Tropical Storm Andrea Forms in Gulf of Mexico

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 11:15 PM GMT on June 05, 2013

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The Atlantic has its first named storm of the 2013 hurricane season: Tropical Storm Andrea. An Air Force hurricane hunter plane was able to locate a closed center of circulation, and found surface winds of 40 mph in the large area of thunderstorms on the east side of the center. Satellite loops show that Andrea is a lopsided storm. It's center of circulation is exposed to view, due to a large region of dry air that covers the entire Central and Western Gulf of Mexico. This dry air is from a trough of low pressure whose upper level winds are also creating moderate wind shear of 15 - 20 knots over Andrea. Wind shear is forecast to rise to the high range, 20 - 40 knots, by Thursday. Andrea is forecast to make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast of Florida by Thursday evening, so the system has a short window of time to intensify. Given the large amount of dry air to Andrea's west, and the forecast for increasing shear up until landfall, I expect that the strongest sustained winds Andrea could have before landfall are 50 mph. Heavy rains will be the storm's main threat, though a few isolated EF-0 tornadoes will also be possible in some of the heavier thunderstorms in Andrea's spiral bands. A storm surge of 2 - 4 feet is predicted for Tampa Bay northward to Apalachicola, and rip currents will be a risk for swimmers who brave the high surf. Fort Pickens, located in Gulf Islands National Seashore on a barrier island offshore from Pensacola, Florida, has been closed to visitors due to the approaching storm. A single 2-lane road vulnerable to storm surges runs to Fort Pickens. Officials want to prevent a repeat of the situation that occurred in September 2011, when Tropical Storm Lee pushed a storm surge over the road that blocked it with sand and debris, trapping numerous campers and visitors in Fort Pickens. As of 7 pm EDT, our wundermap with the storm surge layer turned on was showing storm surge levels were less than 1 foot along the Florida coast.


Figure 1. MODIS image of Tropical Storm Andrea in its formative stages, taken at 12:20 pm EDT Wednesday, June 5, 2013, five hours before it was named. Image credit: NASA.

Andrea's place in history
Andrea formed in a typical location for early-season storms. The Gulf of Mexico, Western Caribbean, and Bahamas are the usual areas for the genesis of June tropical storms. Andrea's formation date of June 5 is over a month earlier than the average July 9 date for formation of the season's first named storm. On average, the Atlantic sees one June named storm every two years. In 2012, we'd already had two named storms by this point in the season--Alberto and Beryl. This year is the second time a storm named Andrea has appeared in the Atlantic. The previous incarnation, Subtropical Storm Andrea of 2007, wandered off the U.S. East Coast in May, and never made landfall. The 2013 version of Andrea is highly unlikely to get its name retired, and we'll be seeing a third coming of the storm in 2019.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting skook:
the Hillsborough storm with tge rotation is about 15 minutes from downtown Tampa.
that cell seems to be redeveloping. I am in Odessa and set an alarm for now since I figured the first heavier squall would be coming through at this time...

At first when I saw satellite I was expecting this to be over quickly given the Andrea's "new look" but then realized she is moving slowly and another strong feeder band is developing to her SE and SSE that will slowly graze through here today....

I'm concerned about the tornado threat. The helicity values are lining up perfectly with what the models had been portraying so we may get quite a few small spin ups causing isolated damage
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possible tornado on the ground in South Tampa
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Pressure still falling and winds are rising. System appears to be really wrapping up tight on sat imagery. Possibly trying to do some RI here at the end, got plenty of time yet to do so with new convection firing over the center and the mid level circulation growing stronger.

Meanwhile alot of tornadic storms forming with this thing over florida, folks cannot say this enough heed these warnings even if they get you out of bed. Leave a radio or computer on battery power turned on for updates and do not take this lightly!

Meanwhile on sat:

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Just look at that beautiful hook and southwestern inflow band!

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 445 AM EDT

* AT 408 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE...OR 11
MILES SOUTH OF TAMPA...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PETER O KNIGHT AIRPORT...DAVIS ISLANDS.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE...SOUTH TAMPA.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES.
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Steady rain here in north Tampa, pressure has dropped about 4 millibars since midnight. About 1/4" rain an hour. Little to no wind.
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678. skook
the Hillsborough storm with tge rotation is about 15 minutes from downtown Tampa.
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meso in hardee county

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meso in desota county warnings up.

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Much better organized:



Now to see if it lasts.
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possible tornado in punta gorda moving north at 30. man this is gonna be a nasty nasty morning.

