A new world record wind gust: 253 mph in Australia's Tropical Cyclone Olivia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:34 PM GMT on January 27, 2010

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The 6,288-foot peak of New Hampshire's Mount Washington is a forbidding landscape of wind-swept barren rock, home to some of planet Earth's fiercest winds. As a 5-year old boy, I remember being blown over by a terrific gust of wind on the summit, and rolling out of control towards a dangerous drop-off before a fortuitously-placed rock saved me. Perusing the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid, three iconic world weather records always held a particular mystique and fascination for me: the incredible 136°F (57.8°C) at El Azizia, Libya in 1922, the -128.5°F (-89.2°C) at the "Pole of Cold" in Vostok, Antarctica in 1983, and the amazing 231 mph wind gust (103.3 m/s) recorded in 1934 on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. Well, the legendary winds of Mount Washington have to take second place now, next to the tropical waters of northwest Australia. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced that the new world wind speed record at the surface is a 253 mph (113.2 m/s) wind gust measured on Barrow Island, Australia. The gust occurred on April 10, 1996, during passage of the eyewall of Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Olivia.


Figure 1. Instruments coated with rime ice on the summit of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Image credit: Mike Theiss.

Tropical Cyclone Olivia
Tropical Cyclone Olivia was a Category 4 storm on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale, and generated sustained winds of 145 mph (1-minute average) as it crossed over Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Australia on April 10, 1996. Olivia had a central pressure of 927 mb and an eye 45 miles in diameter at the time, and generated waves 21 meters (69 feet) high offshore. According to Black et al. (1999), the eyewall likely had a tornado-scale mesovortex embedded in it that caused the extreme wind gust of 253 mph. The gust was measured at the standard measuring height of 10 meters above ground, on ground at an elevation of 64 meters (210 feet). A similar mesovortex was encountered by a Hurricane Hunter aircraft in Hurricane Hugo of 1989, and a mesovortex was also believed to be responsible for the 239 mph wind gust measured at 1400 meters by a dropsonde in Hurricane Isabel in 2003. For reference, 200 mph is the threshold for the strongest category of tornado, the EF-5, and any gusts of this strength are capable of causing catastrophic damage.


Figure 2. Visible satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Olivia a few hours before it crossed Barrow Island, Australia, setting a new world-record wind gust of 253 mph. Image credit: Japan Meteorological Agency.


Figure 3. Wind trace taken at Barrow Island, Australia during Tropical Cyclone Olivia. Image credit: Buchan, S.J., P.G. Black, and R.L. Cohen, 1999, "The Impact of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on Australia's Northwest Shelf", paper presented at the 1999 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, 3-6 May, 1999.

Why did it take so long for the new record to be announced?
The instrument used to take the world record wind gust was funded by a private company, Chevron, and Chevron's data was not made available to forecasters at Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) during the storm. After the storm, the tropical cyclone experts at BOM were made aware of the data, but it was viewed as suspect, since the gusts were so extreme and the data was taken with equipment of unknown accuracy. Hence, the observations were not included in the post-storm report. Steve Buchan from RPS MetOcean believed in the accuracy of the observations, and coauthored a paper on the record gust, presented at the 1999 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (Buchan et al., 1999). The data lay dormant until 2009, when Joe Courtney of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology was made aware of it. Courtney wrote up a report, coauthored with Steve Buchan, and presented this to the WMO extremes committee for ratification. The report has not been made public yet, and is awaiting approval by Chevron. The verified data will be released next month at a World Meteorological Organization meeting in Turkey, when the new world wind record will become official.

New Hampshire residents are not happy
Residents of New Hampshire are understandably not too happy about losing their cherished claim to fame. The current home page of the Mount Washington Observatory reads, "For once, the big news on Mount Washington isn't our extreme weather. Sadly, it's about how our extreme weather--our world record wind speed, to be exact--was outdone by that of a warm, tropical island".

