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By: Skyepony , 14:06 GMT le 01 juillet 2011

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03L CINDY



02L BRET






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04E DORA



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08W MA-ON




Indian Ocean

Southern Hemisphere



A site to check out storms.
A place to check for invests
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Garden~

When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina, Alabama.

July gardeners in Florida are busy harvesting, collecting seeds, weeding, deadheading flowers, pulling the dead or done & preparing for a big planting next month.

North FL southern peas (cow, black eyed), okra, eggplant, peppers & watermelon.

In Central FL okra, southern peas.

South FL southern peas.

From the moon calender of the Farmer's Almanac

July 2011
19th-20th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.
21st-23rd A Barren Period.
24th-25th Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well. Good Days For Transplanting.
26th-27th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground.
28th-29th Most Fruitful Days For Planting Root Crops. Excellent For Sowing Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Days For Transplanting.
30th-31st A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.
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81. Skyepony
00:39 GMT le 17 juillet 2011
98L is pretty close to this buoy..31kt gust,

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80. Skyepony
21:57 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Aqua~ I've had those same reserves, after that last invest that slipped just north of me & brought me no rain. Rainy pattern is back since so I'm trying to be hopeful. WRF seems to pick up my storm dehydrating location & promisies me a bit rest than the rest of FL..pours on you 5-6 inches.

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79. aquak9
19:19 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
oh great. I'm almost in a yellow circle. Now it's NEVER gonna rain.
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78. Skyepony
18:44 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Afternoon Everyone.. Got 98L lurking off shore. SHear is kinda high. Hoping for rain out of it. 94E is new. Half expect that to become a hurricane at some point. Floaters aren't up yet so I'll stop by in a bit & check on them again. Here's 98L..


As for WPAC Ma-on ate everything else in the basin..92E & Tokage are gone.


Barefoot~ Hope you get your rain soon..
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77. Barefootontherocks
16:37 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Hi Skye,
Just saw your photos over in LC's header. Neat. You must have great bunch of Space Shuttle memories tucked away.

Stuck under the big "H" here with no rain in sight for a long while.

Thanks for your comment in my blog.
:)
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76. Skyepony
06:49 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Beautiful launch..super bright, superb sound lasting ~4 mins...
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75. Skyepony
06:17 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Delta IV should launch at 2:41am..less than 1/2 hr. Live here.
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74. Skyepony
04:21 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:
that sounds like a strange Japanese manga.


It is..check out that link. She's pretty hot for a manga.


Now the sun has been up a few frames, it's obvious Tokage is no more.. ASCAT conferms~ The lowest orange arrows are around where Korea last had her.
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73. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
03:38 GMT le 16 juillet 2011
that sounds like a strange Japanese manga.
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72. Skyepony
22:58 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:
Tokage means lizard in japanese


Well that explains the lizard on the chest. All I could find was this undead character..

Description
Tokage, a soul cursed to forever wander the world, unable to rest nor to join the reincarnation cycle, is now looking for its release.

This time Tokage enters the body of a newly dead girl named Yuuka, a shrine maiden. This body requires continual recharging from a highly spiritual person, whom the dead person must have had an attachment to. This person is Shinobu, a younger boy, who also lives in that shrine.

Thus starts the adventures of Tokage and Shinobu in a world gone mad, amidst the chaos and carnage that gravitates to an unsent soul draw.



Sorry about the heat ya'll. Noticed ya'll been lit up with heat lately.

Bogon~ suns just coming up. Looks like there may be a circulation left. Ma-on is certainly eating all the convection.
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71. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
22:29 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Excessive Heat Warning here until Wednesday night. =(

Don't think my area had this type of advisory since 2005.
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70. whitewabit (Mod)
22:09 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
No rain in sight up here ... we have heat advisories till next Friday July 22...

mid 90's with heat indexes of 105+
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69. Bogon
22:01 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Tokage may be the blob that got sucked up by Ma-On today. It looks like Ma-On has put on a little weight.
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68. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
19:36 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
** WTPQ20 BABJ 151800 ***
SUBJECTIVE FORECAST
STY MA-ON 1106 (1106) INITIAL TIME 151800 UTC
00HR 20.6N 139.5E 940HPA 50M/S
30KTS 380KM
50KTS 120KM
P12HR W 20KM/H
P+24HR 21.7N 135.2E 915HPA 60M/S
P+48HR 24.1N 131.0E 915HPA 60M/S
P+72HR 28.5N 129.4E 935HPA 50M/S
P+96HR 31.5N 130.9E 945HPA 45M/S
P+120HR 34.4N 137.4E 970HPA 33M/S=

