Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center projection puts the storm in the form of a tropical depression in Maryland by Tuesday.
Starting Thursday, we should begin to notice clouds playing a much more prominent role. And, of course, this should be followed by a few showers and a thunderstorm or two.
Practically parked off Florida’s Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding.
Rain overspreads the area this morning and continues into the afternoon – most of the rain will be light– totaling 0.20-0.40 in most places. Patchy fog will occur in the damp air.
How has restoration of large ecosystems like the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico changed following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? That’s what the head of the Environmental Protection Agency will be talking about in Baltimore on Friday.
Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin says he won’t be able to speak before an ecosystems conference in Baltimore because of an expected vote in Washington on the raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
A GOP bid to expand and hasten offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, four days after President Barack Obama directed his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production.
Sen. Ben Cardin says he disagrees with President Barack Obama about opening up new offshore oil and gas development, especially off the mid-Atlantic coast.