Tropical Storm Bret Forms in Gulf
06:24 PM EDT - 19 August 1999
Going against what we thought last night, TD3 has pushed through and beat TD#4 to Tropical Storm status. And therefore Bret remains a threat to the Western Gulf Areas.
TD#4 on the other hand is having a harder time than we first thought. Although it is still holding it's own, the shear has gotten the better of it. However we still think that it will strengthen to Storm and Hurricane status later. But we have a while to track this one.
The future of Tropical Storm Bret is still most likely a threat to Tampico in the form of heavy rains. But once again, it is most important for everyone in the gulf (western gulf especially) to take note.
For more information on TD#4 see the Current Storm Spotlight for TD#4.
For more information on BRET see the Current Storm Spotlight for TD#3.
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
Weather Channel Caribbean Sat Image
Intellicast Caribbean IR Loop
Intellicast Atlantic IR Loop
More Sat images: [N.A. visible] (visible) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.