Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Tropical Storms Ana, Bill, & Claudette
NOAA/NHC ^ | 16 August 2009 | NOAA/NHC

Posted on 08/16/2009 3:20:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Tropical Depression 4 developed in the East Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa Bay early Sunday morning. A tropical storm warning has been issued for NW Florida. Tropical Storms Ana and Bill continue to move westward, with Bill gaining some strength overnight.

Ana
Bill
TD4



Ana Forecast Models
Bill Forecast Models
TD4 Forecast Models

Long Range Radar
Visible Satellite Image Loop
Infrared Satellite Image Loop
Visible Image Loop
Infrared Image Loop
Visible Image Loop
Infrared Image Loop
WV Satellite Image Loop
WV Image Loop
WV Image Loop
Public Advisory
Public Advisory
Public Advisory
Discussion
Discussion
Discussion
Buoy Data: Western Caribbean
                  FL and East GOM
                  Western GOM
Buoy Data:East Caribbean
                 West Atlantic
                 Florida
Buoy Data:Florida




TOPICS: US: Alabama; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ana; bill; claudette; td4; tropical; weather
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-183 next last
Was out walking the dog at 5AM when I saw the lightning to the west. It looked tropical. Lo and behold, I was staring at TD4.
1 posted on 08/16/2009 3:20:05 AM PDT by NautiNurse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Good grief- where in the heck did THAT come from? Just a little pop-up?


2 posted on 08/16/2009 3:22:41 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet(I am the MOB))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; Alice in Wonderland; ...
New thread to include sneaky TD4 which is ~90 miles off the coast of Tampa Bay this morning.


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

3 posted on 08/16/2009 3:23:00 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Haven’t had time yet to figure out if this was the yellow “low probability of development” system off the FL Keys yesterday. As I said above, I saw the non-stop lightning while walking the puppy this morning. TD4 is right out my back door.


4 posted on 08/16/2009 3:30:05 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

: )


5 posted on 08/16/2009 3:51:20 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (I am colder than ever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Tanks


6 posted on 08/16/2009 3:51:34 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: happinesswithoutpeace

To be on the safe side, I whipped up a batch of turtle brownies. They are in the oven now.


7 posted on 08/16/2009 3:53:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Ana looks like a direct hit on the Louisiana gulf coast.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 3:56:32 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

ping because I felt like it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Monoun


9 posted on 08/16/2009 3:56:48 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (I am colder than ever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Wait\..what...is that um..


10 posted on 08/16/2009 3:57:36 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (I am colder than ever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: happinesswithoutpeace

Turtle brownies are gooey dark chocolate with chopped pecans and drizzled with caramel. Chocolate and beer are the two most important hurricane staples. It’s just too early for beer.


11 posted on 08/16/2009 4:02:17 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Hey NN,
First thing I noticed this AM was the weird color of the sky, didn’t know there was a weather system till I logged on. Interesting.


12 posted on 08/16/2009 4:04:17 AM PDT by dawn53
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

lol what is a turtle brownie?


13 posted on 08/16/2009 4:05:17 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping. Back with you another year from Central Florida. Let’s hope it’s a tame year. No 2004 AGAIN!


14 posted on 08/16/2009 4:07:21 AM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

oh wow. yay : )


15 posted on 08/16/2009 4:08:05 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

This hurricane season for the Atlantic seems to be beginning normally in mid-August. One tropical storm after the other, which will almost certainly develop into hurricanes on route to Hurricane Ally.


16 posted on 08/16/2009 4:10:32 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dawn53

Fantastic sunrise! Red sky turned to eerie yellow glow.


17 posted on 08/16/2009 4:11:01 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

I’m headed to the beach to see if there are any waves after I check Klystron 9. This sucker’s right off my back porch.


18 posted on 08/16/2009 4:12:55 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dawn53
First thing I noticed this AM was the weird color of the sky, didn’t know there was a weather system till I logged on.

It was indeed a beautiful golden dawn.

19 posted on 08/16/2009 4:14:02 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: jslade

Great to see you again! Three systems nearing FL is a bit ominous, and we’ll continue to hope for the best.


20 posted on 08/16/2009 4:17:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

That extended track for Bill shows it might be heading for the NC/SC state line around Myrtle Beach, SC. Hope not.


21 posted on 08/16/2009 4:36:03 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Keeping an eye on the Frying Pan Shoals Buoy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
Definitely a weather system out there!

I'm in Largo . . . where you at?

22 posted on 08/16/2009 4:36:11 AM PDT by blues_guitarist (Obama is a putz!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

The “Messiah” planted it to get all the town meetings and H.C. off the map!!!


23 posted on 08/16/2009 4:39:24 AM PDT by danamco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: danamco

Ana looks like she wants to finish off NO but I think not,,this time. She looks weak.


24 posted on 08/16/2009 4:45:49 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Its been 5 quiet years since Charlie by us, but we’re ready for the next one. FEMA still had trailers occupied here in the beginning of the year from when we were hit 5 yrs ago.


25 posted on 08/16/2009 4:50:44 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (tagline closed for renovation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cajungirl

Great to hear you are feeling well. Thanks much for your update. Keeping you in my prayers.


26 posted on 08/16/2009 4:52:25 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Bringbackthedraft

Glad you are back here for another season. At least they finally removed the FEMA trailer park from I-75. That was an eyesore for a long time.


27 posted on 08/16/2009 5:00:29 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Ana heading to the gulf. Wonder when gas prices will start climbing?


28 posted on 08/16/2009 5:01:09 AM PDT by comps4spice (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PeteB570
Most of the forecast models keep Bill out at sea at this time. Still a long way away. Too early for comfort.
29 posted on 08/16/2009 5:05:01 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: comps4spice

Ana has to steer clear of a lot of storm-killing mountains make it into the GOM. Too early to tell.


