Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in Gulf

Tropical Storm Alberto became the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season Sunday spawning sustained winds near 45 mph.

The storm is located in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is moving at about 9 mph toward the northwest.

NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 03:15 AM EDT of Tropical Depression One, which has now formed into Tropical Storm Alberto.
NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 03:15 AM EDT of Tropical Depression One, which has now formed into Tropical Storm Alberto. AP photo from Yahoo News.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Alberto to strengthen as it approaches the coast of Florida where it could make landfall on Tuesday.


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