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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.

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TOPICS: US: Alabama; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ana; bill; claudette; td4; tropical; weather
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To: NautiNurse

Well, that figures. They were complaing about the formaldhyde (sp?) smells after Rita.


51 posted on 08/16/2009 6:36:34 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: NautiNurse
Turtle brownies are gooey dark chocolate with chopped pecans and drizzled with caramel.

Lawd have mercy.

52 posted on 08/16/2009 6:38:30 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Rome2000

Ana knows I had to move to the bowl after swearing I never would.


53 posted on 08/16/2009 6:38:46 AM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: Amelia

Well I really had no damage from last year but a lot of people did. My damage came from Rita. That has been fixed but still remodeling things. Never ending process it seems especially when you don’t get into a big hurry and doing things yourself, lol.

We could use that TD that has formed in the Eastern Gulf over here in Texas. The East/Central Tx areas are really suffering this summer. Pasture and farm land dry and burnt to a crisp. Looks like you all may get some rain out of the TD if you need it.


54 posted on 08/16/2009 6:42:05 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Well shoot. I was thinking you had recipes for brownies “lined up like a train” ; P

Tatt


55 posted on 08/16/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: NautiNurse

thanks!


56 posted on 08/16/2009 6:54:27 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping. Looks like the African conveyor belt has finally sputtered to a start this season.


57 posted on 08/16/2009 7:08:36 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: NautiNurse; Islander7; rodguy911
'New thread to include sneaky TD4 which is ~90 miles off the coast of Tampa Bay this morning.'

Yup. I called this one dead-on yesterday. LOL


58 posted on 08/16/2009 7:13:41 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: NautiNurse

Now we have invest 91 in the GOM also???Looks like a busy week!


59 posted on 08/16/2009 7:13:59 AM PDT by eastforker (Lately the threads on FR are either about (.)!(.) or ( ! ))
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To: eastforker

Yep


60 posted on 08/16/2009 7:16:15 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: NautiNurse

The clouds were moving in the wrong direction when I was out early, NN....a sure sign that a storm is on the way. We don’t expect anything but rain though, later this afternoon.

Stay safe, Floridians.


61 posted on 08/16/2009 7:22:39 AM PDT by jch10
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To: CindyDawg

Hey CD, ready for another sesson?Hopefuly it won’t be as crazy as last year.Since last year I was able to buy the property surrounding me and this spring had all the huge trees cut down.I was in constant fear during Ike that one of those bull pines was going to fall on the house, especialy since one of them did go over the back fence.Good to talk to ya again.


62 posted on 08/16/2009 7:26:58 AM PDT by eastforker (Lately the threads on FR are either about (.)!(.) or ( ! ))
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To: NautiNurse
During Hurricane season, I check the Crown Weather discussion every morning.

http://www.crownweather.com/?page_id=325

63 posted on 08/16/2009 7:33:52 AM PDT by esarlls3
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To: deport

I agree about the TD in the eastern Gulf. I hope it moves in south of Houston. My husbands pastures are burned to a crisp. He is going to start buying hay for his cattle.


64 posted on 08/16/2009 7:34:51 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: eastforker
Thanks. Wasn't Ike something? We were still waiting to see if it was going to turn at the last minute. We took patients from areas that a few days earlier we were planning to evacuate to.

It's so dry here. I can't remember the last time it rained. My trees are all small though. My grapefruit and orange tree still have green fruit. I picked them the last time a storm came in but they never ripened so I guess I'll leave them alone if a storm comes in this year.

65 posted on 08/16/2009 7:37:06 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: NautiNurse
TD4 actually started spinning up onshore last nite, and wound itself up when it blew out to the gulf...thisn's more indicative of the 'comma shape' than Tallahassee: Tampa radar TD4
66 posted on 08/16/2009 7:39:15 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: CindyDawg

I haven’t heard the local weather guy mention the brutal high pressure that has been hanging over Texas all summer. Has it moved off of us? It didn’t seem quite as hot yesterday as it has been. I can’t believe that I am getting used to the heat, I have lived here all my life but I never have gotten accustomed to the kind of heat we have had this summer.


67 posted on 08/16/2009 7:43:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: NautiNurse

my brother, SIL, niece and nephew just landed in Gulf Shores, AL for a week’s vacation, yesterday. doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a good week for them, does it?


68 posted on 08/16/2009 7:46:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NautiNurse
To be on the safe side, I whipped up a batch of turtle brownies. They are in the oven now.

You are the very soul of precaution. ;O)

69 posted on 08/16/2009 7:47:03 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: CindyDawg

Citrus fruit has remarkable staying power on the tree during high winds. The winds would have to either blow down the tree or denude the leaves before you will lose your fruit. On the other hand, avocado trees are terribly brittle, and the fruit drops in TS winds.


70 posted on 08/16/2009 7:50:01 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: xsmommy

TD 4 should be gone by Monday unless it stalls. Ana may be a threat Friday if it survives the Hispanola mountains.


71 posted on 08/16/2009 7:53:38 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: esarlls3

Crown weather is a good site that’s been around for several years. Thanks!


72 posted on 08/16/2009 7:56:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Checking in here from Palm Beach Gardens. Thank you for these threads!!


73 posted on 08/16/2009 7:59:12 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Pray for the United States of America!)
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To: NautiNurse

well that doesn’t sound too terrible, i guess. Thanks for your evaluation of the situation, i appreciate it!


74 posted on 08/16/2009 8:00:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NautiNurse

turtle brownies! recipe please. ;)


75 posted on 08/16/2009 8:02:38 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: NautiNurse

Hi NN,

Fortunately, I got the huge tree (leaning over my house) that has been worrying me cut. Now I have to hurry and burn the huge pile of limbs and wood from that tree before TD or hurricane winds blow it about.


