Tropical Storm Hanna Gaining Strength
Tropical Storm warnings are in effect all along the south Texas Coast, including Victoria county. Here is the latest update about Tropical Storm Hanna.
1 PM UPDATE 7/24/2020
Tropical Storm Hanna is gaining strength and now has sustained winds at 50 MPH. The location of landfall is now further south than originally forecast. It looks like landfall will happen around the Corpus Christi area tomorrow afternoon. The storm is tracking WNW at 9 MPH right now and will take a more westerly turn tonight.
A tropical storm remains in effect for Victoria and Coastal Counties until Sunday afternoon. Wind effect should be minimal with peak winds at 20-30 mph with gusts to 30 mph. We can also expect high rain chances, since we are on the north side of the storm. Rainfall amounts could total 2-4 inches, with localized higher amounts.
We are about to head into the prime months of hurricane season. This is when tropical storms and hurricanes can form not just in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Southeast coast or western Caribbean Sea, but also in what is called the main development region and take long tracks through the Atlantic Basin.