MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Narda soaked the resort city of Mazatlan with sheets of driven rain and whipped palm trees with its strong winds Monday, swamping streets and causing some property damage after passing over Puerto Vallarta, another popular beach destination. Government agencies and local media posted images online of workers clearing refuse, apparently from signs or rooftops, as well as downed trees and power lines and shattered shopfront windows. The storm was crawling up Mexico's west coast on a forecast track parallel to the shore. Narda had previously been downgraded to a tropical depression after moving over land Sunday, but it regained tropical storm strength after passing back over water. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Narda's maximum sustained winds had increased to 50 mph (85 kph), and its center was about 65 miles (100 kilometers) west of Culiacan in the early evening. It was heading northwest over the Gulf of California at 20 mph (32 … [Read more...] about A tropical storm again, Narda soaks Mexico's Mazatlan
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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to form today in the far off eastern Atlantic, but South Florida should be watching a disturbance closer to its shores for a potential Labor Day washout. A tropical wave near Hispaniola has a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days, but regardless of formation is expected to dump rain Sunday through Tuesday. RELATED: Safest places to live in Florida to avoid a hurricane Meteorologists at the South Florida Water Management District are predicting the heaviest showers on Monday and Tuesday with some areas seeing between 5 and 10 inches of rain.Heavy rain is forecast for South Florida beginning Sunday into Tuesday from a tropical wave that could develop in the Gulf of Mexico next week. “We’re forecasting excessive rainfall. It could be an average over the entire water management district of about two inches but really what that means are there are locations that could receive up to 5 to 10 inches of … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence could form today, but will Labor Day be a washout?
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana residents should "remain vigilant" Tuesday (Sept. 4) though most of the state is not expected to be severely affected by Tropical Storm Gordon. Edwards said Washington, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes are considered the most vulnerable to storm damage after Gordon makes landfall. Gordon is forecasted to transform into a hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast -- but not Louisiana directly -- later on Tuesday. "It is critically important for everyone to remain vigilant because the storm could shift back in our direction before it makes landfall. It also could strengthen further," Edwards said. Edwards has called 350 troops from the Louisiana National Guard onto active duty for the storm, with 250 having started work Monday morning and another 150 added Tuesday. Three helicopters are also on standby in Hammond in case they are needed for search and rescue operations. The national guard has placed … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Gordon: John Bel Edwards says ‘remain vigilant’
11 P.M. UPDATE: Nate has strengthened to 70 mph, just shy of hurricane status, as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico and expected landfall along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It’s about 100 miles west-northwest of the western tip of Cuba as it moves north-northwest at 22 mph.More from The Associated PressHurricane planes find Nate growing strongerUS states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate 8 P.M. UPDATE: The U.S. Gulf Coast is bracing for a fast-moving blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as deadly Tropical Storm Nate threatens to reach hurricane strength before a weekend landfall. By 8 p.m. Eastern time, Nate had strengthened to 65 mph as it moved north-northwest at 22 mph around 90 miles northeast of Cozumel, Mexico. That’s about 570 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall late Saturday or early Sunday on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Hurricane and storm … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Tropical Storm Nate nears hurricane strength
Tropical Storm Kirk reformed overnight as it moved through the Atlantic toward the Caribbean, hurricane forecasters said Wednesday morning (Sept. 26). The storm is expected to approach Barbados Thursday. The National Hurricane Center said Kirk is expected to rapidly weaken Friday as it moves over the Caribbean, and most forecast models predict Kirk will fizzle out before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, Kirk was 415 miles east of Barbados and 535 miles east-southeast of Martinique. It was moving west at 18 mph. On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning. Above are the storm models run Wednesday morning by the South Florida Water Management District for Kirk, projecting what the system might do in coming days. Carlie Kollath Wells Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph early Wednesday. Little change in strength is expected … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Kirk redevelops as it nears Caribbean Sea