Recap of Gulf Coast Storm Chase

Last week I went down to the coast of the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama, and even made it to Mississippi. I have been wanting to share some of the pictures I was able to take while on my storm chase last week so here they are! I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did actually being there able to take there. None of the storms were severe warned but they did produce some impressive lightning and storm structure. It was awesome to get out and see some storms!

6-1-2015 Gulf Coast Storm Chase

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Tropical Storm Ana, Season’s First, Targeting the Carolina’s

NHC has officially called Ana a Tropical Storm. Previously it was considered subtropical but since has taken on tropical characteristics.  As of the 11AM advisory Ana has winds of 60mph, pressure of 1001mb, and is moving to the NW at 3mph. It should come ashore near the North/South Carolina boarder around 8am tomorrow. Here is the latest official forecast track:

tsanaThe primary threat that Ana will bring will be some strong winds and a good amount of heavy rainfall which could cause some flooding.

It isn’t very common to have the season’s first storm this early in May but it does happen. The hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30.

Tropical Storm Watches are outlines in yellow and warnings in blue. It will be interesting to see how this upcoming season pans out. There has been a lot of talk about how there has been a “drought” of major landfalling hurricanes on US soil. The last time a major hurricane hit was actually back in 2005, which was Wilma.