Hurricane Travel: Gulf of Mexico Says Hello, Dolly
Hurricane Dolly is currently approaching Brownsville, Texas after making landfall north of Cancun over the weekend. The Yucatán Peninsula peninsula had heavy storm-related rains but sustained very little damage; Dolly retreated into the Gulf but picked up speed from there.
The fourth named storm of the 2008 season (after tropical storms Arthur and Cristobal and Hurricane Bertha) is expected to hit category two strength as it moves west into northern Mexico, possibly stopping for a "Wall*E" matinee.
The latest long-range forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says we should expect 12-16 tropical storms and 6-9 hurricanes before the end of the season on November 30.
[Photo: Associated Press]