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The storm will continue to drench northern Florida with heavy rain.
(Photo: Tony Giberson, Gannett)
Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
It will bring heavy rain as it moves north up the East Coast
Several tornadoes associated with Andrea have been reported in Florida
The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season made landfall late Thursday afternoon along the Big Bend of Florida about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee, the National Hurricane Center reported. It continued to bring drenching rain to much of the state, along with the threat of tornadoes.
As of 5:45 p.m. ET, Tropical Storm Andrea had winds of 65 mph and was moving to the northeast at 17 mph.
The storm should weaken after landfall, the hurricane center reported.
What remains of Andrea will continue to move north up the East Coast Friday and Saturday. Locally heavy rain, brief gusty winds and a flooding risk are all possible from the Southeast coast to New England, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
The National Weather Service has issued flood watches all the way from Georgia to Maine.
Disruptive downpours could occur Friday around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Hartford, Providence, and Portland, Maine.
Indications are that most locations in this swath will be in for a 2- to 4-inch rainfall, but locally heavier amounts are possible, Sosnowski reports.
Andrea is not forecast to strengthen into a hurricane.
The storm spawned at least seven tornadoes Thursday in Florida, says severe storm expert Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel. A tornado watch remained in effect for much of Florida late Thursday.
The city of Zephyrhills, Fla., about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, may have been basking in the winning $590 million Powerball ticket purchased at one of its stores, but it was drenched Thursday afternoon by off-and-on rain squalls from Andrea. Still nobody was too worried. “In Florida, it’s very common to have tropical storm warnings and watches,” said City Manager Jim Drumm.
“We’ll probably see some low-level flooding, and we’ll probably get some high winds,” Drumm said. “But we’re probably the furthest inland city in Pasco County. We won’t see the difficulty that the coastal surge can make.”
LOCAL COVERAGE: WTSP-TV, Tampa
Tropical storm warnings remained in effect for a large section of Florida’s west coast and for the East Coast from Flagler Beach, Fla., all the way to Cape Charles Light in Virginia.
Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to move up the East Coast of the U.S. over the next couple of days.(Photo: Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY)
The system has already produced drenching rain in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and in western Cuba, according to the hurricane center. Influences from Andrea have contributed to the 13.9 inches of rain that Bahia Honda, Cuba, has received since Monday, AccuWeather says.
Miami to Hatteras
memorial day weekend miami
The summer starts
lots of partys, lots of fun
Florida has the most beach of all North America. The Nice suger sand beaches of florida, are the berth for great water sports. The worlds top surfer, Kelly Slater, Yep from Florida. Power boating the beautiful south florida golf stream, fishing , wake boarding, water skiing. or a great Columbus day regatta. through the florida Keys are great days on the water.
Kiteboarding lessons nages head
It is now time for Miami
Kitesurfing REPLACES windsurfing in the 2016 Brazil Olympics
“The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition to be Kiteboarding. After a long discussion with a lot of enthusiasm and support for both sports, ISAF Council voted with a 19 to 17 majority that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men’s and women’s board events in Rio.”
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men’s and women’s board events and confirmed the equipment that will be used for the Women’s Skiff and Mixed Multihull Events.
The Mackay FX, referred to as the 49er FX, was selected yesterday as the two person women’s skiff and today the Nacra 17 joins the Olympic equipment family after being selected for the two person mixed multihull event.
The 49er FX received the majority of votes from the ISAF Council in the first round after the six evaluation trial entries were narrowed down to just three; the 29erXX, the RS900 and the 49er FX.
There was an equally animated debate on the final morning of the Council meeting at this year’s ISAF Mid-Year Meeting to decide the equipment to be selected for the mixed multihull event. After discussing the recommendations from the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment Committee and the Events Committee, Council voted between the Nacra 17 and the Viper with the Nacra 17 securing the majority.
The final discussion on the events and equipment for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition was about the men’s and women’s board events with Council voting in favour or kiteboarding.
In November 2011 an evaluation group was appointed to examine kiteboarding formats with the board events for Rio 2016 defined as ‘windsurfing and/or kiteboarding’. The Evaluation Group recommended that kiteboarding be included in the ISAF Event family including the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the ISAF Sailing World Championships but Council went one step further and selected kiteboarding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition as well.
The ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee will consider and make further recommendations to Council on the implementation of the inclusion of kiteboarding at their meeting in November 2012 at the ISAF Annual Conference.
ISAF President Göran Petersson said, “These announcements mark a new era for sailing and we welcome the new classes into the ISAF family. The equipment selections have fulfilled the criteria set out by the Evaluation Panel and we look forward to seeing the boats not only at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but the ISAF Sailing World Cup and ISAF Sailing World Championships.
“Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition to the sailing programme for the 2016 Olympic Games.”
The events to be contested at the 2016 Olympic Games are confirmed as:
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s One Person Dinghy (heavy) – Finn
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s skiff – 49er FX
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
These ten events will be featured in the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup which kicks off in Melbourne in December and will come together in Santander, Spain in 2014 for the ISAF Sailing World Championships.
ISAF Council also approved applications from Kosovo (Group C) and Vietnam (Group K) for full member status. new year 2013 has us closer to the brazil Olympics from miami kite board susting.
Kite board boards
this is a great time I will start with a bunch of photos.
For 2013 there will be a lot of kite board surfing videos as we will have the go pro hero 3 for super great photos.
Miami beach Florida kiteboarding kitesurfing
This is a quick look at Miami South Beach Kiteboarding.
the new year 2013 will have new gear for 2013. Kite board surfing miami is on the beast of kitesurfing gear for you