Tropical Storm Gonzalo Dissipates Near Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hanna Prepares to Make Landfall in Texas
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center’s latest report shows Tropical Storm Gonzalo is beginning to decrease in strength as it enters the Caribbean Sea, while Hurricane Hanna has strengthened and is beginning to make landfall on the Texas Coast.
Gonzalo is currently carrying 40 mph max sustained winds and moving to the west at 18 mph.
Gonzalo poses no threat to Florida as it is losing its strength near the Caribbean Sea due to high shear winds in the area that have prevented the system to gain strength.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Hanna has formed in the Gulf and has picked up a considerable amount of strength the past 24 hrs after being named a tropical depression on Thursday.
Since then, Hanna has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it continually moves through warmer waters in the Gulf.
A Hurricane Warning has been issued from Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay, Texas.
The Category 1 hurricane is currently registering 75 mph max sustained winds and moving to the west at 7 mph.
Hurricane Hanna has become the first named hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season.
Another disturbance is also being watched by the National Hurricane Center on Saturday as the likelihood of this particular disturbance to develop into a cyclone is 60-percent in the next five days. As of Saturday morning, the system is a tropical wave located about couple hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and carrying disorganized showers.
Experts do expect this system to become a tropical depression by early next week.
Should this disturbance develop into a named storm, it would be named Isaias.
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