Friday May 25th 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm Alberto update.
My apologies for not getting an update sooner. My medical issues were taking the best of me.
It looks like Alberto will be hitting the Gulf Coast between Monday and Tuesday somewhere between the mouth of the Mississippi in the panhandle of Florida. However, be advised that these are some very non confirmed estimates. If you were to read the discussions from the National Hurricane Center, and they explained that there are very few driving forces behind the storm. Remember, when this is the case, speed predictions as well as track projections are all in question.
They are expecting it to makes landfall with a strength just below hurricane category 1 status. The winds are projected to be 65 knots. Most of the weather will be east of
Louisiana. However, there is a tremendous amount of humidity in the air. Are potential for serious weather increases if the storm slows down and the weather wraps around to hit us from the north.
A true prediction cannot even begin to be made until Sunday morning. Thus, we all need to be aware of the progression of this storm. I will try to publish updates and further in-depth analysis as the weekend progresses.
I have recently found a treasure trove of weather data that is freely available from the Hurricane Center. The question becomes if I can physically handle processing it.
As always, pay attention and realize at some point you will have to make your own decision. At this time, I suggest you disgust evacuation or shelter in place plans among your families. I don't think we will use them for Alberto. However, we are beginning the hurricane season for the Atlantic basin.