Cristobal Strengthens Into Tropical Storm As It Approaches US Gulf Coast

Cristobal Strengthens Into Tropical Storm As It Approaches US Gulf Coast

(CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Cristobal strengthened into a tropical storm on Friday as it approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, the third named system of an already active hurricane season, had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Cristobal threatens make landfall along the Louisiana coast this weekend. The latest forecast track has…

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Gov. Abbott discusses hurricane preparation in COVID-19 times

Gov. Abbott discusses hurricane preparation in COVID-19 times

TDEM Chief Nimm Kidd said this could mean evacuations may come earlier than in previous storms to ensure safe evacuations regarding COVID-19. AUSTIN, Texas — As Tropical Storm Cristobal makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico, on Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke about hurricane preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Abbott said that the predictions as of June 5 show that there will likely be a heavy rain event in various regions of…

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Texas Matters: Rising Support For Anti-Democracy Miltiary Dictatorship

Texas Matters: Rising Support For Anti-Democracy Miltiary Dictatorship

This week federal law enforcement officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets and tear gas containers at protesters outside the White House. On the White House grounds President Donald Trump adopted a defiant stance while directing state governors to “dominate the streets” and warning if they didn’t he would deploy the United States Military and “solve the problem for them.” Trump is threatening the use of the 1807 Insurrection Act, which allows the president to…

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Cristobal regains tropical storm strength

Cristobal regains tropical storm strength

The biggest impacts in Houston may be a few scattered showers… then HEAT! HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall as a storm along the Louisiana coast early next week. After being downgraded from tropical storm status to a tropical depression on Thursday, it picked up steam again Friday to once again be a tropical storm. Thursday and is expected to move north…

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As Texas grapples with a pandemic, officials must also prepare for what could be an unusually active hurricane season

As Texas grapples with a pandemic, officials must also prepare for what could be an unusually active hurricane season

HOUSTON — More hurricanes and tropical storms than usual could make landfall in the United States this summer, forecasters predict. That is sending Texans and officials who are increasingly facing severe weather events scrambling to prepare for another natural disaster while they still grapple with an ongoing pandemic and continued national unrest spurred by American law enforcement’s use of physical force against residents. “Preparing for hurricane season and knowing it happens annually, that in and…

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for southeast Louisiana as Cristobal begins move into Gulf

Tropical Storm Watch issued for southeast Louisiana as Cristobal begins move into Gulf

Cristobal has restrengthened into a tropical storm. Impacts could start by Saturday night. NEW ORLEANS — 1 PM  Update: Cristobal has restrengthened into a tropical storm. The center has moved back over water and will continue to organize more once it gets back over the Gulf waters Friday evening. This will continue all the way through landfall on Sunday night. Cristobal is expected to slowly strengthen as it moves across the Gulf on Saturday, but…

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Cristobal regains tropical storm force on track to US coast

Cristobal regains tropical storm force on track to US coast

MEXICO CITY — A storm that appears to be headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast regained tropical storm force on Friday while drenching southern Mexico and Central America. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Cristobal had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving north at 12 mph (19 kph). It was expected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula Friday, regain tropical storm strength and eventually track to the U.S. Gulf…

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Watch officials brief Gov. Greg Abbott on Tropical Depression Cristobal and hurricane preparedness

Watch officials brief Gov. Greg Abbott on Tropical Depression Cristobal and hurricane preparedness

Quality journalism doesn’t come free Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn’t cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue across the country are declining, The Texas Tribune remains committed to sustaining our mission: creating a more engaged and informed Texas with every story we cover, every event we convene and every newsletter we send. As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal might steer clear of Houston

Tropical Storm Cristobal might steer clear of Houston

Tropical Storm Cristobal is predicted to make landfall in Louisiana in early June 2020. Tropical Storm Cristobal is predicted to make landfall in Louisiana in early June 2020. Photo: National Hurricane Center Photo: National Hurricane Center Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tropical Storm Cristobal is predicted to make landfall in Louisiana in early June 2020. Tropical Storm Cristobal is predicted to make landfall in Louisiana in early June 2020….

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Forecast: Active hurricane season ahead

Forecast: Active hurricane season ahead

CLOSE A Category 3 hurricane made landfall near Corpus Christi on Sept. 14, 1919. The city’s downtown and North Beach were decimated. Wochit An above-average hurricane season lies ahead – but any long-range outlook is missing the most important piece of information, experts say. Where, exactly, those storms will land. People tend to focus too closely on the seasonal outlooks, said John Metz, meteorologist-in-charge of Corpus Christi’s National Weather Service office. Hurricane Hub: Your Guide…

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Texas' Top Health Official Spends 30 Hours A Week At Second Job

