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Early Storm Watch: Ana Approaches

TROPICAL SYSTEM HEADS TOWARD PALMETTO COAST || By FITSNEWS || That system of low pressure off the Florida coast? Guess what … it’s now a tropical storm moving up the Georgia coast. A named storm, at that … the first named system of the 2015 hurricane season. That was quick,…

TROPICAL SYSTEM HEADS TOWARD PALMETTO COAST

|| By FITSNEWS || That system of low pressure off the Florida coast? Guess what … it’s now a tropical storm moving up the Georgia coast. A named storm, at that … the first named system of the 2015 hurricane season.

That was quick, right?

As of 5:00 a.m. EDT, subtropical storm Ana was positioned approximately 160 miles south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.  The storm was moving north-northwest at one mile per hour.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Atlantic coast from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, although (good news alert) Ana is not expected to organize or intensify prior to its center of circulation coming ashore sometime on Sunday.

In other words the storm is likely to bring rain and some decent waves for surfers … as opposed to damaging winds and flooding.

South Carolina has seen 23 hurricane landfalls since 1893 – the most infamous being Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Fortunately the state has avoided any direct hits from major storms since then, although there have been several close calls – including Hurricane Irene in 2011.

The record for the most named storms in a given hurricane season – which technically runs from June 1 through the end of October (with a September 10 peak) – is twenty-five (set in 2005).  The record for the fewest named storms?  Four – in 1983.

Experts have predicted a quiet 2015 season, with seven named storms, three hurricanes and one major hurricane.

Ana isn’t the first early storm.  A pair of tropical systems – Alberto and Beryl – formed in 2012, with Beryl becoming the strongest off-season Atlantic storm to make landfall in the United States.  In 2007, Andrea formed off the coast of Florida – claiming five lives.  She isn’t even the earliest system to bear her name, as a 2003 storm named Ana formed in April 2003.

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18 comments

The Colonel May 8, 2015 at 8:47 am

It’s global cooling, er, no, global warming, uhm, climate change, oh hell, it’s all Bush’s fault…

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Zed May 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

Don’t worry. The people now in charge in Congress who believe that humans co-existed with dinosaurs, and that the world is only 6,000 years old, will not let those damned America-hating scientists push their Godless commie agenda on us!

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idcydm May 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

I don’t think the commie’s are really into global warming.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

We know the Chinese aren’t.

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fc May 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

Excellent..nor are liberal elitists…same thing…

Daniel Boome May 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

Get out of here, you liberal impostor.

shifty henry May 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

Hmmm, are there any tornadoes in China?

shifty henry May 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

found on Wiki — yes, but Bangladesh has the most in number with the most fatalities — also the deadliest tornado in world history…

fc May 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

Damn.What is your agenda, commie? lol

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Steve Forbes May 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

All this could be solved by a tax cut for rich people.

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The Colonel May 8, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Exactly, then they could buy up all the land after the peasants get washed out. ..

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FastEddy23 May 10, 2015 at 12:02 am

Real estate will be cheaper in Maryland … Blood in the streets …

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FastEddy23 May 10, 2015 at 12:01 am

“Never in history has increasing taxes changed the weather.”

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sparklecity May 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

it’s called a fucking storm…………
Sometimes these thing seem to happen – can’t figure exactly why but storms on the coast seem to happen with regular frequency.
And it appears that storms on the coast have been happening for quite some time too…….
Excuse me but I gotta get back to watching my DVD’s of “The Fire Next Time” and “The Day After”.
Seriously though, keep fucking with Mother Nature and her “critters” on a grand scale and we will regret it (probably deserve it too)

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sparklecity May 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

Not to mention fucking up Mother’s Day brunch at Chesnut Hill!!!!!!!!!

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You Know My Name May 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

Tropical Storm Ana(L) may soon be pushing up and into South Carolina via her lower parts in the near future.

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FastEddy23 May 10, 2015 at 12:01 am

Mmmmm … might rain Tuesday?

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