120 knots from China Meteorological Administration in the next 24 hours
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67. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
19:35 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #33
TYPHOON MA-ON (T1106)
3:00 AM JST July 16 2011
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SUBJECT: Category Four Typhoon In Sea South Of Japan

At 18:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Ma-On (950 hPa) located at 20.8N 139.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 85 knots with gusts of 120 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west at 9 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T5.0

Storm Force Winds
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100 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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350 NM from the center in northeast quadrant
300 NM from the center in southwest quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 22.1N 135.6E - 105 knots (CAT 5/Very Intense Typhoon)
48 HRS: 26.1N 133.1E - 100 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
72 HRS: 30.3N 132.7E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)

Japan Meteorological Agency thinks the cyclone could reach around 130 knots (1 min) sustained winds and become a super typhoon
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66. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
19:32 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Tokage means lizard in japanese
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65. Skyepony
19:30 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 8.1.3
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 15 JUL 2011 Time : 183000 UTC
Lat : 20:49:18 N Lon : 139:23:37 E


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
5.8 / 938.7mb/109.8kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
5.8 6.2 6.2

Estimated radius of max. wind based on IR :N/A km

Center Temp : -43.8C Cloud Region Temp : -76.5C

Scene Type : EYE

Positioning Method : SPIRAL ANALYSIS

Ocean Basin : WEST PACIFIC
Dvorak CI > MSLP Conversion Used : PACIFIC

Tno/CI Rules : Constraint Limits : NO LIMIT
Weakening Flag : OFF
Rapid Dissipation Flag : OFF

C/K/Z MSLP Estimate Inputs :
- Average 34 knot radii : 165km
- Environmental MSLP : 1002mb

Satellite Viewing Angle : 25.2 degrees



Hades~ Can I ask what Tokage means?
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64. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
05:39 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #1
TROPICAL STORM TOKAGE (T1107)
12:00 PM JST July 15 2011
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SUBJECT: Category One Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 3:00 AM UTC, Tropical Storm Tokage (1002 hPa) located at 14.1N 132.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east southeast slowly

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5

Gale Force Winds
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130 NM from the center in south quadrant
70 NM from the center in north quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 14.5N 133.5E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
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63. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
02:39 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #27
TYPHOON MA-ON (T1106)
9:00 AM JST July 15 2011
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SUBJECT: Category Four Typhoon In Sea Near Ogasawara Shoto

At 0:00 AM UTC, Typhoon Ma-On (950 hPa) located at 20.4N 143.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 85 knots with gusts of 120 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west at 11 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T5.0

Storm Force Winds
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100 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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350 NM from the center in northeast quadrant
250 NM from the center in southwest quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 21.3N 137.5E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
48 HRS: 22.7N 133.9E - 100 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
72 HRS: 25.1N 131.7E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)

Additional Information
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Typhoon will move at the same speed for the next 72 hours

Typhoon will move west for the next 24 hours then move west northwest

Typhoon will keep present intensity for the next 24 hours

Final initial Dvorak number will be T6.5 after 24 hours
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62. juslivn
01:59 GMT le 15 juillet 2011
Hi skye, just trying to breeze through whilst I have my hands on this air card. We have power but not internet yet. Corn is doing fine! It has for the most part straightened up as have the tomatoes and pepper plants. No real breaks in mine on the main shafts (sounds like a boat) and we have fruit! Things really exploded this week. Some of the corn on the edges of the fields is still leaning, but not as bad as that dreadful morning (Monday). Anyhooo, thanks for checking in and commenting on the picture. I couldn't do justice in pics to what mother nature unleashed in such a wide spread area.
Will be by when on full internet (this card is really slow)
Stay well!
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61. Skyepony
23:32 GMT le 14 juillet 2011
LowerCal~ There's a lot of lightning. It looks like it's going to miss me though. Dewpoint is miserable.. Thanks for keeping us updated on the launch.

