Debby lingers in the Gulf, bringing heavy rain, flooding to Florida

By: Angela Fritz , 9:26 PM GMT on June 25, 2012

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Debby remains a raggedy-looking tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The hurricane hunter mission that ended around 1pm ET found a minimum central pressure of 995 mb and much weaker winds that it had found on previous missions. Despite Debby's less-than-organized appearance, the storm is still managing to dump buckets on Florida, and in particular today, the panhandle. A burst of thunderstorm activity has exploded on the northern side of Debby, and Tallahassee, Florida and it's southern neighbors are getting the worst of the storm's rain this afternoon as it rotates in place. Weather stations near Tallahassee have recorded anywhere from 2 to 9 inches of rain so far today. The strongest wind speeds reported from buoys are around 30 mph this afternoon. The storm's moisture is still confined to the north and east of the center, as a region of dry air continues to wrap in from the south and west. Visible satellite imagery illustrates just how dry Debby is on the southwest, as well as the strong thunderstorm activity that is expected to continue over Florida for the next couple of days. Debby has begun to create a bit of storm surge in the Apalachee Bay area, with reports from St. Marks, Florida that the storm surge has reached the town, though high tide is not for another 2 hours.


Figure 1. Monday afternoon visible satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Debby.


Figure 2. 5-day forecast rainfall from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. Rainfall in excess of 15 inches is expected in northern Florida as Debby makes its slow way across the state and into the Atlantic.

Forecast for Debby
Debby continues to drift to the northeast this afternoon, a track that will continue, slowly, over the next couple of days, before it finally crosses Florida, which will likely happen Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The National Hurricane Center's 5pm forecast track is similar to the tracks from earlier today, though the timing has sped up a bit, with landfall occurring Wednesday afternoon. All of the models now agree that Debby will continue moving northeast and gradually turn to the east as it crosses over Florida into the Atlantic. In terms of intensity, the Hurricane Center is predicting that the storm will remain a storm through Wednesday, after which it will likely diminish to tropical depression status. Given the current state of the storm and the dry air that continues to wrap in, it's possible this could happen earlier than Wednesday. Interestingly, the GFDL is suggesting Debby could gain some strength as it crosses Florida, and the ECMWF's earlier run actually thinks Debby will rapidly intensify when it reaches the yet untapped warm waters of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and tracks northeast. It's worth nothing that the ECMWF is the only model suggesting this intensity outcome, though all the models have a similar track. In any case, Debby will remain a rainmaker for the rest of the week, and some storm surge is possible, especially in the Big Bend. The SLOSH model, which predicts storm surge heights, suggests this area could see up to a 6 foot storm surge. The coastal flooding will be the worst in the Apalachee Bay region, where high tide occurs from around 7am to 9am EDT.

Angela

One of Debbie's tornados (whgator3)
Tornado crossing Lk. Winterset in Winter Haven, Fl 6/24 8pm
One of Debbie's tornados
Flooding On Anna Maria (amapp)
This is my sister before the flooding got bad. She's sitting on top of a fire hydrant that's rapidly being swallowed up by the water!
Flooding On Anna Maria
TS Debby Flooding (Rick727)
A series of pictures of flooding in Pasco County Florida from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Debby. Exact locations in the EXIF
TS Debby Flooding
TS Debby Flooding (Rick727)
A series of pictures of flooding in Pasco County Florida from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Debby. Exact locations in the EXIF
TS Debby Flooding

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1365. Flyingcactus
12:03 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
The Santa Fe that crosses under I-75 in central FL, north of High Springs, NW of Gainesville. The Suwannee River crosses under north of Lake City, west of White Springs.
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1364. wunderkidcayman
11:54 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
5am advisory
29.0N 84.5W
7am advisory
28.9N 84.5W

what does that tell you
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1363. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:52 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1362. wunderkidcayman
11:51 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
TS Debby is moving or looks to be moving SE but I will wait a few hours and find out
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1361. theshepherd
11:50 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
My apologies to Trunkmonkey; I just took a look at a map and I think the Suwannee does cross under I-75 but I am not sure of where that is.....It must be very pretty close to the FL-GA border.


