Rainmaker CINDY at peak strength

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Tropical storm CINDY is now centred around 95 miles south of Lake Charles headed north west at 7 knots. Wind speeds have increased slightly to 45 gusting 60 knots over a 190 mile radius. This is about peak now with a hurricane severity index rating of 4 out of a possible 50 points (2 for both size and intensity). Landfall is expected to occur tomorrow morning along the Texas/Louisiana border. Dry air has entered the regeneration cycle which will probably start killing the storm before landfall. This will be a rainmaker but is unlikely to have much significant wind impact.

After passing the Netherlands Antilles, BRET dissipated and is little more than a band of heavy rain across south Central America now. Stand by for heavy rain across south eastern Texas, and south west Louisiana.

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