El Niño intensifies from weak to moderate; Phillippines under the gun again

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:57 PM GMT on October 27, 2009

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El Niño conditions have strengthened in recent weeks, crossing the threshold from "weak" to "moderate", according to data compiled by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. NOAA defines "moderate" El Niño conditions as existing when sea surface temperature (SST) departure from average in the equatorial Eastern Pacific (the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region") warms above 1.0°C. According to the latest time-series plot of "Niña 3.4 region" SSTs (Figure 1), we crossed that threshold last week. Monthly average SSTs will have to remain above 1.0°C for five consecutive months in order for this to be considered a "moderate" El Niño event. The ongoing intensification of El Niño could have major impacts on this winter's weather.


Figure 1. Departure of sea surface temperature (SST) from average for the past two years along the equatorial Eastern Pacific (the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region"). Moderate strength El Niño conditions occur when the Niña 3.4 anomaly exceeds 1.0°C, which occurred last week (red arrow). Weak El Niño conditions (Niña 3.4 anomaly between 0.5 - 1.0°C) were present from early June to mid-October. Image credit: NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

The intensification of El Niño is due to a combination of events in the ocean and the atmosphere. In the ocean, a slow-moving wave of water more than 5°C (9°F) warmer than average is progressing from west to east along the Equator (Figure 2). This wave, known as a "Kelvin" wave, is focused at a depth of 150 meters, but also affects surface waters. The Kelvin wave was at 175W on October 1, and is now near 140W, so it is traveling east at about 4 mph (100 miles/day). At the ocean surface, a burst of west-to-east winds near the Date Line has weakened the trade winds (Figure 3), which blow the opposite direction--east to west. The trade winds have weakened by 1 - 2 m/s over the past few weeks, allowing the Kelvin wave to push warm water eastward towards South America. The result of this interplay between ocean and air is an intensification of El Niño conditions from weak to moderate.


Figure 2. Animation of the ocean temperatures (top) and departure of ocean temperatures from average (bottom) as a function of depth along the Equator in the equatorial Eastern Pacific. The left side of the image is near Australia, and the right side is near the coast of South America. At the beginning frame in the bottom image on October 5, an ocean Kelvin wave is apparent at a depth of 150 meters, where the ocean temperature is up to 3°C above average (yellow colors). The wave travels eastwards at about 100 miles/day. By the final frame (October 25), the Kelvin wave has warmed to a temperature 5°C above average (orange colors). The Kelvin wave is helping to push the warm water at the surface to the east, as seen in the progression of the red and orange colors eastwards in the top image. I constructed the animation using the free ImageMagick package on a Linux machine, using data plotted up from the NOAA's Tropical Atmospheric Ocean (TAO) project web page.


Figure 3. Top: Sea Surface temperatures (colors) along the Equator between New Guinea and South America, with surface wind vectors overlaid. Note that there is a burst of westerly winds near the Date Line, 180W. This westerly wind burst is weakening the trade winds, which blow the opposite direction, east-to-west, over the ocean between the Date Line and the coast of South America. Bottom: Departure of wind speed from average along the Equator shows the effect of the westerly wind burst, which has weakened the trade winds at the surface by 1 - 2 m/s along a large swath of ocean near the Equator. The reduction in trade winds allows the warm water to the west to slosh eastwards, intensifying El Niño. Image credit: NOAA's Tropical Atmospheric Ocean (TAO) project web page.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss, and none of the computer models is calling for tropical storm formation over the next seven days. This should be a quiet week in the region we need to be most concerned about for a late-season hurricane, the Western Caribbean. Wind shear is forecast to be marginal for tropical storm development this week, and most of the Caribbean is very dry at present. One possible area of concern early next week may be near Bermuda, where the models indicate a large non-tropical low may cut off from the jet stream 6 - 7 days from now. This low could potentially remain over warm waters long enough to acquire tropical characteristics and become Subtropical Storm Ida. Such a storm would only be a threat to Bermuda.

