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By: Skyepony , 5:13 AM GMT on March 01, 2012

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March brings spring & more summer seeds to the ground in North FL. Central FL~ the rush is on to get the last of the spring seeds in like cucumbers, corn, watermelon, squash.. really your last month to plant a decent summer garden. South FL~ It's about time to pack away all your winter seeds. Plenty of summer seeds can still be planted for fresh eating in the months ahead. * means last month to plant.

North FL Plant all beans, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon- beets*, Carrots*, celery*, Kohlrabi*, leek*, lettuce*, Mustard, bunching onions*, parsley, snow peas*, potatoes*, radish* & turnips.

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South FL Plant ALL beans, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, southern Peas, peppers*, sweet potatoes, summer squash*, tomatoes, watermelon, mustard*, bunching onions*, radish*.


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134. Skyepony
2:21 PM GMT on April 01, 2012
Hades~ So they aren't accepting anything the least bit sub-tropical..

Pros~ Happy April to you. I've got to get a new blog up!

Plap~ Glad you made it through!
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133. plapman
12:02 PM GMT on April 01, 2012
Good morning Sky.
The TIA's are scary. You don't know if it will turn out to be the real thing. I guess the blood thinners are doing their job and preventing a full fledged stroke.
Have a good day.
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132. Proserpina
2:28 AM GMT on April 01, 2012
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131. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:23 PM GMT on March 31, 2012
yup. I saw.

Fiji has a rule, the gale force winds has to be close to the center to be named.

It could be 35 knots away from the center and not named.
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130. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:21 PM GMT on March 31, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #4
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 19F
6:00 AM FST April 1 2012
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At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression 19F (999 hPa) located at 15.8S 165.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 20 knots. The depression is reported as moving east southeast at 12 knots. Position poor based on hourly GMS infrared imagery with animation and peripheral surface reports.

Organization has improved and convection remains persistent in the past 24 hours. Low level circulation center difficult to locate. Tropical depression 19 lies under an upper diffluent region in a moderate sheared environment and is moving into an area of decreasing shear. The system is steered southeastwards by northwesterly deep layer mean wind. Sea surface temperature is around 30C. Cyclonic circulation extends to 500 HPA.

Most global models agree on a southeast movement with further intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a cyclone in the next 24-48 hours remains MODERATE TO HIGH

The next tropical disturbance advisory from Fiji Meteorological Services will be issued at around 2:30 AM UTC..
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129. Skyepony
3:18 PM GMT on March 31, 2012
Good morning everyone.. 96S didn't make it.

Locally it's beautiful. Hoping for rain later.

Pros~ Thanks! I get to pick up my stuff Sunday. Can't wait to get my backpack. I should post a pic. I took quilted backpacks to a ridiculous level of detail with landscape & piece quilting. It was like 10 days of free time. Had I not finished the night before I'd have been too attached to let it go.

Hades~ I saw some complaint on the main about one of those in the southern Hem not being named, seems the wind speeds just never got high enough.

Gamma~ Broward is even harsher. Atleast here county wide people are allowed one unless the HOA or city rules applies. Pembroke Park has an ordnance allowing even roosters. Hens are allowed in Atlanta, Ga even. In a chicken tractor a few hens are perfect for mowing, weeding & fertilizing a very small lot. Much less noisy, expensive & smelly then a lawn mower + eggs.


Guygee~ Thanks a bunch. After all this hard work..what are the odds..I got railroaded, including denied for caring for a kid under 5, onto the jury & will be serving our first order of business at the same time of day as that meeting which will be going on right next door..This didn't come together till last Monday, same day the Commissioner's meeting was announced. Luckily after years of fighting developers & such I've learned & had already arranged for a person of a prominent family, chicken loving & legal owning..to speak. I would have arrange to bring a crowd. I hope I still somehow manage to virtually.

So much credit should go to the family behind avidhomesteaders.com & others like Andrew at Funky Chicken Farm & the businesses like C & J Feed, Kempfer's, Cocoa Feed & Seed. I'm amazed they got The Chicken Whisper coming & how well everyone has worked together to roll the national movement through here. Hens in yards is a local business that benefits owners financially more local owned business & is good for the environment/uses less oil.