The rivers are not in flood. The Suwanee floods from waters north of here and then backs up the Santa Fe and Itchtuknee . It's just the low lying areas that are getting more water than they can drain.
Ground water is full. It's gonna sit there for a bit.

Areas of I-75 and I-10 have and will continue to close until this witch moves outta here.

http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/realtimeriverlevels/ realtimeriverlevels.aspx
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1360. Autistic2
11:48 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
I don't know how much gain we got last night here. My rain guage stops a SIX inches. I emptied it at 9 pm last night.
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1359. FLWeatherFreak91
11:47 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting centrfla:
does anyone know what the winds will be across central florida today? I work outside.
Similar to yesterday, maybe stronger in the more organized bands since debby is moving very slowly closer to us.
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1358. waterskiman
11:45 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Either I need glasses or a shot or rum, but on radar it looks like a jog or drift to the SE, say it isn't so.
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1357. islander101010
11:45 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
My apologies to Trunkmonkey; I just took a look at a map and I think the Suwannee does cross under I-75 but I am not sure of where that is.....It must be very pretty close to the FL-GA border.
close.to.s.r.music.park
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1356. FLWeatherFreak91
11:45 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting wckdtribal:
good morning from Trinity ... I wonder where the rain chance is coming from, given the latest water vapor imagery...
Good morning from Odessa!

You have to remember that water vapor imagery illustrates the moisture content of the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere only. The air aloft is very dry, but as we can easily feel on the ground, it is quite moist in the lower level of the atmosphere.

Throughout the day today as the column warms, the moisture at the surface will rise and moisten up the mid and upper levels enough to produce some heavy rain and thunderstorms opposed to low topped showers which we've been experiencing overnight.

Hope that helped :)
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1355. SFLWeatherman
11:42 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1354. weathermanwannabe
11:41 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
My apologies to Trunkmonkey; I just took a look at a map and I think the Suwannee does cross under I-75 but I am not sure of where that is.....It must be very pretty close to the FL-GA border.
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1353. ncstorm
11:39 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Good Morning..
The images coming from Florida are just mind blowing..

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1352. theshepherd
11:38 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
1333. LargoFl


As someone who lives in N Fla, I would suggest you can throw that one away.

Look at the radar.

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1351. weathermanwannabe
11:37 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting trunkmonkey:
I moved a friend to Naples on Saturday, I will be heading back north on Thursday afternoon, as a EM guy I look out of the box with weather issues.
With that said I'm concerned with the Swannee river flooding
Causing the closure of I-75, my question is with the flooding could this issue be a reality and add to the problems associated with Debbie?
Historically has I-75 closed in the past due to flooding?
Just my thoughts!


The Suwannee River runs through North Florida but does not cross under I-75 so you should be good to go; it runs from Georgia across the Big Bend before it empties into the Gulf..... I am not sure that is was the Suwannee that cause a closure on I-75.
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1350. SFLWeatherman
11:37 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1349. waterskiman
11:37 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Morning,

Even though we are miles from the center of Debby here in the upper keys, The wind has picked up again to 20 or so and gusting, wind has shifted from S to SSW, still overcast but the low level clouds are streaming accross the sky, we didn't have any of those yesterday and it actually calmed down to between 10 and 15.

Debby certainly has a broad reach.
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1348. islander101010
11:33 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
euro.vehicles.downhill.too
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1347. LPStormspotter
11:32 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
good morning all. just dropping in for a min. someone said the other day it looks like Florida will get its Allison i thought at the time no way that could happen again. but sure enough it seems it is. Those of us in the Houston/Galveston area feel your pain. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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1346. GeoffreyWPB
11:30 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1345. trunkmonkey
11:27 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
I moved a friend to Naples on Saturday, I will be heading back north on Thursday afternoon, as a EM guy I look out of the box with weather issues.
With that said I'm concerned with the Swannee river flooding
Causing the closure of I-75, my question is with the flooding could this issue be a reality and add to the problems associated with Debbie?
Historically has I-75 closed in the past due to flooding?
Just my thoughts!
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1344. stormpetrol
11:26 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1343. gator23
11:26 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting wckdtribal:


