Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tropical Storm Dolly

Hello, Dolly.  (Hey, it's not my fault.  Thanks a lot, Lloyd.)

Earlier: "THE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING THE STRONG TROPICAL WAVE IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA FOUND THAT THE SYSTEM STILL DOES NOT HAVE A CLOSED CIRCULATION. HOWEVER...THE WAVE CONTINUES TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS AND IS PRODUCING WINDS OF 40-45 MPH TO THE SOUTH OF JAMAICA. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT...AND THIS SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR TROPICAL STORM WITHIN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH."

Link: Tropical Storm DOLLY

(Thanks, Lloyd, for the info and link.)

Dolly is headed across the Yucatan and towards Texas.

Update (7-21-08): Dolly could become a hurricane today--category 1.

Update (7-22-08): Dolly is a hurricane (category 1) and is heading towards the Texas/Mexico border.

Update (7-23-08): Dolly is a category 2 storm now and is moving into Texas with winds of 100 mph.

Update (7-24-08): Dolly is now a tropical depresstion.  (This is the last advisory.)

 

 

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