Comparison with other wind records
Top wind in an Atlantic hurricane: 239 mph (107 m/s) at an altitude of 1400 meters, measured by dropsonde in Hurricane Isabel (2003).
Top surface wind in an Atlantic hurricane: 211 mph (94.4 m/s), Hurricane Gustav, Paso Real de San Diego meteorological station in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, on the afternoon of August 30, 2008.
Top wind in a tornado: 302 mph (135 m/s), measured via Doppler radar at an altitude of 100 meters (330 feet), in the Bridge Creek, Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999.
Top surface wind not associated with a tropical cyclone or tornado: 231 mph (103.3 m/s), April 12, 1934 on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
Top wind in a typhoon: 191 mph (85.4 m/s) on Taiwanese Island of Lanyu, Super Typhoon Ryan, Sep 22, 1995; also on island of Miyakojima, Super Typhoon Cora, Sep 5, 1966.
Top surface wind not measured on a mountain or in a tropical cyclone: 207 mph (92.5 m/s) measured in Greenland at Thule Air Force Base on March 6, 1972.
Top wind measured in a U.S. hurricane: 186 mph (83.1 m/s) measured at Blue Hill Observatory, Massachusetts, during the 1938 New England Hurricane.

References
Buchan, S.J., P.G. Black, and R.L. Cohen, 1999, "The Impact of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on Australia's Northwest Shelf", paper presented at the 1999 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, 3-6 May, 1999.

Black, P.G., Buchan, S.J., and R.L. Cohen, 1999, "The Tropical Cyclone Eyewall Mesovortex: A Physical Mechanism Explaining Extreme Peak Gust Occurrence in TC Olivia, 4 April 1996 on Barrow Island, Australia", paper presented at the 1999 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, 3-6 May, 1999.

Jeff Masters

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that's epic
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Thank you for this post, Dr. Masters.

I was desperate to find a "possible" reason for the "catastrophic disappearances of people" in severe tropical weather...all this regarding the book I'm writing.

Mesovortex!!!!!

PERFECT!!!!!!

You da man!

I may have to wind up giving you alot of credit for the book! :)

Thanks again!
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They're expecting the marine layer to modify the cold before it gets here, so just a very, very cold rain for us, maybe some snow showers at the end. :(
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OKC is turning into a messy,messy mess. Going to be alot of people without power come tonight.
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Quoting CaneWarning:


I have friends in the Raleigh area and it sounds like the local mets are really saying it could be pretty bad.


yeah, will be rough
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Yea for high-speed rail, or any rail. We took the train to Baltimore for a street festival even though it is a short ride, just because it is fun to take the train. (And I admit it, so no one had to be designated driver...just in case.)


Oh, Eyes...I think you must make a great couple.
Got a brief WU mail from Amy -- she has a cold, and the weird colder weather in SoCal is not helping! I hope she will be better soonest!
We're only great because of Okie, Without her we wouldn't be a couple. Sorry to hear NRAamy is "under the weather"
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Quoting tornadodude:


yeah definitely, Hydrus should be right in the thick of it


I have friends in the Raleigh area and it sounds like the local mets are really saying it could be pretty bad.
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Quoting CaneWarning:
It looks like TN and NC are going to get hit pretty hard by a winter storm.


yeah definitely, Hydrus should be right in the thick of it
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The 20C line of the Humboldt is retreating southward, the 19C line is shrinking and diverting to the coast, and the 23C line is rapidly advancing toward the source of the current.



Warm anomalies have again reached Pine Island Bay.
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It looks like TN and NC are going to get hit pretty hard by a winter storm.
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:


It's "intense" by Indiana standards, but not here. :P

Places farther north that have experienced the snowsqualls reported whiteout conditions, zero visibility in blowing snow, and highway closures.

One time earlier this season, we had snowsqualls from Georgian Bay stretching all the way to Quebec City, and those from Lake Ontario stretching to Maine.


I do have to say, we get some actually intense snow squalls in the northern part of the state around Lake Michigan
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GM,all,expecting possible whiteout conditions this afternoon right around dark and rush hour,should make for an interesting ride home.
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Quoting NRAamy:
Quoting okieyogi:
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?



no, I'm not banned...for once...

I've been sick with a cold...still am...all hopped up on Nyquil....
cough cough....
Sorry to hear that , about you being sick this is hope you feel better.
thanks patrap.. very useful info.
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Quoting tornadodude:


looks intense! thanks


It's "intense" by Indiana standards, but not here. :P

Places farther north that have experienced the snowsqualls reported whiteout conditions, zero visibility in blowing snow, and highway closures.

One time earlier this season, we had snowsqualls from Georgian Bay stretching all the way to Quebec City, and those from Lake Ontario stretching to Maine.
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:


Here is one below.



