Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Hurricane Emily Makes Landfall

Below is a infrared satellite image of Hurricane Emily as it made landfall on the Mexican coastline at approximately 7:30 am ET July 20, 2005. Image is courtesy of The Satellite Services Division of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, which was posted at 15:15 pm UTC July 20, 2005.

Hurricane Emily at landfall on Mexican coastline July 20, 2005

Hurricane Emily made landfall approximately 75 miles South-Southwest of Brownsville Texas with winds of 125 mph.

As of 10:00 am CDT Emily was moving toward the West at approximately 10 mph, with this path expected to continue for the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward from the center of the hurricane about 70 miles. Maximum sustained winds are at 105 mph.

5 to 10 inches of heavy rainfall is expected over Northeastern Mexico. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected over Southern Texas and the lower Rio Grande valley.