93L slow to develop, but bringing heavy rains to Haiti

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:50 PM GMT on June 22, 2010

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A modest region of intense thunderstorms (Invest 93L) is over the central Caribbean, a few hundred miles south of Hispaniola. This disturbance has the best chance to become Tropical Storm Alex of any system we've seen so far this year. We don't have any buoys near 93L, but pressures at the ground stations surrounding the storm are not falling. A pass of the ASCAT satellite over the Central Caribbean at 9:45 pm EDT last night revealed a modest wind shift associated with 93L, but nothing at all close to a surface circulation. Top surface winds seen by ASCAT were 15 - 20 mph. Water vapor satellite loops show that 93L is embedded in a large region of moist air. The atmosphere over the Caribbean has moistened over the past day, which should aid development of 93L. Wind shear is a low 5 - 10 knots. The high wind shear associated with the strong winds of the subtropical jet stream are over the northern Caribbean, too far north to interfere with development, but close enough to provide good upper-level outflow for the storm. Visible satellite loops show high level cirrus clouds streaming away from 93L to the northeast, evidence of the upper-level outflow channel that is developing to the storm's north. Sea Surface Temperatures are plenty warm, a record 29 - 30°C. The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) currently favors upward motion over the Caribbean, which will act to increase the chances of tropical storm formation this week. The Madden-Julian oscillation is a pattern of enhanced rainfall that travels along the Equator from west to east. The pattern has a wet phase with large-scale rising air and enhanced thunderstorm activity, followed by a dry phase with large-scale sinking air and suppressed thunderstorm activity. Each cycle lasts approximately 30 - 60 days. When the Madden-Julian oscillation is in its wet phase over a hurricane-prone region, the chances for tropical storm activity are greatly increased. The main negative for 93L continues to be lack of spin. The University of Wisconsin 850 mb relative vorticity analysis is showing that spin at 850 mb (roughly 5,000 feet in altitude) has increased over the past day, but 93L needs to acquire additional spin before it can grow more organized. I speculate that it is this lack of spin that contributed to the loss of much of 93L's heavy thunderstorm activity last night. The storm is now going through a cycle where it is building another respectable mass of heavy thunderstorms, and the increased inflow of low-level air that will feed these thunderstorms will likely enhance 93L's spin today. The Hurricane Hunters are on call to investigate 93L on Wednesday afternoon.


Figure 1. Morning visible satellite image of the central Caribbean disturbance 93L.

Forecast for 93L
NHC is giving 93L a 40% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Thursday morning, which is a reasonable forecast. Given the storm's current lack of spin and relatively modest amount of heavy thunderstorms, the earliest I'd expect 93L to become a tropical depression would be Wednesday afternoon, with Thursday more likely. Wind shear is expected to be low, less than 10 knots, over the central and western Caribbean this week. Water temperatures will be warm, dry air absent, and the MJO favorable. I don't see any major impediments to the storm becoming a tropical depression by Thursday, and it is a bit of a surprise to me that the computer models have been reluctant to develop 93L. The GFS, NOGAPS, and UKMET models do not develop 93L, and the ECMWF model doesn't develop 93L until after it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and enters the Gulf of Mexico in a about a week. The current (2am EDT) run of the GFDL model predicts 93L will be a weak tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico in five days; its previous run had 93L as a major hurricane in the Gulf. Given all this model reluctance and the current disorganization of 93L, I give the storm a low (less than 20% chance) of becoming a hurricane in the Caribbean. Expect 93L to bring flooding rains of 3 - 6 inches to Jamaica, eastern Cuba, and southwestern Haiti today through Wednesday. These rains will spread to the Cayman Islands and central Cuba by Thursday, and western Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday. The current run of the SHIPS model has 93L slowing down late this week to a forward speed of just 6 knots (7 mph) from its current speed of about 10 mph, in response to a weakening in the steering currents. A trough of low pressure is expected to swing down over the Eastern U.S. early next week. If this trough is strong enough and 93L develops significantly, the storm could get pulled northwards and make landfall along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast in the oil spill region. This is the solution of the Canadian GEM model. If 93L stays weak and/or the trough is not so strong, the storm would get pushed west-northwestwards towards the Texas coast. This is the solution of the ECMWF model. The amount of wind shear in the Gulf of Mexico next week is highly uncertain. There is currently a band of high shear near 30 knots over the Gulf, and some of the models predict this shear will remain over the Gulf over the next 7 - 10 days. However, other models predict that this band of high shear will retreat northwards and leave the Gulf nearly shear-free. The long-term fate of 93L remains very murky. My main concerns at this point are the potential for 3 - 6 inches of rain in Haiti over the next two days, and the possibility 93L could become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico next week.

