Jelawat hits Okinawa; TS Norman feeds heavy rains in Texas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:55 PM GMT on September 29, 2012

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Typhoon Jelawat slammed into Okinawa Saturday morning as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds. The small 7-mile diameter eye tracked just west of the island from southwest to northeast, bringing the strongest winds of the right-front quadrant eyewall to much of Okinawa. Kadena Air Base recorded sustained 10-minute average winds of 85 mph at the peak of the storm, with a top wind gust of 115 mph. The Kadena Facebook page has some impressive videos and photos of the damage, which included flipped cars, downed trees, and damage to signs and buildings. Satellite loops and radar loops show that Jelawat has weakened considerably. Wind shear is up to a very high 40 knots, and the storm is over much cooler waters. Jelawat is likely to be a tropical storm at landfall Sunday on the main island of Honshu in Japan.


Figure 1. Radar image of Typhoon Jelawat over Okinawa at 12:30 am local time on September 29, 2012. Image credit: Japan Meteorological Agency.


Video 1. Typhoon Jelawat in Okinawa as filmed by storm chaser James Reynolds.

Nadine still a hurricane
Tenacious Hurricane Nadine has entered its 17th day of life, and continues to mill about a few hundred miles southwest of the Azores Islands. Nadine is not expected to be a threat to any land areas for the next five days. The latest model runs show Nadine becoming tangled up with an upper level low pressure system on Wednesday and Thursday as the storm comes close to the Azores Islands. This should cause Nadine to become an extratropical cyclone again. Nadine is already in fourth place for longest-lived named tropical storm since 1950:

1) Ginger, 1971: 21.25 named storm days
2) Carrie, 1957: 19.5 named storm days
3) Alberto, 2000: 19.25 named storm days
4) Nadine, 2012: 17.0 named storm days

The all-time record is held by the San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899, which had 28 named storm days.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Hurricane Nadine taken at 9:12 am EDT Saturday, September 29, 2012. At the time, Nadine had top winds of 75 mph. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Tropical Depression Norman dying; heavy rains continue over Texas
Tropical Depression Norman has been moving slowly up the Gulf of California near the tip of Baja, Mexico since it formed Friday afternoon, but has been torn apart by high wind shear of 20 - 30 knots. The storm will likely be declared dead later today. Moisture from Norman fed an extratropical storm over Texas, and contributed to heavy rains in West Texas that caused flooding and water rescues on Friday. Midland-Odessa, Texas, picked up 4.66” of rain on Friday, making it the wettest September day on record and 3rd wettest day in city history (wettest day in city history: August 24th, 1934, when 5.32” fell.)


Figure 3. Tropical Storm Norman in the Gulf of California at 4:30 pm EDT Friday, September 29, 2012. At the time, Norman had top winds of 40 mph, and was spreading a large stream of moisture northeastward into Mexico and Texas. The remains of Hurricane Miriam are at the left of the image, along with a curious little vortex just north of Miriam's remains. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 4. Radar-estimated rainfall in West Texas due to the moisture associated with Tropical Storm Norman. Heavy rains in excess of 4" fell near Midland/Odessa, Big Spring, and San Angelo.


Figure 5. Predicted rainfall totals for the 5-day period ending at 8 am EDT Thursday, October 4, 2012. Moisture from the Eastern Pacific's Tropical Storm Norman will bring heavy rains to much of the South. Image credit: NOAA/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.

I'll have a new post on Monday.

Jeff Masters

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855. juniort
5:05 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
10N 48W whats going on there?
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854. weatherbro
3:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
691. weatherbro 11:08 PM EDT on September 30, 2012

Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Fall Begins, But Cool Weather Still Off in the Distance for South Florida

Trust me... That's gonna change next week according to Larry Cosgrove and many other major mets!!!

You better be right this time weatherbro!!!



