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Subtropical Storm Andrea, Season's 1st Named Storm, Forms Southwest of Bermuda
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday said that the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Season had formed hundreds of miles southwest of Bermuda. It was given the name Andrea and classified a subtropical storm by the NHC.
"Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has developed a well-defined center with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph," the NHC said in an advisory.
AccuWeather meteorologists have been monitoring the low-pressure system, which has largely existed as an area of showers and thunderstorms, since last week. On Monday, it moved to the north of the Bahamas as it gathered strength, prompting the NHC to send the aircraft to examine the storm.
AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski emphasized that, while the storm is strong enough to be given a name, it is not an impressive weather system.
"This is going to be a very short-lived storm," Kottlowski said. "It probably will not survive past Tuesday night and will definitely be moving away from Bermuda by then," Kottlowski said cool water temperatures will be the storm's downfall. He said water temperatures in the Atlantic where Andrea is moving above are about 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26C). As the storm moves northwest, the water it encounters will only become cooler.
According to the NHC's forecast cone, Andrea is expected to weaken to a depression by early Wednesday morning before it even reaches Bermuda. "The impacts [to Bermuda] will be gusty winds, brief heavy rainfall, and rough surf," Kottlowski said. Anyone captaining an ocean vessel in the area should take extra caution, but Kottlowksi said this storm would not be a major event for Bermuda. "They have worse winter storms than this will be," he added.
Kottlowksi also advised not to read too much into what this means for the rest of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season. "Early-season development like this does not portend what the rest of the hurricane season will bring, especially since this is a weak storm," he said.
But it does take a name off the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season list, meaning the next tropical storm that develops in the Atlantic will be called Barry.
By Renee Duff, AccuWeather Meteorologist
RE: Is there a way to see tornado warning and watches?
yea i was forced to change my name because it was a "mimic" to the real weather center even tho they are called WeatherChannel.
Is there a way to see tornado warning and watches?
when I looked at the watches and warnings I saw that it doesn't have tornado watches or Warnings
Central US to be target of large storm with flooding rain, severe weather late this week.
A large storm will affect the flood-weary central United States and produce heavy rain and thunderstorms with localized severe weather.
While a storm of this magnitude is fairly typical of the spring, it will cause a new round of problems for residents and travelers in the region.
Rain on the saturated ground to stir more flooding problems
Enough rain may fall with the storm from the central Plains to part of the Midwest to aggravate the flooding situation.
A large swath of 1-3 inches of rain is likely to fall from eastern Nebraska and Kansas to northern Ohio and southern Michigan with the storm from Friday to Saturday. Locally higher amounts to 4 inches are likely. "The bulk of the rain will fall south of the area where deep snow remains on the ground over the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.
However, in these northern areas, flooding is unavoidable even with a gradual thaw and absence of heavy rain over the next several weeks.
Major flooding has begun along the Minnesota, Big Sioux, and northern Mississippi rivers this week and is expected to continue into April. In addition, major flooding is forecast along the Red River of the North from April to May. While this type of storm would not typically do more than cause urban-style flooding problems, given its large size and location over saturated ground, it will likely agitate the river flooding at least in a small way.
Widespread river flooding has already been set into motion by prior storms, including the bomb cyclone from the middle of March and deep snow cover from the winter. Because of the storm late this week, water levels are likely to fluctuate in the short term along small streams and several days to a week or more later downstream on the larger rivers.
While these fluctuations may be relatively minor and on the order of several feet along the major rivers, they are likely to prolong the overall flooding disaster that continues to unfold.
Additional typical spring storms that trek through the region are likely to do the same.
Snow to fall on storm's cold side
Like many spring storms, this one will have its wintry side.
A general snowfall of a few inches is forecast. However, local amounts close to a foot will be possible over the various ranges and foothills. Thunderstorms to erupt may become severe in storm's warm sector
Whenever large storms sweep from the Rockies to the Midwest, like the upcoming storm late this week, there is the potential for severe weather.
While there may not always be a major severe weather outbreak with every such storm, there are risks to lives and property, even on a small scale.
By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
Snow, ice to unleash treacherous travel over north-central US through Thursday
Snow, ice and gusty winds will create areas of treacherous travel across the north-central United States into late week.
The winter weather will move through in two waves, with the first set to create slippery travel along Interstate 80 between the I-35 and I-75 corridor.
Travel along a swath from Wichita, Kansas; to Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chicago; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Detroit can be dicey into Tuesday night, with untreated roads likely to be slippery.
There is the potential for enough ice to accumulate, including around Chicago, for tree damage and power outages to occur.
“The Wednesday morning commute [in Chicago] is likely to be icy, even as the precipitation moves quickly away,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.
Commuters around the Detroit metro area can also be faced with icy conditions on Wednesday morning.
Snow will fall along the northern periphery of the ice, with a few inches expected around Minneapolis into Tuesday night.
Ice will spread into part of the Northeast at midweek as the next wave of wintry conditions takes shape over the central U.S.
A more expansive swath of snow will accompany this next round from Wednesday through Thursday.
“Where the heaviest snow falls across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, several inches to a foot of snow are forecast,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts.
There can be an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 16 inches.
The steadiest snow can set up from parts of Nebraska and the eastern Dakotas through Minnesota and into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This corridor includes stretches of interstates 29, 35, 80, 90 and 94.
“Along with increasingly heavy snowfall, winds will contribute to deteriorating travel conditions as blowing and drifting snow obscures roadways and limits visibility,” Eherts said.
Even in the absence of snow, gusty winds across the nation’s midsection can lead to travel difficulties on the roadways, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Freezing rain and sleet will occur on the southern edge of the snow, making travel particularly hazardous, according to Eherts.
The zone of icy mix will set up slightly farther north when compared to Tuesday and Tuesday night.
The worst of the ice and slick travel is expected to set up to the north of Chicago and Detroit, but once again target Kansas City, Omaha and Des Moines.
Residents in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Traverse City, Michigan; can wake up to a slippery coating of ice on Thursday morning.
Download the free AccuWeather app to see exactly when snow and/or ice will arrive in your area.
Travel should be avoided during the worst of the icy conditions, Eherts warned.
“If you must head out, extra time should be allowed in case of hazardous road conditions,” she added.
Flooding rainfall and locally strong thunderstorms will threaten areas to the south of the snow and ice during Wednesday and Thursday.
A frigid and blustery end to the week is in store across the North Central states as the storm departs.
While temperatures will not dip quite as low as they did during the polar invasion last week, precautions will once again need to be taken by anyone venturing outdoors to lessen the risk of frostbite or hypothermia.
Highs will be held below zero degrees Fahrenheit in the northern Plains and in the single digits and teens across the upper Mississippi Valley, with even lower AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures.
By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist