Tropical Storm Debby makes landfall in Florida

By: Angela Fritz , 9:07 PM GMT on June 26, 2012

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Debby continues to weaken this afternoon, but remains a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The storm's center of circulation made landfall this afternoon near Steinhatchee, Florida. Hurricane hunters continue to find surface wind speeds that just meet tropical storm criteria and surface buoys on Wundermap are all clocking in at or below 30 mph. The storm's upper-level circulation is being stretched out into the Atlantic by the same steering forces that will transport it to the other side of Florida, and this combined with dry air has led to a messy-looking tropical cyclone over the past couple of days. Though there was no lack of rain yesterday in the Florida panhandle, Debby has certainly been weakened by the dry air that has wrapped into its center (figure 1). Water vapor imagery from satellite shows Debby's center is almost completely void of moisture, though rain continues to fall on the northeast side of the storm where moisture is still available. A 6 foot wide, 12-15 foot deep sinkhole swallowed a small portion of I-10 in Madison County west of Jacksonville, Florida, this morning, where heavy rain continues, though this hole will likely be filled and the lane reopened by tomorrow morning. Wind shear around 20 knots is also keeping Debby at bay, but the real disrupter is the lack of moisture.


Figure 1. Where's Debby? On the left: visible satellite imagery. On the right: water vapor satellite imagery, where the dry air ranges from black to rusty orange. Debby's center is almost completely void of moisture. These images were captured around 1pm EDT.

Forecast for Debby
The forecast for Debby continues to be similar to previous forecasts. The storm will likely continue to lose strength as it moves over Florida this evening and Wednesday, but could gain some momentum again when it reaches the yet untapped Atlantic water. There's a high chance Debby will be downgraded to tropical depression status this evening. The HPC continues to forecast up to 8 inches of rain for far northeast Florida over the next 5 days, likely because of the slight strengthening forecast to occur on Thursday and beyond. Debby's center will most likely be over Atlantic water Wednesday night.


Figure 2. Advisory map for the U.S. Tuesday afternoon. Heat advisories (pink) blanket the central U.S. This heat is expected to move eastward over the next few days as the ridge of high pressure advances.

The Heat Continues

Record highs continue to fall Tuesday afternoon in the central U.S., where Denver, Colorado had its fifth consecutive day of triple-digit heat after it reached 100°F at 1pm MDT, and could continue to rise this afternoon. This ties the all-time record for consecutive 100°F+ days. Nebraska and Kansas are particularly toasty this afternoon; McCook, Nebraska has reached 113°F so far, and Hill City, Kansas is up to 112°F. Though, to put that in perspective, the state record for Nebraska is 118°F, and the state record for Kansas is 121°F.

The heat moves east tomorrow, and by Thursday, many of the major Midwest cities are forecast to be in the triple-digits, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. By Friday the heat will be beating down on the East Coast. In the meantime out west, the forecast high in Fresno for this weekend is 82°F, which would tie as the coolest final weekend in June on record, according to the Hanford forecast office.

Angela

Tropical Storm Debby (apphotos)
Boats are sunken and thrown up on a dock at the Rock Landing Marina in Panacea, Fla., Tuesday, June 26, 2012. High winds and heavy rains spawned by the approaching Tropical Storm Debby caused the damage. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Tropical Storm Debby
Tropical Storm Debby (apphotos)
Jesse Deese uses his skim board to shield from blowing sand in Panama City Beach, Fla., Monday, June 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Tropical Storm Debby

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Yellow circle on the NHC site.
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A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 840 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE
VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...10
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

there you go
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


12 times?
never been bitten.
never had a bee sting.
never broke a bone.
you know, i think im pretty well off..

You must stay inside all the time.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


atl or epac


Eastern Atlantic
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Quoting ncstorm:


its there..he's right


atl or epac
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


where?
i dont see it in atl or epac

les go phelps and lochte.


I don't care who wins they are both good
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Quoting Tribucanes:
True, snakebites anywhere in the U.S aren't usually fatal. Coral snake has a fatal potential, but they are one of the most reclusive snakes on the planet. The neurotoxins of the rattlesnake are very unpleasant, but rarely fatal; unless you don't get treatment in the first 24 hours. 30-100 people die every year from bee and wasp stings. Ants and snakes kill about the same amount yearly in the U.S. 32 people did die in Florida and Texas alone in 1989 from fire ant bites. I've been bitten about a dozen times by snakes, none really bothered me. I did have a six foot rat snake bite me 12 times in succession, that wasn't pleasant. I will give in: the bites of 100 fire ants would be, by far, worse than a single snake bite.


