Tropical Storm Alberto and Atlantic Tropical Update – Thursday 6/20/24 – 830 AM ET

Hello to all…

The following is a Tropical Storm Alberto and Atlantic Tropical Update that we wanted to provide ahead of Amateur Radio Field Day weekend and given the fact the VoIP Hurricane Prep net is canceled due to Amateur Radio Field Day weekend.

Tropical Storm Alberto formed out of Potential Tropical Cyclone-1 yesterday and has made landfall in Northeast Mexico. Alberto remained below hurricane strength as expected but has caused flooding from rainfall, coastal flooding at the coast and pockets of wind damage. This was handled at the local/regional level by ARES/AUXCOMM/SKYWARN groups and equivalent groups in Mexico. Alberto is expected to dissipate over the mountains of Northeast Mexico in the next 24 hours.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Tropics, another system behind Alberto will be in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche and has a low 20% chance of becoming a tropical depression in 48 hours and a medium 50% chance of becoming a depression in 7 days. This will bear watching as we get into later this weekend and early next week. Another low pressure area in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean has a 40% chance of development in 48 hours and in 7 days as it approaches the East Georgia and Northeast Florida coasts and a recon plane will investigate this system if necessary today. This low pressure is expected to go over land on Friday preventing further development.

The Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook that covers these areas of disturbed weather can be seen on the web site under Atlantic Tropical Products, via our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the National Hurricane Center (NHC) web site at the following link:

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team continues to monitor all developments in the Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net