Friday, June 7, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea Path: 8 AM June 7, 2013 UPDATE



UPDATE: Andrea Moving Faster
 
Miami, Florida --  At 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, June 7, 2013, NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued its tropical weather outlook due to Tropical Storm Andrea that is racing across South Carolina today.


NOAA's storm tracker and spaghetti models are in agreement that the projected path of Tropical Storm Andrea will go through South Carolina this morning, North Carolina later today, and then head just east of the Washington, D.C. area tonight.  Andrea is forecast to skirt along the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts coasts on Saturday morning.

 

The latest location of Tropical Storm Andrea is approximately 35 miles north-northwest of Charleston, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts.  Tropical Storm Andrea is moving to the northeast at 28 miles per hour.   

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Hurricane season, is bringing rain and the possibility of localized flooding and tornadoes to parts of North Carolina and Virginia today.  Andrea's tropical storm force winds extend up to 140 miles from the center of rotation, mainly to the east.


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the U.S. East Coast from north of the Savanna River to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, Pamlico and Albemarie Sounds, and Lower Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort, Virginia.


A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.



Local Flash Flood Warnings, Flood Warnings, Coastal Flood Advisories, Tornado Watches and Warnings, and other hazardous weather advisories are being issued throughout the day across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states by the National Weather Service.  


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STORM SURGE:



NOAA warns that a storm surge of 1 to 2 feet could occur along the U.S. east coast for South Carolina, North Carolina, and extreme southeast Virginia.




Latest NOAA Tropical Storm Andrea Official Public Advisory:

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TROPICAL STORM ANDREA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   7A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL012013
800 AM EDT FRI JUN 07 2013

...ANDREA MOVING NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.4N 80.2W
ABOUT 35 MI...60 KM NNW OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 145 MI...235 KM WSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 28 MPH...44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.41 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FROM THE SAVANNAH
RIVER SOUTHWARD.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VIRGINIA
* PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
* LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF NEW POINT COMFORT

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.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ANDREA WAS
LOCATED INLAND OVER SOUTH CAROLINA NEAR LATITUDE 33.4 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 80.2 WEST.  ANDREA HAS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST
NEAR 28 MPH...44 KM/H.   THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ANDREA WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE NEAR THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH
SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED PRIMARILY OVER WATER AND NEAR THE
COAST TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO LOSE
TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  THE NOAA AUTOMATED STATION AT FOLLY
ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 47 MPH...
76 KM/HR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 996 MB...29.41 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL...ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NORTHEASTWARD
ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO COASTAL MAINE.  ADDITIONAL RAIN
TOTALS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN
GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH THIS MORNING WHICH COULD BRING
STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THOSE AREAS.

STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE
NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING WATERS.
THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND IF THE
PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA...1 TO 2 FT
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...1 TO 2 FT

THE DEEPEST WATER WILL OCCUR ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. SURGE-
RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE AND
THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. FOR
INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD
NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

TORNADOES...A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER COASTAL SECTIONS FROM
NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH VIRGINIA.


NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM EDT.

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FORECASTER BERG/BEVEN

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