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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Well, that figures. They were complaing about the formaldhyde (sp?) smells after Rita.
Lawd have mercy.
Ana knows I had to move to the bowl after swearing I never would.
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.
Well shoot. I was thinking you had recipes for brownies “lined up like a train” ; P
Thanks for the ping. Looks like the African conveyor belt has finally sputtered to a start this season.
Yup. I called this one dead-on yesterday. LOL
Now we have invest 91 in the GOM also???Looks like a busy week!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
You are the very soul of precaution. ;O)
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.
TD 4 should be gone by Monday unless it stalls. Ana may be a threat Friday if it survives the Hispanola mountains.
Crown weather is a good site that’s been around for several years. Thanks!
Checking in here from Palm Beach Gardens. Thank you for these threads!!
well that doesn’t sound too terrible, i guess. Thanks for your evaluation of the situation, i appreciate it!
turtle brownies! recipe please. ;)
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.
They will be fine! It might rain for a few hours but the sun will be back tomorrow.
Good luck to them. They're just across the bay from where I live...down near Dauphin Island.
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.
Air fares are very expensive to/from Mobile. People around her often drive to NO or Pensacola to fly.
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. ;)
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.
Thanks for the ping
Now how about calling "Bill" for us so we can all stop worrying.
I was hoping you would check in with TD4 nearing your home. Sounds like a Sunday full of fun for you!
Fox News has been reporting for the last 10 minutes or so that TD4 has been upgraded to ‘Tropical Storm’....
The Weather Channel also says TD4 is now Tropical Storm Claudette...but Weather Underground still has it as TD4 and Invest 91....
I should have added a disclaimer that I consider reports by the FNC weekend weather people to be ‘unconfirmed’... ;)
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.
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.
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...
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?
” 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... ;)
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. :-)
Thank you NN for your dedication to this effort of keeping us informed and ready! You’re a sweetheart! :-)
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 ;-)
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.
At about 1:00pm it's overcast and very still. (Humid, humid!)