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]





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