The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for the north-central Gulf Coast Friday afternoon (May 25) as Subtropical Storm Alberto was expected to strengthen over the Memorial Day weekend. The watch was issued for portions of the northern Gulf Coast from Indian Pass, Fla., westward to Grand Isle, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and metropolitan New Orleans, the Hurricane Center said in a 4 p.m. update. There also was a storm surge watch for Horseshoe Beach, Fla., to the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Hurricane Center said tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch areas beginning on Sunday. Late Friday afternoon, Alberto was located 85 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, moving east at 2 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, extending outward up to 140 miles from the center of the storm. "A slow and erratic motion toward the north is expected tonight," the Hurricane Center said in its update. "From Saturday … [Read more...] about Tropical storm watch issued for New Orleans area
close Video Alberto is first named storm of 2018 Subtropical storm Alberto is the first tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season and could bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast; chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center. As people gear up for a long holiday weekend, officials are warning that the first subtropical storm of the 2018 hurricane season is expected to bring “tropical storm-force winds” and “storm surges” across the central and eastern Gulf Coast on Sunday. Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first named storm this year’s hurricane season, and according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), it is expected to bring heavy rain and flash flooding to the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast this weekend. Tropical-storm-force winds and hazardous storm surge are possible along portions of the central and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast beginning on … [Read more...] about Subtropical storm, dubbed Alberto, is expected to bring ‘tropical storm-force winds’ this holiday weekend
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Melissa Nelson Gabriel [email protected] Published 6:27 p.m. UTC May 25, 2018 Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to be classified as a tropical storm by early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Alberto will become a tropical storm when it stops interacting with a lower pressure system, said Morgan Barry, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama. Storm tracker: 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season "The wind speeds of tropical and subtropical systems are the same, so we are telling folks not to focus on the wording because the impacts will be the same. We are going to have coastal flooding, flash flooding and high surf," she said. According to the National Hurricane Center, both tropical and subtropical storms have maximum sustained surface wind speeds of 39 miles per hour. Subtropical Storm Alberto has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving north-northeast at 6 miles per hour, the … [Read more...] about Subtropical storm vs. tropical storm: What’s the difference?
U.S. tropical storm alberto storm Hurricane Florida Weather Rain Hurricane season is almost upon us—and the first of some of the season’s severe weather is already churning near the Gulf of Mexico. An area of low pressure near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days. Should the weather pattern become a full-fledged storm, with winds of at least 39 miles per hour, it would be named tropical storm Alberto. Alberto would mark the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic season. The National Weather Service said there was a 90 percent chance of it becoming a subtropical or tropical cyclone in the Gulf by the weekend. The odds have increased since the storm began brewing. Even if the weather pattern doesn’t become a full-blown storm, rainfall will still hit local regions in the coming days: Heavy rains were expected in western Cuba, Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into next week. Other parts of the south would likely be … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Alberto: What Is Potential Storm’s Path and When Will It Hit?