Philippines under the gun yet again
The typhoon-weary Philippine Islands have a new worry--Tropical Storm Mirinae is strengthening quickly east of the islands, and could be a typhoon later today. Latest infrared satellite loops show a large and expanding region of intense thunderstorms with very cold cloud tops, with well-developed spiral banding and excellent upper-level outflow developing. Wind shear is a moderate 15 knots, and the ocean temperatures are very warm, 29°C. These warm waters extend to great depth, and the Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) is 80 - 100 kJ/cm^2 along Mirinae's entire path to the Philippines. Values of TCHP in excess of 90 kJ/cm^2 are frequently associated with rapid intensification, and I expect Mirinae will be a major Category 3 or higher typhoon by Thursday. Mirinae is expected to track westward and hit the Philippines' Luzon Island on Saturday. With wind shear expected to remain in the low to moderate range, the models fairly united about a westward track over the Philippines, and plenty of ocean heat to feed off, the odds certainly favor a strike by Mirinae at Category 1 or higher strength on hard-hit Luzon.


Figure 2. Tropical Storm Mirinae, as it passed north of the Guam radar station last night.

Statisticians reject global cooling
An interesting exercise was conducted by the Associated Press (AP), who gave global average temperature data for the past 130 years to a group of independent statisticians, and told them to analyze the data without telling them what the data represented. These experts concluded that the data showed a distinct decades-long upward trend in the numbers, and no significant drop in the past ten years. This is not too surprising, since no scientific studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals have supported the idea that the globe is cooling. The AP exercise was the lead story in this morning's on-line version of the MSNBC news. Dr. Ricky Rood's climate change blog has an interest analysis of global warming and cooling trends, and how natural variability over years or decades can mask long-term trends. With El Niño cranking up to moderate levels heading into 2010, there's at least a 50/50 chance that year will end up beating 2005/1998 as the warmest year on record, putting the "global cooling" hype to rest for a few years.

Second Annual Portlight Honor Walk
When:
Saturday, December 5, 2009 or Sunday, December 6, 2009

What:
A nationwide grassroots event to raise funds for and awareness of Portlight's ongoing efforts specifically aimed at providing Christmas presents for kids and families devastated by the recent Atlanta floods, South Carolina wildfires, American Samoa tsunami, and other disasters that may occur.

Why:
Un-served, underserved and forgotten people are depending on us.

How:
We need one hundred people across the country to commit to walking one mile on this day, and to raise at least $300.00 in sponsorship from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Participants can choose where to walk--it can be the park, the mall the neighborhood--anywhere you choose. The first 100 participants to raise at least $300 will receive a commemorative T-Shirt.

To register, simply e-mail your intention to participate at paul@portlight.org

Check the Portlight featured Weather Underground Blog regularly for updates!

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Portlight's Paul Timmons on the Barometer Bob Show Thursday night
Portlight's Paul Timmons will be appearing live this Thursday at 8pm EDT on the Barometer Bob Show, an Internet radio show that I have appeared on several times in the past. Be sure to catch his discussion of how Portlight got started, where they're going, and what's new!

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I'll have a new post on Wednesday, when I'll discuss how the recent intensification of El Niño may affect winter in the U.S.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting atmoaggie:


Outside of games, there is nothing that one can do on Windoze that cannot be done on Linux...and for free to boot.

And for how to do things in Linux, the Ubuntu repository of questions asked and answered is as thorough as they come.

Here is a stability story for you, I once turned off a Linux server at work to move it to another office, but checked how long it had been running before I did. 680 (oops) 860 days without a restart and running hard on weather models, buoy data, SST, etc. 24/7 for the entire time.

That cannot be done on a Windoze machine. It would become a boat anchor after the first month...


I would tend to disagree; I have a server in my office that has been running for the last 472 days without a hiccup; it would have been longer but I had to take it down to complete a third party software install; while this machine hasn;t been doing a great many high end calculations, it HAS been running logins and all remote services as well as some thin client remote software to about 30 users...it's all in knowing how to config the box
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Portlight's Paul Timmons on the Barometer Bob Show Thursday night
Portlight's Paul Timmons will be appearing live this Thursday at 8pm EDT on the Barometer Bob Show, an Internet radio show that I have appeared on several times in the past. Be sure to catch his discussion of how Portlight got started, where they're going, and what's new!

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Sprawling High Pressure off the east coast will pinch off any storm threat to the S peninsula.




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146. IKE
Quoting mossyhead:
Hey Ike, are you on? How is your side of Walton County doing? This side of Walton County rain has stopped for the time being.


I'm here. Just got back home. About the same here.

Looking at radar, looks like one more patch of rain yet to move through and that should be it. Looking at the 12Z GFS, should be warm the rest of the work week until another front moves through on Friday.