Ylee~ I'm gonna try & get that line about no mailman being mauled said at the meeting:)
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128. Proserpina
8:28 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
My garden did well at the County Fair.. Largest Onion & Radish, 2nd weirdest veggie, Kid's Papaya got 1st, my Plantain from the other farm seed took a 2nd. Art showed well. The pencil shuttle got 1st & best in division, Pen Shuttle got 1st, Charcoal got 2nd. Won the open sewing with the quilted Fairy Backpack.


I am a bit late in congratulating you but you well deserve to be congratulated!
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127. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:22 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
getting a few Fiji disturbances and a likely tropical cyclone forming.
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126. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:22 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #2
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 19F
18:00 PM FST March 31 2012
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At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression 19F (1001 hPa) located at 14.6S 162.2E has 10 minute sustained winds of 20 knots. The depression is reported as moving east southeast at 15 knots. Position poor based on hourly GMS infrared imagery with animation and peripheral surface reports.

Organization has improved slightly in past 24 hours. Convection remains persistent to the equatorward of the system center but has not developed over the low level circulation center. Low level circulation center is difficult to locate. Tropical depression 19 lies under an upper diffluent region in a moderate sheared environment. The system is steered southeastwards by the lower tropospheric westerlies south of the subtropical ridge into an area of decreasing shear. Sea surface temperature is around 30C. Cyclonic circulation extends to 500 HPA.

Global models have picked up the system and move it southeastward with further intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a cyclone in the next 24-48 hours remains MODERATE TO HIGH.

The next tropical disturbance advisory from Fiji Meteorological Services will be issued at around 14:30 PM UTC..
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125. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
11:56 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 18F
9:00 AM FST March 31 2012
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At 21:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression 18F (1004 hPa) located at 16.0S 169.0E is reported as moving southeast slowly. Position poor based on multisatellite infrared/visible imagery and peripheral surface observations. Sea surface temperature is around 29C.

Organization has not changed much in the past 12 hours. Convection has slightly increased in the past 24 hours. Cyclonic circulation extends up to 700 HPA. Tropical depression 18 lies under an upper diffluent region in a moderate to high sheared environment.

GFS has picked up the system and are moving it southeast with some intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24-48 hours is LOW.


At 21:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression 17F (1000 hPa) located at 22.1S 175.0E is reported as moving south southwest slowly. Position fair based on multisatellite infrared/visible imagery and peripheral surface observations. Sea surface temperature is around 27C.

Organization has not changed much in the past 12 hours. Low level circulation center exposed to the west of deep convection. Cyclonic circulation extends up to 500 HPA. Tropical depression 17 lies to the west of upper diffluent region. Tropical depression 17 lies in a moderate to high sheared environment with increasing shear to the south of current position.

Most global models have picked up the system and are moving it south with no or little intensification.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 17F IS NOT EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE THEREFORE THIS WILL BE THE LAST TROPICAL DISTURBANCE SUMMARY FOR THIS SYSTEM.
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124. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:17 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #21
TROPICAL STORM PAKHAR (T1201)
3:00 AM JST March 31 2012
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SUBJECT: Category One Typhoon In South China Sea

At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Storm Pakhar (998 hPa) located at 9.9N 110.3E has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 60 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5

Gale Force Winds
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120 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 10.2N 108.7E - 50 knots (CAT 2/Severe Tropical Storm) -- South China Sea --
48 HRS: 10.8N 106.6E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm) -- Overland Vietnam --
72 HRS: 12.2N 104.3E - 30 knots (Tropical Depression) -- Overland Cambodia --

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Japan Meteorological Agency on TC Pakhar will be issued at 21:50 PM UTC..
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123. seflagamma
3:19 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Good morning Skye, Good luck with the Chicken Law... hope it gets approved.

I know we are not allowed to have any chickens in our yards here... don't think any type of livestock is allowed.. but we have really small yards and very close to neighbors.

once a rooster was in our neighborhood, no one really knew who had it but it went off all the time crowing and could be heard everywhere.
Did not bother me, I liked it.. but it did annoy a lot of neighbors...

that is why I need to get out of close neighborhoods and get me some land.. maybe someday.

