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TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL


Cristobal is moving north and remains over
Mexico, and will re-emerge over the Gulf tonight.

A storm surge watch has been issued from Grand
Isle, LA to Ocean Springs, MS.

A tropical storm watch has been issued from
Intracoastal City, LA to the Alabama/Florida border.

The track forecast remains consistent for a landfall
Sunday night along the Louisiana coast.

Southeast Texas residents should continue to
monitor; however, most impacts are expected to
be off to the east.

TD Cristobal at 10 AM CDT:

Maximum Sustained Winds 35 mph

Movement N at 12 mph.

Center located near 20.0N , 89.9W inland and
about 40 miles E of Campeche, Mexico

Chance of tropical storm force winds at a
point through 7 AM Wednesday .

Wind impacts are expected to begin along
northern Gulf coast land areas on Sunday.

The most likely time for T ropical
Storm Force Winds to reach the
northern Gulf coast is on Sunday.

Storm Total rainfall forecast
valid Friday morning through
Wednesday morning.

Locally, most rainfall is
expected to be east of the
area and the best chance will
occur on Sunday night and
Monday.

Seas

Higher period swell begins arriving on Saturday . Onset of
seas >/= 6 feet within 60 NM: Saturday. Swell peaks Sunday
in the 6 10ft range offshore.

Increased rip current risk this weekend.
Winds

Well offshore across the upper Texas coastal waters they are
expected to be northerly in the 15 to 20 KT range on Sunday
and Sunday night. Across Galveston Bay, northerly winds 10
to 15 knots are expected Sunday and Sunday night.
Coastal flooding & tides

Coastal flooding risk due to tide, surge & surf this weekend
mainly beachfront. Tides 1 2 feet above normal along upper
Texas coast. Potential for significant wave run up on
beaches. Water levels should peak on Sunday.
Heat

Locations well west of the storm will be prone to hot
conditions. Be careful if working outdoors…especially this
weekend into early next week.

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