This image says it all. The center is believe it or not better defined and Debby has closed off. She will likely not ingest dry air. If shear were to lessen you would see an eye like feature develop very quick. I believe this will not happen
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1342. MRCYCLOGENESIS
11:24 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
Good Morning everyone!..another windy and rainy day around here once again, I think everyone now understands, there is no such thing as "its just a tropical storm"..as far as damage is concerned, mother nature has many weapons, high winds are just one of them..she is showing us here, just how powerful she can be, even without wind huh..i cannot believe the sheer rainfall number totals coming out and STLL raining, alot of people will be suffering when this is all over, prayers for them and their families.......have a safe day everyone




Well said Largo!!!
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1341. catadj12
11:19 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Morning all, long time lurker first time commenting. I love all your insights, even, when y'all don't agree. I live in Volusia County, FL, however, work in Tampa, so I'm back & forth all the time. Needless to say, despite my ID, I'm ready for Debbie to be on her way. I like my storms to hit, do their damage & get out.
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1340. weathermanwannabe
11:18 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Good Morning. The nasty weather has finally cleared out of the Big Bend and Panhandle. Just took a look at the 5:00 am forecast track. The folks at the GFL lab are drinking coffee, high fiving and, someone probably brought in doughnuts and cupcakes too......
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1339. KeyWestwx
11:03 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
in 1994 the remants of debby brought Key West 7 inches of rain in a short time, flooding the streets.
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1338. sailfish01
11:02 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
It appears to me that she is moving slightly SE now favoring the GFS solution. Does anyone else see that?
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1337. islander101010
10:59 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
Good Morning everyone!..another windy and rainy day around here once again, I think everyone now understands, there is no such thing as "its just a tropical storm"..as far as damage is concerned, mother nature has many weapons, high winds are just one of them..she is showing us here, just how powerful she can be, even without wind huh..i cannot believe the sheer rainfall number totals coming out and STLL raining, alot of people will be suffering when this is all over, prayers for them and their families.......have a safe day everyone
forgot.fay?
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1336. wckdtribal
10:53 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
good morning from Trinity ... I wonder where the rain chance is coming from, given the latest water vapor imagery...
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1335. wckdtribal
10:47 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1334. canehater1
10:45 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
Good Morning everyone!..another windy and rainy day around here once again, I think everyone now understands, there is no such thing as "its just a tropical storm"..as far as damage is concerned, mother nature has many weapons, high winds are just one of them..she is showing us here, just how powerful she can be, even without wind huh..i cannot believe the sheer rainfall number totals coming out and STLL raining, alot of people will be suffering when this is all over, prayers for them and their families.......have a safe day everyone


Amen lets hope Debby ingests some dry air from her NW
or opens up into a wave and gets outta there...
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1333. LargoFl
10:45 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1332. LargoFl
10:42 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC015-027-055-071-115-261115-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SV.W.0033.120626T1035Z-120626T1115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
635 AM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...
DESOTO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA...
HIGHLANDS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA...
SARASOTA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 715 AM EDT.

* AT 626 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SUNCOAST ESTATES...OR 9
MILES NORTH OF FORT MYERS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
BABCOCK WEBB WMA...LAKE SUZY...BABCOCK RANCH...FORT OGDEN...VENUS
AND ARCHBOLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A
TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A
STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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1331. LargoFl
10:33 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1330. weatherh98
10:29 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Morning all! I didn't really check on Denny yesterday, had a few things to do, what did I miss?
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1329. LargoFl
10:28 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Good Morning everyone!..another windy and rainy day around here once again, I think everyone now understands, there is no such thing as "its just a tropical storm"..as far as damage is concerned, mother nature has many weapons, high winds are just one of them..she is showing us here, just how powerful she can be, even without wind huh..i cannot believe the sheer rainfall number totals coming out and STLL raining, alot of people will be suffering when this is all over, prayers for them and their families.......have a safe day everyone
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1328. LargoFl
10:23 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1327. LargoFl
10:21 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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1326. centrfla
9:59 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
does anyone know what the winds will be across central florida today? I work outside.
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1325. dewfree
9:25 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
looks like Debby is finally going to move toward it's crossing of the fl peninsula.as forecasted Fri. Will not make another suggestion on where it will go from there untill the crossing is complete.too many variables past the point of landfall .
was sure and still am sure that the ridge to the west though it blocked debby for a short period was not capable by stregnth alone of reaching across and puller her back west ,even though all the models except the GFS thought this would be the case .
Am glad in iether case that she is finally moving again and possibly to where it was suppose to go .Several of the models are now indicating that the storm is goin in that direction . maybe she will get over land and lose some of her ability to cause so much misery.Lets hope so any way /have a good night folks around the blog .
dew
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1324. Bobbyweather
8:57 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting HimacaneBrees:
Not many people on the night shift, or early AM shift, tonight.

