09/01/2016 - Tropical Storm Hermine

Dan Robinson

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Starting a master thread for this storm. Models seem to agree on a mostly inland track after landfall instead of a re-emergence over water, which will introduce some potential for low-topped supercell tornadoes. The NAM and GFS both show a dry slot working in on the southeastern quadrant of the storm.

Of interest is that this is the first storm (that I can remember) of TS or greater intensity that we'll have a 4KM WRF forecast. It's interesting that this model is showing some cellular convection in the outer bands in South Carolina on Friday. If I were able, I would make this a two-day inland TC tornado chase, starting in Georgia and moving into NC/VA on Saturday. I doubt the storm's center will be of much chaseworthy interest after landfall.
 

Ryan Toemmes

Dan,

I'm on this one here in South Florida...

Myself and two other Sky Warn drivers are currently in Fort Myers FLA

We will be riding north bound up I - 75 in the morning looking in between the feeder bands visually and radar...

Tornados usually drop out of the feeder bands on the east northeast side of the storm bands...

Already getting hit pretty good here with strong feeder bands and 30 - 40 MPH wind gusts...


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Ryan Toemmes

As of 10:00 AM EST

We are now in Tampa FLA on I - 75


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Easterly Storm Feeder bands now heading towards land off the Gulf of Mexico... Cat 1 storm by tonight...


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Waterspout - Tampa - north of Skyway Bridge


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Feeder bands now impacting Tampa - St Petersburg / Clearwater Beach area...


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Destination currently for us - The Perry and Live Oak Florida area by 3:00 PM EST


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Arriving into the city of Alachua...

The storm eye center of circulation now coming into Doppler Radar loop range...


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Live Oak Florida - 3:45 PM EST

Off I - 10 and 75


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Feeder Band rolling in south of I - 10


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Rolling in....


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Hard rain and Severe Lightning...


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Storm tracking almost due North...

Rain bands heavy coming into Perry FL...


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Heavy flooding heading towards Perry Beach...


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HWY / County Road 30 / 98

West Perry...


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Heading towards Wakulla Florida off HWY 98 / CR 267

Heavy solid rain now... High water - Storm Surge -

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Center of eye circulation tracking dead ahead at our location... 155 miles SSW

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Ryan Toemmes

Heading into Walluka off 98 onto CR 267...

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Water level coming up... Storm Surge Increasing...

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