Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall close to Sargent

Keep up-to-date with protection of Hurricane Nicholas and its impacts on the Coastal Bend right here.

Analyzing the trail, storm patterns of Hurricane Nicholas



7:17 a.m.

A number of high-water places are popping up throughout Houston resulting from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Areas alongside the coast are extra impacted, with a number of impassable roads reported in Galveston early Tuesday.

The most important closure proper now could be Freeway 225 in each instructions at Richey, within the Pasadena space.

Mayor Rios offers enter on the occasions unfolding round Tropical Storm Nicholas



RELATED: Excessive-water places in Houston space resulting from Tropical Storm Nicholas | 225 is underwater

6:40 a.m.

Galveston has obtained almost 14 inches (35 centimeters) of rain with the storm whereas the flood-prone Houston space noticed greater than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain, in keeping with preliminary reviews from the Nationwide Climate Service. Nicholas may dump as much as 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain in elements of central and southern Louisiana.

1:59 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning is in impact for elements of Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Matagorda counties till 5:45 a.m.

Mayor Guajardo on Tropical Storm Nicholas



12:55 a.m. 

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall, in keeping with the Nationwide Hurricane Heart. Landfall was close to Sargent, simply north of East Matagorda Bay, in keeping with KHOU.

12:35 a.m. 

Greater than 60,000 energy outages reported within the Houston space, in keeping with CenterPoint Vitality. Nicholas has but to make landfall.

11:30 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt explains how Hurricane Nicholas’ middle jumped round 4 completely different occasions since Sunday, making its path tough to foretell.

Port O’Connor nonetheless experiencing robust winds because of the tropical storm



11:25 p.m.

Julissa Garza offers an replace on the consequences the hurricane has had on the Coastal Bend.

11:15 p.m.

Invoice Churchwell offers a late Monday replace on Port O’Connor and the way residents are navigating the ultimate moments earlier than Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall.

11:05 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt says landfall is imminent within the space of Brazosport. Holt says the middle of the storm “has been in every single place.”

10:15 p.m.

In response to the Nationwide Hurricane Heart, Nicholas has now became a hurricane.  

Port Aransas experiences calm waters as Tropical Storm Nicholas passes



9:55 p.m.

5:00 P.M. Replace: Monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas



The middle of Nicholas has been erratic since Sunday morning. Take a look at the adjustments beneath from Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt.

Rockport-Fulton braces for Tropical Storm Nicholas



9:15 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt mentioned the middle of the storm has been shifting since Sunday. 

8:15 p.m.

The middle of Nicholas has taken a tough proper flip. Take a look at this radar loop from Chief Meteorologist Alan Holt.

Port O’Connor experiences heavy rains resulting from Tropical Storm Nicholas



Michael Gibson in Port Aransas as Tropical Storm Nicholas arrives



6:40 p.m.

Julissa Garza reviews from Rockport with Mayor Rios. Rios mentioned the town has been getting ready for the storm since Thursday and he’s grateful to storm missed the neighborhood that was hit laborious by Hurricane Harvey.

6:21 p.m.

Officers from Corpus Christi ISD introduced all district faculties might be open on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

4:00 P.M. Replace: Tropical Storm Nicholas



6:17 p.m.

Mayor Paulette Guajardo mentioned the Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Heart is formally closed as results of Tropical Storm Nicholas transfer up the Texas coast.

6:02 p.m.

Officers in Port Aransas mentioned though the hurricane watch stays, the storm surge watch is now coastal flood watch. Officers mentioned Port Aransas residents may even see some rain however lower than 1″ further is predicted. There’s nonetheless the possibility for gusty winds, officers mentioned, though this can diminish over the following day.

Gov. Abbott responds to Tropical Storm Nicholas



5:59 p.m.

Del Mar Faculty will resume common operations on Tuesday, Sept. 14.



5:38 p.m.

Port O’Connor braces for Tropical Storm Nicholas’ landfall and winds are starting to choose up pace. Invoice Churchwell reviews. 

5:33 p.m.

Port Aransas is seeing durations of heavy winds and a few rain, however Tropical Storm Nicholas didn’t go away any harm within the space. 

North Seashore coping with flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Nicholas



5:28 p.m. 

The TxDOT Port Aransas Ferry has remained open regardless of winds from Tropical Storm Nicholas. TxDOT officers mentioned they anticipate to stay open.

Mayor Paulette Guajardo joins 3News to speak Tropical Storm Nicholas



5:18 p.m.

Ingleside ISD introduced they’ll return to a traditional class schedule Tuesday, September 14.

5:15 p.m.

Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo has an replace on Tropical Storm Nicholas situations.

5:10 p.m.

The storm surge in Rockport is subsiding and winds are starting to calm.

4:40 p.m.

Invoice Churchwell is reporting in Port O’Connor, close to Matagorda Bay, the place situations are deteriorating forward of landfall. 

4:30 p.m.

Michael Gibson is in Port Aransas the place wind, rain and storm surge are affecting the world.

4 p.m.

Nicholas has strengthened 5mph since 1pm and is now a 65 mph tropical storm; winds gusting as much as 75 mph.  Nicholas is transferring NNE at 12 mph.  It is about 60-70 miles away from Matagorda Bay.

