Tropical Storm Arlene, 1st of the Season Aims at Mexico
There has been a lot of discussion going on, behind the scenes this afternoon as to what to do about Arlene...if she is Arlene or whether to name her the first Tropical Depression of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. As of 8pm she is Arlene!
The "official" word earlier was that she wasn't quite ready for prime time and we were up to 90% and a really, big bright RED circle..
"THERE IS A HIGH CHANCE...90 PERCENT...OF
THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS
IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH. INTERESTS ALONG THE
EAST COAST OF MEXICO IN THE STATES OF TAMAULIPAS AND VERACRUZ
SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM...AS A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS TONIGHT
OR EARLY WEDNESDAY."
What a difference a few hours can make....
90% goes to 100% real soon in the tropical world.
"ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2011
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON NEWLY FORMED
TROPICAL STORM ARLENE...LOCATED ABOUT 280 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
Again this is a South of the Border System NOT a Texas bound storm. But, you never know where moisture can go once it's in the atmosphere. Here in Florida we have had cloudy, stormy skies all day and it's beautiful if you like storms and I do ;)
Stay tuned and start tracking, more info later!