Well last time the Bermuda Ridge was stronger, causing the long wave trough axis to settle too far west to bring a front through your area. Next week the North Atlantic Ridge should be weaker and further east to enable even South Florida to get a taste of Fall!
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852. PensacolaDoug
3:15 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting TomballTXPride:


I agree with you. They have infested this blog and taken it over with their radical, liberal propaganda like crabgrass or Dandelions in lush, green grass.

But just trying to be fair to both sides. I don't want to hear Patrap's and Neapolitan's extreme left-wing agenda anymore than anyone else. But asking them to take it some where else without asking Doug to do the same would be unfair.

My last comment on this. Back to tropical weather.




Pat went first.

Nuff said.

Fresca?
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851. jeffs713
3:06 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Only 1.45" total for Friday and Saturday. Not what I was expecting, expected much more, but didn't pan out. Looked like all the heavy totals went north and south of the Houston/Galveston area.

1.7" here, but we got lucky and had a cell open up on us as it died.
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850. FtMyersgal
3:05 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
513 AM EDT MON OCT 1 2012

FLZ039-042-043-048>052-055>057-060>062-065-012115 -
LEVY-CITRUS-SUMTER-HERNANDO-PASCO-PINELLAS-HILLSB OROUGH-POLK-
MANATEE-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-SARASOTA-DESOTO-CHARLOTT E-LEE-
513 AM EDT MON OCT 1 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING MAINLY ALONG SEA BREEZE BOUNDARIES. THE PRIMARY
HAZARDS WILL BE FREQUENT DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...GUSTY
WINDS...AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.


...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
INCREASING ONSHORE WINDS IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT WILL RESULT
IN AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES AND GRADUALLY STALLS ACROSS THE AREA. A FEW
STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG...WITH THE MAIN THREATS BEING FREQUENT
DEADLY LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
CAPABLE OF CAUSING MINOR FLOODING.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
INCREASING ONSHORE WINDS IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT WILL RESULT
IN AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES ON TUESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.

$$

JELSEMA



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849. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:05 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
848. calkevin77
3:04 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting gaweatherboi:
Warming up nicely here in Southeast Georgia. Its going to feel like a nice summer day that is until the rain arrives =)

Millen, GA
Temp:80
Feels Like:80
Dewpoint:73
Humidity:83%
Pressure:28.91
Winds:SSE 7MPH



Looks like a line of storms will be coming through your area today. Hopefully it gets there before that heat index starts climbing :)
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847. jeffs713
3:04 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting TomballTXPride:
The Texas hurricane season gradually wanes throughout the month of October, with some folks even thinking it's virtually over. It may be true that the chances decrease for development or a landfall for a cyclone.

However, the official end of the season extends to the end of November so anything is possible until then or perhaps even beyond. Can't let guards down yet...


Umm... it doesn't "gradually wane" through October. It shuts off in late September for TX. In recorded history, there have been THREE hurricane impacts in TX after Sept 24. For a storm to hit TX, it has to come during a period that lacks any frontal systems/troughs over a 5-6 day period. After late-September, that is nigh impossible (the fronts don't even have to get all the way to the coast - just getting into the southern plains is enough to push a storm NE).

Now, I'm not saying the threat is over... but the threat to TX is effectively over.
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846. AussieStorm
3:03 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
Just remember, if you think Hurricane season is dead..the most intense hurricane to ever form in the atlantic did it in October..W...l..L..M..AAAAAA!



Also remember this one...

Hurricane Tomas.
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845. Tropicsweatherpr
3:02 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Nadine downgraded.

