Tropical Storm Don Update From NHC As Of July 27, 10 PM CDT

By on Jul 28, 2011 in Science, United States, Weather, World Comments

Tropical Storm Don was formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico, several international news sites reported on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

According to National Hurricane Center (NHC)’s Public Advisory Number 2 issued on July 27 at 10:00 PM CDT, Tropical Storm Don is heading towards the central Gulf of Mexico with little change in strength.

Tropical Storm Don
Tropical Storm Don Forecast Position
Credit: National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Don has a maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h), and is located at about 675 miles (1085 km) east southeast of Corpus Christi Texas. It is moving at west northwest or 300 degrees at 12 mph (19 km/h).

The Texas coast from Port Mansfield northward to west of San Luis Pass has been issued a Tropical Storm Watch. According to the NHC, a Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the area, generally within 48 hours.

According to NHC, some strengthening of the storm is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds was reported to extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. Its estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 MB or 29.53 inches.

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