Cristobal Expected to Hit Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm
Updated 6/10/20: The Weather Channel issued a report providing updates on the system formerly known as Tropical Storm Cristobal, which has crossed into Canada after making a historic northwestern trek.
Updated 6/9/20: The Weather Channel issued a report offering the latest updates on Tropical Depression Cristobal, which is expected to spread thunderstorms across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan over the next 24 hours.
Updated 6/8/20: The Weather Channel issued a report offering the latest updates on Tropical Storm Cristobal, which made landfall in southeast Louisiana on June 8, 2020.
Approximate locations sustaining home flooding:
– Mandeville (St. Tammany Parish, 70433, 70448, 70471)
*Concentrated flooding in Old Mandeville area
– New Orleans (Orleans Parish, 70124)
*Residential flooding reported in West End
– Slidell (St. Tammany Parish, 70458, 70459, 70460)
*Residential flooding reported in Palm Lake and Eden Isles communities
FOX 8 New Orleans (Cristobal floods Palm Lake area in Slidell)
Updated 6/7/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas of Louisiana affected by Tropical Storm Cristobal beginning on June 5, 2020 and continuing.
Updated 6/7/20: WESH NBC 2 issued a report detailing tornadic activity spawned from Tropical Storm Cristobal that damaged homes in areas of Orlando, Fla.
Approximate locations sustaining home damage:
– Conway (Orange County, 32806, 32812)
– Wadeview Park (Orange County, 32806)
Updated 6/6/20: The Weather Channel issued a report offering the latest forecast updates for Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on June 7, 2020.
June 5, 2020
Source: The Weather Channel
Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (76 JBE 2020 State of Emergency)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
At a Glance
- Tropical Depression Cristobal is finally moving faster over eastern Mexico.
- It will emerge into the Gulf of Mexico tonight.
- It will then head toward a northern Gulf Coast landfall as a tropical storm by later Sunday.
- Cristobal’s impacts should begin to reach the Gulf Coast on Saturday.
- Rain, wind and coastal flooding may linger into Monday along the northern Gulf Coast.
- Cristobal’s remnants are expected to move north into the upper Midwest next week.
- Locally heavy rain will continue to trigger life-threatening flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America.
Cristobal is still moving over Mexico but will track toward the Gulf Coast of the United States this weekend with expansive threats of flooding rain, coastal flooding, high surf and strong winds.
Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Thursday morning but is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm again by Friday night or early Saturday once it moves out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Cristobal has now made its turn to the north and is picking up a bit of forward speed over eastern Mexico’s Campeche state following its landfall Wednesday morning just west of Ciudad del Carmen.
A tropical storm watch was issued Friday morning for a section of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula from Rio Lagartos to Punta Herrero, including Cancún and Cozumel, where tropical storm force winds – at least 39 mph – are possible later today on the eastern side of Cristobal’s circulation.
Cristobal became the earliest-in-season third named Atlantic storm – previously held by Tropical Storm Colin on June 5, 2016 – Tuesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Last year, the “C” storm, Chantal, didn’t develop until Aug. 20.
U.S. Gulf Coast Track Forecast
This weekend, Cristobal will be drawn northward into the Gulf of Mexico through a break in subtropical high pressure.
That should bring Cristobal’s center ashore along the northern Gulf Coast of the United States Sunday night, most likely along the Louisiana coast.
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