Ana becomes first 2015 Atlantic tropical storm, weakens coming ashore

via NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


The GPM satellite flew over when ANA was making the change from subtropical storm to tropical storm. Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

On May 9, 2015 at 1626 UTC ( 12:26 PM EDT) the GPM satellite flew over when ANA was making the change from subtropical storm to tropical storm. Convective storms near the inner-core region were warming the center of the storm with heat generated by condensation. GPM’s Microwave Imager (GMI) measured rain falling at at rate of over 58.7 (2.31 inches) per hour in these convective storms near ANA’s center. The lighter swath to the west of ANA’s center shows the area viewed by GPM’s Ku/Ka-band Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR).

On Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) Tropical storm ANA dropped heavy rainfall as it came ashore near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The GPM satellite had a good look at dissipating tropical depression ANA on May 11, 2015 at 0116 UTC (May 10, 2015 9:16 PM EDT). GPM’s Microwave Imager (GMI) found that ANA’s rainfall intensity had greatly decreased as the dissipating tropical cyclone was moving over North Carolina toward the northeast.


33 thoughts on “Ana becomes first 2015 Atlantic tropical storm, weakens coming ashore

  1. Not at all unprecedented for this time of year. Seems like every 7-8 years we get a named storm before June 1. Haven’t had one in a while.

  2. More USA centric WUWT propaganda. No mention of the multiple category 5 hurricanes that devastated the pacific region earlier in the year.

      • No point, after the Samoyed mutt is infected with superlative-itis.
        “The active season resulted in numerous records and highlights. First, Hurricane Amanda, the strongest May hurricane and earliest Category 4 on record. A month later, Hurricane Cristina, the earliest second major hurricane. In August, Hurricane Iselle became the strongest tropical cyclone on record to strike the Big Island of Hawaii while Hurricane Marie was the first Category 5 Pacific hurricane since 2010, The following month, Hurricane Odile became most destructive tropical cyclone of the season and the most intense and destructive tropical cyclone to make landfall over the Baja California peninsula.”
        The only record not broken was the “most storms born on Monday,bigger on Tuesday, worse on Wednesday… dead on Saturday, making landfall between 25 and 26 degrees North between 11:00 am and some other time.

      • Joe’s forecasts are usually pretty good, which is why I don’t expect a super ElNino. Expect a moderate ElNino.

      • He has so much to learn, I think he should change his moniker to Siberian Husky In Training.

    • What hurricanes in the Pacific region? I live here and there’s not been too many striking Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa etc! And, I am just going to assume you know, the name given to the “Pacific” was for a reason. It is to do with the LACK of storms.

      • I believe NOUL made it to supertyphoon status last week. But since that’s called a typhoon, not a hurricane, maybe the husky was talking about something else?

      • Did it strike land and caused damage? If it had, I am sure it would have been reported. No reports of cat 5 “hurricabes” hitting land in recent weeks as far as I can recall. I can tell you that if one had struck the ABC here in Aus would be all over it like a nasty rash.

  3. So lets get this!
    Ana, THE Anthropocene Planet Crusher Human KIller Storm Of The Anthropocence Eon turns out to be just a run-of-the-mill tropical depression though a few days early!
    Sounds from the office of UN climate chief Christiana Figueres indicates “Smashing Pumpkins” meaning furniture, walls and floor are in a state of destruction following the disastrous IPCC identification of tropical depression Ana as the Anthropocene Planet Crusher Human KIller Storm Of The Anthropocence Eon which it is clearly not.
    Ha ha ha Ja ja ja ja

  4. Joe Bastardi and his forecasters have been calling this for going on 2 weeks now. Yawn.
    No big deal. Just a TC. Not even that really as it became sub-top so soon after landfall.
    But of course it’s all because we now have 4 parts per 10,000 of CO2, rather than 3 ppt of CO2.

    • I think has been calling this for almost two months. They also called the increased tornado activity starting in mid-April. I’ve often wondered why people pay private weather companies when the NWS gives it away for free, but now I know.

  5. How ’bout Alice in 1954-1955? Was that the earliest in the season? Or the latest? Climate Disruption, either way.

  6. You mean you’re not all going to get washed away by storm surges and super high tides and many and various bad things caused by the wonder gas CO2 making this the biggest and badest storm to hit the USA.
    Ho Hum
    James Bull

  7. I think that storms should not be named unless they are still in the required wind speed when they come ashore. A bad rain in the middle of the ocean is a yawner.

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