Author: David Reimer

Monday Afternoon Update – Harvey back in the Gulf of Mexico – More Rainfall Expected in Southeast Texas

The center of Harvey has now moved into the Gulf of Mexico. A majority of impacts from Harvey are in the rain bands located to the northeast of the center. Winds have become gustier in Southeast Texas and the Coastal Plains this afternoon, but we are not expecting Harvey to regain hurricane intensity while it is in the Gulf. What Harvey will do while in the Gulf is push more moisture into Southeast Texas over the next 36 hours. This increased moisture means we’ll see additional rainfall – some of which will be heavy. Even light rain could cause additional flooding issues in Southeast Texas. Harvey is crawling toward the southeast and won’t move much through Tuesday afternoon. A gradual turn toward the northeast is expected Tuesday Night and early Wednesday. The center of Harvey will make landfall very near Galveston Wednesday morning. From there it’ll finally start moving more quickly to the northeast in Far Southeast Texas and should exit Texas by Wednesday night. That forecast is still subject to considerable change as there really is no ‘steering’ mechanism in the upper-levels. That is why Harvey has been sticking around for days. While only a little intensification is expected in the wind department, we will have to watch for an increased risk of storm surge across the far Southeast Texas coast through Wednesday. I don’t expect anything like...

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8/27 8PM: Rainfall Rates Increasing in western Harris County; Situation Deteriorating Again

We’re ramping up as we now have new very heavy rainfall setting up across western Harris County. A training band of heavy rainfall has set up from near Angleton to Sugar Land to Katy. Hourly rainfall rates are now above 3 inches and will likely continue increasing. Expect very rapid rises on local creeks/streams. This band may build in more and impact Houston proper later this evening. Some locations in Southeast Texas may receive up to 10 inches of rain by 1 AM – on top of the 15 to 25+ inches experienced over the last 36 hours. We’re...

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Additional 1 to 2 Feet of Rain Expected in Southeast Texas by Wednesday

The center of tropical storm Harvey is located 25 miles northwest of Victoria this afternoon. Harvey is now moving southeast at a walking pace of 2 MPH. This southeastward movement will continue into Monday when Harvey moves off-shore near the same location it made landfall a few days ago. This will result in Harvey moving back into the Gulf of Mexico. The very slow forward movement will continue with a turn to the northeast expected on Tuesday. The center Harvey should move back on-shore late Tuesday night near Freeport to Jamaica Beach. Once Harvey moves back into the Gulf there...

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8/27 730AM: Catastrophic Flooding in Houston Metro Expected to Worsen & Become Historic

Moderate to heavy rainfall continues to move from south to north across the Houston metro this morning with storm total accumulations approaching 30 inches. An additional 5 to 10 inches are probable by early afternoon – exceeding totals and flooding seen in Allison. This is becoming a biblical-level event and may become one of – if not the most devastating flood event the United States has seen in modern times. While Houston has seen catastrophic flooding this morning it is by far not the only location dealing with flooding. Record flooding on most streams will continue and only get...

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8/27 5:15 AM Unprecedented Flash Flood Emergency Event Continues for Houston Metro

For those of you just waking up to the news Рan unprecedented flood is underway across the Houston Metro. Rainfall amounts of nearly 30 inches have fallen across parts of the Houston metro over the last 24 hours Рover half of it within the last 8 hours. Houston is under water in what will become the worst flood event in Texas state history and one of the worst United States flooding disasters in modern history. Additional rainfall totals of 20 to 30 inches are expected through Thursday Рfor a storm total of 45 to 60 inches in...

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