Gulf Coast in the Next Target of Tropical Storm Nate

The deadly and destructive hurricane season of the year 2017 continues; first Hurricane Harvey, then Hurricane Irma, then Hurricane Maria and now Tropical Storm Nate which has targeted the Gulf Coast this time. Currently this is a very small storm which is causing floods in Nicaragua and Honduras but has a great chance of becoming a strong hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. There are a lot of uncertainties with this particular storm where the concern remains about its structure and intensification but computer models state that the residents from Coastal Louisiana to the Gulf of Florida should pay close attention the forecasts that have made about the weather and during the next few days. Tropical Storm Nate had moved inland over the north - eastern part of Nicaragua on Thursday morning which has already created life threatening rainfall of more than two feet in some of the areas.

The National Hurricane Centre has already forecasted that the centre of the storm would move into the eastern part of Honduras and then it is expected to move to the north - western part of Caribbean Sea by Friday morning. After that it is expected to move to the Yucatan Peninsula by Friday night before eventually emerging in the Gulf of Mexico. After that the track of Nate is not clear. It will speedily move to the north - eastern part in response to an expansive high - pressure area across the Western Atlantic which will give a rise to summer like high temperatures in many parts of the East during this weekend. At that time Tropical Storm Nate will also feel the effects of a trough of low pressure in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Both of these weather systems that are formed will result in the formation of a sort of funnel of air which will be moving from south west to north east which will be carrying the storm with it.

As we already saw in the cases of the following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, with precise differences on landfall locations of the storms, which matters a lot when it comes to the impact of the storms. The exact path that the storm takes will help in determining the winds and the storm surge in the cities of New Orleans, Pensacola and Florida. All this data is based on the recent forecast by the weather department.

October 21, 2017 - 13:40
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