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Hurricane Ingrid Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

By: KBTX Weather Email
By: KBTX Weather Email

Ingrid has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it makes landfall.

Monday Afternoon Update

Maximum Winds: 45 mph
Minimum Pressure: 998 mb
Position: 23.7N 98.6W
Movement: W at 8mph

Ingrid continues to weaken as the tropical storm moves further inland. At this point the main threat is heavy rain and tropical storm force winds(45mph). The amount of rain expected has the potential to result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. Tropical storm conditions are expected to last through the afternoon until the storm weakens to a tropical depression by the evening hours. Due to the dying nature of the tropical system this will be the last update. If you would like any further information on this storm you can click here.
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Monday Morning Update

Maximum Winds: 65 mph
Minimum Pressure: 991 mb
Position: 23.8N 97.8W
Movement: WNW at 10mph

In the 7 o'clock hour Ingrid made landfall on the east coast of Mexico. Ingrid has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it makes landfall near La Pesca, Mexico. As a tropical storm the system is still capable of heavy rain and high winds. Winds are still sustained at 65 mph and some areas could see anywhere from 10-15 inches of rain. Flash flooding will be possible in eastern Mexico as the storm moves further inland through today. The tropical system is expected to gradually lose strength through the next few days.

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Sunday Evening Update

Maximum Winds: 75 mph
Minimum Pressure: 989 mb
Position: 23.1N 96.5 W
Movement: WNW at 6 mph

Hurricane Ingrid is still headed west northwest this evening. The storm hasn't increased in strength and should stay at a category 1 hurricane as it makes landfall Monday morning. Even though it remains a category 1, some strengthening may be seen before it officially makes landfall.

Once it does make landfall, it will turn more westward. Monday night, a turn towards the west southwest is expected.

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Sunday Afternoon Update

Maximum Winds: 75 mph
Minimum Pressure: 990 mb
Position: 22.7N 96.3W
Movement: WNW at 6 mph

The outer bands of Hurricane Ingrid are now starting to affect Mexico. A turn for the west is expected to happen tonight. The storm's center is expected to be just off the coast of Mexico by Monday morning, making landfall likely to occur on Monday.

Little strengthening is expected to occur. Since yesterday, Ingrid has decreased in strength just a tad. The storm should still be a category 1 storm by the time it makes landfall. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

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Saturday Evening Update

Maximum Winds: 85 mph
Minimum Pressure: 986 mb
Position: 22.0N 95.0W
Movement: NNW at 7 mph

Hurricane Ingrid is still expected to make landfall early Monday on the Mexican coast. It isn't very far from the coast right now, though nothing is in the gulf pushing it inland. It has more time to strengthen a little bit, which may happen with this storm.

Ingrid has formed a little bit of an eye, according to a NWS hurricane plane. Even though it is experiencing some upper level wind shear, which tends to weaken storms, Ingrid has the possibility to strengthen before it makes landfall, However, when it does reach land, it should weaken quickly.

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Saturday Afternoon Update

Maximum Winds: 75 mph
Minimum Pressure: 987 mb
Position: 21.3N 94.4W
Movement: North at 7 mph

Tropical Storm Ingrid turned into a category 1 hurricane this afternoon and has gained strength. The storm has a northerly track right now and is expected to turn towards the northwest on Sunday.

Landfall is expected to happen on Monday, and some strengthening is expected to happen before it makes landfall.

Several warnings have been issued for the coastline of Mexico, as 10 to 15 inches of rainfall is expected over much of the eastern side of Mexico. Storm surge and wind are also big concerns.

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Friday Evening Update

Maximum Winds: 60 mph
Minimum Pressure: 993 mb
Position: 19.2N 95.3W
Movement: Stationary

Tropical Storm Ingrid has really shown signs of life as of the latest advisory, issued by the National Hurricane Center. Winds have increased from 45mph to 60mph this evening -- just 14mph away from becoming a Category 1 Hurricane.

Speaking of hurricane status, the latest forecast / advisory for Ingrid (seen above) calls for the potential of this storm to become a hurricane by Sunday afternoon, before making landfall on the Eastern Coast of Mexico.

The storm is currently sitting 60 miles from Veracruz, Mexico and 185 miles to the southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico. Tropical storm force winds can be felt up to 80 miles out from the center of Ingrid.