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM NADINE ADVISORY NUMBER 76
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142012
1100 AM AST MON OCT 01 2012

...NADINE WEAKENS AS IT NEARS THE COMPLETION OF YET ANOTHER LOOP...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE AZORES...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...35.8N 39.2W
ABOUT 690 MI...1110 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SSE OR 160 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.26 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF PORTUGAL HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR ALL
OF THE AZORES.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE AZORES

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 48 TO 72 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NADINE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 35.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 39.2 WEST. NADINE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/H. NADINE IS
FORECAST TO COMPLETE A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE LOOP OVER THE NEXT DAY OR
SO AS IT TURNS TO THE SOUTHEAST...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TO THE EAST.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES...205 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 991 MB...29.26 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AZORES BY LATE
WEDNESDAY.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 PM AST.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.

$$
FORECASTER ZELINSKY/BROWN




TROPICAL STORM NADINE DISCUSSION NUMBER 76
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142012
1100 AM AST MON OCT 01 2012

INFRARED AND MICROWAVE SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATE THAT NADINE
CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...AND DEEP CONVECTION IS LIMITED TO THE EASTERN
AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CIRCULATION. BASED ON A CONSENSUS OF
SATELLITE-BASED ESTIMATES FROM TAFB...SAB...AND THE UW-CIMSS
ADT...THE INITIAL INTENSITY HAS BEEN LOWERED TO 60 KT...MAKING
NADINE A TROPICAL STORM...AGAIN.

NADINE IS NEARING THE END OF ANOTHER LOOP AS IT MOVES TO THE
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT 4 KT. A TURN TOWARD THE EAST IS EXPECTED
AS THE STEERING FLOW SHIFTS AHEAD OF A LARGE MID- TO UPPER-LEVEL
LOW APPROACHING FROM THE WEST. AS THE TROUGH NEARS...NADINE IS
EXPECTED TO BECOME ENTANGLED WITHIN THE CYCLONIC FLOW AND BEGIN
ACCELERATING TO THE NORTH BY DAY 3. AFTER THAT...THERE IS SOME
DISAGREEMENT AS TO WHETHER NADINE WILL BE ABSORBED INTO THE
TROUGH...OR WILL ACCELERATE OFF TO THE EAST AS A NON-TROPICAL LOW.
THE FORECAST SPLITS THESE TWO SCENARIOS...AND SHOWS THE REMNANTS OF
NADINE SLOWING DOWN BY DAY 5...ALTHOUGH IT MAY BECOME ABSORBED
BEFORE THAT.

SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES BELOW 23 C...AND INCREASING VERTICAL WIND
SHEAR ASSOCIATED WITH THE LARGE TROUGH...SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO
ADDITIONAL WEAKENING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. BY DAY 4...
NADINE IS MERCIFULLY EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. IN
FACT...THE HWRF MODEL INDICATES THAT THE CIRCULATION WILL BE DEVOID
OF DEEP CONVECTION BY 72 HOURS...SO NADINE COULD BECOME
POST-TROPICAL EVEN EARLIER THAN INDICATED. THE INTENSITY FORECAST
IS BASICALLY AN UPDATE OF THE PREVIOUS CYCLE...AND IS VERY NEAR THE
FSSE CONSENSUS MODEL.

THE GOVERNMENT OF PORTUGAL HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR
PORTIONS OF THE AZORES...AS NADINE MAKES ITS SECOND APPROACH TOWARD
THE ISLANDS.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 01/1500Z 35.8N 39.2W 60 KT 70 MPH
12H 02/0000Z 35.3N 38.7W 55 KT 65 MPH
24H 02/1200Z 34.9N 37.7W 50 KT 60 MPH
36H 03/0000Z 34.9N 36.3W 45 KT 50 MPH
48H 03/1200Z 35.4N 34.0W 45 KT 50 MPH
72H 04/1200Z 40.0N 29.0W 40 KT 45 MPH
96H 05/1200Z 47.0N 27.0W 40 KT 45 MPH...POST-TROPICAL
120H 06/1200Z 49.0N 28.0W 40 KT 45 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP

$$
FORECASTER ZELINSKY/BROWN
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844. gaweatherboi
3:00 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Warming up nicely here in Southeast Georgia. Its going to feel like a nice summer day that is until the rain arrives =)

Millen, GA
Temp:80
Feels Like:80
Dewpoint:73
Humidity:83%
Pressure:28.91
Winds:SSE 7MPH

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843. LargoFl
3:00 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
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842. LargoFl
2:57 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
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841. LargoFl
2:56 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting TomballTXPride:
The Texas hurricane season gradually wanes throughout the month of October, with some folks even thinking it's virtually over. It may be true that the chances decrease for development or a landfall for a cyclone.

