Notice

Port of Houston

July 06, 2024

Notices

Active Storm Advisory  “ Beryl “
 
Updated USCG notice attached
 
Whiskey: Set when gale force winds are expected to arrive at the port within 72 hours. Port remains open to all commercial traffic,
but oceangoing ships and barges must report their intention to remain in port or depart. If they are departing, they must do so within
12 hours of gale-force winds.
 
CURRENT CHANNEL STATUS
X-Ray: Gale force winds are expected within 48 hours. The rules are similar to port condition Whiskey.
Yankee: Gale force winds predicted within 24 hours. Vessels seeking to depart must arrange immediate departure. Cargo
operations must cease with 18 kilometre per hour (kph) winds. Transfer hoses must be disconnected with 22 kph winds.
Ships seeking to arrive in port should seek an alternate destination.
Zulu: Gale force winds within 12 hours. The port is closed.
HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT
10:00 AM CDT Sat Jul 6
Location: 23.0°N 92.3°W
Moving: WNW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 997 mb
Max sustained: 60 mph
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT  10 KT
 
Over the next day or so, Beryl will turn more to the northwest toward a weakness in subtropical high pressure over the southern United States, and because
of the influence from an upper-level low-pressure system located to Beryl's west. Landfall of Beryl as a hurricane is predicted to occur somewhere from near
the Houston and Galveston areas southward to near Brownsville.  
 
T​his weekend: Beryl is expected to be pulled northwestward through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coast. The greatest chance for
steady intensification into a hurricane will begin on Sunday.
M​onday: Landfall is expected on the Texas coast with damaging winds, storm surge, heavy rain and a few tornadoes.