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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX  AL222020
1026 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

This product covers South Texas

**TROPICAL STORM BETA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for
      Aransas Islands, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal
      Calhoun, and Coastal Refugio
    - A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for Inland Calhoun, Inland
      Kleberg, and Inland San Patricio
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch have been issued
      for Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal San Patricio,
      Kleberg Islands, and Nueces Islands

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Aransas Islands, Calhoun Islands, Coastal Aransas, Coastal
      Calhoun, and Coastal Refugio
    - A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Inland Calhoun, Inland
      Kleberg, and Inland San Patricio
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for
      Coastal Kleberg, Coastal Nueces, Coastal San Patricio, Kleberg
      Islands, and Nueces Islands

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 340 miles east-southeast of Port Aransas TX or about 320
      miles southeast of Port Oconnor TX
    - 25.5N 92.3W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Beta continues to strengthen in the western Gulf of
Mexico. While its final track is still uncertain, there is potential
for hurricane force winds along the middle Texas coast, with tropical
storm force winds possible further south. In addition, heavy rainfall
is possible early next week along nearly the entire Texas coast.
Dangerous storm surge is also possible along the immediate coast.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across coastal Texas. 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 South Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Coastal Bend and middle Texas coast. Potential impacts in this
area include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

* SURGE:
Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the immediate coast. 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.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across South Texas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

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 near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

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

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and family members know of your intentions for
weathering the storm and your whereabouts. Have someone located away
from the threatened area serve as your point of contact. Share vital
contact information with others. Keep cell phones handy and charged.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

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 weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

There is a threat from tornadoes with this storm. Have multiple ways
to receive Tornado Warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly.

* 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 Corpus Christi TX around 4 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL222020
1039 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

This product covers Southeast Texas

**AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND BETA STRONGER**
**HURRICANE WATCHES AND STORM SURGE WATCHES ARE NOW IN EFFECT
FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Southern Liberty
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for
      Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal
      Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda,
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, and Matagorda Islands

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Southern Liberty
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Brazoria Islands, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal
      Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda,
      Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, and Matagorda Islands

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 300 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX or about 310
      miles southeast of Matagorda TX
    - 25.5N 92.3W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

At 1000 PM CDT, Tropical Storm Beta was located over the Western Gulf
of Mexico. Beta is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph and a
slow westward motion is expected to begin late Saturday, with a slow
northwestward motion forecast to begin late Sunday and continue through
late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will slowly
approach the Texas coast this weekend into early next week. Additional
strengthening is forecast, and Beta is expected to become a hurricane
on Sunday.

Locally, Beta is expected to bring dangerous storm surge along the
coastal locations of Southeast Texas, as well as the potential for
flooding rain and possible Hurricane Force winds. The combination
of storm surge and heavy rainfall along with high tides will elevate
the risk of dangerous flooding along the Barrier Islands and inner
coastal locations.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Barrier Islands and coastal regions from Matagorda
Bay through Galveston Bay. 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.

Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts along and south of Interstate 10. Potential
impacts include:
    - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, 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 Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
along the Texas Coast. 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 most of Southeast Texas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
Listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

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 near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and 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 Houston/Galveston TX around 4 AM CDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$

Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
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Tropical Storm Beta Local Statement Advisory Number 6
National Weather Service Brownsville TX  AL222020
1022 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

This product covers The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas

**AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND BETA STRONGER**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch have been issued
      for Coastal Kenedy
    - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Coastal Cameron,
      Coastal Willacy, and Inland Kenedy

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for
      Coastal Kenedy
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Coastal Cameron,
      Coastal Willacy, and Inland Kenedy

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 320 miles east of Brownsville TX or about 330 miles
      east-southeast of Port Mansfield TX
    - 25.5N 92.3W
    - Storm Intensity 60 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Recent aircraft reconssaince data indicates that Tropical Storm Beta
has gradually strengthened this evening with maximum sustained winds
of 50 mph with a reformation of the center further to the north-
northeast. Beta will continue to move towards the north-northeast into
tomorrow before turning and moving slowly towards the west- northwest
for several days towards the middle Texas coastline while
strengthening into a hurricane. As Beta nears landfall, it will turn
more northward into the middle of next week. Overall, there is high
uncertainty with regards to the exact track and intensity. Also do
note that some impacts will also be felt outside of the cone of
uncertainty. Deep South Texas, especially nearest the gulf coast, will
feature the potential for bands of heavy rainfall and gusty winds in
excess of tropical storm winds. Storm surge will also be possible
along the coast, especially to the north of Port Mansfield where 2 to
4 feet will be possible.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the adjacent Lower Texas coastal waters. Potential impacts in this
area include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across eastern and central portions of Deep South Texas.

* SURGE:
Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
along the lower Texas coastline. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across The Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, little
to no impact is anticipated.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across the coastal counties of Deep South Texas. 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:

Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

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 near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and 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 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Brady

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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