THE 2007 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON HAS BEGUN EARLY
Almost three weeks before it's official beginning, at that. The season's first named storm, Subtropical Storm Andrea, has formed off the coast near the Georgia/Florida line. A tropical storm watch has been issued from Altamaha Sound, Georgia to Flagler Beach, Florida. The watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within the next 36 hours.
The forecast calls for little change in strength, and the models are predicting very slow movement for the next four to five days, eventually approaching the coast near Daytona Beach by 2PM Saturday as a depression. Andrea is expected to increase our chance of rain over the weekend, although only slightly. Any help we can get to reduce the fire danger would be welcome.