Thursday, June 6, 2013

Andrea Poised to Soak Eastern Seaboard

Infrared satellite image at 10:31 p.m. EDT. The center of Andrea is
approximately 30 miles west of Jacksonville, FL.
Image credit: College of DuPage
Tropical Storm Andrea, which became the first named tropical system of the season in the Atlantic Basin yesterday, is currently crossing northern Florida after dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain on the southern half  of the state yesterday and last night. A tornado watch was in effect for much of Florida during the day. There were eight reports of tornadoes, most of which caused some damage.

The rain shield associated with Andrea has now spread north in to Georgia and South Carolina.

Radar image at 10:26 p.m. EDT. The red "L" indicates the center of Andrea.
The rain will continue spreading north as Andrea moves off the Florida coast and then takes a path hugging the east coast over the next several days.

Forecast track for Tropical Storm Andrea

Rainfall amounts from 2 to four inches, with locally higher amounts, are expected along the eastern seaboard from Georgia to Maine.

Rainfall forecast through 8:00 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 8.
CoCoRaHS observers - remember to submit Significant Weather Reports to report heavy rain, flooding, or other storm-related weather. These reports are immediately routed to your local National Weather Service Office. If you are going to be gone for part of the weekend and not able to make an observation be sure to review how to submit a multi-day accumulation if you aren't already familiar with this.  There should be some interesting rainfall maps to look at the next three days.

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