- Tropical storm Nicholas moves toward the United States.
- Authorities issued a hurricane watch for the Texas coast, where it is expected to hit in a few hours.
- Nicholas, which became a tropical storm this Sunday, is expected to generate a storm surge this Monday.
Tropical Storm Nicholas is moving towards USA and that is why the authorities issued a hurricane watch for the Texas coast, where it is expected to hit in a few hours.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States reported that Nicholas is moving through the northwestern Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and that it is expected to make landfall in Texas tonight.
Hurricane Watch Issued for Texas
Tropical Storm #Nicholas Notice 2A: Nicholas is moving little at this time. It is expected to head to the Texas coast later tonight and Monday, ”the NHC reported in its latest newsletter through its twitter account.
In view of the situation, meteorologists have issued a hurricane warning for the Texas coast, from Port Aransas to Sargent. Expecting it to impact with less intensity, they have also issued a tropical storm warning for the eastern part of the state as far as Freeport.
Tropical Storm Nicholas
Nicholas, which took the force of a tropical storm this Sunday, is expected to generate a strong storm surge this Monday off the coast of Texas, from Port Aransas, through Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay to San Luis Pass. , EFE pointed out.
“Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Watch Issued for Portion of the Texas Coast. Significant amounts of rain could cause flash flooding and urban flooding this week, ”the NHC warned.
Active hurricane season
The hurricane season remains very dynamic. Nicholas is already the fourteenth named storm to form in the Atlantic in 2021. The good news is that meteorologists do not believe it will become a hurricane.
Even so, they continue to monitor the system that heads north-northwest at 22 kilometers per hour and that, according to the trajectory drawn by meteorologists, will spend the night this Sunday near the northeast coast of Mexico and on Monday it would already be playing. land on the Texas coast.
Nicholas follow inland
Forecasters predict that Nicholas will get progressively stronger as he moves through the Gulf of Mexico. After arriving in Texas, the system will continue inland along the south or central coast of Texas between Monday and Tuesday. The NHC indicated that Nicholas could generate heavy rains between Sunday and Monday that would leave between 2 and 5 inches (5 and 12 cm) of water northeast of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
So far, five hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic: Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida and Larry, of which Grace, Ida and Larry have reached a higher category. Meteorologists continue to monitor other systems.
Bad news: Prognosis remains
Later in the year, there are no signs that the trend will change, so the forecast remains that this will be an active hurricane season in the Atlantic, reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA).
The agency indicated that there do not appear to be significant changes in what they had foreseen for this hurricane season in the Atlantic, so the forecast is maintained that this year they will form until 10 hurricanes.
Forecast of active hurricane season in the Atlantic is maintained
Hurricane season started last June 1. Now, when we go to the middle, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reviews and confirms that this 2021 there could be between 15 and 21 named storms and that between 7 and 10 of them could become hurricanes.
Before starting the season, NOAA also warned about the possibility that during this year they will form 3 to 5 major hurricanes, that is, so strong that they could reach categories 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, EFE reported.
Are more hurricanes coming?
Actually, there was a slight increase in the possibilities. In May, NOAA anticipated that they would form between 13 and 20 named tropical storms, as well as between 6 and 10 hurricanes. This time, anticipate that they will form between 15 and 21 named storms, as well as between 7 and 10 hurricanes.
Even so, it does not represent a significant change. “NOAA forecasters maintain an above-average hurricane season forecast for the Atlantic Basin and emphasize the importance of being prepared,” they confirmed through their twitter account.
Forecasters invite you to be prepared for what lies ahead
“The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is underway and atmospheric and ocean conditions remain conducive to an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Meteorological Service ”, they began by saying in a release.
NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said that “after a record start, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of abating as it enters the peak months ahead” adding that the agency will keep communities ” prepared for any threatening storm ”.
Staying alert for storms
Families should prepare for the storm, that’s what Louis W. Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service, recommends. “Now is the time for families and communities to make sure their preparations are in place,” he said.
“These storms can be devastating, so be prepared for all possible outcomes by keeping an eye on the forecast and the following safety information and possible evacuation notifications issued by emergency officials,” he added. Tropical Storm Nicholas: Hurricane Watch Issued for Texas.
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