Arlene Making Landfall Near Cabo Rojo Mexico
Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall this morning near Cabo Rojo Mexico as a strong Tropical Storm with 65 mph winds. Just prior to landfall, she accelerated and she should slowly dissipate over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Otherwise, there are two weak tropical waves continuing on the same initial westward path that Arlene followed. The stronger of the waves is currently at 55W and just a bit north of 10N. It's a wave that bears watching.
It looks pretty quiet right now going into July 4th weekend, but you never know what might pop up closer to home the next few days. For now... it's smooth sailing, but that could change in the tropics as we say goodbye to June and segue into July.
As for me, am enjoying the tropical breeze while it's just a breeze and having late night Cafe Con Leches by the water with my best friend. Got to enjoy those moments in life while you can. I was looking up last night at some big Royal Palm Trees at the Waterways and thinking "wonder how this place would look after a Category 2 Hurricane?" It wouldn't look so pretty, so enjoy now as we are all living on borrowed time in paradise and the aftermath of a hurricane is not nearly as beautiful as how they look on the satellite far away.
Have a good day, enjoy life!
Official "bottom line" from the National Hurricane Center:
TROPICAL STORM ARLENE ADVISORY NUMBER 7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012011
400 AM CDT THU JUN 30 2011
...ARLENE MAKING LANDFALL NEAR CABO ROJO MEXICO...