Skip to comments.Tropical Storms Ana, Bill, & Claudette
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.
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Good grief- where in the heck did THAT come from? Just a little pop-up?
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.
To be on the safe side, I whipped up a batch of turtle brownies. They are in the oven now.
Ana looks like a direct hit on the Louisiana gulf coast.
ping because I felt like it.
Wait\..what...is that um..
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.
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.
lol what is a turtle brownie?
Thanks for the ping. Back with you another year from Central Florida. Let’s hope it’s a tame year. No 2004 AGAIN!
oh wow. yay : )
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.
Fantastic sunrise! Red sky turned to eerie yellow glow.
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.
It was indeed a beautiful golden dawn.
Great to see you again! Three systems nearing FL is a bit ominous, and we’ll continue to hope for the best.
That extended track for Bill shows it might be heading for the NC/SC state line around Myrtle Beach, SC. Hope not.
The “Messiah” planted it to get all the town meetings and H.C. off the map!!!
Ana looks like she wants to finish off NO but I think not,,this time. She looks weak.
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.
Great to hear you are feeling well. Thanks much for your update. Keeping you in my prayers.
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.
Ana heading to the gulf. Wonder when gas prices will start climbing?
Ana has to steer clear of a lot of storm-killing mountains make it into the GOM. Too early to tell.
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
...Summary of 800 am EDT information...
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.
Better to watch Bill the real player.
For us here in the Keys the most reliable reports come from Navy intel,they pull no punches.
And they want to run our health care!
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!
I noticed that here on the Georgia coast- took the dogs out, saw weird yellow/red sky, and muttered to mesef'
Thanks for those. Much newer than the ones I saw,definitely a Northern turn.
And headed for mine. By then it should be Claudette.
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.
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!
I thought about you while I was pulling this thread together. Stay dry!
p.s. I topped the turtle brownies with red, white, and blue nonpareils. LOL!
Geez, woke up Friday morning & there were no tropical systems, now there are FOUR according to wunderground!
mmmmm....don't you think you ought to include the recipe now that you have us drooling?
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.
I wondered what the difference was — thanks!
Do you have everything “back to normal” after last year?