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Tropical Storms Ana & Bill
NOAA/NHC ^ | 15 August 2009 | NOAA/NHC

Posted on 08/15/2009 3:31:52 AM PDT by NautiNurse

The 2009 Atlantic tropical season is heating up with Tropical Storm Ana forming about 1000 miles east of the Leeward Islands, and Invest 90, a large Cape Verde system showing substantial promise for development. Currently, neither of the two systems pose an immediate threat to land. Long term forecasts indicate potential threat to Florida, while a third tropical wave is poised off of the So. Florida coast.

Tropical Storm Ana

Public Advisories Updated every six hours.

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Three Day Tracking Map

Storm Track Archive Nice animated progression of 5 day forecast tracks

Buoy Data W Central Atlantic and East Caribbean

Buoy Data Florida

Storm 02 (Ana) Model Tracks

Storm 90 (Invest 90) Model Tracks



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Category Wind Speed Barometric Pressure Storm Surge Damage Potential
Tropical
Depression
< 39 mph
< 34 kts
    Minimal
Tropical
Storm
39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
    Minimal
Hurricane 1
(Weak)
74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
Minimal damage to vegetation
Hurricane 2
(Moderate)
96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
Moderate damage to houses
Hurricane 3
(Strong)
111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
Extensive damage to small buildings
Hurricane 4
(Very strong)
131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
Extreme structural damage
Hurricane 5
(Devastating)
Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
Catastrophic building failures possible


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: ana; atlantic; bill; tropical
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1 posted on 08/15/2009 3:31:54 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; Alice in Wonderland; ...
Surf's Up Logo:


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

2 posted on 08/15/2009 3:33:50 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you so very much.


3 posted on 08/15/2009 3:38:43 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ It is SATURDAY and Caligula is still evil.)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping. It’s fun living in Florida this time of year...


4 posted on 08/15/2009 3:52:53 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: GOPJ

It sure looks like everything out there has sights on Florida.


5 posted on 08/15/2009 3:55:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

This deserves the picture displayed here on FR from time to time, “Awwwwwww Geeeeez, not this sh!t again”.
Hello from the Florida Keys, NautiNurse, and awaaaaaay we go.


6 posted on 08/15/2009 4:03:47 AM PDT by jsh3180
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To: jsh3180

Another year in paradise, another season of watch and wait.


7 posted on 08/15/2009 4:13:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Our condo is just finishing putting on a new roof...whew...here we go again...lets see how Obozo handles hurricaines.

this may be the crisis he is waiting for to ram through the healthcare while no one is looking...


8 posted on 08/15/2009 4:17:19 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping, yup here we go, lol, right now looks like a fla storm. Still got those cute shutters?


9 posted on 08/15/2009 4:41:59 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: NautiNurse

Here we go again! Keep me on your list, please.


10 posted on 08/15/2009 4:48:22 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: NautiNurse

WE ALL GONNA DIE!


11 posted on 08/15/2009 4:48:26 AM PDT by Katoolie
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To: jpsb

Still have them for posterity, while window protection has been
upgraded to the kevlar hurricane screens.

12 posted on 08/15/2009 4:50:45 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I don’t want to think about Obama campaigning in a field of hurricane debris. Creepy.


13 posted on 08/15/2009 4:54:54 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse
Thanks for the ping. ACORN is hoping for an active year.

Spreading the wealth naturally since 2005.

14 posted on 08/15/2009 5:01:21 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

LOL! The TOTUS administration and Congress are all Looter Guys.


15 posted on 08/15/2009 5:05:07 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse
LOL

Ahhh ... Let the games begin

16 posted on 08/15/2009 5:08:38 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: NautiNurse

Ana (potential Cat 1-2) is just clearing the path for the soon to be named Monster Bill (potential Cat 3-5) that is following behind. Not wishcasting, but almost all forecast models called for a major hurricane event even before it left the coast of Africa.


17 posted on 08/15/2009 5:10:44 AM PDT by BushCountry (They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.)
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To: NautiNurse

So TD2 came back from the dead. We still have to contend with 90L as well.


18 posted on 08/15/2009 5:12:03 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NautiNurse
Sea surface temps and Tropical system locations from Weather Underground's excellent Tropical Weather site:

Tropical Storm Ana, projected tracks:

Invest 90, projected tracks:


19 posted on 08/15/2009 5:13:04 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Elle Bee

Yep—Old Home Week. Seems like yesterday when last we bantered on a hurricane thread.


20 posted on 08/15/2009 5:14:04 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: BushCountry
Not wishcasting, but almost all forecast models called for a major hurricane event even before it left the coast of Africa.

You aren't exaggerating either. Local Tampa weatherguy pointed out the giant Invest90 before it had completely emerged from Africa.

21 posted on 08/15/2009 5:16:50 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: BushCountry
Ana (potential Cat 1-2) is just clearing the path for the soon to be named Monster Bill (potential Cat 3-5) that is following behind. Not wishcasting, but almost all forecast models called for a major hurricane event even before it left the coast of Africa.

Bill? But we already had a disaster named Bill. I thought they retired the name...


22 posted on 08/15/2009 5:18:34 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: NautiNurse; All
Here is another neat storm tracking website.

