Tropical Storm Andrea Final Update
June 7 (Morning)
June 07, 2013
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5am Friday Summary:
- At 5:40pm EDT Thursday, Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in the Florida Big Bend near Little Grassy Island in Dixie County, about 8 miles northwest of Horseshoe Beach and 10 miles south of Steinhatchee, with maximum winds near 65mph.
- At 5am Friday, Tropical Storm Andrea was located about 30 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia and 50 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, which is approximately 150 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida.
- Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 45mph, and Andrea is now moving rapidly northeast at 28 mph.
- A quick northeast movement is expected to continue, moving along the East Coast of the U.S. through Saturday.
- Although Andrea could maintain its current intensity, Andrea is forecast to lose tropical characteristics later today as wind shear increases ahead of an approaching cold front.
- Elsewhere, a small area of low pressure in the central Atlantic Ocean has a very low (0%) chance of developing into a tropical system due to high wind shear in the region.
- All Tropical Storm Warnings have been cancelled for Florida counties.
- Surf will continue to slowly subside in the wake of Andrea, but will remain elevated enough to continue an elevated rip current risk throughout the day along the Florida Gulf Coast and Northeast Florida.
- Breaking waves of 2-4 feet are forecast today at much of the Panhandle and West Central Coast beaches, with 3-5 foot breakers at Northeast Florida beaches today. These waves should subside to 1-3 feet tonight.
- A lingering band of rainfall across South Florida and storms forming ahead of the cold front over Northwest Florida will allow for the possibility of additional rainfall totals of ½ to 1 inch of rain, with isolated areas up to 3 inches possible. Isolated to widely scattered showers/storms may also affect Northeast and Central Florida areas this afternoon.
This page will be continuously updated while the storm is impacting our area. Please feel free to revisit it often for the latest news, updates and instructions when they become available.
Robby Powers, Emergency Management Coordinator, 891-6201