Quiet tropics; Superdome reopens!

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:29 PM GMT on September 25, 2006

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The tropical wave (96L) we've been watching, about 1000 miles east of the northern Lesser Antilles Islands, is struggling against 20-30 knots of wind shear this morning. The shear has reduced the amount of heavy thunderstorm activity, and it appears less likely that 96L can organize into a tropical depression. The Canadian model is now the only model developing the system; the other models all indicate that wind shear will remain too high to allow development. The system will move northwestwards towards Bermuda, and probably turn to the north late this week before it reaches the island.


Figure 1. Preliminary models tracks for Invest 96L.

Superdome reopens tonight
A major milestone in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts occurs tonight, when the New Orleans Superdome reopens. After nearly $200 million in repairs and renovations, the Superdome is ready to host a football game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. The bands U2 and Green Day will be on hand to celebrate the event, and former president George H.W. Bush will perform the opening coin flip. While New Orleans and the entire coast of Louisiana and Mississippi devastated by Katrina and Rita still have a formidable recovery effort ahead, the reopening of the Superdome will provide a wonderful psychological boost. Residents of the region can also take cheer that the hurricane season of 2006 has no plans to spoil the event. Recall that last year at this time, Hurricane Rita had just powered ashore in Southwest Louisiana, and the season still had 11 more named storms coming. The tropics have gone very quiet this year, and there are no signs that the coming weeks will bring any major hurricanes to the Atlantic.

Weekend severe weather
The first major Fall severe weather outbreak occurred over the weekend over portions of the Midwestern U.S. Five people were injured Friday afternoon in Perry County, Missouri, when a tornado 350 yards in diameter ripped through Crosstown. Preliminary assessments by NWS survey teams estimated that this was an F3 or stronger tornado with 200 mph winds.

The same storm system also brought flooding rains to Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee on Friday and Saturday that were blamed for at least nine deaths. Mayfield, KY reported 13.82 inches of rain in the deluge.

I'll have an update Tuesday morning.
Jeff Masters

Superdome water (mudkow60)
Dropping off some water. Not much, but about 1200 bottles. Had to cram it in... the city needs much more.
Superdome water
Tree Down (bluegrassman)
Tree fell after heavy rain.
Tree Down

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925. weathermanwannabe
2:23 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Since the system is so far North already in terms of latitude, my "guess" is that it will pose no threat to the US if it develops...It certainly looks like a Fish to me...
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924. Patrap
1:53 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
One for the First responders from Jackson,County Mississippi..Link
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923. Eastcoast
1:52 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Winter Weather forcast is out..

Maps/Charts/Major Discussion here
922. sandcrab39565
1:50 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
As soon as I get them I will get with you and get your email and send them to you
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921. Patrap
1:49 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
That would be great Sand..Id like that..if ya could..
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920. sandcrab39565
1:48 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Patrap, I had several friends at the game. They were 1st responders got to stand at the tunnel when the team ran out. They should have me a disk or two of photos Friday or so. I will forward you copies if you like.
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919. Tazmanian
1:47 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
nop no fish storm this time
her is for wish 96L is now being call 97L
lo
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917. CaneCountry
1:45 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
ITS A FISH STORM. MOVE ALONG.
916. Tazmanian
1:43 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...
Cloudiness and showers associated with a broad area of low pressure
located about 925 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward
Islands remain fairly well-organized. Atmospheric conditions are
expected to become a little more favorable for development and a
tropical depression could form later today or Wednesday.
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915. Patrap
1:30 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
And one for those like me ,who are the same age as Morten Anderson..former Saint,..again retired..LOLLink
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914. Patrap
1:28 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Pics from yesterday and last night..on me blog.....tyvm
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913. ricderr
1:27 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
goof..you can always do what i father in law did....he'd make a big scene out of turning it down.....quieted the mother in law up every time
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912. Patrap
1:26 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
And you knew I was gonna do this!Link
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911. GoofOff
1:25 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Just so you all will know, I got my first hearing aids yesterday. So if you want to talk about me now, you will have to do it by private email because I will be able to hear you even if you whisper. I liked it better when I couldn't hear everything my wife was saying. :-)
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910. Patrap
1:21 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
..Yeah..that was the best medicine for a whole bunch of weary souls..and Ive never been more proud of this city ..never...
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909. ricderr
1:12 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
and congrats pat.....great show...loved the national anthem...true nawlins folks there...also..like the light show on the side of the dome....makes that big old concrete blob look elegant..and 3 and 0...dang saints may be the real deal....
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908. ricderr
1:10 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Did what I think I saw last night really happen?
...nope...booze enhanced reality......falcons won.....27 to 18....roof leaked on the dome..and it was the quietest fans ever recorded at a sporting event..somber mood....no signs...no one dressed in the team colors...
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907. weathermanwannabe
1:09 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Good Morning All.....Yes, Go Saints....Rand, this particular Trof seems to be moving along pretty well so I'm not sure if this one will leave any significant remnants for development...
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905. Patrap
1:05 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
It was a dream wasnt it?..there must be a Cat -3 heading my way..Did what I think I saw last night really happen?
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904. wmcoman
1:04 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
First?
902. K8eCane
12:49 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
well that certainly makes life more interesting, two for the price of one, i guess we shall just watch it, with this system stalled over us, any dangling participles over the gulf? jo


like they tell us over here on the east coast
aint nothin but an old frontal boundary
at least thats what i hear tell
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901. SWLAStormFanatic
12:48 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
any dangling participles over the gulf? jo


No, just some fragments.
900. caymanguy
12:47 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
morning all,

to the big game navy may have gone
894. sandcrab39565
12:38 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Its up to you I sent them for your information. I have not sent them in a day or two.lol
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891. sandcrab39565
12:31 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Rand,Is the nogaps the only model showing the yucatan system?
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890. SWLAStormFanatic
12:29 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Posted By: K8eCane at 12:18 PM GMT on September 26, 2006.

gwb...we gotta do somethin about these hurricans. they tearin up my brothers state and they makin me look bad.

noaa...well we do have some things weve been working on...experimental


gwb...well by god make em work NOW. do whatever ya have to do to make em work. spend as much goverment money as ya want to.


noaa...we could always call cyclonebuster and get his tunnels.
887. K8eCane
12:18 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
gwb...we gotta do somethin about these hurricans. they tearin up my brothers state and they makin me look bad.

noaa...well we do have some things weve been working on...experimental


gwb...well by god make em work NOW. do whatever ya have to do to make em work. spend as much goverment money as ya want to.
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886. sandcrab39565
12:18 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
morning everyone
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885. wadcane
12:17 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Any thoughts on the tail end of the old frontal boundry in the GOM developing. The coordinates would be 25N 95W. In my opinion if it would be slow to develop
884. sandcrab39565
12:17 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Rand, mail
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883. CybrTeddy
12:11 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
morining alaema
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882. alaema
12:10 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
morning yall
881. CybrTeddy
12:10 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
Hello?
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880. CybrTeddy
12:04 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
a glitch in the site?
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879. CybrTeddy
12:03 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
could be a glicth in the site?
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