Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Alex nears hurricane strength !
Tropical storm Alex has 70 mph sustained winds this morning-that is 4 mph less than what it needs to become a hurricane and that is expected later this morning or by the early afternoon. It still appears that the storm will come ashore late this week in northern Mexico or southern Texas. The circualtion with the storm is rather large and as it gets stronger seas of around 9 feet are likely to move into the oil spill clean up area and that could shut that down for a day or two. The good news for us is that we will most likely not get a direct hit from Alex. We may very well see an increase in our rain chances from the storm as well as front to the north of us and the normal seabreeze front that comes off the gulf every summer. So for today into the next several days expect better chances of rain. By the time we reach the holiday weekend we will start to see our rain chances decreasing. Please keep in mind that Alex is just the first of many storms that may affect the gulf coastal region this season as it is forecast to really be above normal. We feel we have lucked out with this particular storm and lets keep our fingers and toes crossed that our luck holds out the entire season. I will keep you posted!!!! Rex