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Tropical Depression Andrea

Subtropoical Depression Andrea popped up on May 9, 2007, almost a full month before the official start of the hurricane season. It was only around for a couple of days and was not a major storm.

SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 7

Published on May 11, 2007 7:06 AM | Comments

Andrea wasn't much - but I am sure it made Floridians take notice that Hurricane season is close.

SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 7 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012007 1100 PM EDT THU MAY 10 2007

...ANDREA DEGENERATING INTO A REMNANT LOW...

AT 1100 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ANDREA
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.8 WEST OR ABOUT
100 MILES...160 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA AND
ABOUT 80 MILES...125 KM...NORTHEAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA.

ANDREA IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH NEAR 3 MPH...AND A GRADUAL TURN
TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS
TRACK THE REMNANT LOW OF ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN
JUST OFFSHORE FROM THE NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA COAST TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 PM EDT POSITION...29.3 N...79.8 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...SOUTH NEAR 3 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.

THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER ON THIS SYSTEM.



SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 4

Published on May 10, 2007 7:17 AM | Comments

SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012007 500 AM EDT THU MAY 10 2007 ...ANDREA WEAKENS SLIGHTLY...DRIFTING SOUTHWESTWARD...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD TO
FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 500 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.0 WEST OR ABOUT 135
MILES...215 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA AND ABOUT 100
MILES...165 KM...NORTHEAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.

THE STORM IS DRIFTING SOUTHWESTWARD...AND LITTLE MOTION IS EXPECTED
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

WINDS OF 40 MPH EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM TO THE EAST
OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
ONE-HALF TO ONE INCH ALONG COASTAL AREAS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

REPEATING THE 500 AM EDT POSITION...30.4 N...80.0 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...DRIFTING SOUTHWESTWARD. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
AM EDT.



Andrea rare May tropical storm

Published on May 10, 2007 7:14 AM | Comments

The Palm Beach Post is reporting:

Three weeks before hurricane guides appear in local grocery stores, Subtropical Storm Andrea swirled off the North Florida coast Wednesday, a reminder that Mother Nature is in charge here.

The first named May storm in more than a quarter-century, Andrea isn't expected to strengthen much beyond its current 45 mph winds and may not even strike land, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.



SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 2

Published on May 9, 2007 5:51 PM | Comments

This storm is not near the Caribbean region at all, and it is not forecasted to be:

SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 2 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012007 500 PM EDT WED MAY 09 2007

...SLOW-MOVING ANDREA REMAINS JUST OFFSHORE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN
UNITED STATES...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD TO
FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

AT 500 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.1 WEST OR ABOUT 105
MILES...175 KM...SOUTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA AND ABOUT 125 MILES
...200 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.

ANDREA IS MOVING ERRATICALLY BUT GENERALLY TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 5
MPH...7 KM/HR. A CONTINUED SLOW MOTION WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD
THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

WINDS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185
KM...MAINLY EAST OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS
THAN HALF AN INCH IN MOST LOCATIONS IN COASTAL AREAS OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN U.S. ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF ABOUT 2 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SLOWER-MOVING RAINBANDS.

REPEATING THE 500 PM EDT POSITION...30.8 N...80.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 5 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM EDT.




Subtropical Storm ANDREA Public Advisory

Published on May 9, 2007 4:43 PM | Comments

SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012007 200 PM EDT WED MAY 09 2007

...POORLY-ORGANIZED SUBTROPICAL STORM MEANDERING OFF THE SOUTHEAST
U.S. COAST...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD TO
FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 200 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.0 WEST OR ABOUT
100 MILES...160 KM...SOUTHEAST OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA AND ABOUT 135
MILES ...220 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.

ANDREA IS MOVING ERRATICALLY...BUT GENERALLY TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 3
MPH. A CONTINUED SLOW MOTION AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE
SOUTHWEST ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN JUST OFFSHORE OF
THE U.S. COAST THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

WINDS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185
KM...MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

SINCE THE HEAVIEST RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH ANDREA ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN OFFSHORE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS... ANDREA IS NOT EXPECTED
TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER ANY LAND AREAS THROUGH AT
LEAST THURSDAY MORNING.

REPEATING THE 200 PM EDT POSITION...30.9 N...80.0 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 3 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM EDT.