Saturday, June 26, 2010

All Eyes On Gulf of Mexico & Tropical Storm Alex

Well what many have feared could happen is in the making - a tropical storm or hurricane moving into the region being impacted by the oil spill.

Tropical Storm Alex formed overnight and will have impacts today and tomorrow along the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Forecast models show the storm slowly moving across the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico early next week and possibly growing to near hurricane strength by July 1.

Even if the storm does not move near the oil spill, the impacts may still be felt by increased wave action and flow of the current as a result of the winds at the surface.

I am by no means sounding the panic button in this blog but it will be a touchy situation that bares close following over the coming week.

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