2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1st, first storm name of the season is Andrea. currently, there's a "powerful non-tropical low pressure system" off the Carolinas. if it gains "tropical characteristics ... it could become Subtropical Storm ANDREA or Tropical Storm ANDREA by Tuesday" — probabaly not likely, but it'll be a serious storm [+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+].
04-May :: EF5 Tornado @ 9:45pm CDT (2:45 UT on 05- May):
Date Planet Longitude Speed Declination
070505 Chloris 11 ta 50'14.7633 0.3707811 8°51' 5.8995
070505 Sun 14 ta 14'58.9401 0.9688168 16° 6'56.5072
070505 Mercury 16 ta 33'58.5107 2.1655265 16°56'52.5073
070505 Storm 25 ta 55'38.5212 0.5322799 18°16'57.6402
070505 Algol,bePer 26 ta 15'53.8425 0.0000000 40°59' 3.6707
070505 Boreas 27 le 22'22.4674 0.0469874 10°56' 5.6258
070505 Regulus,alLeo 29 le 56' 1.6137 0.0000000 11°55'52.8219
070505 Tramuntana 3 vi 10'24.1988 0.1054308 15°50'47.6144
070505 Topeka 3 vi 32'57.3308 0.1187665 18°12'42.3013
070505 Typhon 3 vi 53'30.4436 -0.0029556 10°41' 4.7548
070505 Agamemnon 4 pi 19'38.9326 0.1354348 -14°53'29.4189
070505 Chloe 8 pi 28' 6.0942 0.2974943 -10° 9'15.9002
note: when Speed is negative, planet in retrograde
08-May :: asteroid #42355-TYPHON direct @ 08:06 UT & asteroid #1862-APOLLO reaches its closest approach to Earth @ 15:00 UT [+].
10-May :: asteroid #12182-STORM exact conjunction with MERCURY @ 21:54 UT. note TYPHON's direct position here is almost the same as its 04-May retrograde position.
070510 Andreasdoppler 2 ar 22'22.7387 0.4122723 -2°11'30.3906
070510 L'Aquila 15 ar 39'19.1104 0.4044656 10°40'26.3318
070510 Charlesgreen 16 ta 33'23.7297 0.3867051 10°35' 2.3566
070510 Sun 19 ta 51'36.7774 0.9665244 17°42'16.2650
070510 Algol,bePer 26 ta 15'54.7112 0.0000000 40°59' 3.2177
070510 Mercury 29 ta 0'28.9349 2.0992342 21° 3'44.3273
070510 Storm 29 ta 0'28.9349 0.5303193 18°57'19.4862
070510 Boreas 27 le 44'17.3984 0.0786813 10°38'58.3749
070510 Tramuntana 3 vi 53'21.6207 0.1411250 15°29'46.3684
070510 Typhon 3 vi 53'24.2021 0.0023464 10°40'42.0273
070510 Zephyr 11 vi 4' 0.4155 -0.0005112 9°35'54.1223
070510 Mars 26 pi 26'45.3519 0.7612790 -2°46'33.5884
[09-May|02:30am] :: NOAA's Special Tropical Disturbance Statement for 1115 PM EDT TUE MAY 8 states the non-tropical low pressure system hasn't changed much, but is being MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT...AND AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULE TO INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM TOMORROW MORNING.
[09-May|10:50am] :: Subtropical Storm ANDREA Public Advisory :: 1100 AM EDT WED MAY 09 2007 :: ...EARLY-SEASON SUBTROPICAL STORM FORMS OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST... SATELLITE IMAGERY AND AIRCRAFT DATA INDICATE THAT THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST HAS ACQUIRED SUBTROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS [+][+][+].
[09-May|12:23pm] :: Subtropical Storm Andrea not changing much :: Subtropical Storm Andrea has changed little since it was named at 11am today. The amount of thunderstorm activity in the rainbands surrounding the center has decreased, and the cloud tops have warmed some, indicating weakening. However, the organization of the spiral bands of rainfall visible on the Jacksonville, FL long range radar has improved some, and winds at some of the offshore buoys have remained fairly constant the past few hours. Tropical storm-force winds cover a wide swath of ocean surrounding the center [...] Wind shear has increased from 10 knots this morning to about 20 knots this afternoon. Shear is expected to increase to over 30 knots late tonight. Given the unfavorable wind shear, and the fact that the storm is over waters of 24-26 degrees C, I don't expect any significant intensification of Andrea. A slow decay as forecast by NHC seems reasonable [...] Andrea's formation brings to a close the longest period on record globally without a tropical cyclone. The last advisory issued on a tropical cyclone this year was at 06 GMT on April 6th, for Tropical Cyclone Cliff in the Southern Hemisphere. Today's 15 GMT advisory on Subtropical Storm Andrea ends the record longest period without a tropical cyclone at 33.4 days, besting the old record of 31.5 days set mid-April to mid-May in 1984.
[09-May|08:15pm] :: Andrea no help for Florida's fires :: Subtropical Storm Andrea has changed little since it was named at 11am today. The amount of thunderstorm activity has decreased on the storm's west side, but become a little more concentrated on the east side. The organization of the spiral bands of rainfall visible on the Jacksonville, FL long range radar has remained about the same, and winds at some of the offshore buoys have remained fairly constant. Andrea remains a sloppy, disorganized storm. The main threat from the storm is coastal erosion due to the pounding surf it is generating--plus a possible fanning of the fires burning in Florida and Georgia (see below). Wind shear has increased from 10 knots this morning to about 25 knots this evening. Shear is expected to increase to over 30 knots late tonight. Given the unfavorable wind shear, and the fact that the storm is over waters of 24-25 degrees C, I don't expect any significant intensification of Andrea. A slow decay as forecast by NHC seems reasonable.
[09-May|10:31pm] :: OSEI Image of the Day for 08-May-2007 :: This GOES satellite image taken at 1445 UTC shows several fires that have been burning in Georgia and Florida. The smoke plumes are blowing across Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. Hotspots (detections) can be seen as red dots. This image also shows an unseasonably strong coastal low moving toward the Southeast Coast. Credit: NOAA + The Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI) team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data available at the NOAA Science Center in Suitland, Maryland [+][+][+].
[11-May|02:50am] :: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:00 AM - Andrea is Shy
She remains a Subtropical Storm this morning...and continues to be stationary. However, she is churning up colder water underneath her which is a death sentence for any tropical system. She will soon fall apart. For us, our weather will start to improve with the warm, humid 80s returning. My next focus is on Saturday's thunderstorms.