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Posted: 7/22/2008 1:11:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 1:34:56 PM EDT by 70satvert]
Dolly is officially a Cat 1 hurricane now. Oh, she's in the Gulf. Expected to make landfall around Brownsville, TX later in the week.

From TWC

Dolly strengthens to a hurricane
Tim Ballisty, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
5:06 p.m. ET 7/22/2008

Dolly has strengthened to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. It has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph; a category one hurricane.

Hurricane Dolly may continue to strengthen tonight and tomorrow morning before landfall. It is expected to make landfall along the northern Mexico or southern Texas Gulf Coast by Wednesday morning or during the midday hours.

As of 4 p.m. CDT, the center of Hurricane Dolly was located about 165 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, Texas. Dolly is sluggishly moving toward the northwest at about 10 mph. The storm's pressure, measured by the NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane, has fallen to 986 mb.

Hurricane warnings have been issued from Rio San Fernando in Mexico northward to Corpus Christi, Texas. Tropical storm warnings surround the hurricane warning area, with tropical storm warnings in effect in Mexico between Le Pesca and Rio San Fernando (where a hurricane watch is also in effect), and between Corpus Christi and San Luis Pass in Texas.

Rain bands from the outer fringes of Dolly are now appearing on Brownsville, Texas radar and are rotating onshore.

Conditions are expected to deteriorate tonight over far south Texas as the center of Dolly moves closer to the coast. The worst conditions will likely be near the Brownsville area, including S. Padre Island, and in neighboring parts of Mexico.

The main impact from Dolly will certainly be heavy rainfall which will begin tonight and last through tomorrow. Forecast amounts are expected to be in the 5 to 10 inch range in locations south of Corpus Christi through Brownsville and into northern Mexico. A few spots, especially in the northern Mexican mountains, could get as much as 15.

If you live in or are visiting a beach area of south Texas, heed the advice of local officials with regard to evacuations. Preparations for tropical storm force and hurricane force winds should be taken care of quickly and be finished by this afternoon.

Brownsville current radar
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:16:26 PM EDT
Looks like it's just going to bring us a few nice showers in Houston.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:17:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tolip:
Looks like it's just going to bring us a few nice showers in Houston.

Might. At the most.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:18:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:21:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 1:30:14 PM EDT by Tolip]

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By Tolip:
Looks like it's just going to bring us a few nice showers in Houston.

Might. At the most.

70% chance according to the weather channel.

ETA: It just started raining.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:30:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:31:48 PM EDT
Dolly you ignorant slut
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:35:20 PM EDT
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