Tropical Storm Harvey (8/19/2011)

Tropical Storm Harvey is the 8th named storm in the Atlantic Basin this season.  Right now, Harvey is about 155 east of Honduras and moving westward at 10 mph.  Maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph and it has a minimum central pressure of 1005 mb.  The biggest threat for Honduras and Belize is major flooding in poor drainage areas, as well as mud slides in the higher elevations.

Surface and mid-level ridging in the Gulf of Mexico will steer Harvey westward over the next 48 hours; some slight northern movement is possible, though.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Belize, as well as the Bay Islands of Honduras.  Tropical storm watches are in effect for the Honduras and Guatemala coastlines.

 

Figure 1. NHC's forecast track for T.S. Harvey

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2 Responses to Tropical Storm Harvey (8/19/2011)

  1. MELVIN says:

    it still will hit Belize and what time

    • Brian says:

      It looks like it will make landfall somewhere near or just south of Belize City, Belize Saturday (8/20) afternoon between 12pm and 3pm CT.

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