National Hurricane Center on Twitter: Harvey is Now Cat. 3 Hurricane

#Harvey is now a category 3 #hurricane with 120-mph winds & a pressure of 943 mb (27.85″) See the latest advisory at http://hurricanes.gov

Harvey Now Category 2 Hurricane, Strengthening

As of 6 a.m. today, August 25, Harvey continues to move northwest around 10 mph toward the mid-Texas coast. Harvey is now a category 2 hurricane and continues to strengthen. At this time there no changes to the watches and warnings in place for our area.

It is highly probable that Harvey will make landfall and stall, producing significant and prolonged rainfall. This will produce localized flooding for our region. Please do not attempt to cross flooded roadways.
 
 
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Harvey Now Cat. 1 Hurricane; Flash Flood Watch Issued Until Monday Morning

Here’s the 4:38 p.m. report on Hurricane Harvey from the National Weather Service covering southeast Texas.

Harvey has intensified into a hurricane this afternoon and could become a high Category 3 hurricane on Friday before it makes landfall. But the primary impact from Harvey for Bryan, College Station, and Brazos County remains very heavy rainfall and the potential for extreme flooding. We may see the lower end of some tropical storm force winds on Friday night and into Saturday, but the flooding is really the concern.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Brazos County and other surrounding counties from 4 a.m. Friday until Monday morning. That Flash Flood Watch also could be extended further into next week depending on Harvey’s path and how much it slows down over the weekend.
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Bryan City Staff Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Here’s a post from the City of Bryan about preparations that are being made ahead of Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to bring a significant amount of rain to our area. Please remember the very simple yet very important mantra: turn around, don’t drown. Water is an unpredictable force of nature that can sweep away roadways and as a driver, you will not be able to tell until it is too late.
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Harvey Quickly Strengthening and Forecast to Be Major Hurricane

Here’s the 10:40 a.m. report on Harvey from the National Weather Service covering southeast Texas.

Harvey is gaining strength fast and is forecast to become a major hurricane before it makes landfall on the middle Texas coast either Friday night or into Saturday. There are no tropical storm watches or warnings in effect for Bryan, College Station, or Brazos County at this time, but that does not mean that we won’t be seeing gusty winds and heavy rain over the next several days. Some of these bands of rain may be able to produce rainfall in excess of 3 inches per hour, so flash flooding will be a concern.
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