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Could Alex Surprise Everyone?

Posted by feww on June 29, 2010

TS ALEX – UPDATE June 29

ALEX Standing Still in Southern Gulf of Mexico, Strengthening to a Hurricane

TS Alex could still surprise everyone by heading toward the leaking Macondo oil well, instead of moving as forecast.

Even on its projected path, Alex would create high winds and rough seas hampering the ‘cleanup’ operation.

TS ALEX At 00:00UTC – June 29

  • LOCATION: 20.6N, 91.6W
  • Distances
    • About 675km (420 miles) ESE OF Tampico, Mexico
    • About 845km (525 miles) SE of Brownsville, Texas
  • Max. Sustained Winds 95km/hr (60MPH)
  • Currently Movement: STATIONARY
  • Min Central Pressure 990 MB (29.23 inches)


TS ALEX — IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


TS ALEX — GOM Wind Shear Diagram. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


ALEX Projected Paths –
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

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TD ALEX – UPDATE June 28

Posted by feww on June 28, 2010

TS ALEX UPDATE  @ 03:00UTC – June 28

ALEX has regained strength, as expected, and is now a TROPICAL STORM once again.

Fire Earth Moderators believe ALEX could become a hurricane before its next landfall.

TS ALEX At 03:00UTC – June 28

  • LOCATION: 19.4N, 91.3W
  • Distances
    • About 90km (55miles) SSW of Chetumal, Mexico
    • About 755km (470 miles)  ESE OF Tampico, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 75km/hr (45 MPH)
  • Currently Moving WNW  (300 degrees) at 11km/hr (7 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 991 MB (29.26 inches)


TS ALEX VIS/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Earlier:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALEX MOVING INTO THE SW GULF OF MEXICO, MAY RESTRENGTHEN


ALEX Projected Path: Various Dynamical Models Forecasts.  Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

TD ALEX SUMMARY OF STATUS at 21:00 UTC (June 27, 2010)

  • LOCATION: 19.2N, 90.9W
  • Distances
    • About 90km (55miles) SSW of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 55km/hr (35 MPH)
  • Currently Moving WNW  (300 degrees) at 15km/hr (9 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 999 MB (29.50 inches)

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Tropical Storm Alex Forms Near BELIZE

Posted by feww on June 27, 2010

TS ALEX the First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2010 Nears the Coast of Belize

Northern Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula experiencing heavy rainfall.


Alex –
Visible/Infrared satellite image – Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Alex poses a potential threat to the Gulf of Mexico cleanup operation, though the risk is seen as minimal at this stage.


GOES East Hurricane Sector Infrared Image. Click image to update.

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad (FAT) Allen was quoted as saying BP may be forced to suspend oil containment operations, “if a storm with gale-force winds were expected within five days at the leak site.” Reuters reported.

“We understand it’s moving westerly at this time and does not threaten the site,” said Allen, adding however, “we all know that the weather is unpredictable.”

Shell Oil Co has announced that it would also evacuate 300 non-essential employees from its Gulf of Mexico offshore operations as a precaution, the report said.


ALEX Projected Path: Various Dynamical Models Forecasts.  Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

Meanwhile, the state of Louisiana filed a motion with the U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit on Saturday opposing the DOI’s request to stay a ruling from the federal judge who overturned a six-month ban on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf, Reuters reported.

TS ALEX: Summary of Details  at 00:01 UTC, Sunday 27 June 2010

  • LOCATION: 17.4N 88.1W
  • Distances
    • About 25km (15 miles)  SE of Belize City
    • About 125km  (75miles) south of Chetumal, Mexico
  • Max. Sustained Winds 100km/hr (65 MPH)
  • Currently Moving W (280 degrees) at 19km/hr (12 MPH)
  • Min Central Pressure 996 MB (29.41 inches)

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Satellite Imagery (GOES 12 Floater/NOAA/SSD)

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