Little change to Brazilian tropical disturbance

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:05 PM GMT on March 06, 2010

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An area of disturbed weather off the coast of Brazil, near 17S 38W, has changed little over the past day. It has a slight potential to develop into subtropical or tropical depression early next week. Satellite winds estimates from the WindSat instrument show an elongated area of converging winds, but no organized surface circulation. Satellite loops show little organization to the cloud pattern, and only limited heavy thunderstorm activity. Wind shear over the region is about 20 knots, which is rather high, and should keep any development slow. Sea surface temperatures are about 28°C, about 1°C above average, and plenty warm enough to support a tropical storm. The system is small, and this will limit its potential to become a tropical cyclone.


Figure 1. Morning visible satellite image of the Brazilian disturbance.

The ECMWF, UKMET, and NOGAPS models have backed off on their predictions of development a fair amount in recent runs. Phase space diagrams from Florida State University show that this storm has less of a warm core than before, meaning it would probably be classifiable as a subtropical storm if it gets more organized and achieves surface wind speeds of at least 39 mph. The system does not appear to be a threat to bring heavy rains to the Brazilian coast. I give this storm a low (< 30% chance) of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression by Monday. The storm should move to the south or southeast away from the coast. Only six known tropical or subtropical cyclones have formed in the South Atlantic. Tropical cyclones rarely form in the South Atlantic Ocean due to strong upper-level wind shear, cool water temperatures, and the lack of an initial disturbance to get things spinning (no African waves or Intertropical Convergence Zone exist in the proper locations in the South Atlantic to help spawn tropical storms).

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410. Buhdog
6:03 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
just curious to see how many WU bloggers have read and studied up on HARRP. I used to be a cynic and made fun of people wearing tin foil hats. I must say thought after reading as much as i did this weekend....I am concerned about what is taking place with their facilities. I am not saying that they are completely controlling hurricanes...but something very weird is going on there. Why would we want to heat up the ionosphere? I have been here a long time (2005) and hate to be cast as a freak all of a sudden...but this stuff is crazy.
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409. TampaTom
5:45 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneUK:


Goodbye El Niño


Thanks... it was good having you around last hurricane season...
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408. CycloneUK
5:06 PM GMT on March 08, 2010


Goodbye El Niño
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407. Levi32
4:57 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneUK:
South of france WTH?



Lol that's the result of an elongated polar vortex that stretches out ENE over eastern Europe. It's got a nice kick to it.
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406. CycloneUK
4:54 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
South of france WTH?

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405. Levi32
4:27 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting StormChaser81:


That's a impressive low pressure reading, 964mb.


Most of the water vapor is still in the Pacific heading your way. But what a stream of moisture.



Roughly 5099 miles of a Moisture plume coming into the center of this storm. Thats a whole lot of water.


Yeah it has a decent moisture plume. The last one had even more. This storm won't dump as much snow as the last one but is more dangerous to be out in. Due to its rapidly strengthening nature (could get down to the mid-950s in the next 12 hours) the winds are much higher and blizzard conditions have already moved in here.

Precipitable Water

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404. JRRP
4:24 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting benirica:
Hey all.
So what is up? Is the Atlantic cooling??

part yes and part no

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403. StormChaser81
4:19 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting Levi32:


That's a impressive low pressure reading, 964mb.


Most of the water vapor is still in the Pacific heading your way. But what a stream of moisture.



Roughly 5099 miles of a Moisture plume coming into the center of this storm. Thats a whole lot of water.
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402. CybrTeddy
4:12 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting benirica:
Hey all.
So what is up? Is the Atlantic cooling??


Wasn't cooling in the first place, at least nothing too abnormal.
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401. StormChaser81
4:08 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting benirica:
Hey all.
So what is up? Is the Atlantic cooling??


No cooling, still warming...



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400. benirica
4:01 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Hey all.
So what is up? Is the Atlantic cooling??
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399. Levi32
3:59 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Good morning all. Round 2 is underway here. Wind gusts are already approaching 50mph at my house.

WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...
COOPER LANDING
502 AM AKST MON MAR 8 2010

BLIZZARD WARNING

IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM AKST
TUESDAY AROUND KACHEMAK BAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM AKST
TUESDAY AROUND KACHEMAK BAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

A POWERFUL STORM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF TODAY AND
THEN MOVE INLAND OVER THE EASTERN KENAI PENINSULA TONIGHT. AS IT
APPROACHES THE KENAI PENINSULA EARLY THIS EVENING WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO WEST TO SOUTHWEST 30 TO 45 MPH ALONG KACHEMAK BAY. THESE WINDS
WILL COMBINE WITH SNOW TO PRODUCE VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER MILE
OR LESS AT TIMES. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WHEN THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE-OUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. ALL TRAVEL AND
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~






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398. Ossqss
3:53 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
FYI, on a tornado item. It appears the revised stats for the US in Feb, went from 0 (which has never happened) to 1 :)

http://www.spc.ncep.noaa.gov/climo/online/monthly/newm.html
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397. wunderkidcayman
3:36 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
hey guys what's up with our south atlantic invest
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396. Patrap
3:32 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
We would most certainly go atmo...thanks
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395. atmoaggie
3:31 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting Patrap:



Sounds Like a Plan,..the Zoo close and a fun day for sure.

Were going to have a fine time here Tuesday thru Friday with visitors and the Reeve Foundations Conference


Oh, and you could possibly join us there, if interested. Grand parents got us a membership that includes free passes in excess of our fam of 4 so they could join when visiting. Get at least one every time we go.

Really out, now.
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394. AwakeInMaryland
3:31 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneOz:


I find the place "enchanting" as all get-out!

Robert Redford LOVES it here! Alot of movies being made here now...one is shooting today here in Los Alamos.

Gene Hackman lives here. Dennis Hopper, he's just right down the road (he's fighting cancer right now, too.)

It's a better place than California is right now. I hope we don't ruin it!


Las Cruces has been named one of the 10 Best Places to Retire... I forget which magazine... prob. AARP or U.S. News and World Report.

Shhh, let's keep that between ourselves.
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393. Patrap
3:29 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting atmoaggie:

I *think* so. Got a bunch to get done between now and then.

Unfortunately, I think I am trading that for the March 10 event down your way. Sure would be easier to get together if I had any work-related reason to be on the southshore...

I am going to call ya up next time we go to the zoo, though. Stone's throw from da house.



Sounds Like a Plan,..the Zoo close and a fun day for sure.

Were going to have a fine time here Tuesday thru Friday with visitors and the Reeve Foundations Conference
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392. atmoaggie
3:29 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting Patrap:
I got a HDOB Google Alert on the NOAA message atmo...

Ah. I hope tropicalatlantic.com either knows about it or has coded in such a way that it doesn't matter. That is one very useful site in season.

Back at it, L8R.
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391. atmoaggie
3:27 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting Patrap:
atmo,u going to Red Stick on the 16th for the Conference Dude?

I *think* so. Got a bunch to get done between now and then.

Unfortunately, I think I am trading that for the March 10 event down your way. Sure would be easier to get together if I had any work-related reason to be on the southshore...

I am going to call ya up next time we go to the zoo, though. Stone's throw from da house.
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390. AwakeInMaryland
3:26 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Closer to our home, and historically very interesting:



Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
The Country's First Spa


The Story of Berkeley Springs

History of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - The Country's First Spa
Berkeley Springs, a fountainhead of warm mineral waters frequented by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived in the New World, are at the heart of a mountain spa community in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. First noted as Medicine Springs in 1747 on a map drawn by Thomas Jefferson's father, the waters for many centuries have drawn visitors seeking health and relief from the stress of everyday life.

In 1776, George Washington's family and friends drew up a plat of 134 lots, named the streets, and incorporated The Town of Bath, invoking the muses of the renowned English spa. Yet the magic of the springs prevailed, and the town and surrounding area are known by their name -- Berkeley Springs.

The waters flow at a constant 74F from the base of Warm Springs Ridge. You may still drink freely and fill your jugs at Lord Fairfax's public tap, and wade in the ancient stone pools in the nation's smallest state park. The town has endured cycles of notoriety, fashion, war and modern progress, but remains the Country's First Spa, a quiet, friendly haven surrounded by West Virginia's splendid outdoors.

NOTE: If this is considered spamming, Admin, just please remove and don't ban me again, please -- good intentions...
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389. CycloneOz
3:22 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
This is taken from the old hill road going into town.

I live in the "Old West," where daunting mesas tower over dangerous canyons.

