Friday, June 25, 2010

The Tropics Heat Up

As of Friday morning, there are two hurricanes in the eastern Pacific, just west of Mexico.  Hurricane Celia is a major category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 mph.  It will weaken as it tracks westward. 

Just east of Celia is Darby, but that hurricane isn't as strong.

There is an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean.  This may become a tropical depression today.  If it becomes the first storm of the Atlantic season, it will be named Alex.

Some (not all) of the computer models take this storm into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  This definitely bears watching considering what has been going on in the Gulf as of late.

A few computer models take it over the Yucatan Peninsula, and then have it dissipate in eastern Mexico or Texas.

You can follow all of this tropical activity in our Hurricane Tracker.