Monitoring Disturbances in Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Brief Wednesday update on two tropical disturbances, as I am not yet well enough to resume videos:
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two (#PTC2) continues to race westward through the Caribbean just north of Venezuela, currently close to Curaçao. There is not yet evidence of a closed circulation, which would make the system officially a tropical storm, but it is getting close. Formation of a tropical storm is likely as PTC2 passes near the coastline of Colombia and moves westward into Central America by Friday Evening, where NHC estimates it will have winds around 70 mph at landfall. Heavy rains will create the possibility for flash flooding and mudslides.
Invest #95L in the Gulf of Mexico does have a closed circulation, but remains very weak and disorganized. Dry air and vertical shear are keeping this system in check, and while slow development is possible before landfall in southern Texas on Thursday, the only impacts are expected to be locally heavy rainfall. Check weather.gov for details on impacts to your local area.
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Thanks Dr Levi for the post. Hope you get better soon. Thanks for all you do. Jesus loves you.
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Get well soon! Hope to see more video updates soon.
I’ve been viewing your old Tropical Tidbits videos from 2012-2016, and many of them are priceless. I’ve learned countless things about meteorology from you and it’s really sparked my interest :)
Listen, you’ve taught us well. We can handle these early storms. Get well soon. We need you for the big stuff.
Thank you Dr Levi. Prayers for you. Loved ones in Daytona Beach.
Levi, I’m very sorry to hear you are under the weather – I hope you get well soon, thanks for the update, Best Wishes. Long time follower of your excellent analyses.
Take good care of yourself. Appreciate the post, but don’t push it.
Good Morning, Dr. Levi! Thanks for keeping so many of us informed of such important hurricane news. I live in Brunswick, Georgia, right next to St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, so you can imagine how we love your dedicated updates. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Thanks for the update and your site. Always keeping track of hurricanes and tropical storm here in Ocean City NJ…. I hope you feel better soon
Get well soon, Doc. We appreciate all you do.
Thanks a lot for the update Doc Levi!
Get well soon!!
Feel better soon! Appreciate your providing updates when you’re ill. Above and beyond.
Just wanted to say I appreciate the dark mode on the site :)
Levi – Thank you for the update; I hope you get to feeling better soon!
Improve rapidly, we miss you!
Wishing you a speedy recovery, so grateful for you and your insights!
Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are the light in the darkness when it comes to explaining tropical weather and you are much appreciated.
Get well soon doctor! You are the light in the darkness when it comes to explaining tropical weather and you are much appreciated.
Thank you for all you do. You are the first place I go when I hear that there is an invest. Hope you get better soon from all your Mississippi followers.
Have been following you for years and you are the most trusted source I have found. After living through Michael a site like yours is invaluable. Thank you for sharing your expertise. Hopefully the storm in your biology is over soon!
Like others here, I also have followed you for years. I’m very grateful for your work, and for all the care that you put into it. It’s a huge contribution. So thank you. And I just want to add my voice to the others, wishing you a speedy recovery and vibrant health.