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Tink
15-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Tropical Storm Anna has been named. She's coming off the coast of Africa and headed for Florida.

She is days (2000 plus miles) away, due to be in the general area give or take Thursday next.

As we all know things will change time and time again before she arrives, but wanted to alert any travelers to the knowledge that a tropical storm is headed in this general direction.

Much uncertainty, very wide cone of possibility right now, but there you have it...

If you are traveling this coming week, keep your eye on the weather!

Slowhand
15-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks for that Tink. :thumbsup:
Fingers crossed that Anna veers off to somewhere else and causes no damage.

Dorothy
15-08-2009, 01:49 PM
NOO!!!! :eek3: I refuse to have my Disney vacation rained out by a hurricane or tropical storm or any other such stuff :unimpressed:

tb2830
15-08-2009, 02:07 PM
Tropical Storm Anna has been named. She's coming off the coast of Africa and headed for Florida.

She is days (2000 plus miles) away, due to be in the general area give or take Thursday next.

As we all know things will change time and time again before she arrives, but wanted to alert any travelers to the knowledge that a tropical storm is headed in this general direction.

Much uncertainty, very wide cone of possibility right now, but there you have it...

If you are traveling this coming week, keep your eye on the weather!


oh noooooooooooo im flying friday

is this where everything is going to fall apart

Dawn
15-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Can I use the H word? :evil:

mumof2
15-08-2009, 02:39 PM
oh no :thumbsdown:

Vixynne
15-08-2009, 03:44 PM
:thumbsdown: Nobody needs that much "liquid sunshine" on their vacation...you can send Anna up here to the Northeast, we'll take one for the team!

kazzaqld
15-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Anything could happen between now and Thursday - try not to panic yet! :unsure:

Tink
16-08-2009, 12:47 AM
NO DAWN!!! You may NOT use the "H" word! :nono: Ugh. Heard enough of that back in 2004... every third weekend...

Don't anyone panic. It's far too early. As you know, these storms can change track right up to the very last minute, fizzle out, stall... any number of things.

It's late in the season too, for this to be the first named storm...

Just keeping you all up to date. :yes:

Dizneyblonde
16-08-2009, 03:04 AM
Don't worry we are doing our best to blow her away from Orlando!

Tinkfan
16-08-2009, 12:43 PM
:singintherain: :yes:

Kate
16-08-2009, 01:30 PM
Oooh these things scare me!!!!
Hope it decides Florida isnt a place it wants to visit and goes somewhere else!

MystikPiglit
16-08-2009, 03:00 PM
is this where everything is going to fall apart

No, don't even think it. :hug2:

Tink
17-08-2009, 01:10 AM
Yep. There were none, then within the space of hours there are now three.

Ana is falling apart, downgraded to a depression... Bill is headed this way, off the coast of Africa, expected to be a Cat 3 by landfall, and Claudette is in the gulf headed smack dab for the panhandle...

Hurricane season is definitely underway...

Mari
17-08-2009, 07:02 PM
We were there in 04 for Hurricane Charly, and although Disney did close on that friday, the next day it was back to business as usual and the parks were as busy as ever!!!

tb2830
17-08-2009, 07:19 PM
Yep. There were none, then within the space of hours there are now three.

Ana is falling apart, downgraded to a depression... Bill is headed this way, off the coast of Africa, expected to be a Cat 3 by landfall, and Claudette is in the gulf headed smack dab for the panhandle...

Hurricane season is definitely underway...


oh no should i be worried tink :unsure:

Disneybumble
17-08-2009, 07:53 PM
See l thought this was about the company you have coming to stay soon.

Tink
18-08-2009, 12:46 AM
No Tracy, I think it'll be ok. Ana is breaking up as we speak...

I'm at Sanibel (not on the island, just at the causeway on the mainland) and the threatening weather is fierce. Incredible lightning, and majestic clouds, but not much rain. Rather like a temper tantrum in the sky...

Siobhan! :lol: :hug2: Could very well have been my Friend, could very well have been! :yes:

Disneybumble
18-08-2009, 10:05 AM
My parents bestest place ever is Sanibel Island. Stay safe Tink.:hug2:

DisneyFreak
18-08-2009, 05:01 PM
I'm at Sanibel (not on the island, just at the causeway on the mainland) and the threatening weather is fierce.

And you haven't stopped by to say "Hi"? :sorry:

Ana is just going to be a rainmaker for us starting Wednesday afternoon. Bill looks like it will continue to turn back into the Atlantic. On Sunday when Claudette was still just a tropical wave she hit Southwest Florida with some rain and wind but nothing to write home about.

Tink
18-08-2009, 08:31 PM
As soon as I saw that you had replied I remembered that you lived near here! :yes:

In my favorite place, as I recall. :D :D

Weird day weather wise today. Went to the island with a friend of mine and it rained off and on. Not much of a good day for cruising the island (via car, I mean) but she'd not been in ages so it was ok.

