Latest Gulf oil spill forecast: Onshore winds push slick toward barrier islands, Panhandle
June 12, 2010
NOAA surface oil forecast: Onshore (SE/S/SW) winds are forecast to continue into next week at speeds <10 knots. Persistent onshore winds have resulted in northward movement of the slick towards the Mississippi/Alabama barrier islands and the Florida Panhandle. Coastal regions in Mississippi Sound west of Freeport
may continue to experience shoreline contacts throughout this forecast period. Persistent southeasterly winds are also resulting in movement of oil towards the Chandeleur Islands, Breton Sound, and the Mississippi Delta. These regions are also threatened by shoreline contacts within this forecast period.