Elsewhere in the tropics
None of the reliable computer models is calling for tropical cyclone formation elsewhere in the Atlantic over the next seven days.

Floods in China and Burma kill over 250
The deadliest and most destructive weather-related disaster on the planet so far this year is occurring in southern China and northern Burma, where a week of heavy rains has caused flooding that has claimed over 250 lives. The heavy rains and floods ravaging 10 southern Chinese provinces had killed 199 and left 123 missing as of 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, a Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said. Damage is estimated at $6.2 billion. Floods and landslides in neighboring areas of Myanmar (Burma) have claimed at least 63 lives in the past week.


Figure 2. Paramilitary policemen help evacuate residents from Wanjia village of Fuzhou City, East China's Jiangxi province, June 22, 2010. Days of heavy rain burst the Changkai Dike of Fu River on June 21, threatening the lives of 145,000 local people. Local authorities have ordered immediate evacuation, and the army and paramilitary police have begun conducting rescue operations. Image credit: Xinhua.

Wind and ocean current forecast for the BP oil disaster
Southeast to east winds less than 10 knots will blow in the northern Gulf of Mexico today through Saturday, according to the latest marine forecast from NOAA. The resulting weak ocean currents should cause little motion of the oil slick, according to the latest trajectory forecasts from NOAA and the State of Louisiana. The long range outlook is uncertain, and will depend upon what 93L does.

Resources for the BP oil disaster
My post, What a hurricane would do the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
My post on the Southwest Florida "Forbidden Zone" where surface oil will rarely go
My post on what oil might do to a hurricane
NOAA's interactive mapping tool allows one to overlay wind and ocean current forecasts, oil locations, etc.
Gulf Oil Blog from the UGA Department of Marine Sciences
Oil Spill Academic Task Force
University of South Florida Ocean Circulation Group oil spill forecasts
ROFFS Deepwater Horizon page
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the University of Miami

"Hurricane Haven" airing again this afternoon
Tune into another airing of my live Internet radio show, "Hurricane Haven", at 4pm EDT today. Listeners will be able to call in and ask questions. The call in number is 415-983-2634, or you can post a question in the comments area on my blog. You can also email the questions to me today before the show: jmasters@wunderground.com. Be sure to include "Hurricane Haven question" in the subject line. Some topics I'll cover today on the show:

1) The latest on 93L
2) Which model is the most reliable?

Today's show will be 30 - 40 minutes, and you can tune in at http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/wubroadcast.h tml. The show will be recorded and stored as a podcast.

Jeff Masters

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3746. largeeyes
3:36 AM GMT on June 24, 2010
Really?
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3745. OracleDeAtlantis
6:46 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:
BP is burning sea turtles alive, says Gulf captain

* From: NewsCore
* June 23, 2010 11:10PM

A BOAT captain working to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico said he saw BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive.

Captain Mike Ellis said in an interview posted on YouTube that the boats were conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil, myFOXtampabay.com reported.

"They drag a boom between two shrimp boats, and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, they can%u2019t get out," Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said he had to cut short his three-week trip rescuing the turtles because BP quit allowing him access to rescue turtles before the burns.

"They're pretty much keeping us from doing what we need to do out there," he said.

Other reports corroborate Captain Ellis' claims. A report in the Los Angeles Times described "burn fields" of 500 square miles in which 16 controlled burns will take place in one day.

"When the weather is calm and the sea is placid, ships trailing fireproof booms corral the black oil, the coated seaweed and whatever may be caught in it, and torch it ... " the report said.

Mr Ellis said most of the turtles he saw were Kemps Ridley turtles, a critically endangered species. Harming or killing one would bring stiff civil and criminal penalties and fines of up to $50,000 against BP.

