Tropical Storm Nate (Updated 7:00pm CDT 9/9/2011)

SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...20.1N 92.9W
ABOUT 225 MI...360 KM ENE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
ABOUT 300 MI...480 KM ESE OF TUXPAN MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

Nate will be steered by an upper-level ridge over the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.  Landfall is expected just north or near Veracruz, Mexico sometime on Sunday.  Because convection from this system is tightly compacted around the center, none of Texas will benefit from any rain that Nate will produce in Mexico.  Therefore, Texas will remain rain free and the drought will persist into the middle of September.

Figure 1. 7:00pm CDT NHC's forecast track for Nate.

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