Tropical Depression 13 forms over central Gulf of Mexico-NHC #SurfReport

VIA – REUTERS

Tropical Depression 13 forms over central Gulf of Mexico-NHC

Thu Sep 1, 2011 8:04pm EDT

Sept 1 (Reuters) – Tropical depression 13 formed over the
central Gulf of Mexico while a tropical storm warning has been
issued for portions of the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said in its latest report on
Thursday.

“A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of
the northern Gulf of Mexico from Pascagoula, Mississippi
westward to Sabine Pass, Texas,” the NHC said.

At 7:46 p.m. ET (2346 GMT), the center of the Tropical
Depression was located 225 miles (360 kms) southwest of the
mouth of the Mississippi river.

“A slow northwestward motion is forecast through Friday.
The center of the cyclone is expected to approach the coast of
southern Louisiana on Saturday,” the Miami-based NHC said.

The depression could become a tropical storm on Friday, the
NHC added.

If the depression develops into a storm, it would be named
Lee. Tropical cyclones become named tropical storms when their
winds exceed 39 miles per hour (63 km/h) and become hurricanes
when their winds reach more than 74 mph (119 km/h).

Major oil and gas producers in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico
shut down some output and evacuated workers on Thursday ahead
of a weather disturbance that could become this year’s 12th
named storm.

For the full report go here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/02/storm-position-nhc-idUSL4E7K13R520110902

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