Just wanted to pop in and see what is going on.. Enjoy your Weekend!
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122. guygee
2:39 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Great work on the chicken drive Skye, you make us all proud to know you. Thanks to aqua for your help too. I have a friend just outside the city limits that raises chickens, currently she gets through by giving eggs out to her neighbors. I gave her a call and we should be coming out to support your efforts at the meeting.

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121. Ylee
8:50 AM GMT on March 30, 2012
Good luck on the chicken legislation, Skye! Folks need to realize that a half dozen hens makes less mess than a large dog. Last time I checked no mailman has ever been mauled by a Rhode Island Red! :)
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120. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:05 AM GMT on March 30, 2012
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #17
TROPICAL STORM PAKHAR (T1201)
15:00 PM JST March 30 2012
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SUBJECT: Category One Typhoon In South China Sea

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Storm Pakhar (998 hPa) located at 9.8N 111.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 60 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5

Gale Force Winds
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120 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 9.9N 110.0E - 45 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
48 HRS: 10.5N 108.3E - 45 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
72 HRS: 11.3N 106.8E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)

Additional Information
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Tropical storm will move at the same speed for the next 72 hours

Tropical storm will move west for the next 24 hours then move west northwest

Tropical storm will keep present intensity for the next 24 hours

Final initial Dvorak number will be 3.0 after 24 hours

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Japan Meteorological Agency on TC Pakhar will be issued at 9:50 AM UTC..
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119. Skyepony
8:08 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
Thanks Hades..


This Buoy is right off Galveston & about to hit by the MCS.

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118. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:49 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
I expect the season to start in April normally.
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117. Skyepony
7:46 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
Wow that MSC in TX feeding on the gulf... Looks like it'd blow up if it got all the way in water. We've had a few of these so far this year. This is the most impressive & closest to water. They keep getting a little more south. This is one of the two circumstances I guessed we'd see form our first depression, because of this pattern.

Right now it looks really torn with the strong bow looking like it wants to pull it due west over sweet Gulf waters, where in reality it's just expanding bigger. The center is near teetering on shore's edge. That bay by Galveston should trick it to stay on land. Models keep it on land..though they don't depict it for what it is now.
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116. Skyepony
1:15 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
Hades~ Seems late in the year for it?

I got it up there..Morning Everyone!
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115. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:34 AM GMT on March 29, 2012
first cyclone named in the northern hemisphere.
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114. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:33 AM GMT on March 29, 2012
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #7
TROPICAL STORM PAKHAR (T1201)
9:00 AM JST March 29 2012
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SUBJECT: Category One Typhoon In South China Sea

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Storm Pakhar (1006 hPa) located at 9.3N 112.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The cyclone is reported as almost stationary.

Dvorak: T2.5

Gale Force Winds
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100 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 9.4N 112.4E - 40 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
48 HRS: 9.7N 112.0E - 40 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
72 HRS: 10.0N 111.3E - 45 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Japan Meteorological Agency on TC Pakhar will be issued at 3:50 AM UTC..
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113. Skyepony
7:02 PM GMT on March 28, 2012
Hades~ Thanks..They were looking like they'd be declared any moment this morning.

Navy hasn't declared them yet but 96S is new.. off the east coast of Madagascar..


Local Chicken Business...

A while back I asked you all to sign the petition to allow us to have chickens in Brevard County. Currently if you have less then 2.5 acres & aren't zoned AU, you may have no more than 1 hen. Most of the cities have adopted the county ordinance on it & turns out most homeowners associations don't have laws against chickens. So if this passed it would affect the majority of Brevard County residents. Thank you everyone that signed. It has made a huge difference to have such an outpouring on the matter.

We've got Andy Anderson, the county Commissioner from District #5 on our side. He's sponsoring us for the up coming County Commissioner's meeting Tuesday April 3rd. Please contact your Commissioner this week! Especially if you can't make the meeting.

ALLOW BACKYARD CHICKENS: Brevard County Board of Commissioners SCHEDULED meeting for April 3rd, 2012 – General Assembly in the BOARD ROOM begins at 9:00 a.m. 2725 Judge Fran Jamison Parkway Viera, FL 32940

Looking at the schedule the chicken issue is last on the agenda, so you won't need to be there at 9am to catch it.

We are seeking to allow 4-6 hens per family on a plot as small as 0.20acres.