Read more about BP burning sea turtles alive at myFOXtampabay.com



It's sad that they're not taking the extra time to save some of the wildlife. Perhaps the best thing would be if BP were blown away by a big hurricane, never to return.
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3744. twhcracker
2:59 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Floodman:


I take it you're in management?


he's gotta be in management, he doesnt know how to spell "paid"
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3743. twhcracker
2:54 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting bjdsrq:


I agree. Better for a surge to push all this sludge and oil a few blocks inland than to keep it in the sea killing off innocent and vitial sea life. Oil addicted humans caused it, let them clean it up from their backyards. It will get done faster and easier that way.


it does not just go into back yards when it goes inland. it goes into wetlands and bays and bayous and streams. wetlands are the nurseries of most everything there is, fish and birds.
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3742. ShenValleyFlyFish
2:53 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Patrap:
NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF

NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF, has a certified ceiling of 45000 feet, a range of 4075 nm, and a cruising true air speed of 440 knots. The aircraft is instrumented to measure 1-Hz flight-level data, including GPS position, radar altitude, pressure, all three wind components, temperature, and humidity. The primary instrument systems are the GPS dropwindsonde system, a main aircraft data system and local area network capable of handling specialized sensors, and a workstation (HAPS) for processing and coding the data from the GPS sondes for direct transmission to NHC and NMC via a 9600 baud (2400 bd initially) satellite communications link.



That's a pretty plane. Who makes it. I might get one for the corporation. LMAO
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3741. ShenValleyFlyFish
2:44 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Hurricanes101:


GFS has nailed this again up to this point IMO, it never really developed 93L because it felt the energy was too spread out; which as of now is the case. Now it appears the anticyclone is outrunning 93L; which certainly won't help with development


GFS and all the others run on numbers not emotions.
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3740. alpharenz
2:43 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
15.6N 76.6W COC has almost no clouds, beyond that if that is where the COC then we should be able to see clear spin, no? 92L we saw the spin when the clouds got push away from the center. There is another clearer spin closer to the 17.2N 73.6W that has plenty of clouds, plenty of people have commented about it. But if 15.6N 76.6W is the only COC, it will take days before that will develop, it sooo far away from any convenction, I don't think this ever flared up where they said the COC is, weird.
3739. sailingallover
2:41 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Snowlover123:


If it has a circulation a 850 mb Velocity, then it is a mid-level circulation... I think.

-Snowlover123

850MB is around 5000 feet which is low level
around 500MB is mid level 300-200 upper
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3738. hercj
2:35 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting StormW:


When I spoke with CARCAH, they canceled this mornings flight for the exact reason Drak just posted.

Yes that was my original point. Nothing to look at. Don't waste missions
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3737. 34chip
2:33 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Call this strange,but I have seen no chickens in my neighborhood, and the birds are acting strange here in Key West. Makes you go hummmm!!!! lol
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3736. Snowlover123
2:29 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting btwntx08:

look at 850 vitocity


If it has a circulation a 850 mb Velocity, then it is a mid-level circulation... I think.

-Snowlover123
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3734. hercj
2:25 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting StormW:


When I spoke with CARCAH, they canceled this mornings flight for the exact reason Drak just posted.

Yes that was my original point. Nothing to look at. Don't waste missions
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3733. cg2916
2:25 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
NEW BLOG!!!
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3732. sailingallover
2:23 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
We rarely mention bouy data. But falling pressures are a big part of knowing if a wave is developing.. right now pressures are up or steady
This
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/78397.html
would be falling if 93L was developing
Check your pressure
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Aren't I a buzzkill...sorry everyone go to work now come back later
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3731. Patrap
2:23 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Once again..93L isnt going to get going till it slides a lil more west thru time.

All the intensity Guidance has shown that since Monday morning.


Climo dosnt favor the area till it gets past Jamaica as History shows.






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3730. hercj
2:23 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Patrap:
NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF

NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF, has a certified ceiling of 45000 feet, a range of 4075 nm, and a cruising true air speed of 440 knots. The aircraft is instrumented to measure 1-Hz flight-level data, including GPS position, radar altitude, pressure, all three wind components, temperature, and humidity. The primary instrument systems are the GPS dropwindsonde system, a main aircraft data system and local area network capable of handling specialized sensors, and a workstation (HAPS) for processing and coding the data from the GPS sondes for direct transmission to NHC and NMC via a 9600 baud (2400 bd initially) satellite communications link.


My baby
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3729. 34chip
2:21 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Thanks Storm! At the moment it looks great outside!
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3727. HurricaneNewbie
2:21 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
New Blog
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3726. Snowlover123
2:21 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Drakoen:
Just because it isn't a tropical cyclone now doesn't mean it cannot develop. Tropical cyclone development is a process and not an act of instant gratification.


