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Big Story Weather Tropical Update – June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

This morning, residents of the Southern Gulf are waking up to a tropical system that could be named Tropical Storm Debby today. The system is about 120 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula. There is still a lot of concern for this system to start with a Northward track and then slowly drift to the west towards the LA coastline and then a strong shift west into Southern Texas for landfall later in the week. However, there is also another situation where this storm will start out on a northerly track and then take a turn to the east towards the Florida area. It is very important to follow your local NWS this weekend if you live anywhere from Texas to Florida as this storm, only needs to take on small turn and the crossfire could quickly change to who gets hit.

Estimated winds around the area of low pressure are 30kts, while pressure is estimated at around 1004mb. Expect this storm to become named later today.

GULF STORM WATCH: (The following information is just one forecast for winds/seas) * Remember to always check in with the National Weather Service for the latest forecast in regards to the system in the Gulf.

* Updated 05:00AM CDT June 23 (Only weekend outlook due to high scenario differences in the long range)

Corpus Christi Texas: Saturday winds Northeast at 5-10mph and seas near 2ft. Sunday winds become light and variable with seas building to 4ft.

Houston Texas: Saturday winds Northeast at 5-10mph and seas near 2ft. Sunday winds Northwest 5-10mph with seas near 4ft.

New Orleans LA: Saturday winds East 15-20mph with higher gust and seas near 4-5ft. Sunday winds East 20-25mph with higher gust and seas near 7ft. (Seas are for outside in the Sound)

Gulfport MS: Saturday winds East 15-20mph with higher gust and seas near 5ft. Sunday the winds increase to East 22-27mph with higher gust and seas build to near 8ft. (Seas are for outside in the Sound)

Mobile AL: Saturday winds will be East at 15-20mph with higher gust and seas near 6ft. Sunday the winds increase to 22-27mph with higher gust, seas will build to near 10ft.

Pensacola FL: Saturday winds will be East at 15-20mph with higher gust and seas near 6ft. Sunday wind will shift to the Southeast at 15-20mph with higher gust and seas will build to near 10ft.

Tampa FL: Saturday winds will be Southeast at 15-20mph with higher gust and seas near 6ft outside the harbor. Sunday winds will be Southeast 15-20mph with higher gust and seas will rapidly build to 9-11ft or higher in the open waters.


Source: redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather Tropical Update 8211 June 23 2012


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