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Old 08-15-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question Tropical storm Ana

I am arriving at DW on Aug 18th and am now concerned about tropical storm Ana. Is any one else worried? Am I going to have rain our entire stay? What about the tropical depression which is headed toward Florida too? Please help!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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Though you can never predict exactly where a tropical storm might go; I always trust NOAA for the must up to date information-

National Hurricane Center

Just keep tabs on the weather, and enjoy yourself as much as you can!
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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It's not just Ana - gonna have to watch out for Bill now.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #4
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For the most part, don't worry your little head. The biggest problem you would have would be if your driving in the bad weather, or attempting to fly in. You will be delayed. Remember, a hurricane is pretty much a one day event. So, at best, if you are at WDW, you will most likely have to miss the parks for the day it {if it does} hits the area. Don't worry.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Hey wasn't there a week this past spring of this year that there was extreme rain and such that did last the whole week in orlando? Just made me think. When was it, and exactly how long did it last?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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Hey wasn't there a week this past spring of this year that there was extreme rain and such that did last the whole week in orlando? Just made me think. When was it, and exactly how long did it last?
That was in the end of May...my parents were here that week and it basically poured all day...every day.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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Yea, that's basically when our rainy season finally stated. We have had a defecit down here for about four years now. The rain is welcome, believe me. Our aquifers are filling up again.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:50 PM   #8
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The latest Hurricane map that I've seen puts Ana near south Florida by Thursday. It may veer to the left and miss Florida all together. I'm not sure about the status of Bill.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:27 AM   #9
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given what I docked in tonight, I'd say a hurricane already went through!

Yeah don't worry about this stuff. First of all, they blow it WAY out of proportion. Secondly, even if a hurricane comes through, Disney is extremely efficient at dealing with it. They know how to entertain people and when the storm moves through, they have the resort running at full strength ASAP.

I believe the hotels are capable of withstanding category 4 winds and their power structure is entirely underground so you don't have to worry about that.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:05 AM   #10
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latest advisory from NOAA

At 800 am ast...1200 utc...the center of tropical storm ana was
located near latitude 14.6 north...longitude 54.7 west or about 470
miles...755 km...east-southeast of the leeward islands.

Ana is moving toward the west near 20 mph...32 km/hr. A turn toward
the west-northwest is expected within the next 24 hours. The
center of ana should reach the leeward islands by early monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24
hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km
from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb...29.68 inches.

Ana is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over
the leeward islands...including the u.s. And british virgin
islands...with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches over
mountainous terrain.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #11
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watch for Bill

...bill strengthens a little...

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the center of tropical storm bill was
located near latitude 11.4 north...longitude 37.2 west or about 1640
miles...2645 km...east of the lesser antilles.

Bill is moving toward the west near 13 mph...20 km/hr. A gradual
turn toward the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is
expected during the next 24 to 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph...75
km/hr...with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast...and
bill is expected to become a hurricane during the next few days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km
from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb...29.59 inches.
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