Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

A single source reference on tropical weather predictions. With a traditional focus on the upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast we've maintained links to track all Atlantic Basin, Caribbean and eastern Pacific storm systems. We are now expanding our view to tropical storms throughout the world intending to be a comprehensive global storm tracking resource.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heavy activity in the eastern Pacific also

East Pacific Storm Advisories (Weather Underground)

The eastern Pacific has been fairly busy the entire month of Juy and continues to show a good amount of activity. Of course we must keep in mind that the Pacific is normally much busier than the Atlantic. Fortunately most o the storms that have developed have gone west out to sea.

Now we actually have three systems in the eastern Pacific. Tropical Depression NINE-E is rather small and although it has sustained winds of 35 MPH, I really don't foresee this developing into a named storm. However, the projected storm path is for 9-E to move to the WSW which will bring it over warmer water. This could kick start it.

To the east of 9-E is Tropical Depression 10-E. TEN-E concerns me because it is very large in size and is obvious that there is a bunch of energy pumping into it. However, it's storm track is for it to head to the WNW which will take it over somewhat cooler water. So the bigger storm is moving into cooler water and the smaller storm is moving into hotter water. Both storms have sustained winds of 35 MPH and 10-E has a slightly lower central pressure.

An interesting add-on is a tropical wave that has developed just to the southeast of 10-E. This storm is projected to follow in the path of 10-E and has winds of 30 MPH. This is one of those situations like we had with Enrique and Felicia where I wonder if there is a potential or these tow storms to combine to form one larger storm. We will have to wait to see if that happens over the weekend or early next week.

2010 Atlantic Hurricanes (courtesy of

NOAA Gulf of Mexico Radar (courtesy of

NOAA West Atlantic & Caribbean Radar (courtesy of

NOAA East Atlantic Radar (courtesy of