Yeah, might be because Debby still looks so ragged-looking..

I clearly see the center but there's no convection near it; it's all east of the center. When will she finally wrap up the convection?
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1323. Bobbyweather
8:54 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
000
WTNT44 KNHC 260841
TCDAT4

TROPICAL STORM DEBBY DISCUSSION NUMBER 12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
500 AM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

DEBBY REMAINS A SHEARED TROPICAL STORM WITH MOST OF THE DEEP
CONVECTION OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA AND SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...I.E.
DISPLACED WELL TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER. IN SPITE OF ITS
DISORGANIZED APPEARANCE...OBSERVATIONS FROM A C-MAN STATION NEAR
APALACHICOLA AND AN ASCAT OVERPASS INDICATE THAT THE CYCLONE IS
MAINTAINING AN INTENSITY OF ABOUT 40 KT. GIVEN THE MARGINAL
ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC ENVIRONMENT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS LIKELY UNTIL THE CENTER
MOVES OVER LAND. DEBBY IS LIKELY TO WEAKEN IF AND WHEN IT MOVES
OVER LAND AND...BASED ON THIS OFFICIAL FORECAST...IT COULD BECOME A
DEPRESSION IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. ASSUMING THAT THE CYCLONE WILL
EMERGE OVER THE ATLANTIC...SOME RE-INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED.
THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST IN THE 3 TO 5 DAY TIME RANGE IS
CLOSE TO THE MODEL CONSENSUS...BUT COULD BE CONSERVATIVE GIVEN THE
POTENTIAL INFLUENCE OF THE GULF STREAM.

SURFACE SYNOPTIC DATA AND RADAR IMAGERY SUGGEST THAT DEBBY HAS
TURNED TOWARD THE EAST OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. THE INITIAL MOTION
ESTIMATE IS 090/3...AS THE STORM IS APPARENTLY BEGINNING TO RESPOND
TO A MID-LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. SOME OF THE
DYNAMICAL MODEL GUIDANCE...IN PARTICULAR THE TYPICALLY
BEST-PERFORMING GFS AND ECMWF GLOBAL MODELS...ARE NOW TAKING DEBBY
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST OVER THE FORECAST
PERIOD. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THE TRACK FORECASTS FROM THESE TWO
MODELS HAVE NOW COME INTO RATHER CLOSE AGREEMENT. THE U.K. MET.
OFFICE GLOBAL MODEL IS BY THE FAR THE FASTEST AND SHOWS THE CYCLONE
NEAR THE CANADIAN MARITIMES IN 4 DAYS OR LESS. WHEREAS THE LATTER
SCENARIO SEEMS UNREALISTIC...THE OVERALL CHANGE IN THE GUIDANCE
SUPPORTS A FASTER TRACK ACROSS FLORIDA AND INTO THE ATLANTIC THAN
THE PREVIOUS NHC PREDICTIONS. THE NEW OFFICIAL FORECAST TRACK LIES
BETWEEN THE PREVIOUS NHC TRACK AND THE ECMWF AND GFS SOLUTIONS.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 26/0900Z 29.0N 84.5W 40 KT 45 MPH
12H 26/1800Z 29.0N 84.2W 40 KT 45 MPH
24H 27/0600Z 29.0N 83.8W 40 KT 45 MPH
36H 27/1800Z 29.1N 83.1W 40 KT 45 MPH
48H 28/0600Z 29.3N 82.2W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
72H 29/0600Z 29.9N 80.4W 35 KT 40 MPH
96H 30/0600Z 30.5N 78.5W 40 KT 45 MPH
120H 01/0600Z 31.5N 76.5W 45 KT 50 MPH

