National Hurricane Center is making headlines since it revealed that there are full chances of Harvey redeveloping. There are many questions popping in everyone’s mind like — Will Harvey developed into a tropical storm? Will Harvey developed into a big hurricane? What disaster would it bring? Well, all these questions will get answers within few days as Harvey is all set to turn into the big disaster and we should be worried about it.
The remnants of moving Harvey into Mexico was shown by forecast models. The recent forecast models show that the storm has been reached to the Texas, the storm is moving northward.
It would be too early to predict about Texas, but the risk in the north of Brownsville has been reduced. Harvey is expected to travel slow across the Gulf of Mexico which will provide more time to give strength to the Gulf of Mexico’s warm water. There is a great possibility of Harvey to developing into the great hurricane.
If Harvey becomes a hurricane, it will make landfall in the Texas. If it happened, it would be the first time after Septem 2008 when Hurricane Ike did so.
Phil Klotzbach from Colorado State University who is a hurricane research scientist said that the longest duration streak without landfall in Texas is 11 years — 1855 to 1865.
Apart from the other questions, the flood is a major concern. Flood remains the major threat of hurricane landfall, but the slow speed of storm (Harvey) will increase the rainfall amount.
The National Hurricane Center said, “the system is likely to slow down once it reaches the coast, increasing the threat of a prolonged period of heavy rain and flooding across portions of Texas, southwest Louisiana, and northeastern Mexico into early next week.”
It is impossible to point out the particular locations of extreme flooding and rainfall before the storm hit the area. But the several forecast models are showing the potential extreme flooding and rainfall areas.