Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Storms at sea – rising waves and worries for offshore operators

After churning in the Gulf of Mexico last week, Tropical Storm Karen dissipated into the quiet of the night without so much as a blip on the radar screen in her final hours. Even before this storm created any kind of disturbance, many offshore operators, including several ImpactWeather clients, were paying close attention to weather […]

Mexico’s tourism is ready to say “No Más” to more tropical weather systems

Mexico seems to be attracting more than just tourists this fall. Tropical storms, including Hurricane Manuel along the Pacific coast and Tropical Storm Ingrid from the Gulf of Mexico, stirred up trouble for the Mexican government, its citizens, and visitors over the last ten days. After these two systems served up a double whammy to […]

(Un)Fashionably Late

Last June, Mother Nature threw open the doors to her hurricane season only to find guests would have arrival times diverging so far off traditional paths as to rival the most ardent cocktail party-attending Hollywood diva. With nine named storms already on the books, including the most recent, Tropical Storm Ingrid moving into Mexico and […]

To shut down or not to shut down…That is the question

Far from Shakespeare’s existential oratory that famously characterized the opening of Hamlet, the question of shutting down, or evacuating an offshore rig in the face of severe weather is one that carries enormous consequences. In addition to the logistical challenges of aligning evacuation methods (aircraft or boat), there are the costs associated with lost production […]

Love is in the air and so is Tropical Storm Chantal

As a recent newlywed, and veteran bridesmaid, I’ve seen it all. From various (and weird) wedding traditions to the ultimate meltdown over a spray tan, it can be tough to be a bride or a groom. To reduce wedding stress, many modern day brides and grooms are escaping to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean […]

Quiet in the Tropics? Bite Your Tongue!

Though it seems quiet, the ImpactWeather TropicsWatch team is keeping a watchful eye on four active disturbances and one suspect area on Africa’s West Coast. Additionally, areas like the eastern Caribbean, the western Tropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico are climatological hot spots for development, while the peak of hurricane season (September 10th) draws closer every day.

Don Changes Course – Still Expected on Mid-Texas Coast

ImpactWeather Sr. Meteorologist Chris Hebert details not only the storm track and intensity, but some of the conditions that will be experienced both onshore and offshore. ImpactWeather’s YouTube channel hosts this most recent video.

Gulf Disturbance Likely to be Upgraded to “Don” This Afternoon

An adjusted track forecast brings this tropical disturbance to the mid-Texas Coast by Friday evening. Uncertainty remains an issue with both the track forecast and the intensity forecast. Hurricane recon aircraft are onsite now and will provide more answers upon their return.

Tropical Development in the Gulf Next Week?

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway, although it’s off a pretty slow start. But this might change next week as conditions become favorable for development. Over the next 48 hours no development is expected, but we’ll continue to keep a close eye on Tropical Disturbance 9. As of 10:30CDT Friday, it’s located about 335 […]

Hurricane Season Begins with a Disturbance Heading Towards the Gulf

It’s the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season and what a way to start it off with our first disturbance heading towards the Gulf of Mexico. Disturbance 5 is currently located about 175 miles east of Jacksonville, FL. It’s moving to the west-southwest at 18-20 mph with max winds up to 30 mph. […]