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Tropical Storm Dolly — Why Now?
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Tropical Storm Dolly

Tropical Storm DollyPosition: 19.6 N 85.8 W. [10 PM CDT] Updated
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 14 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph.
Wind Gusts: 65 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

The storm is 95 miles Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. The current consensus is that after passing over the Yucatan on Monday Dolly will re-strengthen in the Bay of Campeche and become a cat 1 hurricane before it smacks the Gulf Coast around the Texas-Mexico border.

Bertha has been reclassified as extra-tropical after winning all of the longevity awards for hurricanes and tropical storms in July.

Cristobal continues on the same course which has taken the storm away from the coast on its way North.


1 cookie jill { 07.20.08 at 1:04 pm }

Hello, Dolly.

(oh, come on…someone had to say it…)

2 Bryan { 07.20.08 at 2:10 pm }

Actually they didn’t, but I knew they would.

3 Steve Bates { 07.20.08 at 6:00 pm }

Couldn’t we have Carol Channing, who, I’m happy to say, is still alive? Thanks for the warning, Bryan; I’ve been out all day and hadn’t even glanced at wunderground. I wish no one ill when I say I hope Dolly continues to track south of me.

4 Bryan { 07.20.08 at 6:53 pm }

The tracking has been pretty good on the storm but it is due to slow significantly after it enters the Gulf, which is why they are predicting the strengthening. Unfortunately it also means the steering winds are weak and it could decide to do something weird.

It’s better for everyone when they follow the track because people have time to prepare.