Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tropical storm force winds approach the TX coast

Tropical storm-force winds (over 39 MPH sustained) are approaching the TX coast. This image from the NHC depicts the extent of tropical storm-force and hurricane-force winds as of 1000 CDT.

The winds at S Padre Island Heliport have been from the NNE at between 29 and 36 MPH during the past four hours. Look for winds to increase and come from the NE, then E as the storm approaches. Surge levels should increase as the wind direction changes to the NE, then E.

NOAA tides and currents data reveals that water levels are already 2 feet above normal at the S Padre Island Coast Guard Station, as of 0700 CDT.

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