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Meet Bill and Ana, 2009 First Named Storms

Posted by feww on August 16, 2009

2009 Tropical Storm Season Off to Busy Start

bill and ana

The red shaded area covering about a half of Florida panhandle is small area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico centered about 130km SW of Tampa, which according to the  NWS TPC/National Hurricane Center is becoming better organized with the possibility of developing a “closed surface circulation” with a more than 50 percent probability of developing into a Tropical Cyclone later today.

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Area of low pressure, Gulf of Mexico, IR image.  Click on the image to enlarge and update.

“THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHWESTWARD OR NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 15 MPH TODAY.  INTERESTS ALONG THE GULF
COAST OF FLORIDA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.” NHC said.

Meanwhile, back in the ocean, Ana and Bill are moving west across the Atlantic Ocean
TS ANA  RAINBOW IMAGE
TS ANA: Click on the image to enlarge and update.

TS ANA: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone. Click on the image to enlarge and update.

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Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours.
Click on the image to enlarge and update.

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TS BILL:
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TS BILL: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone. Click on the image to enlarge and update.

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Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours. Click on the image to enlarge and update.

FEWW Forecast: Florida, the north and NE Gulf areas may be in for an extremely wet season in 2009.

4 Responses to “Meet Bill and Ana, 2009 First Named Storms”

  1. feww said

    Hurricane BILL Public Advisory
    BILL STRENGTHENS TO A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE
    11:00 PM AST Mon Aug 17 (03:00 UTC Tuesday 18 Aug)
    Location: 15.0°N 48.3°W
    Max sustained: 100 mph
    Moving: WNW at 17 mph
    Min pressure: 967 mb

    Tropical Depression ANA Public Advisory
    -CIRCULATION OF ANA HAS DISSIPATED-
    AT 5 PM AST (2100 UTC) ALL TROPICAL STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.
    Summary:
    5:00 PM AST (2100 UTC) Mon Aug 17
    Location: 17.5°N 68.0°W
    Max sustained: 35 mph
    Moving: WNW at 24 mph
    Min pressure: 1011 mb

  2. feww said

    Tropical Depression CLAUDETTE Public Advisory
    …CLAUDETTE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION…MOVING OVER SOUTHERN ALABAMA…

    000
    WTNT34 KNHC 171133
    TCPAT4
    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION CLAUDETTE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 6A
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042009
    700 AM CDT MON AUG 17 2009

    …CLAUDETTE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION…MOVING OVER SOUTHERN
    ALABAMA…

    AT 700 AM CDT…1200 UTC…ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN
    DISCONTINUED.

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

    AT 700 AM CDT…1200 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
    CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 87.2
    WEST OR ABOUT 15 MILES…25 KM…NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BREWTON ALABAMA
    AND ABOUT 85 MILES…135 KM…SOUTHWEST OF MONTGOMERY ALABAMA.

    CLAUDETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR. A
    TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY. ON THIS
    TRACK…THE CENTER OF CLAUDETTE WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
    ALABAMA TODAY AND INTO NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT.

    SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND DOPPLER RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM
    SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 35 MPH…55 KM/HR…WITH
    HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TODAY AS THE SYSTEM
    MOVES FARTHER INLAND.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1011 MB…29.85 INCHES.

    RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
    AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE…
    THE BIG BEND REGION OF FLORIDA…AND SOUTHERN TO CENTRAL ALABAMA.

    HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS ALONG THE COAST
    OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE SHOULD SUBSIDE TODAY.

    …SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT INFORMATION…
    LOCATION…31.3N 87.2W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1011 MB

    THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY ISSUED ON CLAUDETTE BY THE NATIONAL
    HURRICANE CENTER. FUTURE INFORMATION ON CLAUDETTE CAN BE FOUND IN
    PUBLIC ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION
    CENTER…UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPAT4 AND WMO HEADER WTNT34 KWNH…
    BEGINNING AT 1000 AM CDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER BRENNAN/ROBERTS

  3. feww said

    …BILL NOW A HURRICANE…THE FIRST OF THE 2009 ATLANTIC SEASON…

    Hurricane BILL Public Advisory
    WTNT33 KNHC 170854
    TCPAT3
    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE BILL ADVISORY NUMBER 8
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032009
    500 AM AST MON AUG 17 2009

    …BILL NOW A HURRICANE…THE FIRST OF THE 2009 ATLANTIC SEASON…

    AT 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BILL WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 13.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 44.0 WEST OR ABOUT 1160 MILES
    …1870 KM…EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

    BILL IS MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 22 MPH…35
    KM/HR…AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE
    NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH…120 KM/HR.
    STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO…AND BILL
    COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES…45 KM…FROM
    THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145
    MILES…230 KM.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB…29.15 INCHES.

    …SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION…
    LOCATION…13.8N 44.0W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 22 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…987 MB

    THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
    1100 AM AST.

    $$
    FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN/BROWN

  4. feww said

    Tropical Depression ANA Public Advisory

    WTNT32 KNHC 171143
    TCPAT2
    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21A
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022009
    800 AM AST MON AUG 17 2009

    …ANA MOVING THROUGH THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN…COULD DISSIPATE
    TODAY…

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO…THE U.S.
    VIRGIN ISLANDS…THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS…ST. KITTS…NEVIS…
    ANGUILLA…ST. MAARTEN…ST. MARTIN…SABA…ST. EUSTATIUS…
    GUADELOUPE…ST. BARTHELEMY…AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO
    ENGANO WESTWARD TO CABO BEATA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT
    TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…
    GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA
    OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
    BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

    AT 800 AM AST…1200 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ANA WAS
    ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.7 NORTH… LONGITUDE 64.8 WEST OR ABOUT
    70 MILES…115 KM…SOUTH OF ST. CROIX.

    ANA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 28 MPH…45 KM/HR…AND
    THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED
    OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THIS TRACK…ANA IS FORECAST TO
    REACH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LATER TODAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH…55 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
    OF DAYS. HOWEVER…ANA COULD DEGENERATE INTO A TROPICAL WAVE LATER
    TODAY.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1008 MB…29.77 INCHES.

    ANA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER
    THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS…PUERTO RICO…THE U.S. AND BRITISH
    VIRGIN ISLANDS…AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
    AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

    …SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST INFORMATION…
    LOCATION…16.7N 64.8W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 28 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB

    THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
    1100 AM AST.

    $$
    FORECASTER FRANKLIN/CANGIALOSI

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