It has no surface circulation at all, whatsoever, and the cloud tops are warming significantly.

-Snowy
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3723. Patrap
2:20 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF

NOAA's new G-IV SP, N49RF, has a certified ceiling of 45000 feet, a range of 4075 nm, and a cruising true air speed of 440 knots. The aircraft is instrumented to measure 1-Hz flight-level data, including GPS position, radar altitude, pressure, all three wind components, temperature, and humidity. The primary instrument systems are the GPS dropwindsonde system, a main aircraft data system and local area network capable of handling specialized sensors, and a workstation (HAPS) for processing and coding the data from the GPS sondes for direct transmission to NHC and NMC via a 9600 baud (2400 bd initially) satellite communications link.

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3722. Drakoen
2:20 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Just because it isn't a tropical cyclone now doesn't mean it cannot develop. Tropical cyclone development is a process and not an act of instant gratification.
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3720. Snowlover123
2:19 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Hurricanes101:
I am starting to get the feeling that 93L may never come together at all



That's what I said yestrday, and I got shunned. :(
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3719. aspectre
2:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
3346 Jeff9641 "...day 65 of this disaster. I think there is some good news though as the navy has retrieved over a million barrels from the cap."

No, the navy has nothing to do with this operation.
A million barrels would be 15,000barrels per day over nearly 67days.
The cap collection only meaningfully started on 7Jun2010, only 16days ago.
As far as I know, the operation has never collected more than 15,000barrels per day when averaged over the cap collection period.
Which would make the total collected directly from the leak to be less than 250thousand barrels.
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3718. IKE
2:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Hurricanes101:
I am starting to get the feeling that 93L may never come together at all



It won't be today.
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3717. hurricane23
2:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Hurricane1956:
Hello everybody!!!!!,I'm wondering why the models or the official track has the center of circulation or the future center of circulation East and South.Looking at the satellite presentation in my opinion the center is trying to relocate just south of Haiti,much father north??,any comments about this observation.Thanks!


There are no reliable computer models when it comes to genesis of a tropical cyclone. In my personal take models work much better after TC genesis. satellite imagery shows an improving look to the overall appearance of the area in the upper levels but convection still remains ill defined. There is some shear there 15-20kts but nothing to prohibitive. Still ways away from being anything to worry about.

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3716. Hurricanes101
2:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting Drakoen:
No suprise the canceled the recon out there. Nothing well-defined.


GFS has nailed this again up to this point IMO, it never really developed 93L because it felt the energy was too spread out; which as of now is the case. Now it appears the anticyclone is outrunning 93L; which certainly won't help with development
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3715. TropicalNonsense
2:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting sailingallover:

Saying there IS an LLC is just wrong and implies a far greater degree of development than exists.

Once you have a solid COC development can be extremely rapid < 24 hours to a hurricane.
That is why saying it does not exist is NOT MOOT! If there was a COC or even LCC on either are of convection that are S SE of PR and the VI's my course of action would be VERY different. I would be on my boat to a hurricane hole not posting on the board.

Yes the energy is there but the MCV's that everyone is looking at and calling centers of circulation are not.



While 93l certainly has a vast amount of energy it does not have much in the way of organization.
only a slight mid level circulation is present and frankly it is not very impressive looking.

I am thinking actually now - it may not even develop at all. Sad it is already 23 days into the season with record SST's and low shear and because of weather modification we cannot even get a wimpy Invest to develop now. Looks like Bill Gate's patents might be paying off. even though it is fairly early in the season given the massive weather modification efforts underway I like many who know am no longer expecting a hyper active season. and my guess is 93L will never amount to much.
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3714. Hurricanes101
2:17 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
I am starting to get the feeling that 93L may never come together at all

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3713. Drakoen
2:17 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
No suprise the canceled the recon out there. Nothing well-defined.
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3712. hercj
2:16 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting StormW:


That would make sense...my thinking was, why not task NOAA and save some gas.

Last year those budgets were combined. However, I am sure that the reason they were called off this morning is because the season forecast for hyperactivity. They are not going to waste resources this early in the season. What does surprise me though is no synoptic mission from the GIV. They should be the first out of the barn on this. Who knows.
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3711. 34chip
2:14 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
StormW How do you see with these systems for Key West. Think they are going to stay south of us?? Thanks!!
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3710. gordydunnot
2:13 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
LinkCheck this wv loop see ull over se fl. moving sw I think this is whats hindering development.If it stays around long enough system may just continue west with rain for Central America.Hopefully
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3709. Patrap
2:13 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Fuel is NEVER a constraint to fly.

