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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.
‘Tis the season! Hopefully it will pretty much be the boring one some have forecasted, with enough storms to keep us interested, and not enough to do major damage.
Rapid development is much less important today than the storm strength in 2-5 days when Ana is threatening land. Either way, I don’t think you have much to worry about in Tennessee at this point.
A boring season is the best kind of tropical storm season.
True, but those storms tend to cause some pretty bad mudslides in the mountains. Of course the 120kt winds are long gone. Prayers on this trio headed your way.
bttt...here we go again :)
Wifey and I toured - by way of Camry - pretty much the entire Gulf Coast from Corpus to Fort Myers, and then over to Ft. Pierce and up thru Jax this past May and June......once we got over the Lovebug phenomenon, we’d muse along the way about how we hoped we don’t have to moan about how these “were” once beautiful areas.
We have to stop meeting like this, NautiNurse. I couldn’t imagine a hurricane season without your threads. ;^)
No telling what would happen from a nasty storm these days with the economy in the tank, and Florida property insurance in worse trouble. Florida has a state insurance pool that was originally established as the property insurance of last resort. Eventually, it was competing with private property insurance carriers, who then folded or pulled out of the state. Of course, the state fund (Citizens) is woefully underfunded.
Other than that, Obama's Health Care debacle has nothing to learn from Florida's property insurance experience.
As long as I can breathe and type, I’ll be here for hurricane season. :o)
And now you are an FR treasure! So it worked out for the best!
Nauti - that's how it's done, and that's how Zero is going to drive private insurance out of business.....our thing here in California is Earthquake insurance.
We chose a company other than the "state" at a much lower premium/deductible....all well and good for one year.
We got our renewal this year, and the company stated that they were 'required by the state' to value our home at something like $800,000 and the premium would be raised accordingly.
We didn't renew - went with the sh*tty state program with minimal benefits. Phock 'em all.
PS - the Camry still has a few lovebug scars, but we wear them with honor. I wanted to plasticize the one single unhooked "loser" that was still in the grill, but the poor bastard disentegrated.
Thanking you in advance Nauti,,what would we do without you!! Last year Gustav came after my surgery and I remember doped up on Dilaudid monitoring the thread.
At least its cooling the water.
Two weeks ago water temps vacillated between 96 and 100 degrees in the backcoutnry of Fla. Bay and we had a pretty big fish kill for a couple of days so this all will actually help.
How wonderful for you and him! Keep up the good work. One year on Monday is my date of initial surgery. Today was the day the doc told me the bad news so I am so grateful to be here and in remission!!!
You have a nice employer Dutchgirl, hope that we and others, get lucky this season. Cheers!
We need Free Republic/Nauti Nurse Tee Shirts !
And we are blessed with the likes of Al Roker for a weather report in the morning. NBC has destroyed the station.
Folks, something we did not do last year for Gustav which made us without power for a week in the hottest damned weather we ever had while I was just out of the hospital.
We didn’t have but a hundred bucks. Because of the power outage, the stores only took cash and the gas statiobns only took cash. No credit.
After six days while I was forbidden to travel after hideous surgery, we got in the car and drove to our home in Maryland to escape the hideous conditions and the lack of money for anything.
So get cash!! Alot of it. ANd never rely on hubby to shop for a hurricane when he is beyond himself with worry over his wife in the hspital.
It was without doubt the worst week of my life.
Get your cash now!!!
You are so right about all that. And, if you do have a generator you will need about 100 gallons for 10 days.When Ike hit last year I had 65 gallons that lasted 61/2 days. Lucky we didn’t have to travel but about 10 miles to refill the jugs, we were without power fo a total of ten days. This year I will keep a hundred gallons on hand, just in case.
GOMEX - INVEST/Depression.
Yeah good analysis,it’s all there,who knows. Plenty of hot water I can tell you that.
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