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Hurricane Season Preparation 2014

Each year we request that our viewers, who reside in or have interests in Tropical Storm and Hurricane prone areas, use our supplied links to review season preparedness recommendations.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through May 31st.  We will be providing links to valuable pre season resources by mid-May.   original site Please check back at that time.

Please review the information just below this post for off season info. Thank you.

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Additional Special Weather info – Florida to Virginia

buy lasix cheap online ** Alert: Special Weather Statement for Northern Florida to Southeastern Virginia **

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm and ice storm watches and warnings for the areas from northwestern Florida through Georgia and South Carolina into East Central North Carolina and southeastern Virginia for Tuesday into early Thursday, Jan. 28-30.

Significant icing may take place in wide spread areas and this may cause power outages for extended periods of time. If you are in these areas, please monitor your local government advisories and the National Weather Service.

Please refer to the link below for an interactive map for watches, warnings and advisories in your area.
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 WEATHER LINK >>> http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php
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 “THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”
 Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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ALERT: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT January 27, Gulf Coastal States

***ALERT:   SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ***
 
from the Tropical Storm Research Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

Our TSRC office does not normally get involved in INLAND weather systems. Our normal task is to monitor conditions in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf Of Mexico for the formation, tracking and evaluation of Tropical Storm systems and hurricanes.

That being said, we are sending out this unofficial advisory due to extraordinary conditions that will be affecting millions of persons in the Gulf Coastal areas of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida over the next 60 hours or so. A significant cold front is ushering in from Canada and will be bringing sub freezing temperatures into the Gulf Coast area. This, combined with abundant Gulf moisture, will give the areas mentioned, freezing rain, sleet and wind driven snow ranging from 2 to 5 inches over the next 60 hours in many areas of the deep south.

The National Weather Service and Emergency Operations Centers in the Gulf Coast States are preparing for this event by issuing watches, warnings and travel advisories because there are no snow plows or salt trucks in these areas.  Persons are being advised to get any necessary errands done before this weather system shuts down travel.

Please use extreme caution during this event. Even walking outdoors on flat surfaces may be hazardous due to snow and ice buildup.

Please refer to the link below for an interactive map for watches, warnings and advisories in your area.  Take care and be safe!
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WEATHER LINK >>> http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php
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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

http://www.wootaah.blogspot.com/
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2014 Tropical Storm Season

With the 2013 Atlantic Tropical Storm Season ending on November 30, we have been thankful that the season was very mild. This was an abnormally quiet season for the United States coastal areas. We are already preparing our software data points for the 2014 Tropical Storm Season, which runs officially from June 01 to November 30, 2014.

While we do not present long range, pre-season predictions, we do monitor conditions worldwide all year, so we can bring you the best unofficial information possible when Tropical Storms form and are named.  We will be posting Tropical Storm Preparedness information in May, 2014.  Thank you for following our unofficial advisories.

Special Unofficial Inland Weather Advisory – 7:15 PM CST, 25 NOV 2013

Special Unofficial Inland Weather Advisory 25 NOV 2013 7:15 PM CST

The National Weather Service has issued watches and warnings for the coastal and inland areas from the Mississippi Delta south of New Orleans, Louisiana to Mobile Bay, in Alabama. Please use the interactive weather map below to get up to the minute details in your area.  The more northern portions of this same storm system has produced snow and freezing rain in Texas and Arkansas and is moving generally to the east northeast.

LINK >  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php

This storm may produce severe thunderstorms now through Tuesday in southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, northwestern Florida and southern Georgia.

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 “THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

 Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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Possible Early End to 2013 Atlantic Tropical Storm Season

The 2013 Tropical Storm Season does not officially end until November 30, however this season has been exceptionally quiet in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. There are no indications of any additional Tropical origin storms forming any longer this season. We will continue to monitor things for the next 2-1/2 weeks and report if necessary, but we are not anticipating significant changes.

As we all know, the Pacific origin storm season has been devastating, with storm after storm battering southeast Asia. These storms have been huge in scope and countless deaths have been reported over the past 3 months especially. Our thoughts and prayers are with those victims.

Thank you for following our unofficial storm postings and we will be back with 2014 pre season preparedness information in May 2014.

Tropical Storm Research Center
Gulf Shores, Alabama

ADD ON – November 20, 2013 –

The National Hurricane Center has named a sub tropical storm in the mid Atlantic “Melissa” – Since this storm is late in the season, weak and no threat to land, we will not be tracking this storm.

Named Storm Lorenzo 2013

Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the central Atlantic from a tropical depression earlier today. This storm will move to the north and then to the northeast, well away from any US coastal areas. For that reason, this will be our only mention of Tropical Storm Lorenzo.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

http://www.wootaah.blogspot.com/

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Final Named Storm Karen Update – 05 October 2013, 05:00 AM CDT

Final Named Storm Karen Update 05 October 2013 – 05:00 AM CDT

Tropical Storm Karen underwent some changes over the past 30 hours. The strong Jet Stream upper level wind flow has taken the top of the storm apart and has prevented development. This was looked at as a possibility 5 days ago by our TSRC team and this is what actually took place. There will be gusty winds, elevated surf and rip currents, and heavy rains in places along the northern Gulf Coast and along the Florida Gulf Coast for up to 3 days, but this system is weakening and will not pose a significant threat. As a result of current conditions, this will be our final Named Storm Karen unofficial update. However, persons from Northern Florida through the Northeastern Maryland region should anticipate the remnants of Karen this coming week.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

We are also providing the temporary government link to the active watch and warning website:

http://www.weather.gov/

Click on the area of the map closest to your residence for up to the minute local information

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

http://www.wootaah.blogspot.com/

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Tropical Storm Karen has been “decapitated”.

KAREN HAS BEEN DECAPITATED BY STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR AND NOW
CONSISTS OF A VERY TIGHT SWIRL OF LOW CLOUDS WITH SOME LINEAR
CONVECTION TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

That was the wording in one of the discussions from the National Hurricane Center.  High wind shear and dry air flowing into the western side of the storm have all but removed activity from the center of circulation.

This year has been different, but in a good way, as virtually every named storm has been shredded by dry air or shear, and in this case, both.  Of course, coastal surge, localized flooding, and inland storms with isolated tornadoes remain a concern, but a central “direct hit” from a tropical system appears unlikely.  Essentially, this system is D.O.A., which is a good thing.

We are monitoring a couple of other possible events and will post information as needed.  Be advised, that the remnants of Karen will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and some potential for isolated tornadoes as the cold front sweeps them up, possibly in North-Central Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

We will continue to monitor “Karen” but I expect our final advisory will be issued in the morning.

Tropical Storm Karen Update – 04 October 2013, 3:40 AM CDT

Tropical Storm Karen Update – 04 October 2013, 03:40 AM CDT.

As we anticipated yesterday, the dry air to the northwest of the storm is preventing rapid development. It will be a fairly strong Tropical Storm but almost all of the thunderstorm activity is to the east of the center of the low pressure core – it will most likely not have a fully developed circulation.  Gusty winds, heavy rain, high surf and a few tornadoes will be present for the region. Tropical Storm Karen will be making center core landfall near Mobile Bay, Alabama, late Saturday evening, October 05, however, this is a fairly elongated storm, so the general effects will be felt from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Apalachicola, Florida.

All persons in this coastal area should be monitoring  local media broadcasts as well as official advisories from your local Emergency Operations Centers.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

We are also providing the temporary government link to the active watch and warning website:

http://www.weather.gov/

Click on the area of the map closest to your residence for up to the minute local information

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

http://www.wootaah.blogspot.com/

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