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FIRST TROPICAL STORM FORMS IN THE BAY OF CAMPECHE

FIRST TROPICAL STORM FORMS IN THE BAY OF CAMPECHE

June 28, 2011784Views

Name: Arlene

Current Location: 21.2N/93.7W

Geographic Reference: About 280 miles east-southeast of Tampico,
Mexico.

Max Winds: 40 mph gusting to 50 mph

Movement: West-northwest at 7 mph

Barometric Pressure: 1003MB

 

Tropical Storm Arlene has formed in the Bay of Campeche. Arlene will
continue moving to the west-northwest and west over the next couple of days. On
this track, the center should move inland into Mexico between Tampico and
Tuxpan late tomorrow or early Thursday.

Some further strengthening is likely prior to landfall and Arlene could have
winds to near 60 mph by that time. There is only a very small chance that
Arlene could become a hurricane by landfall.

Tropical Storm Arlene is no threat to the Virgin Islands however, residents
are reminded that we are in the hurricane season and all preparations should be
made in the event a system develops and has the possibility of affecting the
territory.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather
conditions and advise the public accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at
www.bviddm.com
and subscribe to the DDM’s notification link if you would like to receive
further updates.


Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster
Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information
disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional
sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This
information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local
weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held
accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal
evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of
finances, property or life.