Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby

The National Hurricane Center has classified the Low in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm "Debby"

Here is the latest:

  • A recon mission Saturday morning was able to detect tropical storm force winds and a well defined center of circulation. 
  • Tropical Storm Advisories have been issued for the Louisiana Coast
  • Models remain uncertain as to where it may end up down the road.  There is no clear consensus... with some tracks pushing Debby East, others North, and most West/Southwest.




The Hurricane Center is going with the higher average of Debby taking a Westward jog.

This is the "Cone of Uncertainty" from NHC.



We expect this system to hover in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico through Sunday drawing plenty of moisture our way. We could see pockets of heavy rain anytime through Monday, maybe even until Tuesday.

This is what NWS is saying:


LOW PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE NORTH OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO THIS
WEEKEND. THIS FEATURE WILL TRANSPORT DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO
SOUTH FLORIDA THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY NIGHT WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAINFALL POSSIBLE.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING WILL LIKELY
RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES ALONG THE EAST COAST AND FROM 2 TO 4
INCHES ALONG THE WEST COAST. AS TYPICALLY OBSERVED DURING THESE
EVENTS, LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE SINCE PERSISTENT
BANDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY IMPACT A FEW AREAS.


2 comments:

  1. At least the cone is pointing towards Texas.

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  2. Lets hope it stays that way. I'll take the rain instead.

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