** This is a simulated message for the JSC Hurricane Training Exercise **

From the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:

At 2PM CDT, simulated Tropical Storm Ersatz was centered at 28.2 N 93.5 W or 135 miles southeast of JSC, moving northwest at 8 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 70 MPH.  TS Ersatz continues to strengthen as expected.  New guidance shows simulated TS Ersatz becoming a category 2 hurricane prior to landfall somewhere between San Luis Pass and the TX/LA state line near noon Thursday.

Simulated TS Ersatz is forecast to make landfall on the upper Texas coast between San Luis Pass and the TX/LA state line around noon Thursday.

*** This is a test message for the hurricane training exercise only ***