Cooler weather after that....

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ET-134 Arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Posted on Oct 24, 2009 09:26:52 PM | Steven Roy




This video montage shows space shuttle external tank ET-134's arrival at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after trip from New Orleans.




Watch this video (Windows, streaming)


At approximately 8:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 24, NASA ship Liberty Star transferred Pegasus and ET-134 to tug boats Lou Anne Guidry and WP Scott in Port Canaveral. After a four-hour trip along the calm waters of Port Canaveral channel and the Banana River, Pegasus and ET-134 arrived on dock at the turn basin in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where it was prepped and off-loaded.
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howdy all
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For another viewpoint on the "Statisticians reject global cooling" report, see

Anthony Watts' blog
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Quoting Hurricane1956:
Hello just a question,do anybody thinks that the blog in the Gulf of Mexico close the west of coast of Florida will affect or reach South Florida (we are located in Miami) it looks very nasty!!,probably a lot of heavy wind and thunderstorms associated with this blog,thank you.


Most Likely Not, Unfortunately.
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Hey Ike, are you on? How is your side of Walton County doing? This side of Walton County rain has stopped for the time being.
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Quoting atmoaggie:


Outside of games, there is nothing that one can do on Windoze that cannot be done on Linux...and for free to boot.

And for how to do things in Linux, the Ubuntu repository of questions asked and answered is as thorough as they come.

Here is a stability story for you, I once turned off a Linux server at work to move it to another office, but checked how long it had been running before I did. 680 (oops) 860 days without a restart and running hard on weather models, buoy data, SST, etc. 24/7 for the entire time.

That cannot be done on a Windoze machine. It would become a boat anchor after the first month...


my only problem with Ubuntu was that the knowledge base for making cardbus wireless adapters work was not well developed. when i was trying Ubuntu, i never did get either or my wireless adapters to work properly.
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Florida is in for a bumpy ride today from the frontal boundry sweeping accross the Gulf toweard the peninsula. Typical in many ways of El Nino conditions in the Winter so we should see plenty of severe frontal storms and tornado threats this year in Florida as Winter progresses.
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Quoting Patrap:

That cannot be done on a Windoze machine. It would become a boat anchor after the first month...


I have 2 Dell anchors on my floor that well,were cut down in their prime by malware,thus the toughbook Laptop that has been my Liferaft ever since August.


That is almost never an issue with Linux, either...
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That cannot be done on a Windoze machine. It would become a boat anchor after the first month...


I have 2 Dell anchors on my floor that well,were cut down in their prime by malware,thus the toughbook Laptop that has been my Liferaft ever since August.
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Quoting Hurricane1956:
Hello just a question,do anybody thinks that the blog in the Gulf of Mexico close the west of coast of Florida will affect or reach South Florida (we are located in Miami) it looks very nasty!!,probably a lot of heavy wind and thunderstorms associated with this blog,thank you.

Spotters are requested to activate in the ECFl area, according to the NWS report.

IR Loop
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Quoting Patrap:


Im hearing more and more about Linux from folks who use it..and am doing some dabbling into it as well.
Anything to get away from PC problems iz a PLUS in my book.


Outside of games, there is nothing that one can do on Windoze that cannot be done on Linux...and for free to boot.

And for how to do things in Linux, the Ubuntu repository of questions asked and answered is as thorough as they come.

Here is a stability story for you, I once turned off a Linux server at work to move it to another office, but checked how long it had been running before I did. 680 (oops) 860 days without a restart and running hard on weather models, buoy data, SST, etc. 24/7 for the entire time.

That cannot be done on a Windoze machine. It would become a boat anchor after the first month...
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He's invited..and I see no reason why he wouldnt attend chicklit.


It was the State dept that held up Avila Last year en-route to Cuba for the Conference there.

They have no Holds on a individuals movement in the States last I checked.
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Hello just a question,do anybody thinks that the blog in the Gulf of Mexico close the west of coast of Florida will affect or reach South Florida (we are located in Miami) it looks very nasty!!,probably a lot of heavy wind and thunderstorms associated with this blog,thank you.
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And what's this in the Gulf?
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Quoting Patrap:
Paul Timmons(AKA presslord) and myself will be attending the US -Cuban Hurricane Conference here on the 23rd of November.