30 posted on 08/16/2009 5:07:14 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: blues_guitarist

Statement as of 8:00 am EDT on August 16, 2009

...Depression moving north-northwestward...heading for the northern
Gulf Coast of Florida...

a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from the Alabama/Florida
border eastward to the Suwannee River Florida. A Tropical Storm
Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere
within the warning area within 24 hours.

For storm information specific to your area please monitor products
issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

At 800 am EDT...1200 UTC...the center of Tropical Depression Four
was located near latitude 28.1 north...longitude 84.1 west or about
125 miles...200 km...south-southeast of Apalachicola Florida.

The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 16
mph...and this motion is expected to continue today. On the
forecast track...the center of the depression should be very near
the northern Gulf Coast of Florida by late this afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph...55 km/hr...with higher
gusts. Strengthening is expected and the depression is forecast to
become a tropical storm prior to reaching the coastline.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb...29.85 inches.

Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches...with isolated maximum
amounts of 10 inches across portions of North Florida near the path
of the center.

Coastal storm surge flooding of 3 to 5 feet above normal tide
levels can be expected near and to the east of where the center
makes landfall.

...Summary of 800 am EDT information...
location...28.1n 84.1w
maximum sustained winds...35 mph
present movement...north-northwest or 330 degrees at 16 mph
minimum central pressure...1011 mb

the next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at
1100 am EDT.

$$
Forecaster Brennan/Roberts


31 posted on 08/16/2009 5:11:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
If this thing will move there is not all that much to it. We had it for almost two days here in the Keys so we got some of it but before it gained any strength.

Better to watch Bill the real player.

32 posted on 08/16/2009 5:11:24 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: PeteB570
IMHO, if you look at the spaghetti on Bill it's pretty clear to me the NHC either is covering their butt "again" or does not have a clue where it will go. Probably both.

For us here in the Keys the most reliable reports come from Navy intel,they pull no punches.

33 posted on 08/16/2009 5:13:51 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
On US 190 just west of DeRidder, LA, there is a field with thousands of FEMA trailers lined up as far as you can see. Nobody understands why they don't destroy them if they aren't going to use them. Thousands of people around Galveston were homeless and thousands of empty FEMA trailers sitting all over the gulf coast.

And they want to run our health care!

34 posted on 08/16/2009 5:14:13 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: lonestar
Judge refuses to dismiss FEMA from trailer lawsuits
35 posted on 08/16/2009 5:20:36 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Well the weather guy on the FOX channel said Bill might not even hit the US...that is good news. But its’ way way out there. I guess the quiet season has come to an end for us who live in Florida.I am off to buy Maalox...lol.
And last night at 11 o’clock news you could see some rotation in radar loop forming in that one that is now off Tampa.So panhanle, get ready to get wet!


36 posted on 08/16/2009 5:22:08 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dawn53
First thing I noticed this AM was the weird color of the sky...

I noticed that here on the Georgia coast- took the dogs out, saw weird yellow/red sky, and muttered to mesef'

"Storm light!"

37 posted on 08/16/2009 5:36:46 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thanks for those. Much newer than the ones I saw,definitely a Northern turn.


38 posted on 08/16/2009 5:37:43 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
TD4 is right out my back door.

And headed for mine. By then it should be Claudette.

39 posted on 08/16/2009 5:39:46 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Yep, when I saw the red I thought, “red sky in morning...sailor’s warning.” Figured it wouldn’t be a great day to take the boat out. The yellow was almost like a glow, I was trying to describe it to my husband who wasn’t out of bed yet. I was using the word yellow haze, but you’re right it had a glow look to it.

Our family are long time Floridians, and my relatives always said that, before the days of weather casting and radio alerts, they’d know a storm was coming by the look of the sky.


40 posted on 08/16/2009 5:43:17 AM PDT by dawn53
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

bump


41 posted on 08/16/2009 5:49:38 AM PDT by tom paine 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Went out to eat last night and woke up to find this!!!

Well, I guess I need to go to Wal Mart for Pop Tarts and tuna fish.
(Sure wish you could express mail some of those turtle brownies!?! lol)

Once again, Thanks, NN!! You feel like an old friend!


42 posted on 08/16/2009 5:51:26 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Alas Babylon!

I thought about you while I was pulling this thread together. Stay dry!


43 posted on 08/16/2009 6:01:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: trillabodilla
Thanks for your kindness! Glad you are here for another storm season.

p.s. I topped the turtle brownies with red, white, and blue nonpareils. LOL!

44 posted on 08/16/2009 6:04:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Geez, woke up Friday morning & there were no tropical systems, now there are FOUR according to wunderground!


45 posted on 08/16/2009 6:08:42 AM PDT by Amelia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse
Turtle brownies are gooey dark chocolate with chopped pecans and drizzled with caramel. Chocolate and beer are the two most important hurricane staples.

mmmmm....don't you think you ought to include the recipe now that you have us drooling?

46 posted on 08/16/2009 6:14:12 AM PDT by Amelia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Amelia
They are lined up like a train...

click

47 posted on 08/16/2009 6:18:22 AM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Amelia

Wunderground is a bit misleading this weekend. Invest 91 is the same system as TD4. They have been slow taking down the invest when it upgrades. Same thing happened yesterday with Bill.


48 posted on 08/16/2009 6:30:32 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

I wondered what the difference was — thanks!


49 posted on 08/16/2009 6:33:36 AM PDT by Amelia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: deport

Do you have everything “back to normal” after last year?


50 posted on 08/16/2009 6:35:36 AM PDT by Amelia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-183 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson