Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Tropical Storm Don

Fri 7/29/2011 10:53 AM

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Campus to remain open

The Emergency Management Team will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Don. The campus will remain open throughout the day. If the situation changes, further communication will be sent out to faculty, staff and students.

As always, however, if your individual situation requires your attention at home, please speak to your immediate supervisor and use leave time to take care of any safety precautions at home.

Tropical Storm WARNING in effect for the entire Mid Texas Coast inland to Webb County

Location:  26.2 N, 9493 W, about 190 miles SE of Corpus Christi, TX
Maximum Sustained Winds:  50 mph with gusts to 65 mph
Present Movement:  WNW at 14 mph
Minimum Central Pressure:  1002mb    29.59"


Tropical Storm Don continues west-northwest this morning. Model guidance has shifted very little since early this morning, and continued to indicate a landfall near or just south of Baffin Bay. The official track from the National Hurricane Center has nudged just a bit north and calls for the EYE to make landfall around the southern edge of Baffin Bay around 11pm tonight. 

South Texas Impacts:

  Tropical Storm force winds will reach the Mid Texas Coast around 9pm this evening along and northeast Dangerous Semicircle of the track.  Maximum sustained winds speeds of 60 mph with gusts up to 70 mph will occur. 

Rainfall:  1 to 3 inches, with locally 3-5 inches of rainfall are possible south of a line from Corpus Christi to Cotulla with localized flooding possible.

Storm Tides:  Storm surge of 1 to 2 feet combined with tide levels of 1 feet will produce a Storm Tide of 2 to 3 feet MSL. 

Tornadoes:  There is an isolated threat for tornadoes this afternoon/evening along the coastline, and farther inland as we go through the late evening and overnight.

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