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Arthur & Garden Planting

By: Skyepony, 04:00 GMT le 31 mai 2008

90L

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31/1645 UTC 18.3N 88.3W OVERLAND ARTHUR
31/1145 UTC 17.7N 88.4W OVERLAND 90L
31/0845 UTC 17.8N 87.4W T1.5/1.5 90L
31/0545 UTC 17.5N 87.8W T1.5/1.5 90L
30/2345 UTC 16.8N 87.8W TOO WEAK

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FL Gardeners~ this weekend through a few days past the new moon is a great time to put seeds in the ground. Here's some ideas for what's best in each region this time of year. Just about anything can be grown out of it's perfect season. These are the ones that should grow with the least care & trouble if planted now.

North FL~ Lima beans, eggplant, okra, peas, sweet potatos

Central FL~ okra, peas, sweet potatos

South FL~ sweet potatos

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Chance of mostly inland shows this weekend.
Monday looks dryer.








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Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


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Updated: 20:53 GMT le 02 juin 2008

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Weather News & Garden

By: Skyepony, 02:06 GMT le 25 mai 2008




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Three people died recently in a seven-day span on commercial whitewater rafting trips - a tragic statistic that some officials attribute to heavy rain and high water levels

The registration period for those impacted by the severe storms and flooding beginning in mid-March has been extended 30 days through June 26, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). This deadline is only for the flood disaster originally declared March 19 for the period March 17-May 9.


NASA satellites shed new light on link between clouds, pollution and rainfall
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Officials in China rush to evacuate 80,000


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Midwest Storm assesment: 8 Dead

Vietnam: 10 million people struggling with floods

Floods and storms batter southern Britain
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I wanted to visit the garden again before we get too deep in 'cane season. Left a few pics~ corn update & a view from the top of the tomato tower. I did another bucket of the same size, same plants but pruned instead of let it grow on. The tower has defenatly yielded more. There's 2 types of tomatos...

Determinate~ they grow, make flowers, fruit & die.

Indeterminate~ they grow, make flowers, fruit, the leaves mostly die, fruit ripens..then repeat & repeat til frost or something kills them. I've had some over 20' long. These are the type that tomato towers are made of. Check the tag or seed pack when buying.


~growing by the moon cycles~
Root & leaf rates increase & decrease with the phases of the moon. Leaf growth inceases from new moon, peaking at full & bottoming out again at the next new moon. Root growth cycles up & down twice a month, peaking at the 1st & last quarter, while lowest at both the new & full moon.

This makes the best day to plant 2 days before the new moon. Anywhere close to then is also better than sewing seed by the light of a full moon. When seeds are sewn in flats, 2 days before the new moon & need to be moved at a young age to avoid disrupting roots, the moving day is the following full moon.

FL gardeners~ check back each month a few days before the new moon, I'll try to have up what is best for planting for the north, central & south end of the state.

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Local Forecast Graphics.

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Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
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Save s tourist..spread the word...Rip Currents are bad!

Beautiful weather on tap through Thursday, then warmer..


...ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS INTO MID WEEK...
...RAIN CHANCES REMAIN MINIMAL THROUGH SATURDAY...

PENDERGRAST









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Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


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La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








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Updated: 16:31 GMT le 28 mai 2008

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Florida Fires Burn On

By: Skyepony, 21:26 GMT le 11 mai 2008

Current Situation..

US192 x[US-441] [ST CLOUD] VISIBILITY IS GOOD

I4 WB x[MM111.0] [DELTONA]

Brevard Complex (Florida Division of Forestry): 12,505 acres at 85 percent contained. This compex is burning in Brevard County and consists of six fires. Smoldering fire activity was reported.
Information: Call 850-488-6111.

Mustang Corner (Everglades National Park): 39,465 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is 15 miles southwest of Kendall. Smoldering fire activity was reported.
Information: Call 404-354-5878 or visit Inciweb.

Mud Swamp New River (National Forests in Florida): 2,073 acres at 80 percent contained. This fire is burning five miles northeast of Sumatra. Torching and spot fires were reported.

