Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
539 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM-
Colorado-Fort Bend-Galveston-Galveston Bay-Grimes-Harris-Houston-
Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda-Matagorda Bay-Montgomery-Polk-
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Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM-
539 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor the remnants
of tropical system Harvey, which is currently located over the
eastern Bay of Campeche, and is expected to move northwestward
over the western Gulf of Mexico. Environmental conditions are
favorable for development, and a tropical depression or tropical
storm is very likely to form today or tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The tropical system will move into the northwestern Gulf of
Mexico on Friday, and possibly slow down over the region. A slow
moving tropical system such as this can produce copious tropical
rainfall amounts. In the past, slow moving tropical systems have
produced amounts in excess of 20 inches leading to widespread
dangerous flooding. Tropical storm to hurricane force winds could
be possible, as well as tornadoes and storm surge. High tides
along the upper Texas Coast will likely cause impacts from
dangerous rip currents to storm surge flooding. The range of
possibilities with storm surge are varied given the highly
uncertain track of this system. Evacuations may be possible.

Marine impacts will include high winds and large dangerous seas
possible by Friday again depending on the strength and track of
the system.

Persons in Southeast Texas should be monitoring the weather


Spotter activation is likely at some point between Thursday night
and Monday.


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