tropical-storm-BillTexas is about to get pounded again with potential record flooding. Why would a cyclonic rotation not develop over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where conditions are favorable for strengthening, but then strengthen once the low pressure zone is over land? Because that is what the weather-makers want. Has anyone ever heard of a “brown ocean event”? This is a scenario in which a hurricane does not strengthen over the warm ocean waters but then does so over land. Read Article