If anyone is interested in attending here with us,contact me via-wu mail as I have secured a few more invites thru our group.<>BR><
Will Avila be allowed to attend?!
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SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
GMZ750-770-271715-
/O.NEW.KTAE.MA.W.0109.091027T1545Z-091027T1715Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1045 AM CDT TUE OCT 27 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM OVER GULF OF
MEXICO WATERS...
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM OVER GULF
OF MEXICO WATERS...
INCLUDING LAGUNA BEACH AND MIRAMAR BEACH...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CDT

* AT 1042 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER
FROM MIRAMAR BEACH TO 27 NM SOUTH OF MIRAMAR BEACH...MOVING EAST AT
15 KNOTS.

* THESE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR
LAGUNA BEACH BY 1205 PM CDT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR WATERSPOUTS. YOUR BEST COURSE OF EVASIVE
ACTION IF THREATENED BY A WATERSPOUT IS TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE
WATERSPOUT AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE FROM ITS APPARENT MOVEMENT.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT TUESDAY AFTERNOON
FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3037 8627 3030 8604 3024 8591 3009 8601
2984 8602 2986 8646 3040 8644 3040 8639
TIME...MOT...LOC 1544Z 272DEG 15KT 3044 8634 3027 8635
3010 8645 2995 8645

$$

18-WOOL
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Severe Weather in the Panhandle Update
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Quoting freedomics:
Off topic, but it's nice to see that Dr. Masters uses Linux for at least some of his computer-related tasks. Linux is an amazingly versatile and powerful tool for those willing to step out of their PC comfort zone.


Im hearing more and more about Linux from folks who use it..and am doing some dabbling into it as well.
Anything to get away from PC problems iz a PLUS in my book.
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Off topic, but it's nice to see that Dr. Masters uses Linux for at least some of his computer-related tasks. Linux is an amazingly versatile and powerful tool for those willing to step out of their PC comfort zone.
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SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
GMZ750-755-770-775-271700-
/O.NEW.KTAE.MA.W.0108.091027T1540Z-091027T1700Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1040 AM CDT TUE OCT 27 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
GULF WATERS FROM INDIAN PASS FL TO OCHLOCKONEE RIVER FL OUT TO
60 NAUTICAL MILES...
INCLUDING C TOWER...O TOWER AND S TOWER...

* UNTIL NOON CDT/100 PM EDT/

* AT 1036 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER 7 NM WEST
OF C TOWER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 KNOTS. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED BETWEEN 35 AND 60 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH
OF SAINT GEORGE ISLAND. THESE STORMS WERE ALSO MOVING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...AND HEAVY RAINS.
BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL THIS STORM
PASSES.

BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR WATERSPOUTS. YOUR BEST COURSE OF EVASIVE
ACTION IF THREATENED BY A WATERSPOUT IS TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE
WATERSPOUT AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE FROM ITS APPARENT MOVEMENT.

RESIDENTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER OVER THE
NEXT HOUR AS THESE STORMS APPROACH THE COAST AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
ACTION IF ANY FURTHER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT TUESDAY
AFTERNOON/600 PM EDT TUESDAY EVENING/ FOR NORTH FLORIDA AND
SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 2863 8533 2964 8513 2967 8509 2968 8509
2966 8513 2967 8513 2973 8512 2972 8501
2978 8493 2980 8493 2981 8484 2975 8488
2991 8455 2992 8448 2876 8440 2866 8464
2859 8495
TIME...MOT...LOC 1537Z 194DEG 22KT 2940 8499

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38-GODSEY
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hey NE yup scrubed at 15:20z

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Paul Timmons(AKA presslord) and myself will be attending the US -Cuban Hurricane Conference here on the 23rd of November.

If anyone is interested in attending here with us,contact me via-wu mail as I have secured a few more invites thru our group.



The Center for International Policy Takes Pleasure in Inviting You to

A Conference on U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Defending Against Hurricanes

To be held November 23, 2009, in New Orleans at Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place



2 p.m. Introduction by Wayne S. Smith of the Center for International Policy



2:15 2:45 p.m. Vital U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Tracking Hurricanes and Warning of their Approach. Jose Rubiera, of the Cuban Meteorological Center (invited) and Lixion Avila of the U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami. Chaired by Jay Higginbotham, Archivist Emeritus of Mobile



2:45 4:00 p.m. - U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in the Face of Hurricanes. Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Relations (invited); Lt.General (Ret) Russel Honore, Former Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina; Lt. Col (Ret) Jerry Sneed, Director of Emergency Preparedness of Orleans Parish; Ivor van Heerden, Founder of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center; Robert Turner, Director of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority. Chaired by Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy.



