The Following is an update for Tropical Storm Andrea from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Andrea, Intermediate Advisory Number 4A
NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida
2:00 PM EDT Thursday June 06, 2013
…ANDREA EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL SOON…
…TORNADO THREAT CONTINUES FOR MUCH OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA…
SUMMARY OF 2:00 PM EDT…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
Approx. 35 miles West South West of Cedar Key
Approx. 100 miles East South East of Apalachicola
Maximum sustained winds: 60 MPH
Present movement: Northeast AT 17 MPH
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:
* The west coast of Florida from Boca Grande to Indian Pass.
* Flagler Beach Florida to Cape Charles Light Virginia
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Lower Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.
At 2:00 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Andrea was near Latitude 29.0 North / Longitude 83.6 West moving northeast at 17 MPH. Andrea’s movement is expected to accelerate during the next 48 hours along the forecasted track. The Center of Andrea will reach the coast of the Big Bend area of Florida in the next few hours. Andrea will then move Northeastward near the coast of the United States through Saturday.
Currently Andrea has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gust, there is little change expected before the center reaches the coastline. Early Friday Andrea is expected to weaken as the Center is overland. Tropical storm force winds extend up to 140 miles from the center with Punta Gorda Florida reporting gust of 58 mph.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Storm surge combined with the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising water with the deepest water occurring along the immediate coast and to the south of the Florida landfall location. Surge related flooding depents on the timing of the surge and the tide cycle.
Rainfall is expected to be heavy with possibly large accumulations over much of the Florida Peninsula and the eastern parts of the Panhandle, southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina
Tropical Storm Conditions are already occurring along the west coast of Florida and will continue to spread northward over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Tornadoes, as with all major weather systems of this type the possibility of Tornado activity is high. Please stay advised using your local weather forcast.
The next advisory is scheduled for 5:00pm eastern time. For complete coverage please go to the National Hurricane Center at:
God Bless You