Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tropical Storm Chris

Updates on Tropical Storm Chris can be found at the National Hurricane Center page. Chris is a small storm geographically speaking. As of 4 a.m. Central Time, maximum sustained winds were at 60 mph. The current track from the National Hurricane Center predicts that Chris will become a hurricane by tomorrow afternoon. Looking into the future, by 1 a.m. Monday, The cone of uncertainty is pretty wide, extending from the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula to Cocoa Beach, Florida. However, the center of the cone places the hurricane over Key West by 1 a.m. on Monday. That might be the worst case scenario for residents along the Gulf Coast. Water temperatures in the Gulf are extremely warm and any tropical system that makes it to the Gulf has the potential to explode into a major hurricane. It is to soon to predict this, but the situation deserves very close attention this week.

Visible Satellite Image
Visible Sat Loop
Infrared Sat Image
Infrared Sat Loop
Water Temperatures Along the Gulf Coast

I will be posting updates here on the blog.

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