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Tropical Storm Nicholas heads toward Texas

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Courtesy: National Hurricane Center/NOAA satellite images

Tropical Storm Nicholas is moving “erratically” as it approaches the Texas coast with 60 mph sustained winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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The storm just northeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande River and is expected to make landfall as a strong tropical storm or a weak hurricane this afternoon or evening.

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Nicholas Advisory Number 6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142021
1000 AM CDT Mon Sep 13 2021

…NICHOLAS MOVING ERRATICALLY NORTHWARD JUST OFFSHORE THE
SOUTHERN COAST OF TEXAS…
…FLASH FLOODING, DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED
ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN AND MIDDLE TEXAS COASTS TODAY…

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…26.4N 96.8W
ABOUT 45 MI…70 KM NE OF MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
ABOUT 140 MI…225 KM S OF PORT OCONNOR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 5 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Storm Surge Warning has been extended from San Luis Pass to
Sabine Pass including Galveston Bay.

The Hurricane Watch has been extended northeastward to San Luis
Pass, Texas.

The Tropical Storm Warning has been extended eastward to Sabine
Pass.

The Storm Surge Watch from the Mouth of the Rio Grande to Baffin
Bay has been discontinued.

The government of Mexico has discontinued the Tropical Storm
Warning from Barra el Mezquital to the U.S./Mexico border.