WRUF Weather

Tropical Storm Fernand forms abruptly in Gulf Sunday, no threat to Florida

Hurricane Hunters arrived near the center of what was Tropical Depression Six early Sunday evening, but the data collected by the aircraft strongly suggested a tropical storm had formed in the Bay of Campeche.  As of 7pm, the National Hurricane Center named our six storm of the season, Fernand (pronounced FAIR-NAHN), and issued an intermediate advisory stating winds were at least 45 mph and the system was 45 miles east of Veracruz, Mexico.

Tropical Storm Fernand is no threat to Florida or the United States, but is likely to bring heavy rain and mudslides to portions of central Mexico through Tuesday.  Some intensification is possible before landfall early Monday morning, then rapid weakening is likely as the system interacts with the mountainous terrain of Mexico.

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