The Chicken Whisperer will be there! Andy Schneider, better known as the Chicken Whisperer™ has become the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens. Over the years he has helped a countless number of people start their very own backyard flocks. He is not only a national radio personality, but also a contributor for Mother Earth News Magazine, Grit Magazine, and Farmers Almanac. He is the owner of Atlanta Pet Chickens, Classroom Chickens, and is the Founder/Organizer of the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group that has quickly grown to over 1,600 local members! He has been featured on CNN, HLN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Economist, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New Life Journal, and countless other local and national publications & is now the national spokes person for the USDA..

So please come out & bring the kids, wear everything chicken. We need as many bodies there as possible & being midday on a Tuesday it has made this more difficult.

For more info, sign the petition & the site of the people that have really made this happen for us go to The Avid Homestead.
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112. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:01 PM GMT on March 28, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 17F
18:00 PM FST March 28 2012
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At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression 17F (1000 hPa) located at 18.5S 178.9E is reported as slow moving southward. Position poor based on multisatellite infrared imagery and peripheral surface observations. Sea surface temperature is around 29C.

Organization remains has improved slightly in the past 12 hours. Convection remains persistent. Tropical depression 17 lies under an upper diffluent region in a low to moderate sheared environment and is expected to move into an area of increasing shear. Cyclonic circulation extends up to 500 HPA.

Most global models have picked up the system and are moving it south with little intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24-48 hours remains LOW.
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111. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:01 PM GMT on March 28, 2012
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #3
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 02
21:00 PM JST March 28 2012
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SUBJECT: Tropical Depression In South China Sea

At 12:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression (1008 hPa) located at 9.3N 112.8E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The depression is reported as moving west slowly.

Dvorak: T2.0

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 9.3N 112.5E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)
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110. Skyepony
2:47 PM GMT on March 28, 2012
Morning all~ Tropics are pulsing up this am. I expect a return of Hades soon:)

95P is new & we've got floaters now on the other two. All three look gamely.

Got another pic up of the planets & moon progression through the alignment.

Louis
~ It's great to see ya. Had figured you were out enjoying spring.. Happy belated Birthday!!! Sounds like it was a great one, Keys & all & the weather was much better than Daytona. Need rain here too..
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109. Louisclocks
1:01 PM GMT on March 28, 2012
Hello and a Happy Spring
March 20 was also my birthday. I always liked that day.
I didn't make bike week this year because I used my energy to go to a post bike week rally in the keys. I spent a week on "island time" and it takes a bit to get back to normal.
The weather was warm with a steady 20 to 25 mile per hour , what the locals call a breeze? One front came threw and flatened some tents but it was nice.
Still dry in S. Fl. Need some rain.
Peace
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108. Skyepony
5:06 AM GMT on March 28, 2012
95W is gone. We are up to 93P which is showing some drive & moisture.

Rob~ Thanks. The Robot win in Boston was exciting.

Guy~Good luck! Like the germinating contraption. We were soaking seeds in hydrogen peroxide the other day..

That last planting I did is coming up.

Aqua~ Thank you & everyone that helped with this. The signatures have been a huge statement.

I found out the Chicken Whisperer will be at the County Commissioner meeting..
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107. aquak9
1:27 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
You did good. I helped.

ALLOW BACKYARD CHICKENS: Brevard County Board of Commissioners SCHEDULED meeting for April 3rd, 2012 - General Assembly in the BOARD ROOM begins at 9:00 a.m. 2725 Judge Fran Jamison Parkway Viera, FL 32940

District 1
Commissioner Robin Fisher
Ph: (321) 264-6750
Email Commissioner

District 2 (Chairman)
Commissioner Chuck Nelson
Ph: (321) 454-6601
Email Commissioner

District 3
Commissioner Trudie Infantini
Ph: (321) 952-6300
Email Commissioner

District 4
Commissioner Mary Bolin Lewis
Ph: (321) 633-2044
Email Commissioner

District 5 (Vice Chairman)
Commissioner Andy Anderson
Ph: (321) 253-6611
Email Commissioner
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106. guygee
12:36 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
Hi Skye, How does your garden grow? Congrats on your many accolades at the fair, well-earned I am sure.

