Skip to comments.Tropical Storm Andrea
Posted on 06/05/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT by Old Sarge
And now we have our first named storm of the season, Andrea...
TS Andrea gained strength over the course of the day, becoming more organized; however the computer models form a consensus that the storm is not likely to reach Category 1 strength prior to landfall.
Andrea is projected to make landfall along the Florida coast between Crystal River to Apalachicola, with the Big Bend area most likely target.
Gulf Coast Florida is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning until 8PM Friday, from Boca Grande to Ochlocknee river. The southeast US coast is under a Tropical Storm Watch during the same period, north from Flagler Beach.
Tampa Bay to Apalachicola can expect a storm surge up to 4 feet. Andrea is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3"-6" over much of Florida, the Panhandle, and southeastern Georgia, with isolated amounts of 8" possible.
Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Isolated tornadoes are possible over the Florida Peninsula late tonight through Thursday.
I will provide updates as they are posted.
Pinging the combined Florida and Prepper ping lists to the weather reports!
I just moved from Baltimore to West Palm Beach and hope to HE!! That storm hits Baltimore that would be icing on the cake!
West Palm, eh? Just remember to do due diligence on storm prep in your area.
You’re in my neck of the woods.
Thanks for the ping!
If one starts in the Gulf or comes into the Gulf, I start watching. If it approaches Galveston or Beaumont, I get my emergency stuff ready. I need to get some ice if one heads this way and that’s it.
It’s been raining for days here, but the worst thing is the change in barometric pressure and the humidity.
It is SO unpleasant that the tropical air actually SMELLS of ozone..and not a Viking Kitty in Sight!
Storm humor from Maine;
The Tribe and The Bunker are in the Tampa Bay area.
The core group at The Bunker is prepped and ready. We have secondary power and water sources ready to be deployed. We can even make our own ice...
The extended members of The Tribe are in vulnerable areas, and they know it; coastal areas, low-lying flood plains, double-wides, that sort of thing. All know what to do: evac routes to The Bunker, what to bring and to leave behind, and actions upon arrival.
We’re as ready as we can get for now...
Thank you, ‘Nurse. Please include me on whatever list you’ve got!
We won’t lose power here. This is old-hat for long time Floridians. This is a rain event, plain and simple.
Expect road flooding and bad boating conditions through the weekend. That’s about it.
Had my gutters cleaned today. Just in time.
Thanks for posting. Much obliged.
“We can even make our own ice...”
Send that to me.
The joke among Florida preppers is, “we roll over and hit the snooze button for anything less than Category 2!”
The Weather Channel is all excited..these storms can cause a lot of flooding...
Don’t really want another hurricane to hit the northeast after all the whining and Obama-worship that came from the last one. You’d think they’d never seen a hurricane before.
Tornado on the ground near Christmas FL, heading NE.