Monday, June 24, 2013

Tropical Storm Cosme Traveling at ONLY 10 MPH

Just prior to 9:00AM Central Time Tropical Depression 3-E advanced to Tropical Storm Cosme. In my last article, mentioned was the fact that the tropical storm would advance to a Category 1 hurricane. Expectation of this is greater now then when the last article was written. Tropical Storm Cosme, now continuing to run on it's expected path is running very slowly at a speed of only 10 MPH (17KPH). It is now located approximately 430 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. Expectations are that the storm will further gain strength into a category One Hurricane by Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm is progressing faster than I expected. Also original projected showed the storm in Category 1 hurricane status for approximately 12-18 hours. Now it appears that the storm will stay as a hurricane for as long as 24 to 30 hours before loosing strength.  When the storm finally looses strength, it will be actually heading towards the Island of Hawaii, but projections show that it should finally dissipate nearly 1500 miles to the east of the Islands. Waves from this should reach from Acapulco to Puerto Vallarta, but not of any strength to cause any flooding problems. A 36-hour forecast shows the maximum wind speed reaching 80 MPH with wind gusts at 100 MPH.

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