Texas' Top Health Official Spends 30 Hours A Week At Second Job

From Texas Standard: Texas’ top state leader in the fight against the coronavirus receives no state salary and is allowed to keep his other 30-hour-per-week paying gig overseeing a nonprofit utility. Texas Tribune health reporter Shannon Najmabadi, who wrote about this unusual arrangement for acting Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Phil Wilson, on Thursday told Texas Standard about how he’s able to keep both jobs. Wilson was tapped by Gov. Greg Abbott to temporarily…

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Amid COVID-19 crisis, hurricane season brings new challenges

Amid COVID-19 crisis, hurricane season brings new challenges

CLOSE Storm surge and flooding are the greatest threats to Corpus Christi in a hurricane. Wochit Prepping for a hurricane amid a subsiding – but still alive – pandemic will mean more than stocking up on water and food this year. It will mean more planning, more supplies and more space – extra accommodations to protect public health from not only wind and water of a storm, but spreading the pathogens of COVID-19. The circumstances…

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Watch: South Carolina governor addresses hurricane preparedness

Watch: South Carolina governor addresses hurricane preparedness

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is meeting virtually with emergency management officials from the coast. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will meet virtually with state and local emergency management officials from Horry, Charleston, and Beaufort Counties on hurricane preparedness procedures.   His comments are expected any time after 4 p.m. Thursday. The hurricane season began June 1st and already this year the Atlantic Ocean has seen three named tropical cyclones.  The NOAA’s outlook predicts an above-normal…

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South Carolina prepares for hurricane season

South Carolina prepares for hurricane season

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is meeting virtually with emergency management officials from the coast. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will meet virtually with state and local emergency management officials from Horry, Charleston, and Beaufort Counties on hurricane preparedness procedures.   His comments are expected any time after 4 p.m. Thursday. The hurricane season began June 1st and already this year the Atlantic Ocean has seen three named tropical cyclones.  The NOAA’s outlook predicts an above-normal…

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Cristobal downgraded but is expected to become a tropical storm again in the Gulf of Mexico

Cristobal downgraded but is expected to become a tropical storm again in the Gulf of Mexico

Cristobal forecast cone continues on a northern track towards Louisiana. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall as a storm along the Louisiana coast early next week. It was downgraded from tropical storm status in the 10 a.m. National Hurricane Center update on Thursday. While it is now a depression, it is expected to strengthen back to tropical storm status as it moves…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal continues moving north

Tropical Storm Cristobal continues moving north

The probably path of Tropical Storm Cristobal as of June 4, 2020. The probably path of Tropical Storm Cristobal as of June 4, 2020. Photo: NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Photo: NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The probably path of Tropical Storm Cristobal as of June 4, 2020. The probably path of Tropical Storm Cristobal as of June 4, 2020. Photo: NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Tropical…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana; Houston area could get rain

Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana; Houston area could get rain

The storm’s forecast cone continues on a northern track towards Louisiana, but Texas is not totally in the clear yet. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall as a storm along the Louisiana coast early next week. But Texas isn’t totally in the clear yet. This week was the official kick off to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’s already turning out…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana

The storm’s forecast cone continues on a northern track towards Louisiana, but Texas is not totally in the clear yet. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall as a storm along the Louisiana coast early next week. But Texas isn’t totally in the clear yet. This week was the official kick off to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’s already turning out…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Likely to Threaten Texas/Louisiana, but As What?

Tropical Storm Cristobal Likely to Threaten Texas/Louisiana, but As What?

Tropical Storm Cristobal is drifting around just onshore in Mexico south of the Bay of Campeche as of writing this, and the longer it remains over land, the more disorganized it will be when it reemerges later this week. After that time, the forecast models seem in fairly good agreement about forecast track, but how much or if it strengthens is up in the air. Cristobal is a rather unique storm in that it is…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

Updated 11:04 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. less Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical…

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90-degree heat, severe weather potential ahead

90-degree heat, severe weather potential ahead

By Mike Maze, Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologists Wednesday will be the first 90-degree day since October, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. It will be the hottest day of the year so far, and of the entire week, with a high around 93 degrees in Raleigh and 94 degrees in Fayetteville. The hot day came later this year — most of the time we see our 90-degree day earlier, like in May. Right now we…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal forecast to make landfall in Louisiana late this weekend

Tropical Storm Cristobal forecast to make landfall in Louisiana late this weekend

Cristobal is the earliest third-named storm on record for the Atlantic basin. Author: Jason Mikell, Hunter Williams (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz Published: 9:46 AM CDT June 1, 2020 Updated: 5:45 PM CDT June 3, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — The 2020 hurricane season is off to a busy start. Tropical Storm Cristobal officially formed in the southwestern Gulf on Tuesday, becoming the third named storm of the season.  Following the previous two named storms, Arthur and Bertha,…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal weakens a bit after making landfall in Mexico

Tropical Storm Cristobal weakens a bit after making landfall in Mexico

It could weaken to a tropical depression soon. It could then re-strengthen when a potential turn northward happens on Friday. NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on Mexico’s coast Wednesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.  It’s forecast to weaken to a depression soon as it hovers just over land through Friday.  Then the National Hurricane Center forecast shows it becoming a tropical storm again on Friday. It starts its northward…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Mexico, expected to turn north this weekend