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388. Patrap
3:21 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
I got a HDOB Google Alert on the NOAA message atmo...
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387. Patrap
3:20 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
atmo,u going to Red Stick on the 16th for the Conference Dude?
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386. atmoaggie
3:19 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Aha! Good follow up, Pat!
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385. CycloneOz
3:19 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
Oz -- Love, love, love NM!

Haven't been to the hot springs; thanks for the excuse to come back...as if any excuse was needed!

"The light is different there..."


I find the place "enchanting" as all get-out!

Robert Redford LOVES it here! Alot of movies being made here now...one is shooting today here in Los Alamos.

Gene Hackman lives here. Dennis Hopper, he's just right down the road (he's fighting cancer right now, too.)

It's a better place than California is right now. I hope we don't ruin it!
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384. Patrap
3:18 PM GMT on March 08, 2010

High Density Observations (HDOB) Bulletin



The HDOB message is used to transmit High-Density/High Accuracy (HD/HA) meteorological data from hurricane reconnaissance aircraft. These are created automatically by the system software. Each message consists of a communications header line (Table G-3), a mission/ob identifier line (Table G-4), and 20 lines of HD/HA data (Table G-5).

Within an HDOB message, the time interval (resolution) between individual HD/HA observations can be set by the operator to be 30, 60, or 120 seconds.

However, regardless of the time resolution of the HD/HA data, the meteorological parameters in the HDOB message always represent 30-s averages along the flight track (except for certain peak values as noted in Table G-5).

The nominal time of each HD/HA record is the midpoint of the 30-s averaging interval. This means that an HD/HA record at time t will include data measured at time t 15 s. For purposes of determining peak flight-level and SFMR winds, the encoding interval begins 15 s after the nominal time of the last HD/HA record and ends 15 s after the nominal time of the record being encoded.


Figure G-2. Sample HDOB message (message begins with URNT15...)

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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URNT15 KNHC 281426
AF302 1712A KATRINA HDOB 41 20050928
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142500 2615N 08747W 7002 03048 9279 084 084 140146 148 133 999 00
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383. atmoaggie
3:16 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
This will mean something to at least few of you...

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 10-17
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
945 AM EST MON MAR 8 2010

TO: SUBSCRIBERS:
-FAMILY OF SERVICES
-NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
-NOAAPORT
-EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
-OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES

FROM: THERESE Z. PIERCE
CHIEF...MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH

SUBJECT: CHANGE TO CODING OF HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATION /HDOB/
MESSAGE FOR MISSING DATA: EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2010

EFFECTIVE JULY 15 2010...THE CODING OF THE HDOB MESSAGE FOR
MISSING DATA TRANSMITTED FROM NOAA AND AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WILL CHANGE FROM 999 TO ///. THIS CHANGE IS BEING MADE
FOR HDOBS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE CODING OF MISSING DATA FOUND
IN OTHER METEOROLOGICAL DATA MESSAGES.

IN ADVANCE OF THIS CHANGE...USERS OF HDOB MESSAGES MAY NEED TO
MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR SOFTWARE TO CORRECTLY PROCESS THE NEW DATA
FORMAT.

THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES TO WMO HEADINGS OR AWIPS IDS OF THE
HDOB MESSAGES.

IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE... AN
ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED AS EARLY AS
POSSIBLE TO NOTIFY USERS. FOR EXAMPLE IF THERE IS AN ACTIVE
TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE DAYS PRIOR TO JULY 15...OR TROPICAL
DEVELOPMENT IS ANTICIPATED AROUND THIS DATE... A NEW
IMPLEMENTATION DATE WILL BE PROVIDED.

THE OLD AND NEW HDOB MESSAGE FORMATS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE
2010 NATIONAL HURRICANE OPERATIONS PLAN /NHOP/ APPENDIX G. THE
2010 NHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE BY JUNE 1 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

HTTP://WWW.OFCM.GOV
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382. Patrap
3:15 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
LSU Earth Scan Lab

Welcome to the LSU Earth Scan Lab. The ESL is a satellite data receiving station and image processing facility for environmental data from six unique earth observing sensor systems. We specialize in real-time access to satellite imagery and measurements of the atmosphere, oceans and coastal areas within the Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean Sea region, data which we obtain directly from satellite transmissions to three antennas on LSU rooftops.

These data have many applications for research, education, and state emergency response.
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381. AwakeInMaryland
3:15 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Oz -- Love, love, love NM!

