July 27th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

Tropical Storm Don forms over southern Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Don has developed over the southern Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

If it continues on its current path, it should approach the coast of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

As of 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, the storm was located 190 kilometers (118 miles) north of Cozumel, Mexico, and about 1,220 kilometers (758 miles) east southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, the center said. It was moving to the west northwest near 19 kilometers per hour (12 mph).

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Johnson

    so its not a hurricane?

    July 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Huh?

    @Don's Johnson: I believe it is a sliding scale.. Tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane/typhoon.. Not really sure on that, but the name Don isn't too terrifying.. lol

    July 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kim

    Mexico need more then a little bad weather to help them with the problem they got.

    July 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Måd Råp3r

    Why isn't there anything on TJI about the guy from LulzSec getting arrested? I follow internet conflicts more than regular news these days and i'd rather hear about that then about all this fake a$$ debt ceiling kabuki crap. You guys need a tech blog or something. I guarantee you'd develop a pretty solid reader base in a hurry.

    July 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO )

    "My Grandmother could move faster than that".

    July 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Madame Royale

    Because it's CNN.
    You've been around here long enough to know how they operate.

    July 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. big deal

    If i eat green apples and get green runs does that make my butt eco friendly?

    July 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    It's not gonna have time to grow into a hurricane before it hits texas. We might finally get some rain..

    July 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Crockett

    I do hope they get some rain in Texas they need it bad.But if Don turns ugly..Ive got the testarossa ready to high tail it out of Miami... .

    July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Madame Royale

    I hope you guys *do* get rain!

    July 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mmmmm

    Why do they name hurricanes after guys...are they considered predictable?

    July 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nighthawk

      Hurricane Katrina? Hurricane Hillary? Hurricane Anna Nicole.. C'mon..

      July 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kickass Falcon to Nighthawk! Kickass Falcon to Nighthawk

      you think it's because the meteorologists are commemorating men act more like ginny women?

      July 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Madame Royale

    Not in my world, Mmmmm!

    July 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Personny

    http://www.Isreal is becoming a nation.com

    July 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lakewood tornado guy

    texas and west oklahoma both need the rains from don. Just no high winds please

    July 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Mmmm...hurrican Lily was missing something. And Alice was already trademarked. (shrug)

    July 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
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