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Andrea (01L) Merges With Frontal Zone, USA

33.3N 80.6W

June 8th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms MODISTerra

Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) – June 8th, 2013

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

Track of TC 01L

By 2140 UTC on June 6, Tropical Storm Andrea (01L) had made landfall in Dixie County, Florida about 10 miles (16 km) south of Steinhatchee.

After moving inland, the storm initially weakened quickly, with winds decreasing to 45 mph (75 km/h) by early on June 7. The National Hurricane Center then noted that extratropical transition was likely within 24 hours and “could occur sooner if the convective structure does not improve.”

By later on June 7, most of the convection became displaced to the northwest due to dry air. Around that time, the storm began accelerating northeastward at 26 mph (42 km/h) due to an approaching mid-latitude trough.

Andrea then became indistinguishable with a frontal zone over North Carolina. Based on surface observations and doppler radar, the National Hurricane Center declared the storm extratropical at 2100 UTC on June 7.

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