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Mon Sep 13, 2021, 07:24 PM

Nicholas gets stronger, threatens to hit Texas as hurricane

Source: AP

By JUAN A. LOZANO

HOUSTON (AP) ó Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday and threatened to blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane that could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana.

Nearly all of the stateís coastline was under a tropical storm warning that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said authorities placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the coast.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the systemís top sustained winds reached 60 mph (95 kph). If the winds hit 74 mph, the storm would become a Category 1 hurricane. It was moving north at 12 mph (19 kph) on a track to pass near the South Texas coast later in the day, then move onshore in the evening.

In flood-prone Houston, officials worried that heavy rain expected to arrive late Monday and early Tuesday could inundate streets and flood homes. Authorities deployed high-water rescue vehicles throughout the city and erected barricades at more than 40 locations that tend to flood, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.



Workers remove banners from a post in front of Landry's Seafood House in Galveston, Texas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, as residents and business prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/mexico-texas-louisiana-miami-floods-8e71e24a3c0f8fccd493426edab757aa

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Reply Nicholas gets stronger, threatens to hit Texas as hurricane (Original post)
Omaha Steve Monday OP
RussBLib Monday #1
texasfiddler Monday #4
Gruenemann Monday #2
BumRushDaShow Monday #3
Tom Yossarian Joad Monday #5
monkeyman1 Monday #6
BidenRocks Monday #7
TomSlick Monday #8
Shanti Shanti Shanti Tuesday #9
HubertHeaver Tuesday #11
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:02 PM

1. It passed 50 miles to our east

We are lucky once again.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:44 PM

4. It is passing about 70 miles to the east of us. Good to be on the dry side.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:12 PM

2. God's punishment for SB8

Or not...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:31 PM

3. At the last update, it was up to 70 mph

and still scraping the coast of TX.




TEXT

National Hurricane Center
@NHC_Atlantic
Tropical Storm #Nicholas Advisory 7A: Nicholas Bringing Heavy Rains, Strong Winds, and Storm Surges to Portions of the Central and Upper Texas Coasts. http://go.usa.gov/W3H
8:00 PM ∑ Sep 13, 2021


000
WTNT34 KNHC 132358
TCPAT4

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Nicholas Intermediate Advisory Number 7A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142021
700 PM CDT Mon Sep 13 2021

...NICHOLAS BRINGING HEAVY RAINS, STRONG WINDS, AND STORM SURGES TO
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND UPPER TEXAS COASTS...


SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...28.1N 96.2W
ABOUT 35 MI...60 KM SSW OF MATAGORDA TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 INCHES

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/132358.shtml

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:56 PM

5. OMG, This must mean God hates Texas according to past statements by the ordained!!!

On the more serious side I hope that all in the path of the storm fare well.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:20 PM

6. wonder if if Cruz bought plane ticket's yet ?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 10:13 PM

7. Tots and Pears!

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Response to BidenRocks (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:01 PM

8. Interesting comment.

Should we not be concerned for the people in the path of Nicholas?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:05 AM

9. Officially a Cat 1 hurricane now, and its slowing down and skirting the coast, Galveston?

Houston gonna be flooding

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 01:14 AM

11. Should cross the coastline west of Galveston Island

and hook around Houston on the west and north sides. Looks like it will take IH-10 into La.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:36 AM

10. Nicholas is a hurricane but turned to the east which lowers flooding risks for Houston

It appears that the storm has shifted to the East and this has lowered our flooding chance https://spacecityweather.com/as-nicholas-nears-we-are-lowering-our-flood-scale-alert-for-all-but-the-coast/



We are in Stage 2 flood alert which should be okay. We had no flooding during Ike or Harvey

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