However, the official end of the season extends to the end of November so anything is possible until then or perhaps even beyond. Can't let guards down yet...

October can be dangerous for South florida,have to watch the gulf very closely this month.
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839. Hurricane1956
2:53 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
An area of disturbed weather still persists over the Caribbean IVO Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. This thunderstorm activity is associated with an upper level low situated over the Gulf of Honduras, and is being enhanced by diffluence aloft, aiding in weak upper level divergence.
Albeit wind shear values are low at the moment, shear is forecast to increase in about 18 hours. I am not really expecting any development of this area, however forecast steering indicates this activity could be steered N to NNE where upper level winds will become marginal right off the SEUS coastal area. I will monitor this in case the chance exists for coastal development, although I believe the chance is low at the moment.
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838. Hurricane1956
2:52 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting quasistationary:


Link
Thank you for the link very informative!!.
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837. LargoFl
2:52 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DRAW TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE REGION
FROM THE CARIBBEAN TODAY. THIS WILL ALLOW NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
STORMS TO FORM AND MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH.
STORM COVERAGE IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGHEST DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING HOURS...BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS MAY ALSO
OCCUR THIS MORNING. THE MAIN THREATS FROM STORMS WILL BE DANGEROUS
CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS. A FEW
STRONGER STORMS MAY CONTAIN FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND STRONG WIND
GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.

.FLOOD IMPACT...
STORMS MAY DROP HEAVY RAINS WHEN PASSING...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN AMOUNTS OF TWO TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE WHERE MORE THAN ONE
ROUND OF RAINFALL MOVES THROUGH. THESE HEAVY AMOUNTS MAY RESULT IN
TEMPORARY FLOODING OF STREETS AND LOW LYING OR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
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835. LargoFl
2:51 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
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833. LargoFl
2:49 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Down into the mid to upper 50s here in SE TX this morning.
send some of that over here rita please
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832. stormpetrol
2:47 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
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831. Barefootontherocks
2:44 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting AussieStorm:
Off topic but also very cool. This is what we as a planet sound like out in Space.

NASA Spacecraft Records 'Earthsong'.
Well, maybe they are in a way related to GOES-13. Notation on that video:
A NASA spacecraft has recorded eerie-sounding radio emissions coming from our own planet. These beautiful "songs of Earth" could, ironically, be responsible for the proliferation of deadly electrons in the Van Allen Belts.

This NASA video explains a little more about the Van Allen radiation belts and the two probes that picked up the "Earth Song" you posted, for those like me who don't often keep up with this stuff.
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830. calkevin77
2:44 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting etxwx:


It does seem like forever since we've seen that type of weather, doesn't it? It seemed a bit foreign to have the misty rain, cool temps, and low clouds hanging over the pines. I'm not a fan of cold weather, but it was sort of soothing after the heat and dryness of the summer.


Morning all. I love the first few cold fronts of the fall season down here. We pulled in about an inch and a half of much needed steady rain over the weekend in my area with widespread 2+ all around. Highs in the low 80s expected this week so I'll take that. Quite a contrast to the 100+ temps out in the west this week.
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829. Skyepony (Mod)
2:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic to the south and west of the capital. Japan's Meteorological Agency had warned Tokyo residents to stay indoors while Typhoon Jelawat passed Sunday night. The storm then had winds of up to 126 kilometers (78 miles) an hour but weakened to a tropical storm with 108 kph (67 mph) in the morning. On Sunday, Nagoya city issued an evacuation advisory to more than 50,000 residents because of fear of flooding from a swollen river. A similar advisory was issued for more than 10,000 people in the northern city of Ishinomaki that was hit by last year's tsunami. The typhoon left 145 people with minor injuries in southern and western Japan, about half of them on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK said. Tens of thousands of homes were without electricity. Kyodo news agency reported one fatality, a man who was swept away by seawater while fishing in Okinawa. Dozens of trains were halted in coastal areas around Tokyo and many stores inside the capital closed early Sunday as the storm approached. It is expected to move into the Pacific Ocean early Monday.
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828. GeoffreyWPB
2:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
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826. Hurricane1956
2:37 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting 7544:


