Sub-Tropical Storm Ana – First named storm of 2015
Sub-Tropical Storm Ana formed off the coast of South Carolina late Thursday. This storm does not show Tropical characteristics, but has an off shore closed core with central winds just over 55 MPH. Ana will very slowly drift to the north making landfall near Litchfield Beach, South Carolina early Sunday morning. The storm will track inland through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and into New England, following the coast as a weakened low pressure area into mid week. Persons along the US Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Maine can expect high surf, rip currents, heavy rain, gusty wind and some lowland flooding through late Tuesday, May 12. There is no chance that this storm will strengthen to Hurricane strength, so this will be our only unofficial report on Sub Tropical Storm Ana.
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Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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