Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Nicholas Becomes a Hurricane at Landfall; Weakening Rapidly Now

 400 AM CDT Tue Sep 14 2021

...NICHOLAS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.3N 95.6W
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM SSW OF HOUSTON TEXAS
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM NNW OF FREEPORT TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 INCHES

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Sargent to Sabine Pass including Galveston Bay

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Matagorda to Cameron

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Sabine Pass to Rutherford Beach Louisiana

RAINFALL:  Nicholas is expected to produce additional rainfall of 5
to 10 inches from the upper Texas coastal area into central to
southern Louisiana, far southern Mississippi and far southern
Alabama, with isolated storm totals of 20 inches across central to
southern Louisiana. Life-threatening flash flooding impacts,
especially in urbanized metropolitan areas, are possible across
these regions.

Widespread minor to isolated major river flooding is expected across
portions of the upper Texas Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana and
Mississippi.

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