Tropical Storm Dolly Heads toward Mexico

By Eric Haun
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning in effect from Cabo Rojo to Barra El Mezquital, Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly approaches the country’s eastern coast. Tropical storm conditions are expected within this area within the next 12 hours.

Reports from an air force reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the center of Dolly is reforming south of the previous position.

At 1 p.m. (CDT), the center of tropical storm dolly was estimated near latitude 22.0 north, longitude 96.5 west.  Dolly is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and this general motion is expected over the next day or so.  The storm’s center will be near the coast of Mexico by this evening and move inland overnight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast.  Weakening will occur after the center moves inland. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center, mainly to the southeast.

The air force plane reported a minimum central pressure of 1007 mb.

Dolly is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 5-10 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches across much of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, as well as northern Veracruz and eastern San Luis Potosi, Mexico through Wednesday evening. This rainfall is expected to cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides in areas of mountainous terrain.

Source: National Hurricane Center
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

The Hour of Power

Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power.

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina,

TOTE’s 2nd LNG Containership Launched

Shipping company TOTE and shipbuilder NASSCO on Saturday launched Perla del Caribe, the second of two Marlin Class ships – the first containerships in the world to be powered by natural gas.

News

Historic WW I Shipwreck Survey Underway

Partnering U.S. agencies have commenced surveying the historic shipwreck of an American lightship shelled and sunk by a German U-boat during World War I nearly 100 years ago.

Bollinger VP Fanguy Snags SNAME Award

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced its vice president for quality management system, Dennis Fanguy, will receive the 2015 William M.

Deal Reached to End MyFerryLink Dispute

A deal was reached on Monday to save hundreds of ferry jobs at the northern French port of Calais, the French transport minister said, ending a dispute that has

Maritime Safety

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina,

Cargo Ship Collides with Fueling Vessel at Sea

A 24-meter fuelling vessel, Erin Wood, was towed to Peterhead Saturday after a collision with a Cyprus registered cargo vessel, Daroja, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Greek Coastguard Rescues 2,500 over Three Days

Greece's coastguard has rescued about 2,500 migrants and refugees off the country's eastern islands over the past three days, authorities said on Monday, as the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.5186 sec (2 req/sec)