agree and its all going from south to north over fl today looks like a afternoon rain event setting up into wends for now unless the blob decides to from into something else either way fl is on the target stay tuned
Agreed!,the blob is growing in size,and this is the area this time of the year that we should be looking for some type of development,I don't think a Hurricane but it could be a Tropical depression or at the minimum very windy!! and rainy for South Florida.
It's a shame that people on blog this morning!! are not talking about this weather event in the Caribbean or posting the models as they usually do (the blog has become boring!! a blog of politics, failing satellites etc, it was my opinion for many years that this was a Tropical discussion Blog),but as you said in you comments we'll see what happens?.
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825. RitaEvac
2:36 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Only 1.45" total for Friday and Saturday. Not what I was expecting, expected much more, but didn't pan out. Looked like all the heavy totals went north and south of the Houston/Galveston area.
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824. RitaEvac
2:33 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting etxwx:


It does seem like forever since we've seen that type of weather, doesn't it? It seemed a bit foreign to have the misty rain, cool temps, and low clouds hanging over the pines. I'm not a fan of cold weather, but it was sort of soothing after the heat and dryness of the summer.


Grass already greener, it's relief on vegetation. In fact gotta mow either today or tomm.
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823. GeorgiaStormz
2:32 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Surface Based Cape Expanding over alabama, daytime heating setting in, hopefully this spreads into GA so we get in on the action this afternoon.



Go sunshine.
Just saw a 73/68 dewpoint to temp reading in alabama with little heating, which means profiles arent as saturated already with only 2 hrs of heating. This bodes well for severe wx chances if a storm can fire this afternoon.
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822. txjac
2:32 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Down into the mid to upper 50s here in SE TX this morning.


And it feels awesome ...loving every minute of it!
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821. washingtonian115
2:25 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
Just remember, if you think Hurricane season is dead..the most intense hurricane to ever form in the atlantic did it in October..W...l..L..M..AAAAAA!

I remember waking up that morning only to find a monster on the news.There is a chance the pressure was even lower than that!.I just couldn't believe it.Once in a life time storm that's for sure.
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820. etxwx
2:24 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Yesterday evening it was gusty like it was all day and started getting moderate mist along with the wind and dark low and mid level clouds racing from the north typical behind cold fronts, and it was 67 degress, felt down right wintry....


It does seem like forever since we've seen that type of weather, doesn't it? It seemed a bit foreign to have the misty rain, cool temps, and low clouds hanging over the pines. I'm not a fan of cold weather, but it was sort of soothing after the heat and dryness of the summer.
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819. ncstorm
2:22 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Just remember, if you think Hurricane season is dead..the most intense hurricane to ever form in the atlantic did it in October..W...l..L..M..AAAAAA!

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818. washingtonian115
2:18 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting GTcooliebai:
Oh yes I heard the 80s was cold, in '89 the bird bath froze around here. And my mom was telling me there was some bad snow storms in NY.
The 80's were a cold period for Florida.I remember seeing some photos in my local news papers of the cold.It even snowed a good bit in some parts!!.
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817. RitaEvac
2:16 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
When metal like door knobs outside are cool/cold to the touch and even touching the brick on the house is cool, you know it's a cold front down here on the coast in SE TX. Any other time that stuff is burning hot to the touch. Can't believe temps only in the 60s can be that cool...guess that's what happens when you're used to 100 degrees for months on end.
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816. GTcooliebai
2:16 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:


It's rare, but looking back it's gotten as low as 32 degrees in October back in the 80s.
Oh yes I heard the 80s was cold, in '89 the bird bath froze around here. And my mom was telling me there was some bad snow storms in NY.
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815. superpete
2:16 PM GMT on October 01, 2012


A nice cool day here in Cayman,heavy rain this morning from the blob currently over us,looks like it is hanging about for a while...
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813. CybrTeddy
2:13 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting GTcooliebai:
39 degrees? When was that record set Teddy?


