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ARLENE: Tardy, Disorganized and Very Wet

Posted by feww on June 30, 2011

ARLENE, the first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, bringing  torrential rains to central Mexico

Tropical Storm ARLENE is expected to make landfall near Tuxpan, central Mexico early Thursday (local time)

ARLENE is currently located about 100km east of the town of Tuxpan in the Mexican state of Veracruz moving west (275 degrees, at a forward speed of about 10 km/hr); it has a maximum sustained winds of about 113 km/hr (61 kts),  just short of being a category 1 hurricane (119 km/hr) on the FEWW Hurricane Scale, with wind gusts of up to 140 km/hr. ARLENE could probably intensify to a hurricane force before landfall, NHC said.


Tropical Storm ARLENE with projected track – IR/WV Diff Satellite Image (4-km) resolution. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

TS ARLENE Summary of Details (as of posting)

  • Location: ~ 100km east of the town of Tuxpan, Veracru, Meixco
  • Position: ~ 21N, 94W
  • Movement and speed: moving west (275 degrees,)  at a forward speed of about 10 km/hr
  • Maximum sustained winds: 113 km/hr (61 kt)
  • Wind gusts:  up to 140 km/hr (75 kt)
  • Remarks: ARLENE could probably intensify to a hurricane force before landfall (NHC).

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