$$
FORECASTER PASCH


debby might be a hurricane in 7 days!!
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1322. HimacaneBrees
8:52 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Not many people on the night shift, or early AM shift, tonight.
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1321. farupnorth
7:57 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
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Looks lika a lot of dry air being pushed down from the north. Maybe this can hamper the convection for a while
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1320. TampaBayfisher
7:55 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Are the high pressures to the North and West advancing towards the storm or away from it?
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1319. emguy
7:43 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting jdjnola:


Was it the GFS that had the low split into two at this point? Vorticity is up in the W Atl. It would be interesting--and fortunate for those in the big bend--if something formed in the W Atl and a Fujiwhara effect swung Debby to the south.



The GFS has seen Debby well, but not as a low pressure split. Debby has an arm that is a Low pressure trough. Along that, there is a natural axis of wind shift (vorticity), but the is well connected to Debby. That said, Debby, despite weak appearance is an established 992MB closed low. Nothing will be able to form on the "axis" arm because it is A.) A component of this system. B.) Not untypical C.) Is in close proximity, and D.) Debby is southwest of the area you are mentioning...in the area of greatest inflow and connection to the deep tropics. The vorticity may look appealing, but the idea of any splits, reformations on other side, formations of a second storm should be dismissed.

Fujiwhara effect is restricted to the following: two (2) independent and established tropical cyclones, which move within 700 miles of each other and begin to react with each other's rotation. In this case, we have one cyclone, and due to it's weak nature, a low pressure axis that extends NE from the system into the Atlantic. A typical June deal.

So...What about Post Florida Debby??? She will be of NO effect on the eastern seabord north of Florida (outside of rains in GA. Once captured into the trough, the storm will move ENE out to sea. On closest pass, the storm would still pass east of the Carolinas and/or further north in a weather free zone. After Florida, Debby will remain trackable, but as a system moving into open seas. As for model intensity in the Atlantic? Okay, I know we just had Chris at a high lattitude, but the model intensity for Debby is WAYYYYY overdone. Maybe good enough opportunity to get her to CAT 1 hurricane as she peels ENE into the Atlantic, but that is likely it for her.
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1318. zillaTX
7:41 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting Frankie1984:
If tropical storm debby keep it up it will bring more rain then the tropical storm debby will be retired and if the storm keep it up then Debby will be in the retired hurricane names.


well at least you said something.. blog has been more than half dead for the first time in like a week! lol.
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1317. Frankie1984
7:05 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
If tropical storm debby keep it up it will bring more rain then the tropical storm debby will be retired and if the storm keep it up then Debby will be in the retired hurricane names.
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1316. OracleDeAtlantis
7:03 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
A little history on the name "Debby."

Curiously, Deborah(Debby) (Hebrew: דְבוֹרָה‎) is a feminine given name derived from זבורה Zhorah, a Hebrew word meaning "bee." Deborah was a heroine and prophetess in the Old Testament Book of Judges.

In the story called the "Song of Deborah," a miraculous flood is credited with saving the Israelites from almost certain defeat in a key battle against the Canaanites.

"While Sisera is said to have had 900 iron chariots, "the Song of Deborah" implies that heavy rain rendered them ineffectual."

Apparently, she was the Joan of Arc of her day, and it wouldn't it be the last time that a bee helped forecast a torrential flood in Florida.


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1315. rjla67
6:44 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:

Thanks for sharing! Strange nobody seems to bother with sandbags and such, considering how close the water has come...


Pasco County enacted a state of emergency and they had county inmates in the Thousand Oaks area filling sandbags for residents at Torchwood Drive and Trinity Road. I posted a pic on Twitter and when we drove by, it was at least 20 cars deep all that way out onto Trinity Road. Very surreal to see.

Photo of Sandbagging in Thousand Oaks
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