Hurricane Humberto messes with forecasters and Texas

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tropical storm Humberto suddenly gained strength last night and became a hurricane just off the Texas coast.

At 12:15 a.m. CDT a hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf coast from High Island, Texas, to Cameron, Louisiana. The center of the hurricane was at 29.4N 94.4W, moving toward the north-northeast at seven knots. The diameter of the eye was ten nautical miles, with maximum sustained winds predicted to be 70 knots with gusts to 85 knots. Twelve foot seas were expected.

By 10:00 a.m. CDT it had weakened back to a tropical storm.