12 times?
never been bitten.
never had a bee sting.
never broke a bone.
you know, i think im pretty well off..
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Quoting ncstorm:


its there..he's right
..just went to the NHC..no circle
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


where?
i dont see it in atl or epac

les go phelps and lochte.


its there..he's right
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im gonna say that by the morning T storms will be wrapped around/covering the COC..thinking this process is slowing starting now
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
We have a yellow circle!!!






where?
i dont see it in atl or epac

les go phelps and lochte.
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It's official Debby has had a landfall in Florida,irregardless if she goes back over the water in the gulf. Or whereever she decides to go!!!!!!!!
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True, snakebites anywhere in the U.S aren't usually fatal. Coral snake has a fatal potential, but they are one of the most reclusive snakes on the planet. The neurotoxins of the rattlesnake are very unpleasant, but rarely fatal; unless you don't get treatment in the first 24 hours. 30-100 people die every year from bee and wasp stings. Ants and snakes kill about the same amount yearly in the U.S. 32 people did die in Florida and Texas alone in 1989 from fire ant bites. I've been bitten about a dozen times by snakes, none really bothered me. I did have a six foot rat snake bite me 12 times in succession, that wasn't pleasant. I will give in: the bites of 100 fire ants would be, by far, worse than a single snake bite.
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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
728 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

FLC019-031-270145-
/O.CON.KJAX.FF.W.0017.000000T0000Z-120627T0145Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
CLAY FL-DUVAL FL-
728 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

...A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY CONTINUES FOR DUVAL AND NORTHEAST CLAY COUNTIES...

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM EDT FOR DUVAL
AND NORTHERN CLAY COUNTIES...

AT 724 PM EDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED A BROAD
AREA OF HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE AND NORTHEAST
CLAY COUNTY PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. WATER RESCUES WERE OCCURRING
ACROSS PORTIONS OF DUVAL AND NORTHEAST CLAY COUNTY. THIS AREA OF
SLOW MOVING RAINFALL WILL DRIFT SLOWLY EAST TO SOUTHEAST THROUGH 10
PM.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SAN
PABLO...OCEANWAY...JACKSONVILLE BEACH...FORT CAROLINE...NEPTUNE
BEACH...MAYPORT...LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND AND TALBOT ISLAND. AREAS IN
NORTHEAST CLAY COUNTY INCLUDING ORANGE PARK...ARGYLE...OAKLEAF
PLANTATION AND DOCTORS INLET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

REPORT FLOODING TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR YOUR COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...OR YOU CAN ALSO CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE DIRECTLY AT 800-499-1594 TO REPORT FLOODING.
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NHC CRAYON BOX ROBBED

THE NHC CRAYON BOX HAD
A BREAK-IN.
AN INTRUDER USED A YELLOW CRAYON TO
DRAW A CIRCLE.
THE INTRUDER GAVE THIS A LOW CHANCE, TEN PERCENT FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$

FORECASTER HARRISON

IF ANY IDIOT THINKS THIS IS THE OFFICIAL THING, IT AIN'T.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
We have a yellow circle!!!




where
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Quoting Tribucanes:
New flash......lmao o.k, if you say so. I don't think they kill people all that often. The ants, assuming they in their totality hit a child or elderly person and bit them hundreds and hundreds of time; then yes, it could be fatal. The number of fatal ant bites in Florida, I'm pretty sure, over the last ten years has been less than ten. If you have an allergic reaction they can be fatal for anyone. It's a very rare thing to die from a poisonous snake bite or ant bites in Florida. So, I'll go with a tie between snake/ant bite, and keep the gators at the top. Better 10Speed?


That's because you can normally get away from the ants, and you normally only get a few bites. Now, if you were in a flood and had this misfortune of bumping into one of these ant balls, you would have a very hard time getting them off of you. You'd have to immediately strip naked and hope the ball wasn't too big.

I've had the misfortune of getting too close to flood water in Louisiana and not watching closely enough for ants... it wasn't even an ant ball and I was on dry land, but it really sucked.

