TROPICAL STORM ANDREA (UPDATE June 6, 2013)
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for our area. At 11:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Andrea was located near latitude 28.2 N and longitude 84.3 West. Andrea is moving toward the northeast near 15 mph. A northeastward acceleration is expected during the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Andrea will reach the coast of The Big Bend area of Florida later today and then move northeastward near the East Coast of the United States through Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 MPH with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast later today. Some weakening is forecast tonight and early Friday while the center of Andre moves over land. Andrea should lose tropical characteristics in about 36 to 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center. The strongest winds are likely occurring in a band of thunderstorms that is moving onshore the West Coast of Florida. Andrea is expected to produce a total rain accumulation of 2 to 4 inches over eastern North Carolina.
At this time, we do not anticipate that protective actions will be necessary. We will continue to evaluate these assumptions throughout the day and communicate any changes to you.
Please take this time to determine if any steps need to be taken in order to be ready for the storm.
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