FORT BEND COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
September 12, 2008
Severe Weather Alert
Severe Thunderstorms/Heavy Rainfall/High Winds
At 10 p.m CDT, Hurricane Ike was about 55 miles south-southeast of Galveston, TX. Maximum sustained winds remain near 110 mph. Ike is moving northwest near 12 mph. Ike remains on track and is forecast to move inland over central Galveston Island early tomorrow morning near 3 a.m. Ike is then forecast to track across the western part of Galveston Bay and the Houston area early tomorrow morning followed by a track to about 40-50 miles east of College Station late tomorrow morning.
Winds will remain strong across the region into Saturday morning as the center of Ike pushes inland. The strongest winds are expected early Saturday morning, including gusts Winds are forecast to decrease as we head through the late morning and afternoon hours.
Squalls associated with Hurricane Ike will continue to push across the region through Saturday morning as Ike pushes inland with additional showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday afternoon. Severe thunderstorms capable of producing isolated tornadoes could develop. Heavy rain is also likely.