June 30, 2010 - Hurricane Alex & Valley Update

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Alex is the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season and the first June hurricane since 1995. What's on Alex's agenda? In addition, the Valley has entered an extended dry period. Read all about it in today's blog.

As up 5AM, Alex remains a Category One hurricane as he churns through the western Gulf of Mexico. The possibility of Alex reaching Category Two strength is possible before he makes landfall just south of the Texas/Mexico border late Wednesday night. While it's not a direct threat to the oil spill, the area may still experience rough seas, gusty winds, and some rain showers.

After landfall, Alex will quickly weaken as he loses the connection to the warm Gulf waters. It looks like the remnants dissipate over Mexico throughout the upcoming holiday weekend.

The Valley weather is tranquil and clear as high pressure dominates our weather pattern for the next several days. We are headed into a dry period with no rain in the forecast for the next 7-10 days.

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