NHC Tracking Huge Low Pressure System in Gulf of Mexico

June 22, 2012

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is currently monitoring a huge low pressure area, roughly the size of the entire Gulf of Mexico, extending from the west coast of Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula.

The area is “disorganized” at present said the NHC; “however, the circulation is becoming better defined and surface pressures are falling across the area. Environmental conditions are expected to become conducive for a tropical depression to form during the next day or so.”

The NHC added that the system “has a system a high chance – 70 percent – of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.”

It has also issued a preliminary warning to “interests along the entire United States Gulf Coast” that they should “monitor the progress of this disturbance through the weekend. Heavy rains and localized flooding are possible across the Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba and southern Florida through Saturday.”

Source: National Hurricane Center

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