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I got sassed ealier when I said I could see this making landfall at 60mph *sniffles* No one ever believes meh!
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671. skook
the tornadic storm is about to pass over i75 in south Hillsborough
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Quoting Patrap:

610
WFUS52 KMFL 060750
TORMFL
FLC011-086-060815-
/O.NEW.KMFL.TO.W.0005.130606T0750Z-130606T0815Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
350 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...
NORTHWESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 415 AM EDT




That's here. But it's only raining lightly. I am at Hiatus and Oakland Park Blvd in west Sunrise.
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 282
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING FROM 345 AM UNTIL 1100 AM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO
FLORIDA TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MIAMI FLORIDA. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 281...

DISCUSSION...OUTER ERN BANDS OF TC ANDREA WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD
NWD ACROSS THE PENINSULA THROUGH THE MORNING. GIVEN THE MOIST
LOW-LEVEL AIR MASS /MID-UPPER 70S DEWPOINTS/ AND GRADUALLY
INCREASING LOW-LEVEL SHEAR...THERE WILL BE A RISK FOR A FEW
TORNADOES WITH MINI-SUPERCELLS.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 18025.


...THOMPSON
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nasty looking squall line looking to move in here soon. Pinellas COunty just went under a tornado watch till 11am

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Tampa
NEXRAD Radar

Velocity Azimuth Display Wind Profile ° Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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610
WFUS52 KMFL 060750
TORMFL
FLC011-086-060815-
/O.NEW.KMFL.TO.W.0005.130606T0750Z-130606T0815Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
350 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...
NORTHWESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 415 AM EDT

* AT 349 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER
NORTHWESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL NORTHWESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
RURAL SOUTHWESTERN BROWARD COUNTY
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR...AWAY FROM
EXTERIOR WALLS AND WINDOWS. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF
STURDY FURNITURE. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EDT THURSDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHERN FLORIDA.



LAT...LON 2611 8088 2610 8069 2584 8076 2584 8081
TIME...MOT...LOC 0750Z 178DEG 20KT 2587 8079


KONARIK
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Tropical Storm Andrea:

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Ohhh wind just started gusting up really hard just now here. New tornado warning southern Hillsborough.

Im in downtown st. pete
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662. skook
currently under a tornado warning... the storm is passing near tge ruskin weather service and is in the vincity of appollo beach which has the big bend coal power plant there.
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Good Morning Folks!....Its pouring down rain here as i write this,woke me up lol..so I made the blogs coffee for when you get here..enjoy..............folks in florida remember...watch those flooded low lying area's today..dont try to drive thru them...have a great day everyone
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TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 282
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

TORNADO WATCH 282 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

FLC009-011-015-017-021-027-043-049-051-053-055-05 7-061-069-071-
081-085-086-093-095-097-099-101-103-105-111-115-1 17-119-
061500-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0282.130606T0745Z-130606T1500Z/

FL
. FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BREVARD BROWARD CHARLOTTE
CITRUS COLLIER DESOTO
GLADES HARDEE HENDRY
HERNANDO HIGHLANDS HILLSBOROUGH
INDIAN RIVER LAKE LEE
MANATEE MARTIN MIAMI-DADE
OKEECHOBEE ORANGE OSCEOLA
PALM BEACH PASCO PINELLAS
POLK SARASOTA SEMINOLE
ST. LUCIE SUMTER
$$
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 282
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

TORNADO WATCH 282 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

AMZ552-555-572-610-630-650-651-GMZ656-830-853-856 -061500-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0282.130606T0745Z-130606T1500Z/

CW

. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 0-20 NM

SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 0-20 NM

VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20-60 NM

LAKE OKEECHOBEE

BISCAYNE BAY

COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL OUT 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM

TAMPA BAY WATERS

COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM

$$
ATTN...WFO...MLB...TBW...MFL...
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748
WFUS52 KTBW 060744
TORTBW
FLC057-060815-
/O.NEW.KTBW.TO.W.0004.130606T0744Z-130606T0815Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
344 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 415 AM EDT

* AT 343 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO NEAR SUN CITY CENTER...OR 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FISH
HAWK...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 30 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
SUN CITY CENTER...WIMAUMA.
RUSKIN.
APOLLO BEACH.
GIBSONTON.
PROGRESS VILLAGE.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 75 BETWEEN EXITS 240 AND 254.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE TORNADO GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM IN
A STRONG AND WELL CONSTRUCTED BUILDING. CARS AND MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT
SAFE. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR CULVERT AND
COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PLEASE CALL
813-645-2323.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EDT THURSDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA.



14-MROCZKA

LAT...LON 2776 8245 2779 8243 2780 8245 2783 8246
2781 8242 2783 8241 2783 8244 2785 8244
2785 8242 2793 8234 2767 8228 2765 8236
2774 8249
TIME...MOT...LOC 0744Z 155DEG 26KT 2771 8234 riter / August 31, 2012
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tropical storm Tropical Storm Andrea going to hit land by noon
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Here is Dennis Phillips Tampa Bay ABC news met, best Florida Met award. He is all science no hype.

