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August 5, 2008

Edouard makes landfall

Edouard Update: Edouard makes landfall at Texas Gulf Coast … Latest from MSNBC | Latest track

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4 A.M. Update From National Hurricane Center: Edouard Strengthens

AT 400 AM CDT…0900Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 93.4 WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES… 80 KM…SOUTHEAST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS AND ABOUT 85 MILES …135 KM…EAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.

EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR …AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR OVER THE UPPER TEXAS OR SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTS BY MIDDAY TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH…100 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO LANDFALL AND EDOUARD COULD APPROACH HURRICANE STRENGTH BY THE TIME ITS CENTER CROSSES THE COAST.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES…110 KM FROM THE CENTER.

AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 997 MB…29.44 INCHES.

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.

EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IN SOME SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTAL PARISHES AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS TODAY.

Monitor Edouard: Houston weather and webcams; Corpus Christi weather and webcams; Austin weather and webcams; Lafayette, LA weather and webcams

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August 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard expected to make landfall with near-hurricane strength winds Tuesday afternoon near Galveston; Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes possible overnight in Indiana, Ohio

Edouard Update/Resources: Tropical Storm Edouard expected to make landfall with near-hurricane strength winds Tuesday afternoon near Galveston, Houston: Latest track

Radar loop | Watches/warnings map | Houston watches/warnings text | WXnation Hurricane Center | Houston/Galveston weather and webcam images

10 P.M. Update From National Hurricane Center: Edouard Strengthens

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.

EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IN SOME LOUISIANA COASTAL PARISHES. ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA AND THE UPPER TEXAS COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

REPEATING THE 1000 PM CDT POSITION…28.7 N…92.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB.

Monitor Edouard: Houston weather and webcams; Corpus Christi weather and webcams; Austin weather and webcams; Lafayette, LA weather and webcams

Other Weather News: Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes possible overnight in Indiana, Ohio

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August 3, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Gulf’s oil area; System expected to bring wind and rain to Texas, Louisiana coasts; One model suggests Category 1 hurricane by landfall; North Texas records 10th straight 100-degree mark; High temp of 103 breaks Denver heat record for August 2; Chinese meteorologists: Typhoons could threaten Games; Memo to CNN: L.A. earthquake was no big deal — really

Weather News: Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Gulf’s oil area; System expected to bring wind and rain to Texas, Louisiana coasts: One model suggests Category 1 hurricane by landfall | National Hurricane Center | WXnation Hurricane Center

North Texas records 10th straight 100-degree mark

High temp of 103 breaks Denver heat record for August 2: Denver, Grand Junction close to breaking records for number of straight days of highs above 90

Chinese meteorologists: Typhoons could threaten Games

Memo to CNN: L.A. earthquake was no big deal — really

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