posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 05:26 PM
This is from :Accu Weather
Today's Discussion Posted: October 1, 2005 5:19 p.m.
Tropical Depression 20 is becoming better organized and bearing down on
the Yucatan Peninsula.
Maximum sustained winds are about 35 mph, and the minimum pressure has fallen to 1007 millibars, or 29.68 inches.
The depression will track over the northern Yucatan Peninsula Saturday night, probably briefly reaching tropical storm intensity before landfall. Even
if the storm does become a tropical storm before landfall on the Yucatan, the main threat there will be flooding rainfall. It will then move into the
open waters of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Sunday. After that, the storm should gradually intensify as it tracks westward toward northeastern
Mexico, and it could become a hurricane before making landfall. The potential is there for the track to be far enough north to impact southern Texas
on Tuesday. Interests along the southern Texas and northeastern Mexican coastlines should monitor the progress of this storm carefully.
I will say this sylvrshadow, If I lived anywhere near the above areas I would keep an eye on this storm. Yes it will slow down tonight after crossing
land then will be over the warm waters of the Gulf tommorrow with hardly any wind shear. Chances are good according to forecasts by all that this will
become a hurricane before making landfall in Mexico or Texas. The storm does appear to be not very well organized but, reports say the central
pressure is falling.
Assuming the tropical depression 20 becomes a tropical storm first, it will be named Stan. If the depression in the eastern Atlantic strengthens into
a tropical storm it would then be named Tammy.