Saturday, June 10, 2006

Beginning Of The Ugly Season?

A tropical wave in the Caribbean has formed.
The National Hurricane Center is keeping watch on a tropical wave that has been developing in the northwestern Caribbean for the past two days. As of 9:30 p.m. CDT, the system's barometric pressure was continuing to drop, and a center of circulation had formed.

While currently consisting of a broad band of thunderstorms, this system could organize into a tropical depression or even strengthen into a tropical storm over the next 12-24 hours as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters are alerting the southeastern Gulf Coast to keep an eye on the system.

As you can see in the image above, a tropical wave drops tons of rain. Only the high winds are missing as would happen in a hurricane.

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