The 4PM NHC replace takes Nicholas close to Matagorda Bay at landfall this night as a 70 mph tropical storm.  Nicholas then slows and weakens over SE Texas and Louisiana by Thursday, the place flooding rains would be the main menace – 6-12″ potential there.

WIND: Nicholas will proceed to convey tropical storm drive situations to elements of the Coastal Bend by Monday evening.  Winds might be northwesterly because the storm strikes in to the Center Texas Gulf Coast.

RAIN: With a monitor somewhat farther into the Gulf of Mexico, rain totals might be decrease, with areas round Copano/San Antonio Bay nonetheless getting one other 1-3″.  Rain (like winds) might be transferring in from the NW, wrapping across the west facet of Nicholas. Rain possibilities drop after midnight within the Coastal Bend.

SURGE: Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay will see a discount in storm surge by Monday evening with winds coming in from the N/NW.  Some flooding on the bay facet of barrier islands/canals might be potential in a single day.  3-5 ft. surge close to Matagorda Bay, the place landfall is predicted.

3:57 p.m. 

Regardless of the lower in rain accumulation, the storm continues to push water into the Metropolis’s seashores and seashore entry roadways. The NWS is forecasting a two to 4 foot depth of floodwater on our seashores, making them hazardous for drivers. Presently, our seashore driving lanes are underwater with surges as much as the sand dunes and into most of the Metropolis’s entry roads.

Port O’Connor residents look ahead to storm to finally cross



To scale back the menace to life and property, street closures might be in impact for Gulf Seashore Entry Roads 2, 3, and 3A, Newport Go Street, Zahn Street, and Whitecap Boulevard by the length of the antagonistic climate. Metropolis crews will reassess situations at dawn and make changes as obligatory. These closures have been coordinated with the Texas Normal Land Workplace, which is supportive of the motion.

3:41 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation for a catastrophe declaration in response to Tropical Storm Nicholas at a press convention Monday. Three cities and 17 counties have been included within the declaration.

The counties embrace Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria.

RELATED: Forward of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Texas Gov. Abbott indicators catastrophe declaration proclamation

2:34 p.m.

As Tropical Storm Nicholas sits nearly due east of Corpus Christi, waves in Rockport might be seen crashing over the seawall. 

2:13 p.m.

Port Aransas Emergency Companies patrols the seashore whereas Tropical Storm Nicholas spins offshore.

1 p.m. 

Tropical Storm Nicholas is a 60 mph storm with 70 mph gusts.  Shifting North at 12 mph, 70 miles SE of Port Aransas.

The middle of Nicholas shifted extra to the east between 10a and 1p. Nicholas is forecast to achieve 70 mph sustained winds because it strikes in to the Center Texas Gulf Coast this night.  With the easterly shift within the middle, impacts within the Coastal Bend might be barely decrease.

RAIN: A further 1-3″ by Monday, on prime of what has already fallen. Decrease quantities west of HWY 77.

WIND: I shifted the max wind pace forecast somewhat to the east to mirror the easterly shift within the middle.  Tropical storm drive situations stay potential for elements of the Coastal Bend.

SURGE: 2-4 ft. on space seashores/bays.  3-5 ft. nearer to Matagorda Bay, the place landfall is predicted this night.  Waves at 5-10 ft. on space seashores will create tough surf and harmful rip currents.  Water as much as the dunes on seashores.


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12:30 p.m.

Flooding has triggered officers to barricade sure areas on North Seashore.

12:15 p.m.

Mayor Paulette Guajardo joined 3News reside to debate the preparations made forward of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

11:58 a.m.

On account of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ anticipated heavy rains and excessive winds, the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Well being District has closed a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the COVID-19 Testing Clinic, and a Regeneron Infusion Remedy Clinic.  The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds state-run fast infusion middle will stay open all through the storm.

11:45 a.m.

The Padre Island Nationwide Seashore has closed the park resulting from extreme rain, in addition to the potential for storm surge and flash floods associated to Tropical Storm Nicholas.

11:40 a.m.

As a result of deteriorating climate situations attributable to Tropical Storm Nicholas, two of the three airways that serve Corpus Christi Worldwide Airport (CCIA) have proactively canceled all of their flights for the following 24 hours.  Each United Airways and Southwest Airways have canceled all flights out and in of CCIA for the remainder of the day. Vacationers can go to for the most recent posted flight schedules and standing.  

11:30 a.m.

Kleberg County opened up the FEMA DOME behind H.M. King Excessive Faculty at 10:30 a.m. for any people needing a dry place to remain throughout the storm. Crews might be on standby to supply transportation for anybody who wants a experience. Right here is the telephone quantity to name: 361-455-9402.

11:20 a.m.

Flour Bluff is seeing Tropical Storm drive winds.

11:05 a.m.

Street closures are occurring resulting from Tropical Storm Nicholas. 

  • Tarlton Avenue from Churchill Drive to Ayers Avenue
  • HWY 286 NB @ IH37 – All site visitors might be diverted to exit Comanche1212
  • Zahn Street
  • I37 Northbound turnaround close to Labonte Park

10:18 a.m.

Tropical Storm Nicholas is simply off the coast of Texas. Regardless of heat gulf water, wind shear is holding the construction of Tropical Storm Nicholas comparatively disorganized, together with how shut it’s to land. Tropical showers are stretching up and down the Texas coast. Wind shear will work in our favor and may preserve the storm at bay because it makes landfall tonight. 

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