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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: MikeC]
      #80959 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:29 PM

Live feed is Galveston

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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: Unregistered User]
      #80960 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:32 PM

Live Video can't be S. Padre. The road does not run along the beach in S. Padre. Has to be Galveston

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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: Unregistered User]
      #80961 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:41 PM

Amazing coverage by Dolly. It looks like the outer bands go all the way to the Panhandle:

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?animate=true

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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: scottsvb]
      #80962 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:45 PM

Quote:

There are people on the beach? Is it the eye or a old feed? If its the eye then people ( kids )are crazy to be running around the beach! + all the traffic there.. I would think this was yesterday?




About an hour ago the feed from Padre was lost (last camera image was very distorted and cracked), it's since been replaced with another one, so i'll note that.

all the S. Padre cameras are down.

Power Outage map for Brownsville Area


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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: Ed in Va]
      #80963 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:45 PM

We are getting some of the outer bands here on the upper coast of Texas
We are getting rain here. Dolly's satellite picture is impressive. We are
keeping our friends down South in our thoughts and prayers.


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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Approaches Brownsville [Re: Unregistered User]
      #80964 - Wed Jul 23 2008 02:55 PM

S. Padre Island is Still feeling the worst of this storm, much longer than I think many were anticipating. I'm not looking forward to seeing all that happened there.

Power Outage map for Brownsville Area

South Padre Island Blog


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Re: Category 2 Hurricane Dolly Makes Landfall at South Padre Island [Re: MikeC]
      #80965 - Wed Jul 23 2008 03:20 PM

Land Fall appears to be very close to where Hurricane Allen in 1980 went inland!

Drove from San Antonio to Corpus Christ that Sunday Morning. It was a real thrill. Driving in the left land and all of a sudden you were in the right hand lane going for the shoulder. The HEB trucks were bringing supplies. there must have been 50 of them.


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Hurricane Fit For Texas [Re: MikeC]
      #80966 - Wed Jul 23 2008 03:27 PM



Hurricane Dolly is now an upper-end Cat 1, having been interacting with land, and in fact just recently having made landfall along South Padre Island, where numerous weaker, and even some better-built structures, are reported to have sustained heavy damage. Jim Cantore and Julie Martin (TWC) reporting from phone-ins at the Radison in South Padre, report that their roof is peeling away and some windows are blowing out. As far as injuries go, they are also reporting that a young man who chose to stand out on the balcony of a 7th story somewhere around there was blown off, and has sustained serious injuries. It is looking like Dolly will leave more of a mess in many places in deep south Texas than any other tropical cyclone since perhaps Hurricane Beulah (September, 1967).


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Re: Hurricane Fit For Texas [Re: cieldumort]
      #80968 - Wed Jul 23 2008 04:02 PM

Even though Dolly is a Cat 1 her slow movement will cause a lot of damage. Hurricane Francis was about the same strength and a slow mover over us and did considerable damage because of the length of time we spent in hurrricane and tropical force winds not to mention the tornado threat and huge amounts of rain. . Our power was out for seven days.

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Re: Hurricane Fit For Texas [Re: craigm]
      #80969 - Wed Jul 23 2008 05:30 PM

Home videos from South Padre Island showing some pretty decent winds:


Part 1 http://youtube.com/watch?v=F7nhgUvPO1c

Part 2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=bmrOFxk6DJU


Reporter on Padre Island:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7PNjUFV8XCA


Home video from Brownsville - slight tree damage filmed from a residence:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VxvoBhT9x3M


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Re: Hurricane Fit For Texas [Re: craigm]
      #80970 - Wed Jul 23 2008 05:31 PM Attachment (173 downloads)

Take a look at the Doppler estimated rainfall. Already some locations have over 18" estimated, and Dolly is barely moving, still sitting over those locations.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge/radar.php?rid=bro&product=NTP&overlay=11101111&loop=no

And here she is (timestamp: 1950Z):


(I have one 10 times that size...but don't want to kill my bandwidth to host it; if someone wants it, message me)

Edited by Random Chaos (Wed Jul 23 2008 07:42 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Fit For Texas [Re: Random Chaos]
      #80976 - Wed Jul 23 2008 11:14 PM

The old saying goes, "Everything in Texas is Bigger".

I don't think they had Hurricane Dolly in mind when they said that.

Latest composite reflectivity showing the 'eye' area still somewhat intact.


Latest Doppler Radar Rainfall estimates. Gray stripe to the North of Brownsville and through Harlingen is estimated at over 20.00 inches, storm total rainfall in inches.



images courtesy of College of DuPage~danielw

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
725 PM CDT JUL 23 2008

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY RAINFALL TOTALS FROM TODAY DUE TO
HURRICANE DOLLY

CITY/TOWN COUNTY RAINFALL (INCHES)

AIRPORTS (THROUGH 6 PM TODAY):

WESLACO/MID COUNTY HIDALGO 3.02
HARLINGEN/VALLEY CAMERON 3.42*
BROWNSVILLE/INTL CAMERON 5.54
EDINBURG HIDALGO 1.77
MCALLEN/MILLER HIDALGO 1.85
PORT ISABEL/BAYVIEW CAMERON 2.27*

*ESTIMATED DATA

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY PEAK SUSTAINED WINDS AND WIND GUSTS
DUE TO HURRICANE DOLLY

CITY/TOWN COUNTY WIND

AIRPORTS (THROUGH 6 PM TODAY):

PORT ISABEL/BAYVIEW CAMERON 58 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70*
HARLINGEN/VALLEY CAMERON 56 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 74*
BROWNSVILLE/INTL CAMERON 51 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 68
RINCON (TCOON) KENEDY 59 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 76
BAYVIEW (TCOON) CAMERON 48 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 68
BAHIA GRANDE (TCOON) CAMERON 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 74
MCALLEN/MILLER HIDALGO 33 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 47
BUOY020 39 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 51

*ESTIMATED DATA
Estimated data at Harlingen is due to the AWOS/ ASOS requiring maintenance. ( As Most all AWOS do after a hurricane passes nearby)~danielw


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