Gulf Watch: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
We are right in the middle of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and we are already tied the record for the most named storms through the end of September. It is 2020 for sure! Since Hurricane Laura things have been pretty quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, but there might be something to keep an eye on in the coming days.
Out by the Bahamas there is a new tropical disturbance that the National Hurricane Center now gives a 20% chance of development over the next five days. Forecasters expect it to enter into the Gulf of Mexico over the coming weekend where the wind shear will be light and where there is plenty of warm water. Right now there isn’t anything to be overly worked up about, but we will be keep an eye on it as it makes it’s way towards in the Gulf of Mexico.
Way out off of Africa there is a pretty nice tropical wave that forecasters say has a high probability for development over the next 5 days or so, and because this wave is developing lower in latitudes than Paulette and Rene, it should generally track westward. We have a very long time to watch it but right now we cannot rule out eventual impacts to the Gulf of Mexico at this. Realistically speaking we have over a week to monitor that wave.
Normally we will only be briefing weather when it is called for and we will always be giving our thoughts on the actual forecast from the National hurricane Center. They do a stellar job at forecasting these things and they are without a doubt the most reliable source of trusted information out there. We are also big supporters of our local National Weather Service Office in Corpus Christi. They area solid point of reference for the local weather and they do an amazing job at providing local data and keeping us all safe and secure.
In your decision planning make sure that you consult with them for the official forecast and local information. We will be here to break that down for you and pass along vital information when it is needed.