Beta’s Remnants Spreading Heavy Rain Across Southeast
Updated 9/23/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on Tropical Storm Beta, which has become a post-tropical system and is spreading heavy rain across the Southeast U.S.
Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural flooding:
-Bolivar Peninsula (Galveston County, 77550, 77617, 77623, 77650)
– Corpus Christi (Nueces, Aransas, Kleberg, San Patricio Counties, 78401, 78403, 78406, 78407, 78409, 78143)
*Coastal areas affected
– Freeport (Brazoria County, 77541, 77542)
-Friendswood (Galveston/Harris Counties, 77546, 77549)
– Galveston (Galveston County, 77550, 77551, 77552, 77553, 77554, 77555)
– Jamaica Beach (Galveston County, 77550, 77554)
– Port O’Connor (Calhoun County, 77982)
– Rockport (Aransas County, 78381, 78382)
– San Luis Pass (Galveston County, 77554)
– Seabrook (Harris County, 77586)
– Surfside Beach (Brazoria County, 77541)
Approximate locations experiencing coastal flooding:
– Cameron (Cameron Parish, 70631)
– Golden Meadow (LaFourche Parish, 70357)
– Venetian Isles (Orleans Parish, 70117, 70126, 70127, 70129, 70043)
– Ycloskey (St. Bernard Parish, 70085)
Updated 9/22/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on Tropical Storm Beta, which made landfall in Texas on Monday night. The storm has since weakened into a tropical depression.
Updated 9/21/20: Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an emergency declaration in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beta.
Updated 9/21/20: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued an emergency declaration in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beta.
Updated 9/21/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining the forecast for Tropical Storm Beta, which is expected to make landfall on the Texas coast within the next several hours.
September 18, 2020
The budding system over the Gulf of Mexico, which was named Tropical Depression 22 on Thursday, could further strengthen into the next named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season by later Friday, and there is the potential for the system to intensify into a hurricane while over very warm water of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Atlantic once again became hyperactive on Friday with four tropical cyclones churning at once. Just on Monday, there were five tropical cyclones spinning simultaneously for the first time since Sept. 10-12, 1971. That number dropped to four on Tuesday after Rene dissipated, leaving Paulette, Sally, Teddy and Vicky for a time. As of 1 p.m. EDT Friday, Tropical Depression 22, Major Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha were all on the prowl.
If the Gulf of Mexico storm organizes further into a tropical storm, it will be named Beta, the second letter in the Greek alphabet.
Once the last name on the season’s designated list is exhausted, Greek letters are used to identify tropical storms.
A strong disturbance that was spinning over the central Atlantic claimed the last name on the season’s designated list, Wilfred, when it strengthened into a tropical storm on Friday at 11 a.m. EDT, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). It became the earliest-21st named storm on record in the Atlantic basin, beating out Vince, which formed on Oct. 8, 2005, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University.
A few hours later, Subtropical Storm Alpha formed right along the coast of Portugal during Friday afternoon. That storm will bring heavy rain, gusty winds and pounding surf along the coast of Portugal and northern Spain through Friday night.
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