Herea> is a more high-res version, just zoom in on Southern Ontario.


looks intense! thanks
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Quoting tornadodude:


do you have a radar image?


Here is one below.



This is a more high-res version, just zoom in on Southern Ontario.

I'm north of Toronto.
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans la
730 am CST Thursday Jan 28 2010


Update...
..sounding discussion...


No problems with the flight this morning. Another extremely dry
sounding with a precipitable water of only 0.17 inches. A slight bit of an
increase in moisture between 400 and 450 millibars showing up with
a few cirrus clouds in place. Light southeasterly winds at the
surface and light to moderate westerly winds aloft are all
indicative of the start of an upcoming return flow of moisture
ahead of the next system.




&&


Previous discussion... /issued 351 am CST Thursday Jan 28 2010/


Short term...
winds will slowly shift to east then finally southeast by late tonight
and Friday. Does not look to be a lot of activity ahead of this cold
front with the exception of light rain from moisture loading.
Sh/ts break out right along the frontal axis. Timing of frontal
procuded ts activity should be fairly easy to resolve due to this.
Front and associated ts should move into btr/mcb shortly after noon
Friday...to msy by roughly 6pm and gpt by 7pm. Since the best
instability values are seen right along the frontal zone...this
will also be the best times to see any strong ts activity. Thermal
stability is seen very strong from the surface up to 875mb over
southern miss. This is quite deep and severe weather is not
expected over the northern half of the area. Thermal instability
and better support get better the farther south one travels. Would
like to continue the possibility of strong ts over the southern
half of the area right along the cold front. Severe weather is still
highly questionable at this point for the southern half of the
area. No ingredients matching up for tornadic activity and hail
would be small if any falls. Strongest winds will be along the
line of convection as it moves through. This looks to be around 35
to 40 knots.


The best supporting dynamics and thermal values are found over the
very southern portion of Plaquemines Parish and coastal waters as
a strong disturbance ejects from the base of the long wave upper
trough. This area of ts should move NE into the fla Panhandle
after developing S of the miss river Delta.



After the front moves through...moisture will remain up to 950mb.
This may be just deep enough to get some drizzle Sat morning.


6pm CDT Friday

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Quoting AstroHurricane001:
This morning, I woke up to stratocumulus clouds in the sky, and I was wondering why those clouds were present on a cold, windy, almost clear winter day. I then realized that there were massive snowsqualls to our northwest, and they are heading our way. Winds are gusting up to 60 km/h (35 mph), and snowsqualls are due to arrive in about 20 minutes, while it's clouding over with light flurries starting.


do you have a radar image?
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i think that aside from the nasty winter mix of weather down south, the gulf coast could be looking at some pretty severe activity w/ t-storms over the next couple days. water vapor loops show some energy that will wrap around the Low in time to mix with incoming gulf moisture. only with intuitive experience, am i drawing this from.. but i sense those mixing masses could involve a lot of vorticity. any 'real' data out there supporting that? thinking the TX/LA/AL coastal regions.. 24-48 hrs out
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Just talked to Paul in Atlanta....and things are moving along well there.

Busy time in the Warehouse with a lot of things going
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This morning, I woke up to stratocumulus clouds in the sky, and I was wondering why those clouds were present on a cold, windy, almost clear winter day. I then realized that there were massive snowsqualls to our northwest, and they are heading our way. Winds are gusting up to 60 km/h (35 mph), and snowsqualls are due to arrive in about 20 minutes, while it's clouding over with light flurries starting.
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Quoting NRAamy:
Quoting okieyogi:
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?



no, I'm not banned...for once...

I've been sick with a cold...still am...all hopped up on Nyquil....
cough cough cough....


Hey, darlin'!
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Quoting Unfriendly:
I thoroughly enjoyed thsi quote from the SOTU address last night:

"I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. But here's the thing -- even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for energy-efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future -– because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. And America must be that nation."

Yes.

New analysis shows how clean energy legislation will create 1.7 million jobs and opportunities for low-income families, including lower energy bills
http://climateprogress.org/2009/06/18/clean-energy-jobs-report/

Climate action “now might actually help the economy recover from its current slump” by giving “businesses a reason to invest in new equipment and facilities”

http://climateprogress.org/2009/05/01/paul-krugman-climate-economics-c/

EIA: Clean air, clean water, clean energy jobs bill would make America more energy independent, cutting U.S. foreign oil bill $650 billion through 2030, saving $5,600 per household
http://climateprogress.org/2009/09/10/eia-clean-air-clean-water-clean-energy-jobs-bill-energy-indep endent-oil-savings/

Do You Think That The U.S. Doing Things To Reduce Global Warming In The Future Would Cause There To Be More/Fewer Jobs For People Around The Country?