He's talking about the Manatee/South HIllsborough TOrnado warning.

"Folks...remember, we are talking minor damage at this point. A pool case down, some minor damage to a home so far. These tornadoes are extremely small. We've been talking about this for 2 days. Expect more of this type of activity for the next several hours. We are updating Facebook, the web, and online as conditions develop."
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Quoting ElConando:


Something tells that's contaminated.


Oh nvm that's 10 second wind average. Anything official would go off a 1 min average, which probably a bit lower.
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Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Pressure drop of 4 millibars in 3 hours. Impressive with bouys reporting 55 knt winds just off shore of Tampa bay
thanks for the update I guess you are right about 70 mph
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Quoting TBayEyes:


i posted a link from local met facebook page.

He's really good. ABC Dennis Phillips. You all should check him out and add him as a resource. He does nightly weather chats.


Thanks, will do.
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618
WGUS52 KTAE 060742
FFWTAE
FLC037-061145-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FF.W.0017.130606T0742Z-130606T1145Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
342 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL FRANKLIN COUNTY IN FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 745 AM EDT

* AT 331 AM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITH A BAND OF
TROPICAL SHOWERS MOVING OVER THE AREA. THESE SHOWERS ARE LIKELY
TO CONTINUE...WITH RAIN RATES GENERALLY AROUND 1 INCH PER HOUR
AND PERHAPS AS HIGH AS 2 INCHES PER HOUR THROUGH AT LEAST 5 AM.
THIS IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MORGAN
PLACE...CARRABELLE...AND LANARK VILLAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE
SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN.

REPORT FLOODING OR FLOOD DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT
(8 5 0) 9 4 2 8 8 3 3.



LAT...LON 3001 8493 3001 8466 3001 8462 2987 8456
2986 8461 2982 8465 2982 8470 2978 8476
2976 8480



08-LAMERS
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Quoting dfwstormwatch:
Time: 07:31:30Z
Coordinates: 27.1667N 86.0333W
Acft. Static Air Press: 842.1 mb (~ 24.87 inHg)
Acft. Geopotential Hgt: 1,501 meters (~ 4,925 feet)
Extrap. Sfc. Press: 1001.6 mb (~ 29.58 inHg)
D-value: -
Flt. Lvl. Wind (30s): From 37° at 47 knots (From the NE at ~ 54.0 mph)
Air Temp: 16.5°C (~ 61.7°F)
Dew Pt: 16.5°C (~ 61.7°F)
Peak (10s) Flt. Lvl. Wind: 49 knots (~ 56.3 mph)
SFMR Peak (10s) Sfc. Wind: 60 knots (~ 69.0 mph)
SFMR Rain Rate: 19 mm/hr (~ 0.75 in/hr)


Something tells that's contaminated.
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Cool to see the feeder bands finally. She was ready for a break in the west breeze.
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Quoting MeteorologistTV:
80 mph at landfall I say.Any Damage reports from that Tornado in Manatee County?


i posted a link from local met facebook page.

He's really good. ABC Dennis Phillips. You all should check him out and add him as a resource. He does nightly weather chats.
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Look how tampa bay gonna duck in between those two columns.

It's been stead rain for the last 4-5 hours with brief gusts. No solid downpours. Local met thinks the storm may be outta here by afternoon.

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80 mph at landfall I say.Any Damage reports from that Tornado in Manatee County?
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Time: 07:31:30Z
Coordinates: 27.1667N 86.0333W
Acft. Static Air Press: 842.1 mb (~ 24.87 inHg)
Acft. Geopotential Hgt: 1,501 meters (~ 4,925 feet)
Extrap. Sfc. Press: 1001.6 mb (~ 29.58 inHg)
D-value: -
Flt. Lvl. Wind (30s): From 37° at 47 knots (From the NE at ~ 54.0 mph)
Air Temp: 16.5°C (~ 61.7°F)
Dew Pt: 16.5°C (~ 61.7°F)
Peak (10s) Flt. Lvl. Wind: 49 knots (~ 56.3 mph)
SFMR Peak (10s) Sfc. Wind: 60 knots (~ 69.0 mph)
SFMR Rain Rate: 19 mm/hr (~ 0.75 in/hr)
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646. 7544
hmm getting interesing dont go to sleep just yet
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Time: 07:25:00Z
Coordinates: 26.8833N 85.95W
Acft. Static Air Press: 842.8 mb (~ 24.89 inHg)
Acft. Geopotential Hgt: 1,470 meters (~ 4,823 feet)
Extrap. Sfc. Press: 997.2 mb (~ 29.45 inHg)
D-value: -
Flt. Lvl. Wind (30s): From 331° at 3 knots (From the NNW at ~ 3.4 mph)
Air Temp: 18.6°C (~ 65.5°F)
Dew Pt: 15.9°C (~ 60.6°F)
Peak (10s) Flt. Lvl. Wind: 6 knots (~ 6.9 mph)
SFMR Peak (10s) Sfc. Wind: 6 knots* (~ 6.9 mph*)
SFMR Rain Rate: 1 mm/hr* (~ 0.04 in/hr*)
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Quoting TBayEyes:
tornado on the ground about 50 miles south east of tampa bay moving north west at 45mph



