Tropical Storm Edouard In The Northern Gulf; 4:50 p.m.


TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD SPECIAL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052008
2200 UTC SUN AUG 03 2008

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOUISIANA COAST
FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WESTWARD TO INTRACOASTAL
CITY. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT WEST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
TO PORT OCONNOR TEXAS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY
WITHIN 36 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.1N 88.0W AT 03/2200Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 15 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 265 DEGREES AT 5 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1002 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT.
34 KT……. 0NE 30SE 0SW 0NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT…CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.1N 88.0W AT 03/2200Z
AT 03/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 28.3N 88.0W

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

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New Tropical Depression Forms In Gulf; 3:40 p.m.


TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER   1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL052008
2100 UTC SUN AUG 03 2008

AT 4 PM CDT…2100 UTC…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
THE LOUISIANA COAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
WESTWARD TO INTRACOASTAL CITY.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

AT 4 PM CDT…2100 UTC…A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT WEST OF
INTRACOASTAL CITY TO PORT OCONNOR TEXAS.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH
MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR 28.2N  88.1W AT 03/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 265 DEGREES AT   5 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1007 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  30 KT WITH GUSTS TO  40 KT.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Sunday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 2:35 p.m.

More hot weather is around for today, as temperatures are climbing into the upper 90s. Heat index values are approaching 108 this afternoon. Take it extra easy if you are going to be outdoors today, as temperatures will be very hot. The culprit for the very hot weather is from a strong ridge building in from the west. This will keep things very hot but mostly settled over the next few days. I can’t rule out a few stray storms, but don’t expect much in the way of rainfall. That was a different story yesterday, when many neighborhoods picked up over an inch of rain west of Tuscaloosa. A large complex of storms developed and drifted southward across the area, dumping plentiful amounts of rain. We had to go through some severe weather, with numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and a few tornado warnings. Fortunately, the weather today and tomorrow will be much more settled. We will have warmer air aloft, which will give us sinking air, so don’t expect many storms or even clouds. This will be the main story until Thursday, with highs in the upper 90s and mostly sunny skies. The heat bubble aloft will loosen it’s grip on us by Thursday and Friday; with some cooler air aloft, there will be a slightly better coverage of afternoon storms, with a 30% chance for any one spot getting in on the rainfall. With more clouds and showers around, expect highs to back down into the lower 90s. We will keep the isolated storms in the forecast for the weekend, with highs in the lower 90s.

As for the tropics, we may have a tropical depression 180 miles south of Mobile by the time you read this discussion. There is a low pressure just south of the Alabama gulf coast; this system is moving westward. The hurricane hunters are investigating it right now, so we’re just waiting on word whether this is a depression or not. Stay tuned to our weather blog page. If there is an upgrade, I will post it on the blog immediately. Also, join us tonight at 10 p.m. for a live newscast. I’ll have the latest on your forecast. Have a great Sunday!

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Richard Scott
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