Tropical Update/Best Job In the World/Hurricane Humor
A cold front is moving across the Southeastern United States producing showers along and within 300 nm east of the boundary.
Meanwhile, a surface trough extending from the Caribbean over the SW Atlantic Ocean continues to produce scattered showers and possible thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands. Due to this moisture surge, there was a flash flood risk for the island last night and this risk continues today but should diminish over the next 48 hrs as the trough shifts northwest and weaken under a building ridge.
Isolated showers are found along Central America and Northeast South America but no organize clusters to speak of.
Overall, vertical shear of the Caribbean and Gulf remains lower than normal for this time of year and instability across the region is near normal.
The tropical Atlantic remains hostile for any tropical development with strong westerly winds aloft superimposing dry stable air in the mid-low levels due to a later of Saharan Dust. While vertical wind shear is near the climatological norm, the tropical Atlantic remains more stable than normal for this time of year.
This morning’s satellite imagery continues to support a wave-like feature along the African coast near 8W south of 10N moving west near 10 knots. Satellite imagery revealed some rotation along the axis with clusters of deep convection to its north and south. There is a great amount of vorticity being generated along this feature and there are twin convergence areas north and south of the axis which is critical feature of tropical waves over the continent. This wave is expected to exit the coast through out the day and I’m waiting to see if this feature will be classified by the Tropical Prediction Center. However, I am not expecting tropical cyclone development from this feature.
Best Job in the World
BRISBANE, Australia, May 6 (UPI) -- Australian tourism authorities said a British man has been chosen for "the best job in the world," a caretaker position on a Great Barrier Reef island.
Tourism Queensland said Ben Southall, 34, of Hampshire, England, was chosen from a pool of 34,000 applicants from around the world for the six-month, $106,000 position as caretaker of Hamilton Island, The Times of London reported Wednesday.
Southall's duties will include updating a weekly blog as well as video and photo diaries with details of the fishing hiking, sailing, snorkeling and exploring he performs while on the island, Tourism Queensland said.
Tourism officials call the caretaker position "the best job in the world."
The new hire, who said he has never before visited Australia, is being lodged in a three-bedroom villa on the island.
"It's amazing," Southall said. "You think of a three- or four bedroom-house in England and it has nice red bricks and is quite small but this house is a dream, it's enormous and looks out over the Coral Sea and at least four or five people can stay at any one time."
Top Ten Reasons Why Hurricanes are like the Christmas Season
10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows).
9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (camping gear, flashlights).
8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores.
7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for "specials".
6. Family coming to stay with you.
5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling.
4. Buying food you don't normally buy ... and in large quantities.
3. Days off from work.
1 And the number one reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas...At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house!
Hurricanes are very powerfull systems that do cause many deaths and damages yearly around the world and should be taken seriously.
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