Just two hours after being classified as TD2, it was upgraded to TS Bret. Despite being very close to land, the observed sustained winds as well as the convective banding pattern certainly warranted this upgrade. The last time we witnessed two named storms in June was 1986 (Andrew and Bonnie)! However, unlike 1986, BOTH of this year's storms made landfall. Bret made landfall at ~12Z today as a 35kt tropical storm. Radar images from Tampico showed a weak eye/eyewall structure at landfall... remarkable organization for a minimal tropical storm. The center of Bret passed over Tuxpan, about 100 miles south of Tampico. It is now moving inland and weakening rapidly.Please visit my tropical Atlantic headquarters.
29 June 2005
TD2 upgraded to Bret, hits Mexico...
Posted by at 11:45 AM