It's rare, but looking back it's gotten as low as 32 degrees in October back in the 80s.
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812. FtMyersgal
2:10 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting aussiecold:
Quoting washingtonian115:
It was another cool morning.But that is to be expected for October right?.The sun is out now but should see some increasing cloulds come later today especially tonight as the area of low pressure arrives.Then Tuesday will bring with it rain.

(Sorry haven't had the morning coffee yet).


go to facebook or myspace with your garbage comments!!!!



I thought personal attacks we not allowed in Dr Master's blog? Your comment sure sounds like a personal attack.
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811. GTcooliebai
2:10 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Yea, it starts cooling down from 95 degrees to 89 degrees ;)

It does get cold here, but not usually in October. Lowest we usually see is 39.
39 degrees? When was that record set Teddy?
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810. etxwx
2:10 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Good morning all...nice and cool here in East Texas (60F) this morning as well. And 3" of rain total in the rain gauge. Life is good.

In today's news this is an interesting concept for urban areas:

More special bricks in Beijing to absorb water
2012-09-30 18:00 (Xinhua)

BEIJING - The Chinese capital plans to lay more water-absorbing bricks this year in the urban area to conserve rainwater and alleviate the so-called "heat island effect" meanwhile.

"Compared with roads paved with cement, rainwater goes down to the earth more easily through such bricks," said Wang Hao, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

He said such bricks will help to alleviate flooding during the rainy season, save water for the sunny days, as well as moderate the "heat island effect", referring to the phenomenon that temperatures are often a few degrees higher in cities than they are in their surrounding rural areas.

According to the Beijing Water Authority, 150,000 square meters of water-absorbing bricks will be laid this year. These bricks will join around 1 million square meters of such bricks already laid in the city..

Wang Hao said that water-absorbing bricks could retain at least 40 percent of the rainwater, instead of letting nearly all of them flow away through the drainage system.

"In sunny days, the water retained this way could cool the temperature on the ground in the process of evaporation," he said.

Water-absorbing bricks, which cost 30 yuan to 100 yuan per square meter, have been used on sidewalks, in parks, campuses, and some residential areas of Beijing.

Qin Shengyi, chairman of the Beijing-based Rechsand Science and Technology Group, said the company has developed a brick that could retain 80 percent of the rainwater, using sand from deserts as the key raw material.

Qin said the company sells millions of square meters of water-absorbing bricks each year.
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809. RitaEvac
2:09 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Yesterday evening it was gusty like it was all day and started getting moderate mist along with the wind and dark low and mid level clouds racing from the north typical behind cold fronts, and it was 67 degress, felt down right wintry....
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808. washingtonian115
2:09 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Down into the mid to upper 50s here in SE TX this morning.
We got into the mid 40's around here(well in the suburb).Here in town we got into the low 50's.
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807. CaicosRetiredSailor
2:08 PM GMT on October 01, 2012


October
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806. 7544
2:08 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Quoting Hurricane1956:
This statement form the NWS is kind of odd?,looking at the Satellite presentation it seems like the moisture to our South is growing!! and the blob is getting bigger?so will see what happens in the next few days.


agree and its all going from south to north over fl today looks like a afternoon rain event setting up into wends for now unless the blob decides to from into something else either way fl is on the target stay tuned
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805. RitaEvac
2:06 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Down into the mid to upper 50s here in SE TX this morning.
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