- Texas: Hurricane Watch Issued for Tropical Storm Beta
- Beta continues to gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico
- It is located 470 kilometers east of the Rio Grande
Texas hurricane warning. Authorities issued a hurricane watch for the Texas coast as Tropical Storm Beta continued to gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico during a season of hurricanes exceptional 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 report said. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in a notice.
Forecasters expect the storm to turn into a hurricane on Sunday, The Associated Press news agency reported.
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.
Filed Under: Texas Hurricane Warning