Monday, June 28, 2010

Tropical Storm Alex, Final Update 20:00 CST 28Jun10

Location: 20.6N 91.6W, 525 miles SE of Brownsville, TX, 420 miles ESE of Tampico, Mexico
Movement: NNW at 4 kts
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb
Maximum sustained winds: 50 kts, gusting to 60 kts

Tropical storm and hurricane watches are in effect for NE Mexico and SE Texas.

Alex is no longer a threat to Central America so this will be the last report on this storm on this news blog.

Tropical Storm Alex Update 13:00 CST 28Jun10

Location: 20.3N 91.7W, moving NNW at 6 kts, 85 miles WNW of Campeche, Mexico. 535 miles SE of Brownsville, TX
Maximum sustained winds: 50 kts, 60 MPH, 95 kmh, gusting to 60 kts
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb

Alex is strengthening. Rainfall at Guadalajara was 6.76 inches. Computer models predict landfall near Brownsville, TX

Tropical Storm Alex Update 4:00 AM 28Jun10

Location: 19.7N 91.6W, moving NW at 6 MPH
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb
Maximum sustained winds: 45 kts

As you can see, there's been a major drop in the central pressure which indicates better organization of the "eye" and a strong increase in the tendency to strengthen. We'll see how quickly this turns into a hurricane.