ALBERTO set for uninspiring landfall

Monday 28th May 2018

Tropical storm ALBERTO is now centred 58 miles south-sou'west of Apalachicola Bay in the Florida panhandle, northbound at 7 knots. The storm is at peak intensity now with a hurricane severity index rating of 3 out of a possible 50 - just 1 for size and 2 for intensity with storm force winds over a 65 mile radius from the centre. Observed wind speeds are being reported of between 45 and 60 knots.

This is not a robust storm by any means and is likely to lose energy almost immediately after landfall, somewhere around Panama City in around 7 hours time. Winds across the panhandle and into southern Alabama will be less than 20 knots as the system hits the beach. The main threat will be from rainfall across the region particularly the Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and south east Mississippi.

The Canadian guy has this down as a hurricane over a week ago.

Stand by for a blissfully disappointing landfall, elsewhere stand easy.