Tropical Storm Don Update From NHC As Of July 29, 1 AM CDT

By on Jul 29, 2011 in Science, United States, Weather, World Comments

Tropical Storm Don continues to move west-northwest with little change in strength, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported on its Tropical Storm Don Intermediate Advisory Number 6A released on July 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM CDT.

According to the advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Don was located near Latitude 25.0 North Longitude 93.0 West. It is moving at about 14 mph (22 km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Before the center reaches the Texas coast, only slight strengthening is anticipated. A gradual weakening should begin thereafter, NHC said.

Tropical Storm Don Update
Tropical Storm Don Forecast Position
Credit: National Hurricane Center

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Texas coast from the mouth of Rio Grande to San Luis Pass. According to NHC, a Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 to 36 hours in this case.

NHC forecast that a storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 2 feet above ground level, mainly along the immediate coast near and to the northeast of where the center makes landfall. The surge wil be accompanied by large and damaging waves near the coast.

Furthermore, NHC reported that Tropical Storm Don is expected to produce a total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches from the central Texas coast westward into south central Texas, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 100 miles (160 km) mainly to the north and east of the center, while the latest minimum central pressure reported is 1003 MB or 29.62 inches, NHC reported on its advisory.

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