Friday, June 25, 2010
Hurricane season starts in Gulf with nascent Alex
by Larry Geller
If it turns into a storm, it would be called Alex. Alex could mean trouble for Gulf Coast states depending on its path, which can’t yet be predicted. Alex could bring a messy cocktail of water and oil ashore.
A low-pressure area over the western Caribbean now has an 80% chance of developing into a tropical depression as it heads toward the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center reports in their 2:00 p.m. update. [USA Today, 80% chance of Gulf-bound tropical depression in Caribbean, 6/25/2010]