Gabrielle is Downgraded to a Tropical Depression

By: KBTX Weather Email
By: KBTX Weather Email

As of 11am Thursday, the National Hurricane Center has downgraded Gabrielle to a Tropical Depression. At this time there are no warnings or watches associated with the storm. This will be the last update on the tropical system.

Thursday Midday Update -- Tropical Depression Gabrielle

Max Sustained Winds: 35mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1011mb
Location: 17.5N 68.1W
Movement: NW 9mph

Over the past few hours Gabrielle has become even more disorganized and is expected eventually become a remnant low through tonight into tomorrow. The main threat will be high winds and rainfall amounts up to 2-4 inches over Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.

As of 10pm Wednesday evening, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Depression SEVEN to Tropical Storm Gabrielle. Here are the latest stats:

Thursday Morning Update -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle

Max Sustained Winds: 40mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1008mb
Location: 17.7N 67.4W
Movement: NW 8mph

At this point and time Gabrielle is still very disorganized. The main threat continues to be heavy rain for Puerto Rico. Some areas could receive 3-6 inches. The storm is expected to move East of The Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday. Some slight strengthening could be possible tonight and into Friday. Here is the official forecast cone:

Tropical Storm force winds extend 45 miles out from the center of circulation.

This system continues to look like it will curve back to the east once it clears Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. This will have no impact on the United States, Texas or the Brazos Valley. _________________________________________________

Wednesday Night Update -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle

Max Sustained Winds: 40mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1008mb
Location: 17.0N 66.6W
Movement: NW 8mph

Puerto Rico is getting hit with heavy rain and gusty winds tonight and will continue to do so until this storm passes -- most likely between the island and Hispaniola.

Tropical Depression SEVEN officially formed south of Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon. There is a chance that this could become the next named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of 4pm, the National Hurricane Center released the first official forecast for Tropical Depression SEVEN. Here's some of the first observations:

Max Sustained Winds: 35mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1008mb
Location: 16.7N 66.2W
Movement: WNW 2mph

As of 8pm Wednesday evening, the convection with this system was located over Puerto Rico.

The official forecast calls for the center of SEVEN to drift between Puerto Rico & Hispaniola. From there it will curve back to the east, heading back out to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

That said, the official forecast also has this depression possibly becoming the next tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. If that were to occur, it would be named Tropical Storm Gabrielle.

Another area of disturbed weather formed just to the northeast of the center of Tropical Depression SEVEN Wednesday evening. The National Hurricane Center is only giving that a 10% chance of development over the next 48 hours, due to the close proximity to SEVEN.

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