The Office of Emergency Management and the Spaceflight Meteorology Group will continue to monitor Tropical Storms Marco and Laura as they enter the Gulf. Center Operations is preparing the Center for any impacts, but if the current storm tracks continue to hold true, both storms will make landfall east of JSC, so no severe impact is expected in our area at this time.
Update on Marco from the Spaceflight Meteorology Group:
At 4PM CDT, Tropical Storm Marco was located at 21.9 N 85.7 W or 785 miles southeast of JSC, moving north northwest at 13 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 65 MPH.
The forecast path has shifted considerably to the east on the latest issuance. Marco is expected to continue moving toward the north-northwest across the central Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and is forecast to reach the northern Gulf coast on Monday. After moving inland, Marco is expected to slow down and turn toward the northwest and west-northwest Monday night and Tuesday, moving across southern Louisiana into east Texas.
The next JSC Emergency Notification System advisory will be issued Sunday morning.
Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center:
Hurricane Statement from NWS Houston/Galveston: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=HGX&product=HLS&issuedby=HGX