Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Harold (AL092023) DATA RELEASED: 8/22/2023 4:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Depression Harold Discussion Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL092023
400 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2023

Harold has been moving quickly inland over south Texas and
weakening.  Surface observations indicate that the maximum winds
are now around 30 kt, making the system a tropical depression.
Despite the decrease in winds, the minimum pressure remains fairly
low, 999 mb, and heavy rains continue to affect a large portion of
southern Texas.

Harold is moving to the west-northwest at about 20 kt in the flow on 
the south side of a strong mid-level ridge.  The depression is 
expected to move farther inland across southern Texas and northern 
Mexico until it dissipates on Wednesday.

This is the last advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on 
Harold. Future information on this system can be found in 
discussions issued by the Weather Prediction Center beginning at 
1000 PM CDT, under AWIPS header TCDAT4, WMO header WTNT24 KWNH, and 
on the web at


1. Heavy rainfall is expected across south Texas through early
Wednesday, and may produce areas of flash and urban flooding. Across
portions of northern Coahuila and northern Nuevo Leon in Mexico,
flash flooding with possible landslides in mountainous terrain is
expected through Wednesday.


INIT  22/2100Z 27.6N  99.3W   30 KT  35 MPH
12H  23/0600Z 28.7N 101.9W   25 KT  30 MPH...INLAND
24H  23/1800Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Cangialosi