Myakka Cut (Florida Division of Forestry): 23,000 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is five miles east of Clewiston. Some precipitation fell on the fire again.
Information: Call 850-488-6111.

Check for current central Florida road closures & fires here

Check for current roads closures & fires for the entire state of Fl here.

~link to the current Orlando Fire Complex & Brevard County Media Releases.

All the active fires in Florida~ wild or precribed, burning presently.
Florida Division of Forestry's Fire Management ~ interactive map~ click on ~ FMIS Mapping System.

Link for big active wildfire updates

Okaloosa County Emergency Management's updates

Volusia/Flagler Gov't fire info page

USFWS & Brevard County Emergency Management

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NHC Tropical Disscusion

Local text Products
Local Forecast Graphics.

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Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
click maps to go interactive





WEst winds should calm overnight.

Thurs~ Hot & Chance of sea breeze shower.

Friday~ impulse of energy may make for some soaking seabreeze showers. Rain Dance day...

Weekend~ models hint at a weak low developing over the Bahamas & heading to south FL.









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Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








most recent ENSO models run
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Visitor Map
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Updated: 04:12 GMT le 22 mai 2008

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World Weather News

By: Skyepony, 13:54 GMT le 05 mai 2008

Skating on thin ice in the Arctic

Myanmar to get more aid & rain

GORNO-ALTAISK, May 10 (Itar-Tass) -- Forest fires are raging in the Republic of Tyva because of dry, hot and windy weather.

Clemmons NC cleans up from tornado

Australia's drought~ THOUSANDS of red gums on the brink of death have been saved — temporarily at least — after 17 billion litres of water were released from dams to boost Victoria's ailing Murray wetlands.

Western Montana, melt flood may be on the way

New Breed Of Supercomputers To Improve Assessment Of Global Climate Change
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The disaster was bad enough...this is unbelievable..

UN halts aid to Myanmar after junta seizes supplies

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A U.N. official says the World Food Program is suspending cyclone aid to Myanmar because its government seized supplies flown into the country.

He says the WFP has no choice but to suspend the shipments until the matter is resolved.

WFP spokesman Paul Risley said Friday that all "the food aid and equipment that we managed to get in has been confiscated." The shipment included 38 tons of high-energy biscuits.

Risley said it is not clear why the material was seized



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Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of a perfect storm (i'm picking out Dr Master quotes here, which are also all over the weather wire:)

It was the first time such an intense storm hit the delta, said Jeff Masters, co-founder and director of meteorology at the San Francisco-based Weather Underground. He called it "one of those once-in-every-500-years kind of things."

"The easterly component of the path is unusual," Masters said. "It tracked right over the most vulnerable part of the country, where most of the people live."

Masters, at Weather Underground, said Wednesday that in the case of Nargis, the meteorological data in the Indian Ocean region "is too short and too poor in quality to make judgments about whether tropical cyclones have been affected by global warming."


Burma: grim fight for survival


Cyclone Hits South Brazilian State, Leaving 1,600 Homeless
An extra-tropical cyclone striking the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina has left more than 1,600 people homeless, the local civil defense department said Tuesday.

In the neighboring Rio Grande do Sul state, three people were reported to have been killed by the cyclone and some 25,000 have been forced to temporarily leave their homes

OK, MS Pounded By Severe Storms

Corn rises for fear of flood.. (as MichaelSTL & I predicted 2 weeks ago..lol)


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NHC Tropical Disscusion

Local text Products
Local Forecast Graphics.

Click to make larger


Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
click maps to go interactive









Fri~slight chance of rain, best chance between east coast sea breeze & Lake O bountry collision. Watch for smoke. May break records in Daytona & Vero..
.CLIMATE...RECORD HIGHS FOR FRI MAY 09:

DAYTONA BEACH 94 1978
ORLANDO 95 1971
MELBOURNE 94 1977
VERO BEACH 93 1977

sat-sun~ some moisture returns with well above average temps.








click maps to make bigger & animate

Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~







~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








most recent ENSO models run
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Updated: 02:03 GMT le 11 mai 2008

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