For NOAA nor the AF.






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3708. Orcasystems
2:12 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Back on the road, you guys have fun :)



AOI

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TS BUSTED FORECAST ALIBI
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3707. ecflweatherfan
2:12 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
For as warm and muggy as it was last night, I might as well live in Key West. The low was 83 here at my place (up by Cape Canaveral)
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3706. Patrap
2:12 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
The G-4 will most Likely fly a Hi-Altitude Orbital Flight come Friday ahead of the System.

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3704. Patrap
2:11 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
93L Floater - Dvorak Infrared Loop
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3703. hercj
2:11 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting StormW:


If I'm correct, when they do go, the tasking should go to MacDill, right?

Senior I would expect both actually. The launch times for Keesler are 830am edt and 1000pm eastern. I don't think the 53rd has an aircraft in St Croix. NOAA research may want this. What I am expecting is a GIV mission which I do not see on the flight schedule yet. This comes more out of forecasting than Frank Marks HRD.
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3702. AussieStorm
2:10 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
BP is burning sea turtles alive, says Gulf captain

* From: NewsCore
* June 23, 2010 11:10PM

A BOAT captain working to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico said he saw BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive.

Captain Mike Ellis said in an interview posted on YouTube that the boats were conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil, myFOXtampabay.com reported.

"They drag a boom between two shrimp boats, and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, they can%u2019t get out," Mr Ellis said.

Mr Ellis said he had to cut short his three-week trip rescuing the turtles because BP quit allowing him access to rescue turtles before the burns.

"They're pretty much keeping us from doing what we need to do out there," he said.

Other reports corroborate Captain Ellis' claims. A report in the Los Angeles Times described "burn fields" of 500 square miles in which 16 controlled burns will take place in one day.

"When the weather is calm and the sea is placid, ships trailing fireproof booms corral the black oil, the coated seaweed and whatever may be caught in it, and torch it ... " the report said.

Mr Ellis said most of the turtles he saw were Kemps Ridley turtles, a critically endangered species. Harming or killing one would bring stiff civil and criminal penalties and fines of up to $50,000 against BP.

Read more about BP burning sea turtles alive at myFOXtampabay.com

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3701. highndry1
2:10 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Hurricane 1956 -


In the last few frames of the loop, it looks like there are two COCs here but that the one SW of PR is proving the stronger one and sapping the strength of the one SW of Haiti - although that did not seem to be the case last night.

This is why I've been wondering if anyone had a link w/isobars for the carib. If so, we could solve this problem in a second. Just look for the lowest area of pressure.
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3700. HurricaneNewbie
2:09 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Just got this off the offical web page.

NOUS42 KNHC 231345
WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
0945 AM EDT WED 23 JUNE 2010
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
VALID 24/1100Z TO 25/1100Z JUNE 2010
TCPOD NUMBER.....10-023

I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. SUSPECT AREA (SOUTHWEST OF JAMAICA)
FLIGHT ONE - TEAL 70
A. 24/1800Z
B. AFXXX 01AAA INVEST
C. 24/1330Z
D. 16.5N 80.0W
E. 24/1700Z TO 24/2100Z
F. SFC TO 10,000 FT

FLIGHT TWO - TEAL 71
A. 25/0600Z
B. AFXXX 0201A CYCLONE
C. 25/0200Z
D. 17.0N 81.0W
E. 25/0400Z TO 25/0830Z
F. SFC TO 10,000 FT

2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK: CONTINUE 12 HRLY
FIXES IF SYSTEM REMAINS A THREAT.
3. REMARKS: TASKING FOR 23/1800Z AND 24/0600Z
CANCELED BY NHC AT 23/0930Z.

II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY.....NEGATIVE.
JWP


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3699. Patrap
2:09 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
Quoting nishinigami:
Hello Pat, This weather system blowing over us has brought the oil smell back down here, you noticed it uptown? I think it is worse than before :(


Just had a shower Uptown..but last evening one could smell it here.
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3697. 34chip
2:08 PM GMT on June 23, 2010
How many people on here live in key west like me.
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