Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tropical Storm Arthur

The first named storm of the year burst on the scene last night in the form of Tropical Storm Arthur. We've been having rain the last couple of days, but nothing heavy. Lots of flooded streets this morning, but that happens in a sprinkle the way the roads and drains are constructed. Or not constructed, it's a mess out there, water up to the rims on major streets.

It's cloudy right now at 5 o'clock, but not raining and just a light wind. South of Cancun the weather is a bit breezier, Tacogirl in Belize and Jonna and Mimi in Akumal have posted pics and stories of much more serious weather. From the NHC site, you can see that from Cozumel and south, there is a 100% chance of tropical storm force winds.

Tropical Storm:
A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) ranges from 34 kt (39 mph or 63 km/hr) to 63 kt (73 mph or 118 km/hr).

Tropical Storm Warning:
A warning that sustained winds within the range of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 118 km/hr) associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.

Tropical Storm Watch:
An announcement for specific coastal areas that tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.
At this point I suspect we'll see some wind and rain, but nothing really damaging. Recent reports state that the storm has passed Belize and is moving over Quintana Roo. It will be interesting to see what happens to el Presidente's visit to Isla Mujeres tomorrow with the ports closed. At least if some serious weather happens on Isla, the troops are there to help with the clean up.

Arthur, here's your theme...

1 comment:

Heather said...

Ohh I love reading your weather reports. My best friend is just moving to Miami and Ive tried telling her to be careful. Thanks for the updates!

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