Possible 3rd named storm of the year brewing in the Gulf.

Possible 3rd named storm of the year brewing in the Gulf.

The National Hurricane Center is tracking an area of disturbed weather off of the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. They are currently giving it a 90% chance to organize with the warmer than normal waters hovering in the lower to mid 80s which could bring Gulfsters a swell for early next week.  If this Storm forms it will be the third named storm of this early season, Cristobal.  If conditions line up Cristobal would be the earliest 3rd named storm in history.

Official NHC report as of 6/1/20 below.


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Mon Jun 1 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Satellite imagery and radar observations from Mexico show that the area of disturbed weather centered near the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula is gradually becoming better organized. The disturbance will move west-northwestward over the Bay of Campeche later this afternoon where environmental conditions are expected to be conducive to support development, and a tropical depression or storm is likely to form tonight or Tuesday.  The system is then forecast to drift westward or west-southwestward over the southern Bay of Campeche through the middle of the week.  Interest along the coast of the Bay of Campeche should monitor the progress of this disturbance as tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for a portion of this area later today or tonight. 

Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, heavy rainfall is likely to continue over portions of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, and western Honduras during the next few days. 

For additional information on the rainfall threat, see products 
from your national meteorological service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

Forecaster Brown

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