Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tropical Update

Brace yourself, Texas and Louisiana; Tropical Storm Edouard heads for the shore.

At 400 am CDT…0900z…the center of Tropical Storm Edouard was located near latitude 29.3 north…longitude 93.4 west or about 50 miles… 80 km…southeast of Port Arthur Texas and about 85 miles …135 km…east of Galveston Texas.

Edouard is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph…19 km/hr …And this motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track…the center of Edouard is expected to be near or over the Upper Texas or southwestern Louisiana coasts by midday
today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph…100 km/hr…with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible prior to landfall and Edouard could approach hurricane strength by the time its center crosses the coast.