Seth and his Da are coming shortly and we're going... back to the island! LOL!

Rain starts tomorrow? I can deal with that. Just don't want to have to drive home on Friday in a steady downpour...

Tinker
19-08-2009, 12:23 AM
Stay Safe ! I feel bad for all our friends that are at WDW .

tb2830
19-08-2009, 09:31 AM
any more news tink

Tink
19-08-2009, 09:59 AM
I've not been keeping close track. :sorry: I'm at a conference and haven't turned on the television since I've been here. The weather here (SW FL) is fairly miserable off and on. It's my understanding that we are supposed to have stronger showers/storms today.

Remember though, I'm about 4 hours from Disney and in Florida, that's significant. :yes:

Vixynne
19-08-2009, 10:04 AM
This from National and Local Weather Forecast, Hurricane, Radar and Report (http://www.weather.com:)

Bill became the first hurricane of the season on Monday morning. It has continued to strengthen, becoming a category 2 strength late Monday, and a category 3 hurricane Tuesday evening.
As of 11 p.m. EDT, Bill had sustained winds near 125 miles per hour. Further strengthening is expected and the system could become a category 4 hurricane soon.
Bill is moving to the west-northwest on the southern periphery of high pressure to its north. Some disturbances are forecast to weaken a portion of this high allowing a more northwest motion over time.
This forecast track would keep Bill north of the Lesser Antilles and heading in the general direction of Bermuda, or between Bermuda and the North Carolina Outer Banks, over the weekend. Residents and visitors of Bermuda should pay close attention to the progress of Bill.
Regardless, rough surf is expected along the beaches of the Northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola by midweek, the Bahamas by late week, and the East Coast of the U.S. by the weekend into early next week. Dangerous rip currents can be expected once swells generated by Bill reach coastal areas.
T.D. Ana degenerated into a tropical wave on Monday. The remnants in combination with an upper low to the west are causing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity over Cuba and the Bahamas.
This moisture will move into South Florida overnight into Wednesday enhancing rainfall in the Sunshine State.
There are no signs of any regeneration at this time.

Bill's projected path at this time:

http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/tropical/map_tropprjpath03_ltst_5nhato_enus_600x405.jpg

DisneyFreak
19-08-2009, 01:01 PM
I've not been keeping close track. :sorry: I'm at a conference and haven't turned on the television since I've been here. The weather here (SW FL) is fairly miserable off and on. It's my understanding that we are supposed to have stronger showers/storms today.

Remember though, I'm about 4 hours from Disney and in Florida, that's significant. :yes:

Heck, here in Florida you could be on the other side of the street and that would be significant. :rolleyes:

Today, Southwest Florida is going to be dealing with the remnants of Ana so it is going to be wet and windy. As far as Orlando they will be dealing with the same later today into tomorrow. Nothing dangerous but just higher chances of thunderstorms and more of them than usual.

DisneyFreak
19-08-2009, 01:02 PM
As soon as I saw that you had replied I remembered that you lived near here! :yes:

In my favorite place, as I recall. :D :D

Weird day weather wise today. Went to the island with a friend of mine and it rained off and on. Not much of a good day for cruising the island (via car, I mean) but she'd not been in ages so it was ok.

Seth and his Da are coming shortly and we're going... back to the island! LOL!

Rain starts tomorrow? I can deal with that. Just don't want to have to drive home on Friday in a steady downpour...

Have fun on the Island, Tink. Did you go to Ding Darling?

Mari
19-08-2009, 07:51 PM
I know...

bill is becoming stronger!

Tink
19-08-2009, 11:23 PM
Yes, DisneyFreak, we did. :yes: I love Ding Darling, but the weather wasn't so great. :sigh:

I love C.R.O.W. too and Dr. PJ. :yes: :D

Thanks for the weather updates! I was indoors for most of today, but it's beautiful right now. Maxfield Parrish kind of sky...

Tx_Belle
20-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Oh, how I loathe Hurricane Season! Last year Mom and I came so close to having to cancel our Disney trip because of Hurricane Ike. We lost our electricity for 15 days... we were in the last 15% to get it back on... and it was soooo difficult and depressing. :sorry: I mean, we were like only 2 or 3 days away from having to cancel so we could get at least some of our money back. All I know is those storms had better not come near Texas or Florida this year. :unsure: No, no, no, no, NO!!!!! I love having electricity, and I love going to Disney World. Hurricanes stay away!!!

Vixynne
20-08-2009, 05:42 PM
Weather.com (http://www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical/?from=hp_news) is saying Bill has downgraded to a Cat 3 storm (though it may ramp back up to a 4 if it stays over warm water long enough). From what the article says, it seems Bill might stay east of the East Coast of the U.S...which would be good news, no matter what category of storm it is!