Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall (8/20/2011)

Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall near the town of Dangriga, Belize at around 2:40 pm CDT.  The good news is, Harvey did not make hurricane status as feared in my previous post.  However, heavy rains from Harvey will cause flooding problems for people living in Belize and southern Mexico over the next 2-3 days.  Rapid wrapping and intensification of the system led many to believe that Harvey might make landfall as a minimal Category 1 hurricane.

Here is the latest on Tropical Storm Harvey as of 4:00 pm CDT:

LOCATION...17.2N 88.8W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WSW OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

Here is Harvey’s latest future track, according to the National Hurricane Center:

Figure 1. NHC's 3-day forecast cone of T.S. Harvey.

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