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By: Skyepony, 3:54 AM GMT on April 22, 2008

AIR Worldwide Releases Tropical Cyclone Model for Mexico

UN official: 243 dead after powerful cyclone in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's state-run television is reporting that more than 240 people have died from a powerful cyclone, a U.N official says.

Chris Kaye, the U.N's acting humanitarian coordinator, said state-run television reported that 243 people have died from Tropical Cyclone Nargis.

He said thousands of homes have destroyed, mostly in the low-lying Irrawaddy delta.

Witnesses say Saturday's cyclone blew the roofs off hundreds of houses and knocked out power in all of Yangon, the country's main city.

The military-run Myaddy television station says five regions of the country have been declared disaster zones.


Survivors Search for Belongings Amid Ark. Tornado Wreckage
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Yangon - Severe tropical cyclone Nargis lashed Myanmar's main city on Saturday, downing power lines and tearing roofs off houses as residents took shelter in their homes and waited for the storm to pass.

Electricity supplies in Yangon have been cut since late Friday night as the storm bore down from the Bay of Bengal, packing winds of 190-240 kilometres per hour, residents said.


7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year's toll to 26
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.


California braces for wildfire season

Reno's swarm of quakes defies the odds

Disaster Survival House in Deerfield Beach offers tips to weather storms

Don't stop hurricanes, guide them
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Virginians return to tornado-ravaged homes, see what's left

People evacuate Maine, New Brunswick homes as river floods

Scientists seek clues as Reno earthquakes keep shaking

Carbon Dioxide, Methane Rise Sharply in 2007

733 Trees Reign as Nation’s Biggest
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Companion plants..

Some plants get along & help each other. Others will fail to thrive if forced to live with one it doesn't get along with. Last year I couldn't figure why a lonely tomato near the herb garden never got worms while the rest were terrised. Turns out Basil & Tomato grow better together, or atleast very close to each other.

Here is a good site that covers plant's social scenes.

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NHC Tropical Disscusion

Local text Products
Local Forecast Graphics.

Click to make larger


Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
click maps to go interactive








Thurs through weekend...warming & mostly dry








click maps to make bigger & animate

Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


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La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








most recent ENSO models run
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Updated: 1:39 PM GMT on May 04, 2008

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Summer Heat

By: Skyepony, 3:51 AM GMT on April 22, 2008

The latest prediction out of EH2R is really hot summer..

As expected 2008 spring was quite warm, the question remains about the coming summer, and it looks like it will be very hot. Enough to challenge the warmest summers? Current sun disk expansions will tell. They reached 2nd place yesterday. No insignificant posistion, compared to warm years 2005 to 2007. Logically 2008 should be #1 by beginning of May. If so, the summer of 2008 will be the warmest in history for the Northern hemisphere. Stay linked

Global Highlights from the NOAA March wrap up..

Global Highlights
The global land surface temperature was the warmest on record for March, 3.3°F above the 20th century mean of 40.8°F. Temperatures more than 8°F above average covered much of the Asian continent. Two months after the greatest January snow cover extent on record on the Eurasian continent, the unusually warm temperatures led to rapid snow melt, and March snow cover extent on the Eurasian continent was the lowest on record.

The global surface (land and ocean surface) temperature was the second warmest on record for March in the 129-year record, 1.28°F above the 20th century mean of 54.9°F. The warmest March on record (1.33°F above average) occurred in 2002.

Although the ocean surface average was only the 13th warmest on record, as the cooling influence of La Niña in the tropical Pacific continued, much warmer than average conditions across large parts of Eurasia helped push the global average to a near record high for March.

Despite above average snowpack levels in the U.S., the total Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent was the fourth lowest on record for March, remaining consistent with boreal spring conditions of the past two decades, in which warming temperatures have contributed to anomalously low snow cover extent.

Some weakening of La Niña, the cold phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, occurred in March, but moderate La Niña conditions remained across the tropical Pacific Ocean
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Companion plants..

Some plants get along & help each other. Others will fail to thrive if forced to live with one it doesn't get along with. Last year I couldn't figure why a lonely tomato near the herb garden never got worms while the rest were terrised. Turns out Basil & Tomato grow better together, or atleast very close to each other.

Here is a good site that covers plant's social scenes.

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NHC Tropical Disscusion

Local text Products
Local Forecast Graphics.

Click to make larger


Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
click maps to go interactive







Weather should be overall nice. Should have a cut off low/blob to watch east of the state as well.










click maps to make bigger & animate

Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


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La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








most recent ENSO models run
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Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!

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World Weather News/Gardening in Sand

By: Skyepony, 5:48 AM GMT on April 01, 2008



Changing Jet Streams May Alter Paths of Storms and Hurricanes

Storms hit North Texas with hail and high water

Climate change driving Darfur crisis: Sarkozy

Coral experts from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Florida will gather at a NOAA-hosted workshop this month to share strategies for mitigating and managing the impacts of coral bleaching and climate change on reefs in the Caribbean and other regions.


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The NOAA P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft was on display at the Lakefront Airport .. and we got a tour

Australia had a bad hail storm

God saved me, says NZ flood survivor

Colder, wetter weather helped firefighters battling three major wildfires in Colorado Wednesday
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The best way to grow most things in sand is to fill up various containers full of compost & plant your plants in them.

Farming for your food shouldn't cost much, so get creative. Old kiddy pools, old baskets, milk cartons anything you can drill holes in or drains. Another good cheap option is purchasing black plastic pots from your local plant nursery.

Using compost the yield per area is much higher. Plants can be crowded much closer but will generally require as much water as if they were farther. A garden journal goes a long way in helping figure out what works best for you particular climate & soil situation. It's good to rotate different kinds of crops in the buckets. Add compost as plants eat away the nutrients & the dirt level falls. When plants don't seem to thrive in a bucket & it's hosted several varities of plants, dump & refill with fresh.

UFL has a good site on FL gardening, including when to plant what. April is bean month~ when everyone in FL can get their beans off to a good start. So plant some beans. The Limas from fall, growing up bamboo sticks, are on their 3rd crop. Planted some pole beans by a trellus. I few climbing type beans should grow in a smaller contanier, I find bush doesn't yield enough for the real estate. Those in central & south FL should about have their gardens pretty well planted. This is a good time for those in NFL to get some warm season veggies planted.

I'll try for some creative containers pics.



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NHC Tropical Disscusion

Local text Products
Local Forecast Graphics.

Click to make larger


Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current......Flash Flood.......Lightning.......Severe Hail.....Severe Winds.....Tornados




These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook


Watching for rain & minimum temps..
click maps to go interactive







Friday..gradual warming begins.
weekend~ nice.

VERY HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDS ON TAP~ threw friday











click maps to make bigger & animate

Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic.
NOAA Wave Watch III
Storm surge threat model...Always wondered if or how vulnerable your or friend's place would be to surge? Covers Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St Lucie & Martin Counties.
Red Tide (FL & TX)


Radar/Satellite/Microwave
Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Good place to keep up with invests.

Models~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Shear loop .
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.

Click to make maps bigger.

850mb Relitive Vorticity

Click on map to enlarge, check 2 other shear maps, divergance, convergance, shear tendicy, visible winds, upper & lower winds. To get back to the steering currents click on home & click layer mean wind analysis per basin.

HAZARDS


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~







~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
La Nina Update

weekly CPC report is out.








most recent ENSO models run
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!

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Updated: 12:47 PM GMT on April 18, 2008

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