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Freeport Ship Channel 10/31/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/31/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/30/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/29/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/28/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/27/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/26/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/25/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/24/2018 Normal
NOAA Hurricane Center // Hurricane Willa 10/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/22/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/21/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/20/2018 Normal
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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/18/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/17/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/16/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/14/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/13/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/12/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/11/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/10/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/10/2018 Normal
NOAA US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/09/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/09/2018 Normal
NOAA Hurricane Central US Gulf – Hurricane Michael 10/08/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/08/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Tropical Storm Michael10/08/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Storm Michael 10/07/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Depression 14 10/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/06/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Disturbance 10/06/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/05/2018 Normal
US Gulf Tropical Disturbance 10/05/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/04/2018 Normal
FW: Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/02/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/01/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:US Gulf - Tropical Depression 14
Date:Sunday, October 07, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

 

 

 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">000

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">WTNT44 KNHC 070851

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">TCDAT4

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<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Tropical Depression Fourteen Discussion Number   3

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142018

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">400 AM CDT Sun Oct 07 2018

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Radar data from Belize and infrared satellite imagery indicate that

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the low pressure system centered just off the coast of the Yucatan

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Peninsula has continued to become better organized, with deep

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">convection consolidating just to the northeast of the low-level

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">center.  Dvorak estimates have increased to T2.0 from TAFB and T1.5

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">from SAB, indicating that the convective pattern has become

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">sufficiently organized for the low to now be declared a tropical

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">depression.  The maximum winds are estimated to be 30 kt based on

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">earlier ASCAT data.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">The Belize radar data was extremely helpful in locating the

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">depression's center, and the system's 12-hour average motion is

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">north-northwestward, or 340 degrees, at a very slow 3 kt.  The

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">depression is expected to move generally northward during the next

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">3 days, gradually gaining speed as it enters the southerly flow

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">between high pressure over the western Atlantic and an advancing

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">deep-layer trough over the western half of the United States.  After

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">day 3, the trough is expected to cause the cyclone to turn

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">northeastward and accelerate further across the southeastern United

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">States.  While the track models agree on the general scenario,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">there are some speed differences, most notably with the ECMWF model

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">being slower than the other guidance.  Also, the ECMWF and GFS

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">models are located along the western edge of the guidance envelope.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">In light of these facts, the new NHC prediction is just a little

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">slower than the previous one, and it lies to the west of the TVCN

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">multi-model consensus and the HCCA model during the first 3 days of

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the forecast.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">The depression is still being hampered by 20-30 kt of westerly

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">shear, however it is also located in an environment of upper-level

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">diffluence to the southeast of a stationary trough over the Gulf of

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Mexico.  The shear in the immediate vicinity of the cyclone is

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">forecast to gradually abate during the next 2-3 days while the

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">diffluent upper-air pattern continues, and along with sufficiently

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">warm waters of 28-30 degrees Celsius, all indications are that the

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">depression will gradually strengthen while it moves northward over

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the Gulf of Mexico.  In fact, nearly every piece of intensity

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">guidance brings the cyclone to hurricane strength before it reaches

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">land, including the GFS, ECMWF, and UKMET global models, which all

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">show significant deepening of the central pressure.  The updated NHC

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">intensity forecast generally lies between the ICON intensity

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">consensus and the HCCA model for the entire forecast period, and it

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">now explicitly shows the cyclone reaching hurricane strength by 72

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">hours.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Key Messages for Tropical Depression Fourteen:

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">1.  The depression is producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">over portions of Central America, and these rains will spread over

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the next couple of days.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2.  The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">today, and tropical storm conditions are expected by tonight over

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">where tropical storm warnings are in effect.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">3.  Storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts are possible over

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">portions of the northern Gulf Coast by mid-week, although it is

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">too soon to specify the exact location and magnitude of these

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">impacts.  Residents in these areas should monitor the progress of

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">this system.

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<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

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<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">INIT  07/0900Z 18.6N  86.9W   30 KT  35 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">12H  07/1800Z 19.4N  86.7W   35 KT  40 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">24H  08/0600Z 20.8N  86.4W   45 KT  50 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">36H  08/1800Z 22.3N  86.6W   50 KT  60 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">48H  09/0600Z 23.9N  87.1W   55 KT  65 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">72H  10/0600Z 27.6N  87.3W   65 KT  75 MPH

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">96H  11/0600Z 32.0N  84.0W   45 KT  50 MPH...INLAND

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">120H  12/0600Z 37.0N  76.0W   45 KT  50 MPH...NEAR THE VA COAST

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<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">$$

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Forecaster Berg

Notice posted on Sunday, October 07, 2018

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