Tropical Depression GabrielleSeptember 5th, 2013 at 3:36 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Tropical Storm Gabrielle has been downgraded to a depression almost as soon as it got a name. It’s near Hispanola. It’s debatable as to whether it should have been names. It has produced some heavy rainfall as it crosses the Dominican Republic to the west and western Puerto Rico to the east and then heads out to sea. Rainfall: 2.9″ St. Croix, 2.58″ St. Thomas, 1.48″ San Juan. Here’s the latest discussion on the storm and the Public Advisory. There is certainly a chance that the storm could ramp back up to Tropical Storm status. They may give the disturbance in the Gulf a name before it comes onshore in Mexico (with 2-6″ rainfalls). The entire Earth is experience a rather remarkable low in tropical cyclone activity. The peak of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic/Caribbean is Sept. 10. Here’s a long look at Gabrielle on Puerto Rico radar.