76 posted on 08/16/2009 8:04:02 AM PDT by blam
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To: xsmommy

They will be fine! It might rain for a few hours but the sun will be back tomorrow.


77 posted on 08/16/2009 8:05:21 AM PDT by jch10
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To: xsmommy
"my brother, SIL, niece and nephew just landed in Gulf Shores, AL for a week’s vacation, yesterday. doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a good week for them, does it?"

Good luck to them. They're just across the bay from where I live...down near Dauphin Island.

78 posted on 08/16/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam; jch10

my SIL and i had discussed the possibility of hurricanes, but the TD4 hadn’t popped up yet when they were leaving. Hopefully they will have a few good days. i think they are driving back to NO to fly out from there. they actually live in OH. Not sure why they opted to fly into NO and drive from there, but that’s what they ended up doing.


79 posted on 08/16/2009 8:09:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
"Not sure why they opted to fly into NO and drive from there, but that’s what they ended up doing."

Air fares are very expensive to/from Mobile. People around her often drive to NO or Pensacola to fly.

80 posted on 08/16/2009 8:15:04 AM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse

Maybe with the rumblings in the Gulf, we will get some rain this way.

Supposedly we are in the worst drought since 1895. Don’t know if I buy that, but it’s got to be true since the AP says so. ;)


81 posted on 08/16/2009 8:19:23 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: Ditter

I travel out through the San Antonio/Austin area and up to Dallas via I45. The fields where crops would have been and pastures are burnt up. A woman was caught just recently over in Luling stealing hay. Others are selling their cattle and those that can afford to are buying hay but it’s expensive. So the ranchers/farmers are going to have a lean to poor year it seems. I hope you get some rain.


82 posted on 08/16/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT by deport
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping


83 posted on 08/16/2009 8:51:55 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: Viking2002
Great call and yes you did,still may not be toooo much to it however but good call.

Now how about calling "Bill" for us so we can all stop worrying.

84 posted on 08/16/2009 9:12:59 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: blam

I was hoping you would check in with TD4 nearing your home. Sounds like a Sunday full of fun for you!


85 posted on 08/16/2009 9:13:20 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: NautiNurse

Fox News has been reporting for the last 10 minutes or so that TD4 has been upgraded to ‘Tropical Storm’....


86 posted on 08/16/2009 9:45:38 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

The Weather Channel also says TD4 is now Tropical Storm Claudette...but Weather Underground still has it as TD4 and Invest 91....


87 posted on 08/16/2009 10:06:03 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: Amelia

I should have added a disclaimer that I consider reports by the FNC weekend weather people to be ‘unconfirmed’... ;)


88 posted on 08/16/2009 10:07:24 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: NautiNurse

Huh. Well, that’s good to know. My dad was in the pan handle andI tried to get him to bring me an avocado tree back from Florida...the ones with the big fruit like yours. He said he could only get them in the south though.


89 posted on 08/16/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Ditter

The high is still keeping rain from the coast here. I think that’s about to change though since we have rain possible this next week.


90 posted on 08/16/2009 10:15:44 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Uncle Ike

TWC says Claudette will be mainly a rain event...and should be making landfall later this afternoon.

I’m trying to remember the name of the one a few years ago that was a possible disturbance down near Miami when I left for work a couple of years ago, and was hitting here as a tropical storm by the time I got home that afternoon...and of course my son was away at college and my husband was out of town on business...


91 posted on 08/16/2009 10:17:31 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: Amelia

First ever tropical storm for me here. Do we have to go stand in line at the grocery store to stock up on milk and toilet paper like you do for a midwestern blizzard?


92 posted on 08/16/2009 10:21:01 AM PDT by JenB
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To: Amelia

” TWC says Claudette will be mainly a rain event “

Isn’t one of the criteria for a TS rating ‘sustained winds of 45? mph’??

Agreed that it’s not quite CAT5, but that’s still enough to break things - or at least blow your lawn furniture into the neighbor’s yard... ;)


93 posted on 08/16/2009 10:21:15 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: JenB

JenB, I didn’t know you were in FL now! What part?

If you’re in that part of the panhandle that will see Claudette shortly, the first thing I’d do is make sure you don’t have lawn furniture, etc. that could blow around and get broken or break something...

I don’t *think* you’ll have to worry about the power going out for an extended period with this one, but if you did, you’d rather have water than milk. :-)


94 posted on 08/16/2009 10:26:25 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you NN for your dedication to this effort of keeping us informed and ready! You’re a sweetheart! :-)


95 posted on 08/16/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Amelia

Near Eglin, like most of NW Florida. Halfway between Pensacola and Panama City.

As long as it’s not too stormy for the dogs to go out tonight before bed we’re good ;-)


96 posted on 08/16/2009 10:30:05 AM PDT by JenB
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To: JenB
From what I can see, you're going to be on the "good" side of this one. There are some good hints here.
97 posted on 08/16/2009 10:40:02 AM PDT by Amelia
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LOL at TWC showing people in Ft. Myers “stocking up” for TS Claudette...don’t know why TWC is in Ft. Myers, although it is a nice place to be, IMO.


98 posted on 08/16/2009 10:42:39 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: NautiNurse
"I was hoping you would check in with TD4 nearing your home. Sounds like a Sunday full of fun for you!"

At about 1:00pm it's overcast and very still. (Humid, humid!)

99 posted on 08/16/2009 10:57:05 AM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse
Hoping for the best down here in Bay St. Louis, MS Gulf Coast...

This is the time of year when all plans are written in 'pencil'.



100 posted on 08/16/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT by Wolf-Lake
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