Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hurricane Dolly Strengthens
Slowly Approaching Coast as Category 2

3 pm Update: Hurricane Dolly has made landfall over South Padre Island. Maximum winds have decreased to 95 mph.

1 pm Update: At noon CDT, the eyewall of Hurricane Dolly was crossing South Padre Island. The center was meandering offshore, but was expected to reach the coast in a couple of hours.

Hurricane Dolly increased in strength this morning to a Category 2 storm with maximum winds of 100 mph. It has slowed its forward motion and is now approaching the coast on a northwest track at 7 mph. The center of the storm was located 30 miles east northeast of Brownsville, Texas at 10 am CDT.

Tropical Storm Cristobal has lost its tropical characteristics, and the last advisory was issued at 5 am by the National Hurricane Center.

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