You probably wouldn't die, but it's not out of the question.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
She can now leave Florida and go to Texas or Debby can go fishing.


She'll go fishing. She doesn't want the same fate as Don.
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................................winds are still blowing pretty strong
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We have a yellow circle!!!




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You have to be really careful around flood waters because of all sorts of unexpected hazards.

During Tropical Storm Allison, there were 41 deaths. 27 of those were due to drownings, including swimmers caught in rip currents, people getting caught in swift currents, driving into deep water in their cars or stepping into unseen drainage ditches.

Despite the really heavy rainfall, Houston only had 23 of those deaths. Florida had 8, Pennsylvania had 7 and Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia each had one.

Snake bites are only part of the problem. There is also ELECTRIC SHOCK from contacting downed power lines while standing in water. Some deaths were indirectly caused by the storm... such as those caused by losing electricity, house fires, inability to get to rescue services or hospitals and just the stress of dealing with the situation or the clean-up.

If you know of elderly or vulnerable people... please check on them. Help each other. Mostly, if you don't belong in the storm waters, then don't walk around in them. Stay home. Even a simple walk in a few inches of water can turn deadly when you can't see the hazards.
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234. SLU
A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 840 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE
VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...10
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
She can now leave Florida and go to Texas or Debby can go fishing.
....im with you on that one, enough already
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


lol, 88 here too, almost passed out and our coach thought we were sissies till the best of us went down too.


It's bad jahaha our airiators went out so we have no cooling
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Quoting weatherh98:


Just for back up. Working out in 88 degrees water temp is close to indoable correct?


yep.
unless you like sweating, wheezing, feeling weak, and like throwing up

had 3 people throw up today.
I got a severe cramp
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


happened to someone in Fay:
Link

Some say it is in the top 10 deadliest bugs. This also says 5% of fire ant victims die of anaphalactic shock, so i would doubt its credibility
Link

and some say 1000 bites will kill a human, and a each fire ant could sting you several times


Just for back up. Working out in 88 degrees water temp is close to indoable correct?
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She can now leave Florida and go to Texas or Debby can go fishing.
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209. severstorm
HI All, Really looks on satellite that she is moving SE sliding down the west coast.


I agree in the last few hours, maybe a jog, as they say, but these two loops show what looks to be that movement. Amazing, if she continues that SE trend a little longer.

GOES (low cloud animation)
http://www.esl.lsu.edu/animate/goes/index.php?reg ion=gulf&channel=lc

RAMSDIS (visual)
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/lo op_640.asp?product=tropical_ge_4km_visir2_floater_ 1
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Quoting weatherh98:


Our team swimming pool in Covington was 88... UNBEARABLE. And then I mowed the grass in 95 degree heat not to mention the humidity. Undoubtedly y'all broke yalls record jaha


lol, 88 here too, almost passed out and our coach thought we were sissies till the best of us went down too.
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Been gone all day to the V.A. Hospital in San Diego,but came home to find Debby officially made landfall and now drifting south? Pretty much a splendid job by the GFS throughout the entire from genesis to landfall. A few alterations here and there,but basically it ran the table so to speak. What was in that upgrade? I want somma dat!!
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Quoting Tribucanes:
New flash......lmao o.k, if you say so. I don't think they kill people all that often. The ants, assuming they in their totality hit a child or elderly person and bit them hundreds and hundreds of time; then yes, it could be fatal. The number of fatal ant bites in Florida, I'm pretty sure, over the last ten years has been less than ten. If you have an allergic reaction they can be fatal for anyone. It's a very rare thing to die from a poisonous snake bite or ant bites in Florida. So, I'll go with a tie between snake/ant bite, and keep the gators at the top. Better 10Speed?
one more thing, if thats fire ants..hospital time it is
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Quoting 10Speed:


Here's a news flash. Those little piles of fire ants are more than capable of killing a human .... and they will and do when given the opportunity. Trust me ... a good number of fire ant bites can cause you to stop breathing .... forever.


happened to someone in Fay:
Link

Some say it is in the top 10 deadliest bugs. This also says 5% of fire ant victims die of anaphalactic shock, so i would doubt its credibility
Link

and some say 1000 bites will kill a human, and a each fire ant could sting you several times

would still say its rare
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Quoting Tribucanes:
New flash......lmao o.k, if you say so. I don't think they kill people all that often. The ants, assuming they in their totality hit a child or elderly person and bit them hundreds and hundreds of time; then yes, it could be fatal. The number of fatal ant bites in Florida, I'm pretty sure, over the last ten years has been less than ten. If you have an allergic reaction they can be fatal for anyone. It's a very rare thing to die from a poisonous snake bite or ant bites in Florida. So, I'll go with a tie between snake/ant bite, and keep the gators at the top. Better 10Speed?


