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By: Skyepony , 2:05 AM GMT on October 02, 2012

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When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama.

In October the planting frenzy continues for all of the state of Florida, while we harvest the last tastes of summer. It's time to turn compost into your garden, improve soil & throw seed to the ground. Don't forget to rotate your crops, for example..legumes (beans/peas), followed by heavy eaters like corn/tomatoes, then root crops & leafy greens. Surround with herbs & flowers when possible. Below is what each part of Florida should plant from seed this month.

North FL beets, Broccoli, cabbage, Carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, onions, radish, spinach, strawberry, turnips.

Central FL beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, english peas, radish, spinach, strawberry, turnips.

South FL all beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, califlower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, Kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, all peas, peppers, potatoes, radish, spinach, summer squash, strawberry, tomato, turnips.

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30th-31st Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Onions, Turnips And Other Hardy Root Crops, Where Climate Is Suitable. Good Days For Transplanting
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Beautiful Cloudsat of RAFEAL. The big blobs have tended tall this season.
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104. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #4
DEPRESSION TROPICALE 01-20122013
4:30 AM RET October 13 2012
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At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (998 hPa) located at 8.8S 70.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 with gusts of 45. The depression is reported as moving southwest at 7 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/S0.0/12HRS

Near Gale Force Winds
=====================
60 NM radius from the center, extending up to 90 NM in the southern semi-circle

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 10.4S 66.6E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)
48 HRS: 11.6S 63.7E - 50 knots (Forte Tempête Tropicale)
72 HRS: 12.7S 60.8E - 45 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)

Additional Information
======================

For the latest hours, cloud tops are clearly cooling and convection has re-organized. The system keeps on tracking west southwestward to southwestward, on the northern edge of the subtropical low-mid level high pressures.

Environmental conditions are fairly favorable with good low level inflow and weak to moderate east northeasterly wind shear (cf CIMSS data), system being located beneath the western extremity of an upper level ridge. Currently, heat ocean content is favorable (Sea surface temperature around 27C),

Within the next days, system is expected to keep on tracking regularly west southwestward under the steering influence of the northwestern edge of the subtropical high pressures. Upper level environmental conditions should few evolve. System is expected to stay beneath the western edge of the ridge. Monday seems to be the most favorable day for intensification, but uncertainty is high enough for maximum intensity expected.

On and after 72 hours, system is expected to encounter cooler sea surface temperatures and undergoing strengthening upper level wind shear it should fairly quickly weaken.
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103. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #63
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
3:00 AM JST October 13 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sea South Of Okinawa

At 18:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (950 hPa) located at 20.4N 129.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 80 knots with gusts of 115 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving northeast slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T5.0

Storm Force Winds
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90 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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270 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 21.1N 130.2E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Japan
48 HRS: 21.8N 130.4E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Japan
72 HRS: 22.5N 130.3E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Japan
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102. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #3
DEPRESSION TROPICALE 01-20122013
22:30 PM RET October 12 2012
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At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression (999 hPa) located at 8.5S 70.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 with gusts of 45. The depression is reported as moving southwest at 8 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/D0.5/12HRS

Near Gale Force Winds
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50 NM radius from the center, extending up to 80 NM in the southern semi-circle

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 10.5S 66.1E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)
48 HRS: 11.7S 63.0E - 45 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)
72 HRS: 12.6S 60.6E - 50 knots (Forte Tempête Tropicale)

Additional Information
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Within the last 6 hours, cloud tops have little warmed and system intensification seem marking a pause. The system still tracking west southwestward to southwestward on the northern edge of the subtropical low-mid level high pressures.

Environmental conditions are favorable with good low level inflow and weak upper level wind shear, system being located beneath the western extremity of an upper level ridge. Currently, heat ocean content is favorable (sea surface temperature is around 27C.

Within the next 3 days, system is expected to keep on tracking regularly west southwestward on the steering influence of the northwestern edge of the subtropical high pressures. Upper level environmental conditions should improve; system expected to move beneath the ridge axis and an outflow channel is expected to build south of the system during this period. Therefore, the system should intensify.

