First Hurricane of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Season
Hurricane Franklin_Crossed the Yucatan Peninsular of Mexico earlier today Wednesday and is back over the tropical warm waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche. This is the first official named Hurricane of the Atlantic Season and is historically the busiest time for tropical activity in the Atlantic basin & Gulf of Mexico. The tropical storm that started earlier this week in the eastern Caribbean before crossing the Yucatan was forecasted to track west north west making land fall between Veracruz and Tampico, Mexico late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning before weakening and moving inland.
This thankfully is no threat to any major populated areas and is way far south of the Boatshed Texas base in Corpus Christi, Texas to affect local concerns here, we will most likely see some higher tides than normal and possibly some rip currents and much needed rain as a bi-product of this thanks to Franklin.
Each year residents are advised to take the proper precautions and always be prepared especially during the peak season. Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1st and runs through November 30th.