Flooding and mudslides continues to be a huge concern for Mexico with this tropical storm -- especially since it is already battering parts of the country while the storm remains stationary in the Bay of Campeche.

While this should bring drought-denting rains to part of South Texas, we still do not anticipate a landfall in Texas -- and only look to see scattered showers and thunderstorms through most of next week, due to tropical moisture from this system.

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Friday Afternoon Update

Maximum Winds: 45 mph
Minimum Pressure: 999 mb
Position: 19.2N 95.4W
Movement: Stationary

Tropical storm force winds extend roughly 35 miles out from the center of circulation of Ingrid.

Ingrid is expected to produce 10 to 15 inches of rainfall over a large part of Eastern Mexico, with isolated spots finding up to 25 inches of rainfall. Mud slides and life-threatening flooding is expected through parts of Mexico.

Due to Tropical Storm Manuel, in the Pacific, a bit of shear is hitting Ingrid. There has yet to be any significant changes in the cloud pattern of this system. The storm is also currently trapped in the Bay of Campeche for the time being, causing it to move erratically for the next 6 to 12 hours.

A ridge of high pressure is expected to move Ingrid towards Mexico by the end of the weekend.

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Maximum Winds: 45 mph
Minimum Pressure: 1000 mb
Position: 19.4N 95.3W
Movement: West at 2 mph

Tropical Storm Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Mexico. It is expected to continue to bring life-threatening rain and flooding to eastern Mexico.

Right now, it is moving westward very slowly. Tonight into Saturday, the storm is expected to shift north-northwestward.

The storm is bringing about 10-15 inches of rainfall into eastern Mexico, with isolated amounts adding up to 25 inches.

Next update comes out from the National Hurricane Center at 1 pm

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Maximum Winds: 35 mph
Minimum Pressure: 1002 mb
Position: 19.7N 94.0W
Movement: West at 3 mph

Tropical Depression TEN is expected to cause life-threatening flooding in eastern Mexico as it drifts westward.

It is a little bit less organized than yesterday when it formed and hasn't intensified very much. Although, it has time to bring plenty of rain and maybe gain some strength. The storm isn't expected to make landfall until 72 hours from now because nothing is steering it out of the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm also looks not likely to make landfall in the United States.

Next update comes out from the National Hurricane Center at 10 am

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Maximum Winds: 35mph
Minimum Pressure: 1003mb
Position: 19.7N 94.0W
Movement: West at 2mph

Tropical Depression TEN has slowed down quite a bit this evening and will continue to linger in the Bay of Campeche (Southern Gulf of Mexico) through most of tomorrow.

The official forecast continues to call for this to become Tropical Storm Ingrid by tomorrow -- possibly as early as during the morning hours.

The thunderstorm pattern and cloud banding associated with this depression have shown a bit more of a curved feature, showing signs of possible strengthening.

The water under Tropical Depression is very warm, fueling the system, however with a bit of upper level wind shear, only gradual strengthening is anticipated.

After this system starts to move again, it will likely start to take a north to northwest direction. A weak ridge of high pressure developing over the Southern United States is expected to curve this possible tropical storm into Eastern Mexico and away from any part of the Texas Coastline (at this time).

Next update comes out from the National Hurricane Center at 4am

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Here are the inital stats:

Maximum Winds: 35mph
Minimum Pressure: 1003mb
Position: 19.7N 93.6W
Movement: West at 7mph

While this system is just a depression, for the time being, it is expected to strengthen and become Tropical Storm Ingrid -- possibly as early as Friday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast of Mexico by Friday as well.

The hurricane hunters that flew into this storm Wednesday afternoon, were able to find a well defined center of circulation.

The official forecast path for this depression is for it to wobble around the Bay of Campeche for the next several days due to light steering currents in the mid to upper atmosphere. By the weekend, a ridge of high pressure is expected to build over Texas, which should help move this possible tropical storm into Mexico.

While forecasts early this week indicated that there could be an impact to far, South Texas, it looks like most of the Lone Star State will see very little, if any, impacts from this system. Heavy rains will be possible around the Brownsville region by Sunday and rip tides are expected to increase along the entire Texas Coastline.

Next update on Tropical Depression TEN is scheduled to come out around 10pm Wednesday.


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