Haven't been to the hot springs; thanks for the excuse to come back...as if any excuse was needed!

"The light is different there..."
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380. CycloneOz
3:14 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneOz:
San Antonio Hot Springs - Jemez Mountains, NM

Another shot of these beautiful springs


It really is nice having something this spectacular within 45 minutes of my home.

I miss the beach, but if I were to choose somewhere else to spend my life other than a beach, it would be right here where I am now.

The ATV is a great substitute for a boat!
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379. JRRP
3:12 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
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378. CycloneOz
3:10 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:

I'll start in the 4th and work my way up. I can handle pretty high temps in the bath and shower, sometimes even only hot water on which is set at 140. I do come out looking like a lobster.


I go right to the spigot!
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377. CycloneOz
3:07 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
San Antonio Hot Springs - Jemez Mountains, NM

Another shot of these beautiful springs

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376. AussieStorm
3:07 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneOz:


120 top
115 2nd
110 3rd
100 4th

I'll start in the 4th and work my way up. I can handle pretty high temps in the bath and shower, sometimes even only hot water on which is set at 140. I do come out looking like a lobster.
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375. CycloneOz
3:03 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:

What's the temps in the different pools?


120 top
115 2nd
110 3rd
100 4th
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374. AussieStorm
3:02 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting CycloneOz:


San Antonio Hot Springs - Jemez Mountains, NM




This is our favorite! The forest road leading to it is 5 miles long, and is closed in the winter. Once the road opens in May, we drive our ATV to the location. It is a short hike up to the spring.

The Army Corps of Engineers created the spring. It has four levels, which are fed by the main pipes shoved into the mountainside.

The water coming out of the "main pipe" is very hot and not a steady, even though it is a torrent.

It feels like "the hand of God" patting you on the back.

What's the temps in the different pools?
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373. CycloneOz
2:59 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
World's Coolest Hot Springs


San Antonio Hot Springs - Jemez Mountains, NM




This is our favorite! The forest road leading to it is 5 miles long, and is closed in the winter. Once the road opens in May, we drive our ATV to the location. It is a short hike up to the spring.

The Army Corps of Engineers created the spring. It has four levels, which are fed by the main pipes shoved into the mountainside.

The water coming out of the "main pipe" is very hot and not steady, even though it is a torrent. It comes out like whoosh-splat, whoosh-spat...

It feels like "the hand of God" patting you on the back.
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372. Patrap
2:57 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation




Live Without Limits
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 10, 2010
PROGRAM AGENDA

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Introduction

Master of Ceremonies:
Patrick Pearson
Volunteer, Portlight Strategies

Joe Canose
Vice President, Quality of Life, and Director of the Paralysis Resource Center,
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Opening Remarks

Brandon Burris
Executive Director, Louisiana Governors Commission on Disability

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Introduction to the Paralysis Resource Center
and Quality of Life Grant Program

Priti Mehta
Director of Community Outreach Programs,
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Paul Timmons
CEO, Portlight Strategies

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM

Eric Gibson
Reeve Foundation Ambassador

11:30 PM – 12:00 PM
Question and Answer Session with Priti Mehta, Joe Canose and Reeve Foundation Ambassadors

12:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Deborah E. Nowinski,Emmy Rose
Founding Artistic Director, Dionysus Theatre



Mapquest Directions to The Conference


A few months ago I was contacted by the Christopher Reeve foundation thru portlight and was informed they were coming to New Orleans in March to spread the Word Locally about their Work in the Disabled Community.

Im excited to announce today that there are seats still available here for the Conference this week.

The invite is open to any interested party or Group wanting to attend.

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has been very supportive of Portlight and have graciously given out of Cycle Grants to portlight to support our continuing Mission in Haiti.
Portlight and the Reeve Foundation have partnered together since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.

New Orleans is Proud to have been selected to Host this WUnderful event and Im Hoping to see a lot of you here next week.

And to augment the days Speakers,Priti Metha,
Director, Reeve Foundation Community Outreach Programs
Center for Development and Disability has been working diligently to make this event one to attend and be part of.


And on a Special note,..2 wunderbloggers will be speaking at the Conference next week..

Wunderblogger Emmy Rose from Galveston Bay is one of the Days fine Speakers as she has been a Advocate for the Disabled for many a Year in Texas,and her work with her Theater for the Disabled,is a Testament to her and all she does within the Houston/Galveston area.

