Monday, August 25, 2014

Heavy Rain Potential Gulf Coast

Watching radar loops clearly shows a well defined circulation off the mouth of the river moving slowly to the west.  Several bands of heavy rains have developed around this system and it could mean for a wet start on Tuesday.  Whatever is likely to form should slowly drift westward towards the Texas coast taking the heavy rain potential farther to our west.   However, weak tropical systems in August have histories of wandering around the Gulf coast so we'll need to pay attention to this for the next couple of days.   Offshore buoys tonight show no signs of a west wind indicating that low pressure at the surface is not forming.  However, winds east of the mouth of the river have increased to 20-30 knots with seas 5-6'.  Stay tuned!

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