More jobs 40%
Fewer jobs 23
Would not affect jobs 33

Do You Think That The U.S. Doing Things To Reduce Global Warming In The Future Would Hurt/Help The U.S. Economy?

Help U.S. economy 46%
Hurt U.S. economy 27
Would not affect economy 24
http://climateprogress.org/2010/01/27/us-news-whispers-obama-to-say-climate-change-bill-will-create -jobs-in-state-of-the-union-speech/#more-18042

And this will be everywhere the same ...
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Quoting okieyogi:
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?



no, I'm not banned...for once...

I've been sick with a cold...still am...all hopped up on Nyquil....
cough cough cough....
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
Got a brief WU mail from Amy -- she has a cold, and the weird colder weather in SoCal is not helping! I hope she will be better soonest!


Speaking of Amy, you guys and gals don't forget about the Portlight auction house on NRAamy blog.
ALL PROCEEDS going to Portlight!
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Goodnight





TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 38
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 2:00 am CST [2:30 am EST] Friday 29 January 2010

A Cyclone WARNING continues for coastal and island communities from Cape Shield
in the NT to Burketown in Queensland, including Groote Eylandt and Mornington
Island.

A Cyclone WATCH continues for coastal and island communities from Burketown to
Pormpuraaw in Queensland.

At 12:30 am CST [1:00 am EST] Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga was estimated to be 55
kilometres west of Borroloola and
255 kilometres south southwest of Alyangula, and was near stationary.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga is forecast to move slowly offshore during Friday where
it is expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone.

GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres per hour are expected to develop between Port
Roper and Burketown during Friday morning. GALES with gusts to 110 kilometres
per hour may develop between Cape Shield and Port Roper on Friday if the low
takes a more northerly track.

GALES are not expected between Burketown and Pormpuraaw within the next 24
hours. However, GALES may develop early on Saturday morning.

HEAVY RAIN may lead to significant stream rises and flooding of low-lying areas
in the Roper-McArthur and Arnhem Districts.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES could cause SERIOUS FLOODING at the Northern Territory
coast and adjacent islands between Port McArthur and the Queensland Border
tonight.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are occurring along the Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria
coast and adjacent islands and are expected to exceed the high water mark at
high tide over the next few days.

People between Burketown in Queensland and Cape Shield in the Northern
Territory, including Groote Eylandt and Mornington Island, should take
precautions and listen to the next advice at 5 am CST [5:30 am EST]. If you are
unsure about precautions to be taken, information is available from your local
government or local State Emergency Service.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Olga at 12:30 am CST [1:00 am EST]:
.Centre located near...... 16.1 degrees South 135.8 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 95 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... near stationary
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 994 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 5:00 am CST Friday 29 January [5:30 am EST
Friday 29 January].
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Quoting CaneWarning:
Obama and Biden will be in Tampa today to announce a high speed rail system that will go from Tampa to Orlando. I guess it isn't wise for me to try to leave for lunch today. There are already crowds walking towards UT where the townhall will be held.


Yea for high-speed rail, or any rail. We took the train to Baltimore for a street festival even though it is a short ride, just because it is fun to take the train. (And I admit it, so no one had to be designated driver...just in case.)
Quoting okieyogi:
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?


Oh, Eyes...I think you must make a great couple.
Got a brief WU mail from Amy -- she has a cold, and the weird colder weather in SoCal is not helping! I hope she will be better soonest!
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g'night, Aussie!
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Goodnight all.


have a great one Aussie
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Quoting Unfriendly:
I thoroughly enjoyed thsi quote from the SOTU address last night:

"I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. But here's the thing -- even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for energy-efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future -– because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. And America must be that nation."


I couldn't agree more.

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Goodnight all.
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Quoting okieyogi:
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?