On and after 72 hours, system is expected to encounter cooler sea surface temperatures and undergo strengthening upper level wind shear, weakening the system.
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Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 17:04Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 16L in 2012
Storm Name: Patty (flight in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 1
Observation Number: 13
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 16:39:30Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 25°29'N 72°10'W (25.4833N 72.1667W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 325 miles (523 km) to the E (85°) from Nassau, Bahamas.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 1,495m (4,905ft) at 850mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 35kts (~ 40.3mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 44 nautical miles (51 statute miles) to the NE (48°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 178° at 35kts (From the S at ~ 40.3mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 34 nautical miles (39 statute miles) to the NE (48°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 1007mb (29.74 inHg)
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 13°C (55°F) at a pressure alt. of 1,516m (4,974ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 22°C (72°F) at a pressure alt. of 1,526m (5,007ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 21°C (70°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 850mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 2 nautical miles
Remarks Section:
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 38kts (~ 43.7mph) in the east quadrant at 16:09:00Z
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Hades~ Thanks for the updates.. WOW 01S.

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Best dentist in Brevard County:)
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Recon is in Patty.

Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 12th day of the month at 16:25Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308)
Storm Number & Year: 16L in 2012
Storm Name: Patty (flight in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 1
Observation Number: 09
A. Time of Center Fix: 12th day of the month at 15:33:30Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 25°27'N 72°12'W (25.45N 72.2W) (View map)
B. Center Fix Location: 323 miles (519 km) to the E (85°) from Nassau, Bahamas.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 1,485m (4,872ft) at 850mb
D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 43kts (~ 49.5mph)
E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 17 nautical miles (20 statute miles) to the N (352°) of center fix
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 22° at 32kts (From the NNE at ~ 36.8mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 17 nautical miles (20 statute miles) to the N (352°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 1007mb (29.74 inHg) - Extrapolated
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 17°C (63°F) at a pressure alt. of 1,522m (4,993ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 21°C (70°F) at a pressure alt. of 1,526m (5,007ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 11°C (52°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
N. Fix Level: 850mb
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 3 nautical miles
Remarks Section - Remarks That Were Decoded...
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 32kts (~ 36.8mph) in the north quadrant at 15:25:00Z
Sea Level Pressure Extrapolation From: 850mb
Remarks Section - Additional Remarks...
PRELIMINARY, DO NOT RETRANSMIT
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Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #2
DEPRESSION TROPICALE 01-20122013
16:30 PM RET October 12 2012
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At 12:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression (999 hPa) located at 7.9S 71.0E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 with gusts of 45. The depression is reported as moving southwest at 8 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/D0.5/6HRS

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 09.2S 68.1E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)
48 HRS: 10.7S 64.5E - 45 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modérée)
72 HRS: 11.9S 61.3E - 50 knots (Forte Tempête Tropicale)

Additional Information
======================

Within the last 6 hours, the convection has slightly organized in a curved band. System is tracking west southwestward to southwestward on the northern edge of the subtropical high pressure.

Environmental condition are favorable, with good low level inflow, upper level wind shear is weak, system being located beneath the western extremity of an upper level ridge. Current heat ocean content is favorable (sea surface temperature is around 27C).

Within the next 3 days, system is expected to keep on tracking regularly west southwestward over the northwestern edge of the subtropical high pressure. Upper level environmental conditions should improve: System is expected to move beneath the ridge axis, an outflow channel is expected to build south of the system during this period. System is also expected to intensify until after 72 hours.

On and after 72 hours, system should arrive over cooler sea surface temperatures and begin to weaken. Upper level wind shear is expected to strengthen at the end of the forecast period.

Last available numerical weather prediction models suggest a slowest and more south track than the previous runs. RSMC official track is close to the last available ECMWF run.
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Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #1
PERTURBATION TROPICALE 01-20122013
10:30 AM RET October 12 2012
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At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Disturbance (1002 hPa) located at 7.5S 71.3E has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 with gusts of 40. The disturbance is reported as moving west southwest at 11 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0/2.0/D 1.0/24HRS

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 8.2S 66.9E - 30 knots (Depression Tropicale)
48 HRS: 9.2S 63.1E - 35 knots (Tempête Tropicale Moderée)
72 HRS: 9.9S 60.0E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Moderée)

Additional Information
======================

System located 70 NM west of Diego Garcia has tracked west southward at about 11 knots the past 6 hours. Last animated satellite imagery depicts a blow up of convection persisting close to the center and a good upper level divergence south of the system.