Hades~ The environment it's embed in is kinda low..1004mb. So big though..I'm thinking 915-920mb. If it really pulls it together it could go so much lower.

You can about see the eyewall replacements in the steps of the intensity chart.
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60. LowerCal
22:40 GMT le 14 juillet 2011
The Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral AFS is rescheduled to Saturday, July 16 at 2:41-3:00am EDT.
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59. LowerCal
22:05 GMT le 14 juillet 2011
Tonight's Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral has been scrubbed due to weather.
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58. LowerCal
18:57 GMT le 14 juillet 2011
Skye, I like your photos of the launch and tribute to the final Shuttle mission.

For the locals: A Delta IV rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral AFS tonight. The launch window is 2:45-3:04am EDT.
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57. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
20:02 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
that 910 hpa from Japan is still the lowest from any of the Asian's RSMC

Korea has 920 hPa and China has 930 hPa
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56. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
20:00 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #17
TYPHOON MA-ON (T1106)
3:00 AM JST July 14 2011
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SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sea Near The Marianas

At 18:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Ma-On (965 hPa) located at 19.9N 148.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 70 knots with gusts of 100 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west at 13 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T4.0

Storm Force Winds
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80 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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270 NM from the center in north quadrant
200 NM from the center in south quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 20.8N 143.7E - 85 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
48 HRS: 21.5N 139.2E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
72 HRS: 22.9N 135.6E - 100 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
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55. Skyepony
15:59 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
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54. Skyepony
15:58 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 8.1.3
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 13 JUL 2011 Time : 150000 UTC
Lat : 20:03:01 N Lon : 149:06:41 E


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
5.2 / 956.9mb/ 94.8kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
4.7 4.4 4.4

Center Temp : -71.2C Cloud Region Temp : -73.8C

Scene Type : UNIFORM CDO CLOUD REGION

Positioning Method : SPIRAL ANALYSIS

Ocean Basin : WEST PACIFIC
Dvorak CI > MSLP Conversion Used : PACIFIC

Tno/CI Rules : Constraint Limits : NO LIMIT
Weakening Flag : ON
Rapid Dissipation Flag : OFF

C/K/Z MSLP Estimate Inputs :
- Average 34 knot radii : 100km
- Environmental MSLP : 1004mb

Satellite Viewing Angle : 23.9 degrees
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53. Skyepony
13:20 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
97L is new in the BOC. CMC did good seeing this one. Should be on land before.

Hades~ Hadn't strengthened much the last 12hrs.

EnergyMoron~ That's them. Thanks..
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52. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
13:00 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #15
SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MA-ON (T1106)
21:00 PM JST July 13 2011
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SUBJECT: Category Two Typhoon In Sea Near Minami tori shima

At 12:00 PM UTC, Severe Tropical Storm Ma-On (970 hPa) located at 19.8N 149.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 60 knots with gusts of 85 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west at 10 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T3.5

Storm Force Winds
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60 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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270 NM from the center in north quadrant
200 NM from the center in south quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 20.8N 145.4E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon)
48 HRS: 21.9N 141.0E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)
72 HRS: 22.9N 136.9E - 100 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon)

915 hPa central pressure in 72 hours.
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51. EnergyMoron
02:48 GMT le 13 juillet 2011
aqua:

Description of ichiban eggplant (long skinny purple)

These are absolutely wonderful. Note in the description one blogger is already growing them in the front yard (mine are safely in back, between the now defunct tomatoes and carrots).

The flowers they produce are absolutely wonderful. While they do better in full sun they also can tolerate shade.

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wab- that's horrible temps. I mean, I live with'm so it seems more bearable than YOU having to live with them.

Ma-On got together real fast. Scary. I don't wanna see nothing like that happening for us this year. No way.
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Hades~ Looks like it wants to be huge. I'm almost surprised this early in the season Navy & JMA are already calling the storms different numbers.

{{Finn}}

Wabit~ so glad ya'll got missed by the worst. 98.5 was my high..
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #4
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 07
12:00 PM JST July 12 2011
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SUBJECT: Tropical Depression In Sea Near Minami tori shima

At 3:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (1004 hPa) located at 18.6N 155.8E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The depression is reported as moving west at 10 knots

Dvorak Intensity:

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 20.3N 151.5E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
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EnergyMoron - I signed :)
Hi to all and thanks Skye for your thoughts on this season!
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46. whitewabit (Mod)
93 degrees up here offically with heat index of 105 ... wouldn't want to be in northern Illinois, and Indiana where many are without power and no power no A/C ...