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5:00 6:00 p.m. Open Discussion. Participants from the various delegations to Cuba, and other interested parties, are invited to comment and express opinions as to new initiatives and directions and how we could better organize to advance our objectives



6:00 7:30 p.m. - Reception with cash bar in the Grand Oaks Mansion



Admission is free, but seating is limited.



The Center for International Policy wishes to express its appreciation to

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GM,all,so I take it the launch has been scrubbed?
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Also referred to as Zulu time...one in the same.
G'Nite, aussie.
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Quoting Bonedog:
yes same time my fault. bad input gets bad out put
I understand GMT but not UTC, and thanks to you and patrap, now i do. Cheers, I'm out
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yes same time my fault. bad input gets bad out put
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never mind I am burnt they are the same

sorry
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Quoting Bonedog:
no aussie GMT is the british observatories time and UTC is based on the world atomic clock

but are they the same time?
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no aussie GMT is the british observatories time and UTC is based on the world atomic clock
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Quoting mikatnight:
Well I've been on all morning, time to get something done. You all have a great day...

I was waiting for the launch, but now its not happening, I'm going to bed.
Goodnight all, Catch ya's in the morning.
Stay safe all. and IKE, watch out for Mr. Funnel Cloud.
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Weird collection of data issues (especially when combined with QuikScat)...

1: UPDATE: *October 27, 2009 0445 UTC, ESPC placed a call to UK for an update on missing ERS-2 data they will send an E-mail to Rome for an update.*
Update: *October 26, 2009 0515 UTC, ESPC still not receiving ERS-2 data. UK is working to resolve the problem.

*Topic: *ERS-2 Data Outage.*
Date/Time Issued: *October** 25, 2009 1100 UTC*

Product(s) or Data Impacted: *Scatterormeter (UWIX, UWAX, URAX)*

Date/Time of Initial Impact: *October 25, 2009 1110 UTC*
Date/Time of Expected End: *UNKNOWN* **

Length of Event: **

Impacts on Users and Significance: *Users will not receive any ERS-2 data. *


2: Topic: *WINDSAT *

Date/Time Issued*: October 27, 2009 0500 UTC*
Product(s) or Data Impacted: *WINDSAT** *

Date/Time of Initial Impact: *October 26, 2009** 1954 UTC*
Date/Time of Expected End: *Unknown*

Length of Event: *TBD**

*Impacts on Users and Significance: *Users will not receive any WINDSAT data until further notice.*


Hopefully temporary...

QuikScat data has been removed from operational assimilation into our models, as well.
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if it wasnt for the ship we would have had a launch
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Well I've been on all morning, time to get something done. You all have a great day...
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Quoting mikatnight:


Crazy, right?
so GMT = UTC?????
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SCRUB
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The wu-radars have Local and UTC/Zulu time displayed on ALL radar pages if one ever needs to find Local Z time


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Quoting Bonedog:
S C R U B

yep. sounds like no go for launch
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Quoting AussieStorm:

UTC and GMT are same?


Crazy, right?
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OFFICIALLY SCRUBED AT 15:20Z
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S C R U B
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my photographic memory is out of film...haven't switched to digital, yet! LOL
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Quoting Patrap:
UTC time..= Zulu Time



There is no rush for today..as Tomorrow presents a better shot for Launch weather wise..

UTC and GMT are same?
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Launch Director Ed Mango has instructed the team to give launch one more try, and if anything prevents a liftoff, that will be the end of today's launch attempt. Weather went "green" minutes ago for triboelectrification, only to go "red" again due to pad winds. The new launch time is 11:24 a.m.
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Quoting mikatnight:
I knew he was a fast typer! Patrap eather has a cray supercomputer or total recall for a never ending stream of facts. I also have a photographic memory, but unfortunately nothing ever develops...


Neither..I have a lil Old Lady in Boca who backs me up,most da time,LOL
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UTC is also the time system used in aviation.[23] Weather forecastings, flight plans, air traffic control clearances, and maps all use UTC (also colloquially referred to as "Zulu Time") to avoid confusion about time zones and daylight saving time.

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zulu is Coordinated Universal Time is a time standard based on International Atomic Time
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