Yep, I know him, nice guy for sure!
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Quoting PcolaDan:


You college kids will do anything for a road trip. LOL


:p it's for a great cause
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Quoting tornadodude:


Who is he? I probably do
Eyesontheweather. I think you guys are FB friends. Gotta go pretty soon, was hoping to surprise NRAamy here. she has not been banned has she?
Quoting tornadodude:



Yeah he is, I just talked to him on the phone. A couple friends and I are coming down there tomorrow and saturday to bring some clothes down


You college kids will do anything for a road trip. LOL
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Quoting okieyogi:
I think you know my husband.


Who is he? I probably do
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Quoting tornadodude:


yeah, it is going to get nasty in a hurry
I think you know my husband.
Quoting okieyogi:
Thank you t-dude. That ice storm is getting closer to me fast.


yeah, it is going to get nasty in a hurry
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Quoting tornadodude:
Morning everyone! and welcome Okie!

Thank you t-dude. That ice storm is getting closer to me fast.
Thanks, guys...got to get some stuff done around here, LOL...BBL
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Quoting Floodman:
I'm glad you brough that up; Paul is at the Atlanta location right now, helping to get a shipment of medical supplies out to Haiti.



Yeah he is, I just talked to him on the phone. A couple friends and I are coming down there tomorrow and saturday to bring some clothes down
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Quoting Floodman:


I'm glad you brough that up; Paul is at the Atlanta location rioght now, helping to get a shipment of m,edical suppkuies out to Haiti. With im are a camera crew from NBC Nightly News. We;re not sure when the segment will air,but we're thuinking it will air tonight; there will be a second segment that will air sometime next week.

IF thesegment from today doesn;t air tonight then most liklely you will see Paul tomorrow night...

Now for the pitch, kids:

Portlight serves the disabled community in areas strien by disasters. We supply durable medical equipment, clinical supplies, food and water to the disabled survivors of disasters here in the United States and abroad. We need further donations of medical supplies and money to help with the cost of shipping these goods to Haiti. You can help! Go to Portlight for more information!

Thanks
Thanks Flood. I have copied this to my desktop to use in future, will make sure husband has copy too.
Quoting Floodman:


I'm glad you brought that up; I will be on, talking about our efforts so far...in the US, Barometer Bob airs tonight at 8PM EST (7 CST). I will not be his first guest, but I will be on

Hope you guys listen in!

I'll be listening and will also be in storm chat.
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A CWD for a storm in January...I guess I need to pay a little more attention to this one than I have so far.

Email:

Who: NCEP/NWSTG/NCF/NWS Southern and Eastern Regions
When: 14Z Thu Jan 28 2010 - 12Z Sun Jan 31 2010

A Regional Critical Weather Day (CWD) has been declared from 14Z (9 AM EST) Thu Jan 28 2010 through 12Z (7 AM EST) Sun Jan 31 2010. NCEP...
NWSTG...NCF...NWS Eastern/Southern Regions will participate in this CWD to ensure a reliable flow of data. The CWD is in effect because a significant winter storm is forecast to impact the Southern US and Southern portions of the Mid-Atlantic states over the next 48 hours. In addition...there is a threat of heavy rainfall over the Southern MS Valley.

Also, users can get an updated CWD status on the NCEP WEB page:
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/cwd/
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Quoting AussieStorm:

Doing well mate! well i was until i just started to get stomach cramps and i don't know why. I'll be listening to the barometer bob show
tomorrow afternoon(12pm)for your update on the Portlight Haiti quake effort.


I'm glad you brought that up; I will be on, talking about our efforts so far...in the US, Barometer Bob airs tonight at 8PM EST (7 CST). I will not be his first guest, but I will be on

Hope you guys listen in!
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Morning everyone! and welcome Okie!

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Quoting okieyogi:
Good Morning Flood, I keep forgetting to ask you, When is Press going to be on the news, Thurs or Fri. Do you know?


I'm glad you brough that up; Paul is at the Atlanta location right now, helping to get a shipment of medical supplies out to Haiti. With him are a camera crew from NBC Nightly News. We're not sure when the segment will air,but we're thinking it will air tonight; there will be a second segment that will air sometime next week.

If thesegment from today doesn't air tonight then most liklely you will see Paul tomorrow night...

Now for the pitch, kids:

Portlight serves the disabled community in areas stricken by disasters. We supply durable medical equipment, clinical supplies, food and water to the disabled survivors of disasters here in the United States and abroad. We need further donations of medical supplies and money to help with the cost of shipping these goods to Haiti. You can help! Go to Portlight for more information!

Thanks
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