Tropical Storm Andrea 6/6/2013 4:00am

> FRIENDS: This the beginning on the 2013 Hurricane season. Within a week and possibly this weekend I will be posting a blog on Tornado Chasing on my website at My credentials for doing so is I was at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (The NOAA Research Laboratory) in Norman, Oklahoma for 12 years where I was Chief of all Meteorological Research. > > FORECAST: Tropical Storm Andrea is about 100 miles SSW of Apalachicola headed NE at about 12 mph and will make landfall about mid afternoon today > St. Marks area and continue NE over the Monticello area this afternoon and evening. Winds will be less than 60 mph and soon after landfall, less than 50 mph. Widespread and quite heavy rain over the Florida Peninsula will continue and more sporadically in the Panhandle. Andrea will track up the east coast and be absorbed by an approaching front. Almost all the significant weather will be to the east of the storm track. > > DISCUSSION: The season opener is more a soaker with some gusts. Around the big bend and Cedar Key expect high surf and tides that are at least 4 feet and locally could reach 6 feet. Slight threat of an isolated tornado. This system is not well organized and not a well defined center, but it will cause significant weather, mainly locally heavy rain Today and into the weekend, especially in the eastern portions of the state. TS Andrea will goin up the east coast, an approaching front will make for a rainy weekend ALL the way up the east coast starting tomorrow and eventually Andrea will merge with the front. > > > NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow morning, Friday, June 7 > > > DISCLAIMER: The Florida State University required that I not use any > FSU equipment to send out these forecasts. To comply, I have purchased > my own computer for making and sending these forecasts. I have been > touched by the many offers of encouragement and support that I have > received. I am deeply indebted to the Secretary and the staff of the > Department of Children and Families who value these forecasts for the > citizens of Florida. Also to the firm Hayes Computer Systems, which set > up the distribution software and is providing for the distribution of > these forecasts at no cost. They are very professional and competent. I > acknowledge that these forecasts are mine alone, by my own effort > and initiative. I only try to provide the best possible forecasts for > the community, and the State of Florida and now, surrounding states > at no cost to those who receive it. > > NEW BLOG AND DONATIONS: > > I have set up a website and blog which may be reached at URL In this website > you can find the forecast, as well as a blog of expanded interests of mine dealing with weather and climate and hurricanes, and an opportunity for you to comment as well. There is also an opportunity for you to contribute to defraying the increasing costs of maintaining this service, if and only if you want to. This must always be a not for profit public service and free as long as I have anything to do with it. But I have had offers of help in the past and it is increasingly difficult for me to underwrite all the cost, even with the generous and gracious support form Hayes Computer Systems. > > > SUBSCRIPTIONS: > > Please do NOT send subscription messages to > > To subscribe or unsubscribe to the hurricane forecast list send an email > to with "subscribe" or > "unsubscribe" as the subject. You can manage your subscription at: > > If someone wishes to contact me, they can send an email to > > Peter S. Ray > > > _______________________________________________ > hurricane-forecast mailing list > >