MY 2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BIRDSEYE VIEW POST #70B (Special Update)
*******Note that forecasts and outlooks in this post are NOT the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). They are my own detailed views on the Atlantic tropics based on current observations and latest computer model runs. As such do not make decisions based on my posts...consult news media...watches and warnings from your local weather office...and any evacuation orders issued by local governments to make the most informed and best decisions. Visit the NHC website hurricanes.gov (hurricanes dot gov) for the latest watches/warnings and official forecasts on active tropical cyclones.**********
...SATURDAY JULY 25 2020 1:34 PM EDT...
The following is a special update on Hanna which has strengthened into a hurricane this morning. The central pressure of the new hurricane has already dropped to 977 mb and the eye has become well-defined on satellite pictures over the last couple of hours. Although this central pressure usually corresponds to a category 2 hurricane...Hanna has had a history of having lower than normal winds for a given central pressure while being a spread out system with a more lax pressure gradient. Nonetheless...it is possible that Hanna strengthens further to a top-end category 1 hurricane of 90 to 95 mph before landfall between Corpus Christi and Brownsville Texas. Expect wind damage risk and coastal storm surge risk to increase on this part of the coast and areas just inland from this coastal region as the eye comes ashore later this afternoon!