Tue Sep 07 2010 12:45 AM
Re: Hermine Strengthens and Heads for the Rio Grande

I'm here in South Padre tonight. For an inland tropical storm I can confirm that Hermine is packing a pretty impressive punch, even this distance from the very intense northwestern eyewall, which is now pushing forward almost like a midwestern squall line. South Padre has been experiencing not even the most intense of the outer rainbands, and we are getting regular gusts here above 40, with, as mentioned above, that gust to 67 (first I had heard of that, but from what I have been seeing, entirely believable). Harlingen airport sustained at 43 as I type. Beautiful tropical cyclone, but flooding is going to be a concern going forward, given its deep fetch of tropical moisture.

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