Monday, July 21, 2008

Concerns increasing about Dolly

Tropical storm Dolly is passing over the Yucatan peninsula and is headed for the very warm waters of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. As of 4 a.m. Central Time today, maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service Tropical Prediction Center expects Dolly to become a hurricane by tomorrow afternoon. Their projected track has Dolly making landfall around south Texas or northeastern Mexico overnight on Wednesday.

I am very concerned that this storm may strengthen rapidly once it passes over the warm Gulf waters and that it might pose a major threat to the area around Brownsville, Texas.

Stay tuned.


Dewdrop said...

So, looks like you got a "dolly" for your birthday... Have a great one, Mike!

Mike Wilhelm said...

Thanks! I needed a good laugh!