Hanna Has Become the First Hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

7:00 am Update from the National Hurricane Center…
LOCATION…90 miles ENE of Port Mansfield, TX, and 100 miles ESE of Corpus Christi, TX.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W at 9 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* Port Mansfield to Sargent Texas

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay Texas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Barra el Mezquital Mexico to Port Mansfield Texas
* Mesquite Bay to High Island Texas

On the forecast track, the center of Hanna should make landfall along the Texas coast within the hurricane warning area this afternoon or early this evening. Additional strengthening is forecast before Hanna makes landfall later today. Rapid weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

Key Messages…

1. There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to Sargent, where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect. Residents in these locations should follow the advice given by local emergency officials.

2. Hurricane conditions are expected along the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay, where a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area this morning.

3. Hanna is expected to produce heavy rains across portions of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. These rains could result in life-threatening flash flooding and isolated minor to moderate river flooding.

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