App News and Update on Both Storms
I just announced on the FB page that this app will officially launch at 6 PM on Sunday. You are all the early subscribers and beta testers, LOL. I truly appreciate all of you!
This is the post I just made:
- The My Personal Weatherman mobile app will officially launch on Sunday at 6 PM!! I will make a post at that time officially launching the app and with links to the app in both the App Store and Google Play Store.
Both storms are officially still expected to become named tropical storms (Laura and Marco) tomorrow! However, Tropical Depression Thirteen is looking very disorganized based on the latest recon data (see 7th image).
Tropical Depression Thirteen:
- This is the headline from the National Hurricane Center... "...INITIAL REPORTS FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE DEPRESSION IS NOT WELL ORGANIZED..."
- The good news is that it will be very slow to strengthen, if it all initially. Even the brand-new runs of the HWRF and HMON models don't show it as strong as their previous runs. Also, the track might be farther south, towards the Keys and then into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
- Here is some info from the NHC: Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm on Friday. The depression is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 5 inches over the northern Leeward Islands, and maximum totals of 3 to 6 inches over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through Sunday.
Tropical Depression Fourteen:
- This is the headline from the National Hurricane Center... "...DEPRESSION SHOWING SIGNS OF GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED...EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON FRIDAY..."
- Here is some info from the NHC: The center is then expected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula Saturday night and move into the south-central Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm on Friday. The system could be near or at hurricane strength when it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Saturday. Rainfall: Eastern portions of the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan: 3 to 6 inches, isolated maximum totals of 10 inches. This rainfall may result in areas of flash flooding.
- Also, the system off the coast of Africa is now up to a 50% chance of tropical development within the next 5 days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
- I will have a full update early tomorrow morning, including Long Island weather.