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#1009530 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:47 AM 25.Jul.2020)

Tropical Storm Hanna Discussion Number 10
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL082020
400 AM CDT Sat Jul 25 2020

Hanna continues to become better organized on satellite images,
with an extensive area of cold cloud tops in both its Central Dense
Overcast and in banding features over the eastern and southern
parts of the circulation. Dvorak intensity estimates from TAFB and
SAB are at 55 kt, but with the continued increase in organization
over the past couple of hours, the current intensity is set at 60
kt. This is also in agreement with the latest objective Dvorak
estimate from UW-CIMSS. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is
scheduled to investigate Hanna later this morning which should
provide a more precise intensity estimate. Since Hanna should
remain in an atmospheric and oceanic environment that is conducive
for strengthening up to landfall, the cyclone should become a
hurricane very soon. The NHC intensity forecast is close to the
model consensus.

The center is moving just slightly south of due west or around
265/8 kt. A mid-level subtropical high to the north of Hanna has
built a little and this should result in a turn toward the
west-southwest during the next 12-24 hours. After landfall, the
track guidance shows a continued west-southwestward motion until
dissipation over the mountainous terrain of northeastern Mexico.
The official track forecast has been adjusted just a bit to the
south of the previous forecast. This is just north of the
dynamical model consensus and just south of the latest ECMWF

Based on the new official forecast track, the Storm Surge Warning
has been extended southward to Port Mansfield, Texas.

Key Messages

1. There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along the Texas
coast from Port Mansfield to Sargent, where a Storm Surge Warning
is in effect. Residents in these locations should follow advice
given by local emergency officials.

2. Hurricane conditions are expected along the Texas coast from
Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay, where a Hurricane Warning is in
effect. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the
coast within the warning area this morning.

3. Hanna is expected to produce heavy rains across portions of
southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. These rains could result in
life-threatening flash flooding and isolated minor to moderate river


INIT 25/0900Z 27.0N 95.8W 60 KT 70 MPH
12H 25/1800Z 26.9N 97.1W 70 KT 80 MPH
24H 26/0600Z 26.5N 98.5W 50 KT 60 MPH...INLAND
36H 26/1800Z 26.0N 100.0W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
48H 27/0600Z 25.5N 101.5W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
60H 27/1800Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Pasch