June 20, 2017
News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast office Section, at 12PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
… TROPICAL STORM WARNING EXTENDED WESTWARD AND TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST …
… Heavy Rainfall along much of the Gulf Coast remains the biggest threat...
At 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.9°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 90.5° WEST OR ABOUT 265 MILES SOUTH OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA OR 355 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.
POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS FORECAST EARLY THURSDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COAST LATE WEDNESDAY OR WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND MOVE INLAND OVER WESTERN LOUISIANA AND EASTERN TEXAS ON THURSDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE SYSTEM REACHES THE COAST.
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Prepared by Forecaster: Orson Nixon