Tropical Storm Gaston 2010 Now Tropical Depression Caribbean Path
Tropical Storm Gaston 2010 Now Tropical Depression Caribbean Path – It was announced today that Gaston has faded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression in the central Atlantic. Winds faded and the storm turned toward the Caribbean Sea. It is not currently clear if the storm will affect energy production. Winds from the storm are currently sustained at 35 miles per hour, down from 40 MPH early on Tuesday. Gaston is expected to gain strength over the course of the next several days, and is forecasted to become a hurricane by Monday.
Most models have shown that the TS will head into the Caribbean, but it is too early to estimate the amount of damage that the storm will do. Earl was not initially forecasted to make landfall in the US, but now expected to pass through the outer regions of North Carolina on Thursday.
With each incoming storm, oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is threatened. The companies are not willing to take any risks in the wake of the Gulf oil spill disaster, and many consider shutting down production.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Fiona is out in the Western Atlantic with sustained winds of around 50 miles per hour. The storm is also being closely watched, and some are afraid that the storm could potentially change course and gain strength. The storm is forecasted to have a similar track as Earl, but no prediction is set in stone. After all, Earl was never forecasted to make landfall.
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