Had a reading of 97.2 degrees here at the house earlier to day ....
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #1
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 07
3:00 AM JST July 12 2011
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SUBJECT: Tropical Depression In Seas Near Minami tori shima

At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression (1004 hPa) located at 18.4N 156.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The depression is reported as moving west at 10 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 19.5N 151.0E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
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Hey everyone.. 90W is now 08W..huge size. Calvin & 94W is gone. May see an invest in the Caribbean later today/early tomorrow, may not. That's that bad seed wave that the models want to harass Central America with. Also shows a pulse coming through pushing energy back east as it passes. How much that backs this up is key here. If it's stronger than models anticipate (which they really didn't see it coming til yesterday) then there could be trouble in the Caribbean. Either way parts of Central America should be preparing for much rain.
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96L gone. 94W lost it's floater, 91W is new & so is 90C..first one in the CPAC. Calvin lost his floater..death by cold water.
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I've had a few e-mails on my thoughts so I'll just share with everyone. It's been a month or two, pretty much like I've been saying the last few months.

I'm feelin definitely a more active year & for the US. ACE % wise we are running neck & neck with EPAC well over the rest of the world for the year. ENSO will most likely got weak el nino conditions briefly at the end of season but with the quick switch & lag in the atmosphere we'll still be dealing with neutral in the air which ups the chances of US landfall, end of season maybe more fishstorms. Huge dust storms being kicked up over Arabs & Africa, creating waves of alotta SAL..This inhibits development til it's closer to land..in the final tally more homegrowns than Cape Verdes. This is also a repeating theme in common years like 1936 that records are being broken from & similar ENSO years.


Gator~ So sorry you didn't get to see it. Couldn't believe it might go first try til about an hour before. Had to head east. There would have been no seeing it here.

Little dry here too. Had .78" today:)

Aqua~ Thanks so much for suggesting to bring it here. I saw it at the time & got carried off by kids & life before I had a chance to dig up that guy's contact info.

The eggplant is a log skinny purple prolific one that followed me home from Kempher's Feed Store.

Yesterday I planted marigold, cowpeas, okra, watermelon, Dishrag gourds, Malabar Spinach, Broomgrass & currents.
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HI Skye - I hope you got a peek at the launch, nothing here:(

Nice rain this week, but we are still slightly dry. Hard to believe!!
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hi skye
it was me who suggested that be brought over here...your email link doesn't work. Chills my bones to know there are people like that. Good point about the victory garden- frightening what control BigAg has over us. I tell folks their food has been touched by 20-30 different people before they eat it, they look at me with fear. Don't know if it's cause they think I'm crazy, or if it actually scares them.

Goodness- what kind of eggplant are you growing?
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Good Morning everyone.. There was floaters for everything today, so I got those up.

EnergyMoron~ Thanks a bunch for bringing that here. I meant to find Kevin Rulkowski's contact info but got rapped up in fixing my front garden before the neighbors got inspired to complain..

Kevin Rulkowski's phone # 248.691.7450 & e-mail. I signed the petition. This is a free country, I shouldn't be forced to grow grass.

Thanks for the stats too. Lawns are a huge pollution factor in this country that is encouraged & held as some American Icon that big ag & energy has forced on us. We are so indebted over war.. yet a victory garden isn't suggested or even allowed in places?

And the eggplant...I've got one plant..had atleast 40 in the last 6 weeks. This week is our first break, but looks like next week another round of 20 will start coming in.


Local Chicken Owners~ Malabar Feed & Farm on Malabar Road (across from the hospital) is now carrying Organic Chicken food from Countryside Organics. It's a steal at $29.50 for a 50# bag..
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Argh... put this on an older one...

Somebody being prosecuted for a veggie garden in the front lawn?

This did appear on the Doc's blog and somebody suggested we put it on your blog.

