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Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) West of Florida

27.6N 87.1W

June 7th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms AVHRRMetOp

Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) – June 6th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) - June 6th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 01L

As of 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC) June 6, Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 30.3°N 82.4°W, about 40 miles (65 km) west of Jacksonville, Florida and about 65 miles (105 km) east-southeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

Maximum sustained winds are 40 knots (45 mph, 75 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 993 mbar (hPa; 29.32 InHg), and the system is moving northeast at 13 knots (15 mph, 24 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center of Andrea.

Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) First of 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

25.1N 91W

June 6th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms MODISAqua

Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) – June 6th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) - June 6th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 01L

In early June, the National Hurricane Center began monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the northwestward Caribbean Sea.

The system moved northward and slowly organized, despite strong wind shear. After a reconnaissance aircraft reported a closed circulation on June 5, the National Hurricane Center initiated advisories on Tropical Storm Andrea at 2200 UTC, while centered about 310 miles (500 km) southwest of Tampa, Florida.

Upon developing into a tropical cyclone on June 5, a tropical storm warning was issued from Boca Grande to the mouth of the Ochlockonee River in Florida. Additionally, a tropical storm watch was put into effect for Flagler Beach, Florida to Surf City, North Carolina. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, 10 swimmers had to be rescued due to strong rip currents on June 5.

Fires Burning Along Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

17.3N 95W

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Hundreds of fires can be seen burning in southern Mexico, along the Sierra Madre Oriental and between the mountain range and the Gulf of Mexico Coast. The Sierra Madre breaks down at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into a broad, plateau-like ridge, by which fires are still visible. 

Fires in Guatemala and Southern Mexico – May 21st, 2013

17.3N 91W

May 21st, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

The locations of fires burning in southern Mexico, mostly on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and in northern Guatemala are marked by red indicators in this image. Smoke from the fires blows over both countries and spreads northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico.

Smoke Over Términos Lagoon and Bay of Campeche, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

May 20th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Smoke from fires blazing in southern Mexico blows over the Términos Lagoon, at the base of the Yucatán Peninsula, and across the Bay of Campeche and Gulf of Mexico. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that they were deliberately set to manage land.

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