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Overview of Tropical Storm Elsa

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For the Tallahassee forecast area Elsa primarily affected portions of the southeast Florida Big Bend and portions of southern Georgia before racing up the eastern seaboard. Elsa was a rare type of storm for late June/early July in several  aspects. One was its highly anomalous forward speed across the eastern/central Caribbean, and another was how far east it formed. Tropical systems don't typically form east of the Lesser Antilles in June. Elsa brought a variety of impacts to the local area with the most impactful being storm surge and flooding rains across the Steinhatchee/Suwanee River Basins. 

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Radar imagery showing Elsa as it moved up the west coast of Florida and into the Tallahassee NWS Forecast area. Elsa made landfall in Taylor county Florida close to the city of Steinhathcee, FL. Animation credit: Tomer Burg (@burgwx on Twitter)  Satellite imagery of Elsa on the morning of July 7th around 530am. Despite losing much of it's organization hours earlier additional convection developed a few hours prior to landfall. (NOAA GOES Satellite Imagery)
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