 2 to 3 inches, locally 4 inches along the coast. Lesser
amounts are expected further west. The heaviest rains will occur
Thursday night and Friday.

Storm surge inundation of up to 3 to 4 feet is possible along the
coast and bays of Kenedy County.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas coast.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across the coastal sections of Kenedy County. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having
      window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural
      damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.
      Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and
      access routes impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages.

Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to
significant impacts across the southern portions of the Lower Texas
coast.

* Flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across portions Brooks and Kenedy counties as well as the
coastal sections of Cameron and Willacy counties. Potential impacts
include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across the Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the Rio
Grande Valley and deep south Texas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from
tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being
officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe
destination.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter,
leave early before weather conditions become hazardous.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a
boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and
your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Brownsville TX around 4 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Castillo