Only 5 people in the us die from snake bites every year
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Quoting wxwonder1:
Tropical Storm Debby has been anything but ordinary in terms of a forecasting challenge for the NHC. All I have to say is the GFS had this storm PEGGED. Looking into the future of Debby; and for good reasons, I have no reason to doubt this model forecasting re-intensification in the western Atlantic.

Now read this:

THE GFS
BRIEFLY SLOWS THE CYCLONE MOTION IN THE FIRST 12-24 HOURS OF THE
FORECAST...AND PERHAPS AS A RESULT THE WESTERN ATLANTIC TROUGH
FAILS TO CAPTURE DEBBY AS STRONGLY AS SHOWN BY THE ECMWF AND UKMET.

THE NEW NHC FORECAST IS FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE BUT IS NOT AS
QUICK AS THE ECMWF/UKMET/MULTI-MODEL CONSENSUS...BOTH BECAUSE OF
CONTINUITY AND RESPECT FOR THE GFS.

Now in my opinion, the ECMWF and UKMET have performed very poorly for Debbie. Furthermore, the GFS is slowing Debbie's Northeastward progression. If the western ATL trough indeed doesn't grab Debbie, we can potentially look for this storm to hang around the other side of Florida. However, with shear dropping, I wouldn't expect convection to be displaced to the north east. Considering favorable oceanic heat content, and the Gulf Stream...Debbie has a nice opportunity to become vertically stacked at all levels in a few days.
..GFS runs it up along the east coast into new foundland when it does begin to move northward..just ran the java model..takes too long to post here
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...DEBBY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...COASTAL AND INLAND
FLOODING THREATS REMAIN...
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Quoting RTSplayer:
Hammond, LA had six hours above the previous record high temperature again today.

We broke the record by six degrees again today.


Our team swimming pool in Covington was 88... UNBEARABLE. And then I mowed the grass in 95 degree heat not to mention the humidity. Undoubtedly y'all broke yalls record jaha
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Quoting Civicane49:
it looks like the convection part of her is hitting the warmer Atlantic waters and firing up to the south east..Here in Flagler clouds are building and moving north..soon will meet with the southern edge of the convection thats over jax/st aug..curious to see what tomorrow afternoon brings as the COC of Debby passes thru.. any suggestions?..I think that big blob north of us will not move too far east as it will feed off the Atlantic warmer waters and just keep firing..till the COC catches up with it and pushes it further up the coast...or maybe that's my "wishcasting"..lol
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New flash......lmao o.k, if you say so. I don't think they kill people all that often. The ants, assuming they in their totality hit a child or elderly person and bit them hundreds and hundreds of time; then yes, it could be fatal. The number of fatal ant bites in Florida, I'm pretty sure, over the last ten years has been less than ten. If you have an allergic reaction they can be fatal for anyone. It's a very rare thing to die from a poisonous snake bite or ant bites in Florida. So, I'll go with a tie between snake/ant bite, and keep the gators at the top. Better 10Speed?
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It does look like she has moved more to the south over the last few frames! Maybe she doesnt want to make landfall...
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Grew up in the Carolina's. When it's that hot, with humidity, you just look out the window and can see that it's unbearable. I remember as a boy, looking out the window and actually seeing the humidity as it danced in the air many days. Wow that's unbearable, a full week of ninety plus for us here in Wisconsin even. Getting serious here for drought. Farmers are very anxious, this could be a horrible year for yields here. Very close to moving up to the next color up on the drought map, with no help in sight. But I'm thankful we're not in Texas's boat.


The first time I flew into San Antonio from WI, I thought I was going to DIE. Getting off the plane is like getting hit with a wall of heat.
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Hammond, LA had six hours above the previous record high temperature again today.