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Mexico, expected to turn north this weekend

Cristobal is the earliest third-named storm on record for the Atlantic basin. Author: Jason Mikell, Hunter Williams (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz Published: 9:46 AM CDT June 1, 2020 Updated: 12:31 PM CDT June 3, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — The 2020 hurricane season is off to a busy start. Tropical Storm Cristobal officially formed in the southwestern Gulf on Tuesday, becoming the third named storm of the season.  Following the previous two named storms, Arthur and Bertha,…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana, but Texas isn't totally in the clear

Tropical Storm Cristobal's US landfall expected in Louisiana, but Texas isn't totally in the clear

The storm’s forecast cone continues on a northern track towards Louisiana, but Texas is not in the clear yet. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall as a strong storm along the Louisiana coast early next week. But Texas isn’t totally in the clear yet. This week was the official kick off to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’s already turning out…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Updated 9:47 am CDT, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. less Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal may bring rain, strong winds to Texas gulf coast this weekend

Tropical Storm Cristobal may bring rain, strong winds to Texas gulf coast this weekend

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Tropical Storm Cristobal may bring rain, strong winds to Texas gulf coast this weekend Tropical Storm Cristobal is projected to make landfall near Louisiana’s coast Sunday morning. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Tropical Storm Cristobal is projected to make landfall Sunday…

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Houston's weekend weather depends on Tropical Storm Cristobal's track

Houston's weekend weather depends on Tropical Storm Cristobal's track

The National Weather Service’s wind speed probabilities map for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4 a.m. The National Weather Service’s wind speed probabilities map for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4 a.m. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The National Weather Service’s wind speed probabilities map for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4 a.m. The National Weather Service’s wind speed probabilities map…

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Marchers Flood Houston Protesting The Death Of George Floyd, And An Update On Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 3, 2020)

Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Marchers Flood Houston Protesting The Death Of George Floyd, And An Update On Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 3, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We reflect on Tuesday’s march in downtown Houston in response to the death of George Floyd. And we get the latest on Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to move toward the U.S. Gulf Coast late this weekend. Also this hour: In our weekly political roundup,…

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Houston Forecast: Tropical Storm Cristobal Is In The Gulf

Houston Forecast: Tropical Storm Cristobal Is In The Gulf

There’s still significant uncertainty regarding its track and intensity by the weekend. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm ‘Cristobal’ formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning. This is the earliest we have had the third name storm form on record, and records go back to 1851.     Hurricane Hunters flew into Tropical Depression 3 earlier today and found max sustained winds at 40 mph which means that this system was officially a Tropical Storm….

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Tropical depression in Gulf upgraded; Tropical Storm Cristobal confirmed

Tropical depression in Gulf upgraded; Tropical Storm Cristobal confirmed

Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: National Weather Service Tropical depression in Gulf upgraded; Tropical Storm Cristobal confirmed Back to Gallery Tropical Depression Three has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 40 mph. The storm is expected to remain in the Bay of Campeche before likely moving into the central Gulf by Friday and Saturday….

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Houston Forecast: Tropical storm Cristobal forms

Houston Forecast: Tropical storm Cristobal forms

There’s still significant uncertainty regarding its track and intensity by the weekend. Spotty shower chances are with us today. HOUSTON — Hurricane season started yesterday, and right on schedule, we had a brewing tropical system.  By the afternoon hours yesterday, we had a tropical depression (TD#3) and then by the late morning hours today, we had Tropical Storm Cristobal.  This is the earliest we have had the third name storm form on record, and records…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in the Gulf

Cristobal becomes the earliest third named storm on record for the Atlantic basin. Author: Jason Mikell, Hunter Williams (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz Published: 9:46 AM CDT June 1, 2020 Updated: 1:05 PM CDT June 2, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — The 2020 hurricane season is off to a busy start. Tropical Storm Cristobal officially formed in the southwestern Gulf on Tuesday, becoming the third named storm of the season.  Following the previous two named storms – Arthur…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal moving north across Gulf of Mexico, too soon to forecast path

Tropical Storm Cristobal moving north across Gulf of Mexico, too soon to forecast path

Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to move north across the Gulf of Mexico this week, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain to portions of southern Mexico. On Monday, the storm was classified as a disturbance. It developed into a depression on Tuesday and a Tropical Storm by Tuesday afternoon. A tropical depression is forecast to move north into the Gulf of Mexico. It is too soon to forecast it’s…

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Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed over the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed over the Gulf of Mexico

It will likely linger in the southern Gulf for most of this week before a potential turn northward into the central Gulf this weekend. NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression 3 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal in the southern Gulf of Mexico, or Bay of Campeche. This is the earliest third named storm on record in the Atlantic Basin. The previous record was Tropical Storm Colin which formed on June 5, 2016. Observations from the…

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