National Hurricane Center (NHC) Issuing Advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone-1 (PTC-1) in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico

Hello to all…

The National Hurricane Center has started issuing “Potential Tropical Cyclone” advisories on the area of disturbed weather in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. If this area of disturbed weather becomes better organized, it could become the first Tropical Storm of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. If it were to become a tropical storm, it would be named Alberto. Tropical Storm Watches are now posted for portions of the Texas and Northeastern Mexico coast line. Advisories on PTC-1 can be seen off the main menu of the VoIP Hurricane Net web site under Atlantic Tropical Products, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter Social media feeds or the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:

At this time, this area of disturbed weather is expected to be a fairly weak tropical storm so no activation of the VoIP Hurricane Net is currently anticipated, however, the science of how systems intensify and weaken is not exact and so the VoIP Hurricane Net management team will closely monitor the progress of this system for changes. People living in the Tropical Storm Watch area should prepare for flooding issues as heavy rain is expected to cause flooding and some strong winds could bring scattered power outages. ARES, SKYWARN and AUXCOMM groups in the area and equivalent Amateur Radio groups in Mexico should seek advice from local/regional leadership on any activation and support at that level.

The VoIP Hurricane Net management team will continue to closely monitor developments in the Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net