Storm Pluse

Time to break out the 72 hour kit and update expired meds, etc.

Hope all will be safe this year.

23 posted on 08/15/2009 5:19:34 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7
That may be the coolest tracking site I have seen yet. The graphics and size of the maps are awesome!

My one pet peeve (and this is about most sites) is they only cover the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins. As a Tropical Cyclone buff, I like coverage of all of the basins.


24 posted on 08/15/2009 5:34:05 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: NautiNurse
Well let me be the first this year to thank you for all of the good work you do with each incoming storm

It's always good to know thet you and others are out there when 'da hurricane blow'

We've had our own storm brewing for a bit down here in the keys ... bubbas feeding at the trough:

The County school superintendent and his wife have stolen at least $500K from the school and the mentally handicapped and they are out without bail

Click Here:


25 posted on 08/15/2009 5:37:46 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I know what you mean. I guess the folks doing this are more interested in covering their area of the world rather than the whole earth.

Great graphic. Stolen!


26 posted on 08/15/2009 5:52:31 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Elle Bee

You always have interesting stories coming out of The Conch Republic. The deviant duo is no exception.


27 posted on 08/15/2009 6:01:57 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


28 posted on 08/15/2009 6:08:17 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: NautiNurse
I saw this last night on the eastern loop satellite. Ohnoes! Actually, it looks like it will fizzle.

Did you see the one off Baja California?

29 posted on 08/15/2009 6:14:54 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: sig226
NOAA Atlantic Floater 2 (eastern)
30 posted on 08/15/2009 6:18:56 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: NautiNurse

Bump for later.


31 posted on 08/15/2009 6:27:24 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: NautiNurse

Here we go..the season is upon us :)

Five years ago we still didn’t have electricity after Charley. But- off topic and because I must celebrate- 5 years ago tomorrow my son had surgery on his leg for sarcoma and was given a 20% chance to live. He has fought like hell and today- he’s reached the significant 5 years, cancer-free mark! WOOOO HOOO! WTG, God :)


32 posted on 08/15/2009 6:31:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet(I am the MOB))
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To: SE Mom

The best anniversary of all! Congratulations!!!


33 posted on 08/15/2009 6:37:51 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: SE Mom

Ahh, 2004. Charley and Frances and Ivan and Jeanne. They all pale to the anniversary you are celebrating.


34 posted on 08/15/2009 6:46:39 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: NautiNurse

~~~~~and Texas needs rain~~~~ ;]


35 posted on 08/15/2009 7:04:48 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SE Mom

Excellent news SE Mom, and good to see you btw!


36 posted on 08/15/2009 7:08:51 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Barack Obama: Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: NautiNurse

You know this just figures. My son just bought his plane ticket to come visit next Thursday. Sheesh.


37 posted on 08/15/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: NautiNurse

Just in time to knock Town Halls and Healthscare off the front page.


38 posted on 08/15/2009 7:32:43 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: Bushbacker1; NautiNurse; prairiebreeze

Thanks:) The joy and gratitude around here is similar to a birthday!

Meanwhile- I’m ready for whatever hurricanes come our way this year. Including plenty of chocolate ;)


39 posted on 08/15/2009 7:40:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet(I am the MOB))
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To: NautiNurse

Is it possible to put this on the side bar into top news or breaking for those of us in South Florida who need to keep tabs? I don’t have cable so I am limited to news breaks about this issue. Thanks in advance :)


40 posted on 08/15/2009 7:42:01 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: SE Mom

Congrats on your son, prayer works! Give him my best!


41 posted on 08/15/2009 7:43:03 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: SE Mom

Wow! Ty for the chocolate reminder!! LOL


42 posted on 08/15/2009 7:45:46 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: NautiNurse
These are islands of broken toys

Everyone who moves down island is coming from someplace, never to somwhere

43 posted on 08/15/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: NautiNurse

Invest 90 is now TD 3 as of the 11am advisory.


44 posted on 08/15/2009 7:53:48 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Rebelbase
Just in time to knock Town Halls and Healthscare off the front page.

Just finished a Quinnipiac telephone poll. Their questions are ridiculously loaded to the left. Even the caller came close to agreeing with me barking at some of the questions. For example, "Do you agree or disagree with the protests at some of the recent town hall meetings?" I asked if that meant do I agree or disagree with the 1st amendment. She said she didn't write the questions...

45 posted on 08/15/2009 7:56:50 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: wombtotomb

The mods are great about moving these threads to breaking news when a storm is imminently threatening the U.S. mainland coast. Otherwise, I ping the list when there are significant updates. These systems are still a long distance from any land mass.


46 posted on 08/15/2009 8:00:48 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Ok, thanks! I would appreciate if you could put me on your ping list.


47 posted on 08/15/2009 8:02:02 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: dirtboy

Wunderground jumped the gun on that info earlier. Looks like the next thread will be a twofer. That may be tomorrow if both systems are still healthy.


48 posted on 08/15/2009 8:03:33 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: brytlea
My son just bought his plane ticket to come visit next Thursday.

Of course, that would be a super-saver non-refundable fare. ;o)

49 posted on 08/15/2009 8:06:56 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping. Oh well, the lull in Hurricanes was nice while it lasted....


50 posted on 08/15/2009 8:16:33 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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