Couldn't resist one last March plant pic:


Jack Bean (Canavalia ensiformis) seedlings germinated with 100% success after an overnight soak in a very dilute hydrogen peroxide solution. The seedling in front has a 2-3 day headstart after being germinated in a makeshift humidity chamber made from a discarded soda pop container. I cut the bottle near the top where it was a little wider, drilled some drainage holes, then sealed both pieces together with packing tape. It is re-usable with just a little piece of packing tape needed. I later figured out that if the larger 2 and 3 liter soda bottles are cut just right, the tape is not needed at all. I am using the latter apparatus to try and germinate some very rare and very recalcitrant Canarium genus nut tree seeds. Please wish me luck.
Cheers!
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105. RobDaHood
3:08 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
Hey Skye!
Left you a reply on my blog. Really happy for you for the good things that happened to you over the weekend. Glad you got some recognition for your beautiful art. And...the robot rocks!

Thanks for sharing the news when I needed something to make me smile.

Hope you have a great day!
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104. Skyepony
2:24 AM GMT on March 26, 2012
My garden did well at the County Fair.. Largest Onion & Radish, 2nd weirdest veggie, Kid's Papaya got 1st, my Plantain from the other farm seed took a 2nd. Art showed well. The pencil shuttle got 1st & best in division, Pen Shuttle got 1st, Charcoal got 2nd. Won the open sewing with the quilted Fairy Backpack.



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103. Skyepony
3:46 PM GMT on March 25, 2012
You can click show pressure on there. It doesn't ever bring about the High in the Pacific much toward center or split like now. That leans heavy on the PNA pattern.
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102. Bogon
2:27 PM GMT on March 25, 2012
That's a cool map and a great learning tool.

The Palomar map shows seasonal variations in weather patterns across latitude. I would like to see a similar map which could show the effects of teleconnections across longitude. That's what I was getting at with my remarks about how many high pressure cells could fit into an ocean. Weather patterns have characteristic wavelengths that stretch across geography.
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101. Skyepony
1:34 PM GMT on March 25, 2012
90P is dead already~ on to 91P..it may already be dead too..

Locally~ I've had 0.21" so far.

By the moon it's a great day to plant aboveground crops.

91P



Bogon~ Great point.. You may enjoy this animation page.
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100. Bogon
2:10 PM GMT on March 24, 2012
The ITCZ rides a little north of center. It doesn't give equal time between the northern and southern hemispheres. I guess that has to do with the unequal distribution of land between north and south. To the extent that the atmosphere as a whole continues to warm, the tropical zone will grow wider.

Another thing I've noticed about weather patterns across the oceans: both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans are comparable in size to a mid-latitude high pressure cell. The Pacific is wide enough to hold two back to back.
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99. Skyepony
6:58 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
This year the Atlantic stream was very stable & high. I track it by the surface map up there. Usually the ITCZ disappears out of the North Atlantic for months. This winter it never completely left. Usually it wouldn't be completely back til April or May & yet it's been there in it's entirety for a few days now.
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98. Bogon
5:45 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
The tropical stream across the Atlantic seems to be the most stable and reliable of all the major oceans. Across the broad Pacific the circulation competes with ENSO. The stream is irregular in the Indian Ocean. MJO (and maybe the monsoon) messes with it.
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97. Skyepony
4:33 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
nrt~ Thanks for the link. I meant to read over the whole the whole season at some point. It was amazing in retrospect! Probability shouldn't say it but got me a little pumped for the season ahead too:) As far as 93L I was happy it wasn't named. I sided with it shouldn't be named, it started as a mesoscale convective vortex. It nearly had a chance to transition, especially in the end after the MCS died..so odd to have something so tropical core coming together so fast yet tiny & so shallow. The rain I got was coming in from the due east right over top the shallow, small core that hit KSC. I'd forgot about the 100kt gust from the cruise ship.

Bogon~ I've watched that product a while. My old computer hated the way the PW loop used to be formatted. I'm a little surprised how high the moisture is laying across the equator in the Atlantic with it so low in in the west Indian Ocean.

That was 96W that fell apart. 95W doesn't look well either. 99P aready died. I'll take that down.
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96. Bogon
2:01 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
It has been a few months now since I discovered the precipitable water satellite loop at the University of Wisconsin. That's long enough to watch a couple of cycles of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO).

