Tuesday, June 13, 2006

'Slouching' Through Cedar Key - and More

T.S. Alberto, the first named tropical storm of the season, "brought rain, some sharp winds and foot-deep floods to northwest Florida on Tuesday, but U.S. forecasters said it no longer threatened to become the first hurricane of 2006." This, according to Reuters News Service.

The folks over at Hurricane City are inviting damage reports. And some of them already are focussing on a new projection model that has something popping up over Cuba and heading for Louisiana over the next several days.

If you want to scare yourself by seeing the same thing, click here, then scroll down and click "FWD" to start the java loop running. Keep your eye on Cuba and watch the blob appear, then Baryl north.

Oops. We mean "barrel" north.

This seems to be what National Hurricane Center's Tropical Discussion is referring to as of 1 pm this afternoon:
ANOTHER WELL-DEFINED RATHER LARGE TROPICAL WAVE IS ADJUSTED AHEAD ALONG 62W/63W SOUTH OF 18N MOVING WEST 15-20 KT. THIS WAVE IS GENERATING SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. THIS MOISTURE WILL SPREAD ACROSS PUERTO RICO AND HISPANIOLA LATER TODAY AND TOMORROW PRODUCING AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL. A MODERATE TO STRONG SURGE IN THE TRADE WINDS WILL FOLLOW THIS SYSTEM ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

1 comment:

Biks Wigglesworth said...

I spent some time at Cedar Key in an RV. To see a flash presentation about traveling in Florida, click here: The Dacrons flash travel blog WARNING: can get very silly at times. :-)