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Harvey’s Mammoth Deluge Potential: Some Models Are Showing Storm Could Produce Five Feet of Rain


Media, Texas, and Gulf Coast residents take note: the thing to be most concerned about with regards to Harvey is not its admittedly life-threatening storm surge and strong winds, but what is shaping up to be a potentially historic rainfall event.


The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows that Harvey has just hit major hurricane status. Packing 120 mph winds and a 943 mb minimum central pressure, the storm is certainly quite powerful. This is the NHC’s expected peak intensity for the storm just prior to landfall late tonight or early tomorrow.

But with Harvey, the main issue we are facing is not the usual and notably dangerous high winds and storm surge flooding that go along with a category 3 storm. The main issue is the flooding rains that will have the potential to cause damage and disruption for not just months but for years…

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August 25, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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