Claudette Lands in FL

TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042009
1225 AM CDT MON AUG 17 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE MADE LANDFALL NEAR THE EASTERN END OF SANTA ROSA ISLAND…JUST SOUTHEAST OF FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA AROUND 1210 AM CDT…0510 UTC.

And with that, we have the first tropical system to make U.S. landfall in the 2009 season.  Nothing spectacular, to be sure, but it has happened.  TD Ana now looks as if it will become a remnant low in 48 hours and follow a similar path as Claudette into FL.  TS Bill will likely become a hurricane (our first of the year), but it’s unlikely to affect any land masses until, potentially, Bermuda next weekend.  So, nothing more to really worry about right now.  We’ll follow Bill as he strengthens and keep an eye out for additional development in the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, we should keep on eye on other happenings in the US, such as frost in the San Luis Valley tonight in southern CO.

A FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM MDT MONDAY.

THIS ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAN LUIS VALLEY OF SOUTH
CENTRAL COLORADO.

DRY AIR AND CLEAR SKIES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO DIP BRIEFLY BELOW FREEZING ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY BETWEEN 4 AM AND 8 AM. A LIGHT FROST…HAVING A DAMAGING IMPACT ON TENDER VEGETATION…IS POSSIBLE.

Nothing unheard of, but a nice contrast to the tropical weather nonetheless.

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