June 27th, 2010
10:53 AM ET

Tropical Storm Alex weakens to depression

Tropical Storm Alex has weakened to a tropical depression, but is expected to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

Alex is the first named storm of what is expected to be a fierce Atlantic hurricane season. It formed in the Caribbean on Saturday.

The Hurricane Center on Saturday said the storm is expected to stay on a southern track that would avoid the area near the Gulf oil disaster.

However, forecasters have not ruled out an easterly shift in Alex's path.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    June 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      did BP (really) want to close its Gulf oil wellhead?
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      June 27, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      TEDxOilSpill will explore new ideas for our energy future, and how we can mitigate the current crisis in the Gulf
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      June 27, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. JohnStClair

    I recall that midget submarines are transporting cocaine from South America to the United States. These ships are very hard to detect by radar. They might be used to transport C4 explosives to blow up the oil pipes that connect the well to the pumping rig. In this scenario, there might be dozens of damaged wells spewing oil into the Gulf. Since all resources are now dedicated to this one spill, there would not be any equipment available for other spills. Could Navy sonar detect them in oily or tar-balled water? You can see the implications.

    June 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com Here in Brazil, the rainy season is under Alagoas and Pernambuco state, flooding devastating both states causing destructions and homeless people

    June 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. eye95

    Not if, but when, a major hurricane hits the Gulf this summer, those oil plumes that BP denies the existence of are going to do incredible damage.

    Check out this article that I found on another blog post. Great satire of BP and wicked funny:

    http://www.dailygoat.com/2010/06/republican-rebukes-oil-executivein-news-hell-issues-frost-advisory/

    June 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Patrick R

    Am with the Coastguard on this one the media make thing's worst than they are!!

    July 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |