Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tropical Storm Arlene Continues Toward Mexico...

At 10am CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located about 155 miles East/Southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and moving West at about 8 mph.  Maxiumum sustained winds are estimated at 50 mph, and the minimum central pressure was 29.53 inches of mercury.

Some additional strengthening is forecast as Arlene continues on a general Westward path over the next 24 hours.  The following forecast track from the NHC still shows Arlene remaining at Tropical Storm force through landfall, however she may reach minimal hurricane force prior to making landfall:

The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Tuxpan to La Cruz.  A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from Barra De Nautla to Bahia Algodones.

Very heavy rain, strong, gusty wind and dangerous surf can be expected along the central Mexican coast through tomororw.

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