Environmental conditions are good with good trade inflow and improving inflow equatorward. Upper level wind shear is weak, system being located beneath the western part of an upper level ridge and the divergence is favorable southward. Sea surface temperature is currently favorable near 27C,

Within the next 3 days, system is expected to keep on tracking regularly west southwestward over the northwestern edge of the subtropical high pressure. Environmental conditions should remain favorable. System is expected to intensify during this period.

On an after 72 hours, system should keep on tracking west southwestward. Ocean heat content should become unfavorable for further deepening of the system.
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91S now has a number 01-20122013 from Reunion Meteo France warning center
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #59
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
15:00 PM JST October 12 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Four Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 6:00 AM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (940 hPa) located at 19.9N 128.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 90 knots with gusts of 130 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving north slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T5.5

Storm Force Winds
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90 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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240 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 20.3N 129.0E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
48 HRS: 20.7N 129.2E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
72 HRS: 21.3N 129.2E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
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More red tide..

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A harmful algal bloom of Karenia brevis (commonly known as Florida Red Tide) is present at the
coast of Sarasota, Charlotte, in the Gasparilla Pass and northern Pine Island Sound regions of
Charlotte and northern Lee, and offshore Lee and Collier counties. Bloom concentrations of K.
brevis have been identified onshore southern Pinellas County, with harmful algae present onshore
southern Manatee County. Today through Sunday, patchy low respiratory impacts are possible in
southern Sarasota County, with patchy very low respiratory impacts possible in southern Pinellas,
northern Sarasota and Charlotte counties. In the bay regions of Charlotte and northern Lee
counties, patchy moderate respiratory impacts are possible today, Friday and Sunday, with patchy
high respiratory impacts possible on Saturday. No impacts are expected elsewhere alongshore
southwest Florida today through Sunday, October 14. Over the past few days, reports have been
received of respiratory irritation and discolored water in southern Sarasota County. Reports of
dead fish have also been received alongshore the following county regions: Sarasota, Charlotte, and
northern Lee.
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Finn~ That is so exciting & bamboo already:) Free trellises & gazebos galore. Best of luck for your big day!
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98L
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We did the walk-through today, hopefully fat lady sings on Monday and we close.
Noticed big bamboos in one corner of the yard!!! I mean BIG... Some trunks dead, but most alive :)
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Madagascar Meteorological Services

NR01/01 12/10/2012 0100 UTC
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE
Position NEAR 06° 5 S - 72° 3 E
central Pressure 1001 HPA
Maximum average wind (10 mn) 15-25 KT
CI Number (Dvorak scale) CI 1.5
Movement over the past 06 hours W 10 KT (18 KM/H)
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This is an article from our local NBC affiliate regarding Red Tide in my area:



WaldoDead fish are washing up on numerous beaches in Charlotte County due to a red tide bloom extending from Charlotte Harbor to Captiva.

About eight miles west of Red Fish Pass, the waterway between North Captiva and Captiva, is where one patch of the red tide bloom has been found.

The water is slightly red from the toxic algae, and dead fish are floating on top, but the wind has dispersed the fish and actually helps kill red tide.

Officials with Mote Marine Laboratory are using a special robot named Waldo to help detect where the bloom is heading.

"It has an intake on the side that draws in the water sample and runs through a machine to see if its red tide or not," said Barb Kirkpatrick, a senior scientist with Mote Marine. "It sends data back and asks, do you want me to keep swimming where I'm programmed for or give me new coordinates?"

Each time it surfaces the data sent back helps detect where the bloom is moving. Perhaps more importantly for some, it helps Kirkpatrick determine beach conditions.

"What beachgoers want to know is, 'If I go to the beach - will I cough? Are there dead fish? And if we have asthma, will they or I get sick?'" Kirkpatrick said.

