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Humberto Makes Landfall as a Hurricane

By: Rodney Harris Email
By: Rodney Harris Email

Just 24 hours after becoming the eighth named storm of the 2007 tropical season, Humberto was upgraded to a category one hurricane prior to landfall Thursday morning.

At 12:15 a.m., Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center confirmed maximum winds up to 80 mph immediately northeast of the center of Humberto. This classified the storm as a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

On a northeastward track, the storm made landfall near High Island, Texas at approximately 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Five to ten inches of rain can be expected from Galveston, TX to Louisiana, with isolated totals of fifteen inches possible.

Dry air continues to filter into the Brazos Valley on the western side of Humberto. As a result, rain chances should remain low throughout Bryan/College Station.


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