Subtropical Storm Andrea (2007)Formed May 9, 2007
Dissipated May 11, 2007
winds 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure 1001 mbar (hPa; 29.57 inHg)
Fatalities 6 indirect
affected Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Bahamas
Part of the
2007 Atlantic hurricane season
Subtropical Storm Andrea was the first named storm and first subtropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. It developed out of a previously non-tropical low on May 9 about 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida, three weeks before the start of the season. After encountering dry air and increased vertical wind shear, Andrea weakened to a subtropical depression on May 10 while remaining nearly stationary, and early on May 11 the National Hurricane Center discontinued advisories. The storm produced rough surf along the coastline from Florida to North Carolina, causing beach erosion and some damage. Six people drowned as a result of the storm.
Andrea was the first pre-season storm to develop since Tropical Storm Ana in April 2003. Additionally, the storm was the first Atlantic named storm in May since Tropical Storm Arlene in 1981.