Storm Beta triggers hurricane watch off Texas coast

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  • Storm Beta continues to gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico as authorities in Texas issued a hurricane watch
  • In the latter part of the National Hurricane Center, Beta was 290 miles east of the Rio Grande
  • The hurricane watch covers the coast of the state, from Port Aransas to High Island, both in Texas

Beta storm. Authorities issued a hurricane watch for the Texas coast late Friday as Tropical Storm Beta continued to gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico during an exceptional hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

Beta was 470 kilometers (290 miles) east of the Rio Grande, had maximum sustained winds of 95 km / h (60 mph) and was moving at 13 km / h (8 mph) heading north, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted. , for its acronym in English) in a notice.

Forecasters expect the storm to turn into a hurricane on Sunday.

The hurricane watch ranges from Port Aransas to High Island, both in Texas. There is also a storm surge advisory between Port Mansfield, Texas and High Island, and another for a tropical storm from Port Aransas to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and from east High Island to Morgan City, Louisiana.

The forecast points to a storm surge of up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) in parts of the Texas coast that include Baffin Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and Galveston Bay, among others. The storm is expected to include high winds and rainfall, dangerous surf and rip currents.

Meteorologists ran out of traditional alphabet letters to name storms earlier on Friday and turned to Greek for the second time since the 1950s.

Furthermore, Teddy remained a powerful hurricane into early Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 215 km / h (130 mph).

The meteor’s vortex was 1,045 km (650 miles) southeast of Bermuda, less than a week after Hurricane Paulette made landfall on British soil. Authorities activated a tropical storm alert on the island.

Beta storm

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