Dolly comes ashore Part 5

We can’t joke around too much about this Hurricane Dolly, I’m afraid. The weather is not terrible here in Corpus, but conditions are rapidly deteriorating in Brownsville. We now have reports of tornado warnings in nearby counties, and confirmed power outages for more than 9000 people.

News reports are forecasting an incredible amount of rain (up to 15 inches). If i remember right, that would be the equivalent of a 5 foot snowstorm in the Northeast.

From the Associated Press:

Dolly, upgraded from a tropical storm Tuesday, had sustained winds of 95 mph, just short of becoming a Category 2 storm. At 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm’s center was about 40 miles east of Brownsville, moving northwest at about 8 mph.

A hurricane warning was in effect for the coast of Texas from Brownsville to Corpus Christi and in Mexico from Rio San Fernando northward.

Utility company AEP Texas reported power outages to more than 9,200 customers in Cameron County.

Peter Etnoyer (397 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.


6 Replies to “Dolly comes ashore Part 5”

  1. Sorry, the preview window butchered my accents (this does not happen when posting directly).

  2. Sorry, the preview window butchered my accents (this does not happen when posting directly).

  3. Sorry, the preview window butchered my accents (this does not happen when posting directly).

  4. Yeah, Jérõme, if you preview, you need to re-edit what you wrote, and fix all of your html entities, as scienceblogs will replace your html entities with characters which appear to be ‘right’, but are not html entities, and therefor will be mistranslated. Terrible, long-standing no-good bug.

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