86 F
Mérida
Friday, December 3, 2021
###

Storm forecasters closely monitor Yucatan’s Gulf coast

Warmer than normal waters could trigger tropical storm

Latest headlines

‘Mayan ball game’ World Cup kicks off in Mérida

Mérida has kicked off an international Pok ta Pok tournament, also known as the "Mayan ball game" World Cup. 

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the results

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once again

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.
Accuweather is watching the southern Gulf of Mexico for possible tropical storm development by June 1. Illustration: YEL / Getty Images

Just in time for the first day of hurricane season, the southern Gulf of Mexico may serve as the breeding ground for another tropical storm by June 1.

On the heels of short-lived subtropical storm Andrea, there are indications that another storm may take shape at the end of May or start of June, AccuWeather reports.

While Andrea was near Bermuda, this system is potentially hugging Mexico’s coastline, including the entire Yucatan Peninsula. The next named Atlantic storm will be called Barry.

“A large counterclockwise wind pattern, called a gyre, has set up over Central America,” said AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski. “There is the chance for some tropical development due to this gyre in the southern or southwestern Gulf of Mexico toward the end of next week into early June.”

The waters in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico are warmer than normal, which could cause any system that forms to then strengthen into a tropical storm.

Factors that could affect both strength and track, such as the formation and movement of other weather features, first must be ironed out. It could move north toward the United States, or it could form earlier over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

“It is just as possible that a ridge of high pressure holds strong next week and prevents any tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico,” according to Kottlowski.

The Atlantic hurricane season will have a “near-average” activity, according to the U.S. National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration. That means between two and four major hurricanes are expected this year.

Sources: AccuWeather, NOAA

- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th...

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World Tourism Organization

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Wonders of the land: Organic food production in Yucatán

Organic food production is a somewhat newer trend in agricultural ventures, as it promotes a friendlier environmental process, and is overall said to be healthier for consumers. 

US ambassador joins governors of Mexico’s southeast for bilateral summit in Mérida

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, joined the governors of Mexico's southeastern states for an official bilateral summit in Mérida.

Villa Navidad to benefit a trio of charities for the holidays

Villa Navidad is a weekend-long holiday event Dec. 4-5 to collect donations for three local charities.

2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

Unofficial reports claim that Mexican authorities helped 19 people to disembark the badly damaged ship.

Angels: What makes Adele Aguirre’s new art exhibit at SoHo Galleries so moving

Adele Aguirre's "Angels" exhibit at SoHo Galleries responds to a personal crisis, but will be cathartic to everyone suffering loss. ...

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.