Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ReCap for Tropical Storm Andrea

As a recap for Tropical Storm Andrea, here is what may be considered the total picture and result of the storm. Besides the heavy rain, rampant flooding and high winds to compliment the storm, there were a total of 10 tornadoes that spawned from Andrea. 

  • Myakka City, Fla.:  EF0 tornado with a path length of 1.4 miles touched down at 2:49 a.m. damaging three roofs.
  • Sun City Center, Fla.:  EF0 tornado with a path length of 2.5 miles touched down at 3:47 a.m.  Worst structure damage was shingles torn off homes.  
  • The Acreage, Fla.:  EF1 tornado with a path length of two miles touched down at 6:45 a.m.  Homes with roof damage, numerous powerlines downed, one injured.  
  • Belle Glade, Fla.:  EF0 tornado with minor damage to trees and powerlines.
  • Gulfport, Fla.:  Waterspout came ashore, trees downed on restaurant, car.
  • South Venice, Fla.:  Reports of damage from a waterspout coming ashore, including roof damage, downed trees.
  • Clearwater, Fla.:  Roof damage to the humane society as waterspout moved ashore.
  • Mayport & Fernandina Beach, Fla.:  Tornado reported with damage at Mayport NAS and in Fernandina Beach.  Roof removed from vacant house.


  • Near Carrabelle, Fla.:  4.5" of rain in just 5 hours as of 7:56 a.m. ET Thursday.
  • Gainesville, Fla.:  Road closed due to flooding, trees also downed.
  • Pine Ridge, N.C.:  6.50" storm total rainfall
  • Washington, N.C.:  Several streets closed from flooding.
  • Coats Crossroads, N.C.:  Car stalled in high water
  • Raleigh, N.C.:  Roads closed with up to 3 feet of water; second wettest June day on record
  • Hopewell, Va.:  High water on numerous roads
  • N. Miami Beach:  13.93" of rain on June 7 from trailing band of thunderstorms over south Florida.  Relocation of 24 families required.
  • Purdy, Va.:  5.31" storm total rainfall
  • NYC Central Park:  4.77" storm total rain; 4.16" on June 7 alone was second wettest June day.  Only Jun. 26, 1884 was wetter.
  • Melville, N.Y.:  Three westbound lanes of L.I. Expwy. flooded
  • Philadelphia:  3.82" storm total rain
  • Providence, R.I.:  3.23" of rain on June 7 was second wettest June day (3.29" on Jun. 13, 1998 was wettest)
  • Fall River, Mass.:  2-3 feet of water on some roads; at least one car stranded.
  • New Bedford, Mass.:  4 feet of water in a home on Margin St.  Other homes with basement flooding.
  • Peak storm surge:  4.55 feet at Cedar Key, 3 feet at Tampa's McKay Bay Entrance, 2.5 feet at Clearwater Beach.

NOTABLE WIND GUSTS (over 55 mph)

  • Charlotte Co. Airport, Fla.:  58 mph
  • St. Petersburg, Fla.:  58 mph
  • Clearwater, Fla.:  56 mph
  • Cedar Key, Fla.:  56 mph
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