A petition about this can be found here

Besides being good for your body, there are a myriad of reasons this is good for the environment to grow something other than grass in the front yard

1) Locally grown produce reduces transport cost and pollution

2) According to the EPA 5% of the air pollution in Texas is from... lawnmowers

3) About 1/4 of the total spillage from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is spilled filling lawnmowers each year according to the EPA

4) Most lawn fertilizers folks use (the urea based ones) are nasty and actually are products of coal or natural gas. Most of the chemicals we use on lawns are nasty (I use microlife... good stuff... i haven't totally eliminated my lawn, but it is less than 1/2 of the property)

On the other hand, we just got done at our house of a month on end of eggplant lasagna... does get old after a while (but it is sure good!)

Anyway, just hope that nobody goes after me for planting pumpkins and gourds as the fall crop in the wildflower area (avatar)!

Okra... hope it is a good year too. Got my first nice ones today...
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Aqua~ it is warm..I've got a heat index of 109º. It was worse earlier.

Planted marigold, MS cowpeas, okra, SF watermelon, SF dishrags, Malabar Spinach, Broomcorn & Currents.

The cantaloupe vines & their bugs didn't go to waste.

Hope it's a good okra year.
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good afternoonz- oh it's a sauna out there! Told Rain it was humider (juicier? saunish? steamful?) more than I could remember in many many years. 87º with 78% humidity, equals something like 106º heat index. But just SOAKING like rain.

Got about 30 okras in, a few melons, and a few peanuts. Too hot'n'heavy to move any dirt- thou art a brave one.
Sorry about your babylopes, it's sad.

Oh if this water will come together(right now, over me) I will be so happy.
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96L was taken down by the Navy yesterday but NOAA still has a floater up.

Bad seed wave is about to come off South America, into the Caribbean. Central America maybe in for a harassing..

Yeah, the last launch was sad. Mom says I should just be happy my husband will still have a job. I know some that haven't been so lucky. Had Aries/Constellation plan been stuck too this wouldn't be so bad. Technology wise we've come farther than our shuttles. We should have improved & replaced as we lost them. I'd like to see X-37 come back to NASA.

Grillin~ Looking forward to your pics..

Aqua~ I came across a very healthy looking cantalope vine with a baby set full of worms.. I pulled it. Moving alot of dirt today.

& they are windmills.. That house got wrecked in '04 from the storms. They redid all green. Windmills are getting better looking & cheaper.
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Great new pics! love the close-up of the whirligigs on the Green House. I know they are more than just whiligigs, but I'm not sure what to call'm. The sand art was touching, God Bless them.

Watched in the research office, live feed on the computer screen. I teared up, was sad, I bet many more tears were shed. So sad, to see this end.

Got about 48 okra to bed, about half a dozen or so melons. What the heck, I'll try. Okra sprouted in more like hours, not days. I think I got some spathy peanuts somewhere, I'll toss them into the ground, too.

Ashwagonda is about 4 feet tall, pretty berries, a real unique plant. No idea what to do with it. I'll take pics and shrug my shoulders, I guess.

Happy overcast weekend.
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Skye, we made it to Cocoa Beach this morning with time to spare. Hope you were able to get a good seat.

Awesome sight to see. Vet got some shots, not many and I haven't seen them yet. But we'll probably post some soon.
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Too cloudy here. I'm hitting A1A & heading North.
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YAY for you on the rain! I have not seen 1.75 inches in even a week, let alone a day. Not that this old brain can remember, anyways.

So you're letting your lope vines live, eh? thought I'd pull mine but maybe I'll give'm a reprieve. This IS Florida, y'know? Everything gets off easy these these days. Besides if they get buggy, I can try out the BT spray.

Lowercal- thanks for the times'n'dates. Gotta co-worker down there, heh heh heh....I told her not to go. But hey, what do I know?
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Elevation: 29 ft
Température: 71.1 ° F
Point de rosée: 70.7 ° F
Humidité: 99%
Vent: 2.0 mph from the SE
Rafale de vent: -
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Mills River, NC
Elevation: 2540 ft
Température: 61.5 ° F
Point de rosée: 57.3 ° F
Humidité: 86%
Vent: Calme
Rafale de vent: 0.0 mph
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Etowah, NC
Elevation: 2376 ft
Température: 63.0 ° F
Point de rosée: 60.0 ° F
Humidité: 90%
Vent: Calme
Rafale de vent: 1.0 mph
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