*** JSC Hurricane Exercise ***
*** This is only a test message for the training exercise ***
At 10AM CDT the center of Hurricane Quasi was located at 27.8 N 95.4W or about 123 miles south southwest of JSC. Quasi was moving to the north northwest at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 85 mph, a category 1 storm.
Quasi is forecast to make landfall around 8 to 10 PM this evening near East Matagorda Bay. Tropical storm force of 39+ mph at JSC may begin as early as 3PM this afternoon lasting until 6AM tomorrow. Winds of 58+ mph are possible between 11PM and 1AM tonight when the center of Quasi is at its closest point to JSC (about 70 miles SW).
JSC can expect periods of heavy rain tonight with some flash flooding onsite possible. Total rainfall accumulation through tomorrow evening in the area should average about 7 to 8 inches with isolated totals up to 13 inches possible. Clear Lake high tide is at 1:50 today so any storm surge effects will be somewhat mitigated by heading toward low tide at 3:57 AM tomorrow. Water levels are expected to be around 0.5 to 1 foot above normal tides tonight.
*** This is a test message only for the JSC Hurricane exercise. There is no actual hurricane in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico at this time. ***