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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.
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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|
‘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!
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