Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard Headed for Texas

It appears that Tropical Storm Edouard is headed for the upper Texas coast and the Houston area. Clouds and thunderstorms have already entered the Houston/Galveston/Beaumont areas.

This would be the first storm to reach the area and it is only August. The National Hurricane Center has the projected track of Edouard hitting the Texas coast sometime tomorrow night.

It is unclear whether the storms in the Gulf area are a precursor of TS Edouard, but the rain and cooler temperature will be a welcome relief from the ehat.

No matter what happens, the area is going to get hit. Just how seriously the hit will be remains the question.

"As of now southeast Texas remains firmly within the storm's crosshairs, and we cannot rule out Edouard becoming a hurricane before landfall -- some might argue that's more likely than not -- on Tuesday." - Eric Berger (SciGuy in the Houston Chronicle)

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