Also Speaking, is Presslord, or Paul Timmons,Board Chair for Portlight.org and we look Forward to their Words as they both have a enlightening History within the Disabled Community.
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371. Patrap
2:49 PM GMT on March 08, 2010



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370. CycloneOz
2:47 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Even though we have active radar in some tornado sensitive parts of the country today, there are currently no tornado watches or tornado warnings...and none expected in the coming days.

This is very interesting as there are some pretty heavy cells just east of Amarillo this morning.

I've read through some weather statements. Apparently, there is still not enough of a separation between cold, dry air and warm, moist air. It is still pretty much all mixed together, as temps down south still are not seasonably warm.
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369. AwakeInMaryland
2:34 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
World's Coolest Hot Springs

Sometimes surreal, always sublime, and occasionally stinky, these 10 steaming pools of wellness are worth a dip.
By Donna Heiderstadt
Travel + Leisure

From the icy tundra of Alaska to the arid desert of the Atacama, our molten-to-the-core planet is laced with underground plumbing that regularly springs a surface leak. And visiting these hot springs can be a therapeutic addition to any vacation.

An hour or two in a thermal pool—especially one surrounded by natural beauty and clean air—is just about the greenest way to relax and recharge, courtesy of our blue planet.
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368. StormChaser81
2:32 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
48.5 This morning in Feather Sound, FL.

Looks like Thursday may bring us some thunder storms here on the Florida Penn.
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367. AussieStorm
2:20 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Heavens open up over NSW

# From: The Daily Telegraph
# March 08, 2010 11:52PM



COLLIDING weather systems have dumped record rain on parts of western NSW, soaking one town with its biggest downpour in more than 60 years.


A "conveyor belt" of storms dropped 110mm of rain on Wagga Wagga in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday - the most in a single day since records began in 1942.

"I've never seen anything like it," property owner Tanya Friend said.

"From Friday night to Sunday everything just became a river - then Sunday night we got our biggest downpour," she said.

The deluge forced the evacuation of residents in Ladysmith, southeast of Wagga, after the swollen Kyeamba Creek threatened to flood homes.
Flooding from the same system cut the main rail line from Sydney to Melbourne and prompted the rescue of four motorists near Narrandera.

Weather Channel meteorologist Alex Zadnik blamed the wild conditions on a pair of weather systems that collided over the weekend above southern NSW and Victoria.

"Tropical moisture moved down from the Northern Territory and through Queensland and that became a low pressure system," Mr Zadnik said.

"There was a region of cool air moving into southern Australia at the same time and the clash of that cooler air mass from the south and the tropical moisture from the north led to some pretty violent weather."

A trough line sitting above Wagga meant it bore the brunt of the rain.

"It meant that rather than getting just one storm they were getting numerous storms moving across the one spot like a conveyor belt," Mr Zadnik said.

The 110mm of rain, more than double the town's March average, has been a blessing for farmers in the area, filling dams and adding vital sub-soil moisture to help future crops.
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366. weathermanwannabe
1:29 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Good Morning Folks.....Spring is just about here with a high of 80 forecast for Tallahassee on Friday. Let's hope we don't have one of those Winter to Summer transitions but the temps in the morning will be nice and brisk for the next several weeks while SST's around Florida and the Gulf start to recover. Amazing how Mother Nature knows when it is Spring. Very quiet in the yard on my wooded lot (birds and the like) for the past several weeks but working in the yard all day yesterday cutting back trees and vines, I felt like I was in a Disney movie with all the birds and squirels watching me work.
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365. IKE
1:25 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting msgambler:
I was reading up on the farmers alm. and on some post the other day, (try not to read too much. it hurts). Seems to be a the general idea we might have an active year on the gulf coast


Wouldn't surprise me.
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364. msgambler
1:08 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
I was reading up on the farmers alm. and on some post the other day, (try not to read too much. it hurts). Seems to be a the general idea we might have an active year on the gulf coast
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363. IKE
1:01 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting msgambler:
That's good, We're safe again this year. Storms are scared of you.....lol


Hopefully.
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362. msgambler
1:00 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
That's good, We're safe again this year. Storms are scared of you.....lol
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361. IKE
12:58 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
Quoting msgambler:
You stii in Florabama Ike?


Yup. Defuniak Springs.....
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360. msgambler
12:55 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
You stii in Florabama Ike?
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