Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Texas

Sunday, 12 September 2021 16:57:57 +00:00

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in effect in Texas for Tropical Storm Nicholas.  Nicholas is expected to start affecting Texans on Sunday, make a close approach on the southern Texas coastline on Monday and impact the middle Texas coast on Tuesday.

Key Messages from the National Hurricane Center

  1. Tropical storm conditions are expected along portions of the northeastern coast of Mexico and the coast of south Texas beginning on Monday. Nicholas is forecast to approach the middle Texas coast as a strong tropical storm on Tuesday, and tropical storm conditions are possible along portions of the middle and upper Texas coasts late Monday night and Tuesday.
  2. There is the possibility of life-threatening storm surge along the coast of Texas from the Mouth of the Rio Grande to High Island. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by local officials.
  3. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected to impact portions of the Texas and Louisiana coasts today through the middle of the week. Significant rainfall amounts are possible, potentially resulting in areas of flash, urban, and isolated river flooding.

Wind Speed Probabilities

Tropical Stom Nicholas wind speed estimates

Flash Flooding Potential

Tropical Storm Nicholas rainfall estimates

Storms tracks may change so stay tuned

Companies with interests along the Gulf Coast should pay special attention.

Recommendations for Contact Centers

ContactRelief has issued Tropical Weather Strategy alerts and recommendations for the affected areas.  Contact centers should monitor the forecast track, wind field size, and arrival time of tropical force winds in the ContactRelief Command Center and take action if there is any deviation of either storm's forecasted track or intensity.

The ContactRelief Disaster Decision Team will continue to monitor the storm's development and issue additional advisories as warranted.

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