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Skip to comments.Tropical Storms Ana & Bill
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
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|Category||Wind Speed||Barometric Pressure||Storm Surge||Damage Potential|
|< 39 mph
< 34 kts
|39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Thank you for keeping this alive and up to date.
We are East of Houston and we are now back in our house but still lots of work to do. So watching and praying it is not us this year. (Selfish I know...sorry).
But all that we have learned from IKE is amazing and the stuff books are made of. Get your kits ready, your cars gassed, food bought, generators purchased and think about a chain saw if you have trees. Locate and bag or protect all insurance papers, RX’s, anything you may not be able to get to after. Have all phone numbers ready and if you are unfortunate enough to get hit, Call FEMA on your way home and get the process started. FEMA may not help, you may not qualify, but you do have to contact them. No way around it.
Lastly, if “advised” get out. Not worth your life. IMO.
Good luck this year to all in the path of whatever storm.
lol--criminal enterprise is a badge of honor for the current administration and their cronies.
I wonder how the Tampa area is going to fare from these storms?
Tampa Bay concerns are primarily for Gulf of Mexico (GOM) approach where water would pile up into the bay. East coast storm landfall crossing the state is mostly an annoyance. If a storm crossed the state then stalled over the TB, or circled back, then that would be a different story.
I’d be happy to puppy sit.
See post #83 WV image. Lots of dry air in front of Ana.
If you start preparing in advance then you don't need to rush. Around here, if you don't have everything you need and want early then you might as well forget about it at crunch time unless you want a black eye while fighting over a loaf of bread.
Great post packed with valuable guidance, Katlyn. It truly has the voice of experience behind it too. Glad you are back with us to share life saving info this season.
C'mon over! He's a great pup, but he needs two full time sitters. Doberman/Terrier mix with pogo sticks for legs.
LOL! I’ll see you at orientation on Monday!
Oops you might not be a 1L...are you?
I indulged in a super-duper rechargeable lantern for this season. With the new puppy, I figure it will get plenty of use for those late night outings. Apparently, it has enough battery juice for 48 hours between charges.
Please do me a favor. If Galveston is a target area again, PLEASE don’t wait until the last second to get out!
I’m a 3L. I remember it being really hot for orientation in Ann Arbor two years ago, I can only imagine how hot (and potentially stormy) it’s going to be for your orientation.
That’s my point; the conditions don’t favor strong and rapid development.
My sister Suzy lost her home in Ivan. I went through hell in Fay, now my brother Bill just sent divorce papers to his wife in Jupiter. I have a very bad feeling about tropical storm Bill...(btw Bill looks like a young Dean Martin, if Dean were 6’4 and were a buff firefighter captain— it’s a cliche- far right) http://www.margatefl.com/press/021406%20Fire%20Dept%20Training%20at%205750%20Margate%20Blvd.pdf
My tomatoes are rotting from a super-abundance of afternoon rain in Jacksonville, FL. Listening to B.B. King “Nobody loves me but my mother and she could be jiving too...”
Thanks NautiNurse! Prayers they will both disappear before they reach land.
Thank you for the information. Please keep it up!
How about an old fashioned hand pumped mantle lantern. Coleman makes a dual mantle hand pumped lantern that runs on white gas (naphtha).
I’m Jacksonville, Fl also, hope this area’s luck since Dora never runs out. Luck will some day run out sad to say. I hope when it does finally run out, it is not too bad.
Fay was the worst tropical weather event ever for me in Florida, 2004 was a not too close 2nd.
hurricane lamps tend to burn awfully hot for FL in extreme heat and humidity when there isn’t a/c.