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Hurricane Harvey
« on: 08/24/2017 07:33 PM »
I think we need a separate thread for this as the hurricane has the potential to impact several spaceflight related centers, not the least of which include JSC and SpaceX.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #1 on: 08/24/2017 07:36 PM »
We've done this before, to be sure, for other hurricanes.

There's some info in the Boca Chica thread, starting about here
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43026.msg1715561#msg1715561
I'm thinking not carving it out is appropriate, since it's site specific, but it has good info, including some links outwards.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #2 on: 08/24/2017 08:27 PM »
NOAA page for Harvey

Currently models have Harvey making landfall near Corpus Christi. The main damage will be caused by storm surge and flooding from rain. Harvey is intensifying is could at least a Cat 2 Hurricane, possibly a Cat 3 on landfall.

Attached picture is from Tropical Tidbits showing the land fall (24/8 12z run).

Also you might like to follow Mark Sudduth from HurricaneTrack on youtube, he is doing livestream coverage. https://www.youtube.com/user/hurricanetrack
« Last Edit: 08/24/2017 08:29 PM by mrhuggy »
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #4 on: 08/25/2017 11:58 AM »
Is Michoud worried about this thing, given the "bouncy" forecast track? Doesn't look like wind so much as tons and tons of rain.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #5 on: 08/25/2017 12:44 PM »
My cousin lives north of Houston and posted pictures of flooded roadways from heavy rains this spring.  And that was just a line of storms, not a hurricane parked over the city for days.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #6 on: 08/25/2017 07:05 PM »
Just upgraded to Category 3, winds 120 mph. Horrific rain totals being predicted for TX, with JSC included, but the worst of it should be near Corpus Christi.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #7 on: 08/25/2017 07:09 PM »
I sure hope Nanoracks' Houston facility is ready for flooding. Houston will be on right side of the storm, meaning the "wrong" side.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #8 on: 08/25/2017 08:17 PM »

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #9 on: 08/25/2017 08:21 PM »
A scary ESA image.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #10 on: 08/25/2017 09:15 PM »
Up to 125mph now.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #11 on: 08/25/2017 11:07 PM »
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NEW: #Harvey continues to intensify and is now a category 4 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. hurricanes.gov

https://twitter.com/nhc_atlantic/status/901217876526419969

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #12 on: 08/26/2017 12:13 AM »
I still have friends near Houston, maybe 6-12 miles west of NASA. A former naval pilot. A1 and actually also he was amongst the last gas bag pilots ( blimp). Sure had some good stories.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #13 on: 08/26/2017 12:52 AM »
Cat 4. Not looking good.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #14 on: 08/26/2017 01:50 AM »
It may not affect Boca Chica as much, except for flooding, but what about McGregor? 

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #15 on: 08/26/2017 02:15 AM »
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Eye of Category 4 #Harvey almost onshore in Texas.  Hurricane force winds reported at many observing stations.  Landfall expected very soon.

https://twitter.com/nhc_atlantic/status/901264378435076096

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #16 on: 08/26/2017 03:14 AM »
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#Harvey made landfall at 10 PM CDT as a category 4 hurricane near Rockport, Texas, with max winds of 130 mph and min pressure of 938 mb.

https://twitter.com/nhc_atlantic/status/901280036489134081

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #17 on: 08/26/2017 04:21 AM »
Next NHC advisary is at 2AM EDT.

It seems to be slowing little by little, it's likely to stall.

God bless everyone in the path, stay safe Texas.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #18 on: 08/26/2017 04:57 AM »
It may not affect Boca Chica as much, except for flooding, but what about McGregor? 
There will be no flooding at Boca Chica. Please pass this message on to ten other people.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #19 on: 08/27/2017 01:00 PM »
Bad flooding occurring around the Houston area today, reminiscent of TS Allison in 2001.
« Last Edit: 08/27/2017 01:02 PM by Orbiter »
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