Tropical Depression Two Along South Texas Coast

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:46 PM GMT on July 08, 2010

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Hello everybody, this is Senior Meteorologist Shaun Tanner writing Dr. Masters' blog while he is on vacation.

Tropical Depression Two formed overnight in the northern Bay of Campeche and is now making landfall along the extreme south coast of Texas. A hurricane hunter was sent into the system and found a low-level circulation. While there are some reports of tropical storm strength winds in the squalls of the system, there is just not enough evidence to upgrade the storm to tropical storm strength before landfall.

The satellite representation of the depression is quite impressive as half of the depression is now over landfall. Brownsville radar currently is showing the effects of the depression with heavy rain and thunderstorms through much of southern Texas.

The biggest lingering effect from the depression will be to prolong the devastating flooding that has been ongoing in southern Texas and northeast Mexico. Not including the rain that will fall due to the depression, over the past 7 days, the area near Houston has received over 10 inches of rain, while some inland areas of Texas has received over 4 inches of rain. The problem gets worse in the Mexican state of Coahuila near the Texas border has received upwards of 20 inches of rain in the past 7 days due to substantial moisture pouring into the area.

This surging watershed has caused massive flooding throughout the region, with the area near Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico being the hardest hit. The flooding has caused the major border crossing between those two cities to be closed as the Rio Grande surged and threatened to top the crossing's bridge. A contingent of Mexican officials, including the mayor of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, touring the flooding damage in an airplane crashed Wednesday, killing all six onboard. Evacuations on both sides of the border has forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes, while over 100,000 people were without water service. The flooding problem is extra dangerous because swollen dams had to release some of their water downstream into areas that towns that have already been swamped. It was even reported that one of these releases by the National Water Commission of Mexico was the largest emergency water release in the country.

Needless to say, the rain from Tropical Depression Two will only further the flooding problems in southern Texas and northeast Mexico. Figure 3 shows the severe map and the greens represent Flood Watches and Warnings. You can see almost the entire states of Texas and Oklahoma are under these watches and warnings in anticipation of several inches of rain from the remnants of Tropical Depression Two.


Figure 1. Satellite loop of Tropical Depression Two.


Figure 2. Storm-centered radar as depression makes landfall.


Figure 3. Severe map.

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Quoting Hurricanes101:


he doesn't deserve to be allowed to post on here, he is nothing but a pest really

agreed I would be embarrassed too
You're just giving him what he wants, and that is attention. Now that he is on all of our ignore lists we can move on. Fair enough?
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Quoting aquak9:
same thing over and over and over: "Hey Levi (or StormW, or Drak, or Ike, or Adrian, or geeez ANYONE) when is CV season gonna start? Is south florida in danger? Is it a CV wave? will it hit miami?"

never tries to LEARN, never offers anything but the same statements over and over.

I've had more interesting goldfish than him.


lmao
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So i guess there is a bit of a lull in activity except for the obvious So may i ask are the majority of u guys and gals meterologists or studying to be 1, say I don't be afraid i'm new to this blog but i learned alot thanks to all of you showing sites to graphics which i never saw before thank u all for that, and i hope u guys don't mind me chatting on here from time to time, P>S> if u ever decide to come visit here in halifax look me up ill be happy to show u around the city /province we have a old fort a casino, titanic museum, great night life, fresh lobster for about $6.00 a pound you can go hump back whale watching or go on a tour of the bay of fundy's tidal boar in a raft, i think in the new minas basin the tide can reach 50-53 feet in matter of minutes there.lol i sound like i promotting tourism
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Long-range 18z GFS still showing an amazing amount of easterlies at 200mb racing across the Atlantic all the way up to 20N!

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Everyone play nice lol.
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Quoting aquak9:
H101- I'm up to 17 by my count. I'd be embarrassed to show my face.

How shameful...


he doesn't deserve to be allowed to post on here, he is nothing but a pest really

agreed I would be embarrassed too
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H101- I'm up to 17 by my count. I'd be embarrassed to show my face.

How shameful...
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Quoting Baltimorebirds:
That was due to high wind shear to the north,and dry air along with cool sst.That's why it weakend before it got to florida.
What about that turn to the south and west? Was it a steering layer change because of the weakening?
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Quoting aquak9:
I'm gonna report you.
I'm gonna report you.
I'm gonna report you.


Oh he makes me sick...


Its all he does, gets around bans and then provokes people to get them banned. He is the worst kind of troll out there, I am stunned that admin hasn't found a more permanent way to ban him because he is on about his 9th WU name since the beginning of May. Heck I even missed putting a few on my ignore list; that is how fast he has come back with another name.
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double sigh....
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@ SAINTHURRIFAN

I do both in Aug and SEpt, but I love my Ravens!!

