** Hurricane Training Exercise Message **
** This message is a simulation for the training exercise **
From the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:
At 10AM CDT, Tropical Storm Ersatz was located at 26.6N 93.9W or 215 miles south southeast of JSC, moving northeast at 6 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 45 MPH.
TS Ersatz if forecast to continue on a northeast track today and tonight before turning northwest on Wednesday morning. As TS Ersatz moves over warmer waters in the northwestern Gulf intensification to category 1 hurricane is expected. Landfall somewhere on the upper Texas coast to southwest Louisiana is expected mid-day to late afternoon Thursday. JSC is in the forecast cone for Ersatz.
** This is a test message only for the JSC hurricane planning exercise. There is no actual storm in the Gulf at this time. **