Tropical Storm Arlene becomes first storm of 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The position of Tropical Storm Arlene. Photo credit: caribbean360.com

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Arlene has formed in the Gulf of Mexico but is not likely to threaten the U.S. coast.

The government of Mexico on Tuesday issued Tropical Storm warnings for the northeastern coast from Barra De Nautla north to Bahia Algodones. The storm is predicted to hug much of the coast over the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., says Arlene is about 280 miles east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico. The center had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It is the first named storm in the Atlantic this season.

The main threat to Mexico is heavy rains that could cause flash floods and mudslides. Forecasters say extreme south Texas also could get some rain from the system.

The storm poses no threat to Dominica.

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2 Comments

  1. Just Me
    June 29, 2011

    Make sure you have your torch lights and hurricane lamps ready. Fill up your gas cylinders.

    • -Rebel With A Cause-
      June 29, 2011

      …… and to add to that, please ensure that your surroundings are clean and free of objects which may become airborne and pose a greater threat to human life and welfare in the unfortunate event of a disaster, ensure that drains and other water ways are clear of all debris which may cause water stoppage and compound the risk of flooding.

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