Arlene now making landfall

The advisory is in!  The National Hurricane Center has declared that landfall is occurring near Cabo Rojo.

  • Maximum Wind: 65mph
  • Location: 21.5N 97.3W  (my estimate was probably .1 too far north if this observation sticks in post-analysis)
  • Minimum Pressure: 996 mb
  • Movement: due west at 9 mph
Conditions will rapidly fall apart over the next 24 hours, but the strongest rainbands remain offshore.  They will move onshore in Mexico and extreme southern Texas over the next 6 hours or so.  4-8″ of rain may fall over some areas with higher rainfall totals occurring in mountainous areas.
All down hill from here!  Rest up now before the season heats up soon enough.

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011, in Tropical Weather and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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