Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Preparation’

Tropical Depression #19

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

UPDATE: Tropical Depression #19 gained strength early Thursday, growing into Tropical Storm Richard as of the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC says Richard has sustained winds of 40 mph, as it spins about 22- miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman.

The storm is moving to the southeast at 6 mph.

This is a storm we’ll be watching very closely, but there is no reason for immediate alarm.

Tropical Depression Worth Watching This Weekened

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Possible threat to Gulf states next week

If the second scenario of a stalled Matthew comes to pass, then areas of the Gulf coast around to the Atlantic side of Florida will have to pay very close attention.

A trough of low pressure swinging through the lower 48 states next week could draw Matthew northward and toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Any tropical storm or hurricane that gets into the Gulf of Mexico in October could be a significant danger.

However, right now, we have to wait to see how far west this system gets.

There is no cause for immediate alarm along the Southwest Florida coast.

In light of forecasts for increasing tropical activity in the Caribbean over the next few weeks, it would be wise to use the upcoming weekend to make sure you have the necessary supplies in the event of an eventual threat.