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Monday, August 17, 2009

Warnings on Ana cancelled

UPDATE: AccuWeather is warning of the potential that Ana may have enought strength remaining that she could regenerate once the storm reaches the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Ana has been dead before and came back to life so it would not be a surprise if she did it again.

Bill Destined to Become Major Hurricane, Ana Still Alive
(AccuWeather)
Ana could regenerate any time over the next few days, but this is most likely to occur if the storm reaches the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later this week.
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For all practical purposes, tropical depression Ana has dissipated. The national Hurricane Center has declared that it has stopped all warnings regarding Ana. The remnants of this storm were last projected to travel along the northern coast of Cuba and then turn north along the Gulf Coast of Florida. I expect that there will still be heavy thunderstorms along this path. Local flooding may still be possible.

Governments cancel all Ana tropical storm watches (Associated Press)

MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center in Miami says all tropical storm watches have been discontinued for Ana as the storm dissipates while it moves through the Caribbean.

Several governments of Caribbean nations had issued watches as the storm approached.

As of 5 p.m., the Hurricane Center said Ana had degenerated into a trough of low pressure. However, its remnants could still produce heavy rainfall as they approach the Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and poverty-stricken Haiti, which was devastated by multiple storms last year.

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