And when did we get a bad hurricane? Cuz I must have missed that the last 27 years I've been here...
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Quoting Conus:


:0

Oh you mean Lebron...this is why miami is junk and doesnt deserve to be the team. Cant even respect the guy enough to spell his name right haha.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


so what do you think then?


I think that since it's forecasted to be absorbed into a front coming across the northeast US in 36 hours, it doesn't have the time to warm its entire core, reverse the upper low aloft, and become fully tropical. It does have the chance to become shallow warm-core, and thus, subtropical, but the level of convection with it will be the determining factor of whether the NHC pays attention to it or not.
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Quoting SAINTHURRIFAN:
wonder what lebros signing bonus and contract will be? and to baltimore i bet more people in baltimore will be watching the ravens in aug and sept then the tropis although i hear baltimore does get some bad hurricanes lol. and the big men in baltimore or sugar ray and ed reed.

Hey I love weather but there could be a storm headed right for me but you will not find me on this blog during a penn state game. All about priorities haha.
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breath in, breath out
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Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
So TD2 never did develop much convection near its center. Why not?


Alex's cool SST wake mostly. Some dry air may have had an influence but I believe the biggest reason was the cool wake. Notice it fired up in the final hours before landfall because Alex went into Mexico farther south, and thus their tracks diverged right before landfall and it had the chance over warmer coastal waters. TD 2 had also probably started to adjust to its environment by that time, and thus all systems were go by landfall, but too late to be a problem.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yup, 11/7. I really didn't follow the system, but why did it just weaken and move to the south opposed to blasting Florida?


Hmmm? Good question. I don't remember. I started tracking blobs after Edouard. So I guess Fay was my first. In a manner of speaking. Lol.
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Quoting Conus:
Really, for what? You're weird, I'm gonna report you. And stop hatting on South Florida, alright? We are the absolute envy of the other 49 states that make up our grand nation, tonight, and you know that perfectly well. Long live, ''latinos''! Woooooooooo, wooooo, ^_^. God bless ya, Labron, and welcome to the hurricane crossroards of the world. Que alegria, Dios mio.

Who is Labron?
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Quoting Levi32:


But wind shear isn't a problem because either an upper low or an upper high will do. The only difference is that an upper low gives you subtropical and an upper high gives you tropical. Either way, wind shear isn't really an issue since the system is vertically stacked.



so what do you think then?
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Quoting StormW:


Thanks Levi...yeah, found it...AMSU on the CIMSS.

If it had a chance to hang around long enough, it could transition to tropical, if wind shear wasn't a factor. Would need a upper level anticyclone over it.


But wind shear isn't a problem because either an upper low or an upper high will do. The only difference is that an upper low gives you subtropical and an upper high gives you tropical. Either way, wind shear isn't really an issue since the system is vertically stacked.

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Quoting largeeyes:
We're at 29.93 here in New Bern. What is conversion for mb's to in? I got 1004 on my weather station, but I think it's way outta calibration.


1011mb here on Emerald Isle
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Gotta figure out why this thing is so off. I can't leave buying weather stations to my wife. Don't tell her I said that.
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Quoting SAINTHURRIFAN:
but just think haboobs damn i like that handle lol. in 3 weeks the sport of choice for 126 million fans starts nfl training camp begins and defense of the title for the world champs whoooooooooodattttttttttttt.

Very true man...i lost all interest in basketball now.
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Quoting largeeyes:
We're at 29.93 here in New Bern. What is conversion for mb's to in? I got 1004 on my weather station, but I think it's way outta calibration.


29.93 converts to about 1013mb
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Quoting homelesswanderer:


I was tracking this little girl on my b-day. 11/8, Covered your b-day too. But not in our areas.

Yup, 11/7. I really didn't follow the system, but why did it just weaken and move to the south opposed to blasting Florida?
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HEY GUYS YOU GOT TO SAY THAT IS ONE NICE WAVE GETTING READY TO COME OFF OF AFRICA

HERE IS LINK Link

oops sorry for the caps
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We're at 29.93 here in New Bern. What is conversion for mb's to in? I got 1004 on my weather station, but I think it's way outta calibration.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yeah it would suck to be up at 4 in the morning tracking a hurricane on your birthday.


I was tracking this little girl on my b-day. 11/8, Covered your b-day too. But not in our areas.

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wonder what lebros signing bonus and contract will be? and to baltimore i bet more people in baltimore will be watching the ravens in aug and sept then the tropis although i hear baltimore does get some bad hurricanes lol. and the big men in baltimore or sugar ray and ed reed.
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Quoting StormW:


There's a site (Drak usually posts it) that actually shows the temps throughout the vertical. I just don't remember right off hand which it is.


I have it but it will only give you the info for invests and named storms. It's microwave imagery, which is why. Only invests get centralized passes.
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