I finally figured out that the MJO is responsible for a westerly stream of tropical air across the Indian Ocean that bucks the flow of the easterly trade winds. Vorticity in the atmosphere increases where the opposing winds meet. Cyclones form and spin up as a result.

Right now the westerly stream is passing Australia as the MJO moves into the western Pacific. For a while it looked as if the counterflow would produce a typhoon in the northern hemisphere east of the Philippines. Too early in the season, I guess, because the spin got wobbly and dissipated.
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95. nrtiwlnvragn
2:34 PM GMT on March 22, 2012
Noticed you mentioned 93L from last year in the main blog. NHC conclusion:

"A system that lay between Extratropical and Subtropical on the low pressure spectrum."


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94. Skyepony
2:20 PM GMT on March 22, 2012
99P is new..

Great planting day by the moon. Time to plant some watermelon & such..
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93. Skyepony
2:04 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Morning all~ 96P never made it back to water & died.

Had a sprinkle so far. Daytona is getting the lot at the moment.

Reminds me.. Louisclocks~ Did you make it to bike week? Kinda deadly one this year by the news count.

Wabit~ I was just in your blog..your only 2º behind me at the moment.

Grrl~ Love the idea of a smell garden. All my rosemary babies are blooming. Mama plant growing like it's going to take over the garden. You may want to add Wild Tobacco to keep the smell going at night.

Guygee~ Thanks for bring the pick. Guess I should be growing Amaranth all year. Glad it did good for you. Had your arugula spring up out of something you brought. It's crossing with my strain. I don't row garden either.
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92. guygee
11:58 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Hey Skye, happy vernal equinox day to you too!
I got a couple of popcorn showers off the ocean late this afternoon that trinkled a welcome 0.13" into my rain gauge. Hoping for an increasingly breezy and showery couple of days.
Here is my blurry plant picture of the day:

In the foreground is some of the last of my winter Amaranth, which did very well with a nice seed harvest. The rough hedge down the middle is mixed mung and black beans.
Row? What is "row"? I think I should work on my seeding discipline, because my recent method is just to let'em fly and grow wherever they land. Wasteful, actually...Best Regards!
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91. GardenGrrl
8:17 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Lavender either thrives or dies in my yard. Have had a 50-50 survival rate. Have planted some in the former strawberry garden along with lemon thyme, citronella, rosemary to make a smell good garden. Rosemary does really well here and the bees love the little blue flowers.
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90. whitewabit (Mod)
8:00 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Happy Spring ... unbelievable 80 degrees here today !!!
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89. Skyepony
5:38 AM GMT on March 20, 2012
Happy Spring everyone!! May your gardens be bountiful.

Pros~ Thanks so much..


LITTLE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURES...EXCEPT CANNOT PREDICT WIDELY RANGING
LOWS LIKE THIS MORNING...NWS MELBOURNE 60 DEGREES...MELBOURNE AIRPORT
68 DEGREES (ABOUT ONE MILE APART). ALSO VERO BEACH HAD A LOW OF 67
AND FORT PIERCE 59.

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88. Proserpina
5:16 AM GMT on March 20, 2012
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87. Skyepony
12:39 AM GMT on March 20, 2012
No windsat type satellite passes of the Low off NC this morning. I'll look later..hopefully something gets it tonight. Here's a zoomed animation.


Finn~ That Low off NC is another show of alot a spin in the sphere right now.

Send rain (my veggies say)..

Gardengrrl~ Enjoy that lavender. They are so hard to grow here. The smell so beautiful. Early spring has been a treat.
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86. GardenGrrl
5:30 PM GMT on March 19, 2012
Hey good luck at the county fair!
No veggies in my yard this year due to two legged critters.
Have started replanting with xeric plants that butterflies, bees and birds like. Can you believe that my lavender which survived last years drought has been in full bloom?
The bees love this plant.
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85. LakeWorthFinn
4:33 AM GMT on March 19, 2012
Early start to the season? Ok, gotta get my "doomsday preps" done sooner than later.

Does anyone know when the "no tax for hurricane supplies" starts?

My little veggie garden is growing well with the nice rain showers we're getting almost every day :)
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84. Skyepony
1:37 AM GMT on March 19, 2012
Cloudsat of the trough spawning tornadoes & threatening flood..
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