Atlantic Hurricane Possibility Increases For Two Storms

Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, Galveston, Texas and Tampa, Florida need to keep an eye on our Cruise Ship Weather real time weather satellite.  (see video at bottom of article)

As the image at the top of the page demonstrates, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is putting out alerts for one storm of two which may hit Gulf of Mexico cruise ports, beginning next week. Both have a 70% chance for becoming tropical storms.

Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 17 2017 – For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A tropical wave located about 1500 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands is producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. This disturbance has changed little in organization since yesterday. However, some development is expected during the next few days before conditions become less favorable for tropical cyclone formation. This system is expected to continue moving toward the west or west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic during the next several days.

Gulf of Mexico

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

2. A broad trough of low pressure is producing a large area of cloudiness and showers over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the adjacent land areas. Conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development of this large disturbance while it moves slowly northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend, and a tropical cyclone could form early next week over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of development, heavy rains are likely to spread over portions of Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and western Cuba during the
next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

Cruise Ship Weather real time weather satellite.

Video: TEXAS WEATHER STUDIO LIVE: MONITORING TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO