Friday, October 9 - 3:45 p.m.
Hurricane Delta has finally made the forecasted turn to the NNE drawing the storm out of our area. While we've had continuous rain and elevated winds throughout the day today, we have only had some street sign and traffic signal damage and a report of one large tree down here in Mont Belvieu. While the threat of severe weather is decreasing in our area, we would encourage you to continue monitoring conditions and stay weather aware.
Friday, October 9 - 10:40 a.m.
Hurricane Delta is currently bringing tropical storm force wind gusts, high surf and coastal flooding along the Gulf coast and Galveston Bay. Landfall still expected this early this evening on the southwest Louisiana coast where impacts will be more severe. For southeast Texas will see rain end, winds decrease tonight. Tide levels, around peak levels this morning, will decrease gradually through tonight and back to near normal on Saturday.
Friday, October 9 - 5:45 a.m.
Hurricane Delta remains a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph as of 4:00 a.m. However, the storm is expected to weaken due to moving through cooler waters and stronger winds aloft before it makes landfall. Overall, the forecast track remains similar to previous advisories with an expected landfall this evening in southwest Louisiana. While Southeast Texas will not see the most significant impacts from Delta, areas along the coast - like Chambers County - will experience tropical storm conditions and will remain in a Tropical Storm Warning.
Thursday, October 8 - 3:00 p.m.
The Mont Belvieu area is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning due to potential impacts from Hurricane Delta which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico. While our area is not expected to take a direct hit from the hurricane, the storm is large enough to cause our area to see the following potential impacts:
- Tropical storm force winds are likely across the entire warning area (which includes all of Chambers County) starting late Thursday night and into Friday. This is a very large storm and USAF and NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft are indicating that tropical storm force winds are currently extending 100 - 150 miles away from the eye of the storm. Any strong winds are expected to move out of our area by Friday night.
- The largest threat to SE Texas is the potential for heavy rainfall; Mont Belvieu is within the area of potential impact. This comes with a slight risk of flash flooding.
WATCHES & WARNINGS
Tropical Storm Warning, Costal Flood Warning
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- All City facilities and services operating normally at this time.
- No community impacts at this time.
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