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Tropical Storm Debby

Tropical Storm DebbyPosition: 26.3N 87.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Nearly Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb ↓.

Currently about 215 miles [ 350 km] South-Southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from the mouth of the Pearl River West to Morgan City.

I’ve been watching this for a while and it was officially declared after a Hurricane Hunter mission into the storm. Most of the wind is to the East of the storm.

The forecast has the storm turning West and heading for the Texas coast due to a high pressure ridge pushing down from the North.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

2 comments

1 Steve Bates { 06.24.12 at 8:03 am }

If the tracking map at the NHC site is accurate, you’re getting some of the effects of that infamous northeast side about now… the radius of that thing is big enough (200 mi) that it can reach us w/o coming ashore. It looks like it’s hitting you and the Louisiana/Alabama/Mississippi coast, then paying me a visit in a few days. But that’s a long time from now. Good luck!

2 Bryan { 06.24.12 at 9:05 am }

We have clouds, and may get some rain. The outer bands are East of us and there is a ridge building in that is holding a lot of it off shore.

I’m finishing the preparations today, but I don’t think it will be as bad as that rain system that tried to drown Pensacola. The annoying part is that it is creeping and stalling. It would be nice if it could just get on with its business and land somewhere, instead of just lurking off the coast.