Tropical Storm Alberto on June 12 at 1445Z (NOAA)
The first tropical storm of the season will likely become a hurricane aimed at Florida's Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning from Longboat Key near Sarasota to the Ochlockonee River south of Tallahassee. That means that Tropical Storm Alberto is expected to produce hurricane conditions within that area by Tuesday morning.
Alberto was initially forecast to grow no stronger than a tropical storm, but it is now picking up speed.
Aircraft owners are reminded to secure their aircraft, preferably by flying them to safer locations. Your insurance may help pay for that, particularly if you bought your policy through the AOPA Insurance Agency. Get more information on protecting your aircraft from a hurricane.
June 12, 2006