wont let me post the image, here the link to it

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"Pool cage" torn? You mean Lanai ... ;)
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This storm will most likely be 60mph at the next advisory.
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Time: 07:21:30Z
Coordinates: 26.7167N 85.9667W
Acft. Static Air Press: 842.9 mb (~ 24.89 inHg)
Acft. Geopotential Hgt: 1,489 meters (~ 4,885 feet)
Extrap. Sfc. Press: 999.7 mb (~ 29.52 inHg)
D-value: -
Flt. Lvl. Wind (30s): From 287° at 28 knots (From the WNW at ~ 32.2 mph)
Air Temp: 18.2°C (~ 64.8°F)
Dew Pt: 14.7°C (~ 58.5°F)
Peak (10s) Flt. Lvl. Wind: 34 knots (~ 39.1 mph)
SFMR Peak (10s) Sfc. Wind: 20 knots (~ 23.0 mph)
SFMR Rain Rate: 1 mm/hr (~ 0.04 in/hr)
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Focus on the impact to come,as track guidance is very close and in agreement this morning.
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Andrea has been trending more East all evening, since about 5 or 6 pm yesterday when it was upgraded.
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WFUS52 KTBW 060713
TORTBW
FLC057-081-060745-
/O.NEW.KTBW.TO.W.0003.130606T0713Z-130606T0745Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
313 AM EDT THU JUN 6 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN FLORIDA.
CENTRAL MANATEE COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 345 AM EDT

* AT 308 AM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND
15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PARRISH...OR 20 MILES EAST OF BRADENTON.
THIS TORNADO WAS MOVING NORTHWEST AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PARRISH.
LITTLE MANATEE RIVER STATE PARK.
SUN CITY CENTER...WIMAUMA.
RUSKIN.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 75 BETWEEN EXITS 229 AND 240.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE TORNADO GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM IN
A STRONG AND WELL CONSTRUCTED BUILDING. CARS AND MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT
SAFE. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR CULVERT AND
COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PLEASE CALL
813-645-2323.



LAT...LON 2764 8257 2766 8256 2768 8254 2771 8252
2781 8227 2747 8217 2741 8231
TIME...MOT...LOC 0711Z 149DEG 33KT 2750 8228



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Retirement

Due to extreme destruction, the name Allison was retired in the Spring of 2002, and will never again be used in the Atlantic basin;

..the 2001 incarnation of Allison is the only Atlantic tropical system to have its name retired without reaching hurricane strength.

The name was replaced with Andrea in the 2007 season.

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tornado on the ground about 50 miles south east of tampa bay moving north west at 45mph



wont let me post the image, here the link to it

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Tampa
NEXRAD Radar

Base Reflectivity 0.50° Elevation
Range 248 NMI

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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Turning east and strengthening?


yep earlier than expected too unless its just a wobble
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Tornado Warning
Statement as of 3:13 AM EDT on June 06, 2013

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
southern Hillsborough County in Florida.
Central Manatee County in Florida.

* Until 345 am EDT

* at 308 am EDT... law enforcement reported a tornado on the ground
15 miles southeast of Parrish... or 20 miles east of Bradenton.
This tornado was moving northwest at 40 mph.

* The tornado will be near...
Parrish.
Little Manatee River State Park.
Sun City Center... Wimauma.
Ruskin.

This includes Interstate 75 between exits 229 and 240.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the path of the tornado go to a small interior room in
a strong and well constructed building. Cars and Mobile homes are not
safe. If no shelter is available... lie flat in a ditch or culvert and
cover your head with your hands.

To report severe weather to the National Weather Service please call
813-645-2323.


Lat... Lon 2764 8257 2766 8256 2768 8254 2771 8252
2781 8227 2747 8217 2741 8231
time... Mot... loc 0711z 149deg 33kt 2750 8228


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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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Lake Effort Snow Shower Over Windsor, Ontario
Sunset on Dunham Lake
Pictured Rocks Sunset
Sunset on Lake Huron