We broke the record by six degrees again today.
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Tropical Storm Debby has been anything but ordinary in terms of a forecasting challenge for the NHC. All I have to say is the GFS had this storm PEGGED. Looking into the future of Debby; and for good reasons, I have no reason to doubt this model forecasting re-intensification in the western Atlantic.

Now read this:

THE GFS
BRIEFLY SLOWS THE CYCLONE MOTION IN THE FIRST 12-24 HOURS OF THE
FORECAST...AND PERHAPS AS A RESULT THE WESTERN ATLANTIC TROUGH
FAILS TO CAPTURE DEBBY AS STRONGLY AS SHOWN BY THE ECMWF AND UKMET.

THE NEW NHC FORECAST IS FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE BUT IS NOT AS
QUICK AS THE ECMWF/UKMET/MULTI-MODEL CONSENSUS...BOTH BECAUSE OF
CONTINUITY AND RESPECT FOR THE GFS.

Now in my opinion, the ECMWF and UKMET have performed very poorly for Debbie. Furthermore, the GFS is slowing Debbie's Northeastward progression. If the western ATL trough indeed doesn't grab Debbie, we can potentially look for this storm to hang around the other side of Florida. However, with shear dropping, I wouldn't expect convection to be displaced to the north east. Considering favorable oceanic heat content, and the Gulf Stream...Debbie has a nice opportunity to become vertically stacked at all levels in a few days.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
I'll take ants over an alligator or poisonous snake any day. Although, I imagine they could be dangerous in their own right. I'm sure they could easily kill a small animal if they hit it.


Here's a news flash. Those little piles of fire ants are more than capable of killing a human .... and they will and do when given the opportunity. Trust me ... a good number of fire ant bites can cause you to stop breathing .... forever.
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
601 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

...MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG WITH HIGH
SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...

.TROPICAL STORM DEBBY WILL MOVE ONSHORE NEAR CEDAR KEY THIS
EVENING...THEN TRACK ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA OVERNIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY. A CONTINUED SOUTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW WILL CAUSE HIGH
SEAS AND SURF ALONG THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA. THE COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS WILL LEAD TO ABOVE NORMAL TIDES
ALONG THE COAST...AND MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW
LYING LOCATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY AROUND THE TIMES
OF HIGH TIDE. IN ADDITION...THE HIGH SURF AND LARGE BREAKING WAVE
ACTION WILL PRODUCE VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE AT
AREA BEACHES...ALONG WITH AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ062-065-271200-
/O.EXT.KTBW.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-120627T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KTBW.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-120627T1200Z/
CHARLOTTE-LEE-
601 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...ELEVATED SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS
WILL LEAD TO ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ALONG THE COAST. THE ABOVE
NORMAL TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL
FLOODING AND ASSOCIATED BEACH EROSION. OVERWASH MAY RESULT IN
FLOODING OF COASTAL ROADWAYS. THE MOST LIKELY TIMES TO
EXPERIENCE FLOODING WILL BE AT THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* WAVES AND SURF...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 KNOTS POSSIBLE IN RAIN BANDS. THESE WINDS
WILL BUILD SEAS INTO THE 5 TO 7 FOOT RANGE IN THE SURF ZONE.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WITH SOME OVERWASH FROM
BREAKING WAVE ACTION WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE GROUND
LEVEL DURING HIGH TIDE. THE HIGH SURF AND BREAKING WAVE ACTION
WILL KEEP THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS HIGH ALONG AREA BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM AT GUARDED
BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. AT UNGUARDED
BEACHES AND NEAR PIERS...JETTIES...AND INLETS...DO NOT GO INTO
THE SURF MUCH ABOVE YOUR KNEES. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR
NEAR THE WATER.

IF CAUGHT IN THE SEAWARD PULL OF A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC OR
ATTEMPT TO MOVE DIRECTLY TOWARD SHORE. INSTEAD...MOVE SIDEWAYS
ACROSS THE RIP CURRENT UNTIL THE PULL EASES. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY
FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE
BEACH.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST. THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

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HI All, Really looks on satellite that she is moving SE sliding down the west coast. So far 10.19 inches of rain from Debby. 16.79 For the month of june here in Zephyrhills. Tampa broke there all time rain for june by 2 inches so far. 18 inches plus.
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