Surprise! Tropical Storm possible by Tonight in the Gulf of Mexico

We’ve got a thunderstorm system in the Gulf of Mexico that has appeared “out of nowhere” and is rapidly developing. So Texas & Florida & Mexico & all the states along the Coast, I’d keep an eye on this thing.

The weather is weird, that is perfectly clear.

God bless everyone,


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Tropical Storm Emily Lashes Florida With Wind and Rain

Tropical Storm Emily quickly strengthened from a ripple of low pressure to a tropical depression and then a tropical storm in just a matter of hours shortly before it made landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday morning.

The storm brought torrential downpours and strong winds to the Tampa area, flooding roadways that were shut down as a result. Closures included the Sunshine Skyway, a key Tampa bridge, which was shut down because of dangerous winds.

The storm knocked out power to 18,000 homes and businesses, according to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Because of expected impacts from Emily, Scott declared a state of emergency for 31 of the state’s 67 counties Monday morning.

Emily’s rough seas also stranded two fishermen who had to be rescued in Tampa Bay after their boat sank. They were not injured, according to the Coast Guard.

Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall as a Tropical Storm in Florida, and Now is Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean

Emily moved ashore as a tropical storm along central Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday morning.

Other than a few reports of damage, Emily primarily produced soaking rain in parts of central and South Florida.

Emily is now over the Atlantic Ocean and will have no further impact in the U.S.

Emily developed from a small area of low pressure along a washed-out front.

What was once Tropical Storm Emily has now left Florida behind after a whirlwind landfall Monday featuring heavy rain and some local wind damage.
Some pockets of locally heavy rain are possible across the southern Florida Peninsula, the Florida Keys, and northwest Bahamas Tuesday, but less widespread than we’ve seen the past few days.

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Impact Recap

In East Naples, wind gusts up to 30 mph damaged a roof at a construction site Monday afternoon. Debris from the roof caused damage to a pickup truck, though no injuries were reported.

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Winds damaged the roof of a mobile home south of Bradenton late Monday morning. Gusts close to 60 mph prompted closure of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge linking St. Petersburg to Manatee County.

Early Monday morning at the Outrigger Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach, a section of a roof was blown off one building and landed on another one. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

A spotter in Hillsborough County near Valrico measured over 8 inches of rain as of 1 p.m. EDT Monday. Street flooding prompted a closure of a stretch of Ninth Street, according to the spotter.

Most landfalling tropical cyclones come with at least 24 hours advance warning, usually more.

This all started with a cold front that dropped south into the northern Gulf of Mexico during the weekend, then stalled out.

You don’t typically see cold fronts penetrate that far south this deep in the summer. The end of July is typically hazy, hot and humid in the southeast U.S., not featuring strangely comfortable air masses plunging from Canada into the Deep South.

(MORE: 7 Odd Things We Saw in the Weather in Late July)

Early in the hurricane season, these old fronts are typically monitored closely for tropical development.

Ripples of low pressure can form along these stationary fronts and, if thunderstorms cluster near those surface low-pressure ripples, a tropical depression or storm can quickly form.

In Emily’s case, a swirl of low pressure was evident on radar and satellite imagery Sunday morning about 100 miles south of Pensacola, Florida.

Sunday night, thunderstorms near the circulation became more vigorous and concentrated, with several cloud-to-ground lightning strikes documented, as it moved east-southeast.


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Originally posted 2018-04-14 21:04:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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