- Mote Marine's beach report


Dr. Bruce Neill with the Sanibel Sea School was also out testing the waters Wednesday.

He says dead fish could be washing ashore in Lee County as soon as Wednesday or Thursday if the wind shifts.

Fish aren't the only sea creatures being harmed

"Any vertebrate animal that consumes an enormous amount of this can be poisoned this is why the state regulates our commercial shell fish beds," Neill said.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has stopped all shellfish harvesting in Pine Island Sound.

Theses creatures don't usually die from red tide because they can filter it through their system.

But eating them while they're sick can make you ill.

"I don't think you should ever eat things you find dead in the environment never eat road kill off the side of the road, never eat dead fish you find and particularly don't eat dead shellfish! Those are really really poisonous," Neill said.

And local business owners we spoke with say not being able to sell shellfish is going to hurt the bottom line.

"What that means for us is we're going to lose business and money. If they're going to close that down that's $200-$300 in sales potentially that I am going to lose," said Rich Russell, manager at the Olde Fish House.

And while it may not be safe to eat locally grown shellfish right now, you'll still be able to find it here in Southwest florida. It'll just be imported from another area.

But that means the price will likely rise.

"And it's going to get passed onto the customers," Russell said.


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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #53
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
21:00 PM JST October 11 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Four Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 12:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (940 hPa) located at 19.5N 128.4E has 10 minute sustained winds of 90 knots with gusts of 130 knots. The cyclone is reported as almost stationary.

Dvorak Intensity: T5.5

Storm Force Winds
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90 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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240 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 20.1N 128.1E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
48 HRS: 20.7N 128.5E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
72 HRS: 21.6N 128.7E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea South Of Okinawa
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India Meteorological Department
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #4
WELL MARKED LOW PRESSURE, FORMER BOB01-2012
11:30 AM IST October 11 2012
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At 6:00 AM UTC, The depression over Bangladesh and adjoining Tripura moved northeastwards and weakened into a well marked low pressure area over Tripura and adjoining Mizoram and Bangladesh.

The is the last bulletin for this system
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Reunion Tropical Cyclone Outlook
15:00 PM RET October 11 2012
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Convective activity is moderate to strong, but fluctuating, and concentrated between 65.0E and 85.0E
north of 12.0S. In this area, multispectral satellite imagery suggests a broad clockwise circulation whose the center can be localized very approximately near 6.7S 74.5E at 0900 AM UTC. The central pressure is estimated at 1007 hPa (observation Diego-Garcia at 0900 AM UTC). 0355 AM UTC ASCAT pass shows winds at about 10-15 knots, reaching 20-25 kt in the southern semi-circle.

The low is currently well supplied poleward. Equatorward low level inflow is weaker, but should
improve within the next days. Upper level vertical wind shear is moderate on the western edge of
high pressures located in the east. Within the next 72 hours, available numerical weather prediction models forecast that this low will keep a fast enough movement west southwestward, and should slowly deepen with fairly good environmental conditions. Saturday and especially Sunday, it is expected that vertical wind shear will decrease and so the low should more clearly deepen.

For the next 36 hours, development of a tropical depression is not expected. Beyond, potential becomes fair to good.
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India Meteorological Department
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #3
DEPRESSION BOB01-2012
8:30 AM IST October 11 2012
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SUBJECT: Depression Overland Bangladesh

At 3:00 AM UTC The depression over northeast Bay of Bengal moved northeastward and crossed Bangladesh coast near Hatia between 0030-0130 AM UTC of today. Depression BOB01-2012 now lays centered over Bangladesh and adjoining Tripura near 23.0N 91.5E, or 100 km south of Agartala.

The system is likely to move northeastwards and weaken gradually into a well marked low pressure area during next 24 hrs.
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India Meteorological Department
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #2
DEPRESSION BOB01-2012
5:30 AM IST October 11 2012
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SUBJECT: Depression Close To Bangladesh

At 0:00 AM UTC, The depression over northeast Bay of Bengal moved northward and lays centered near 22.5N 91.0E, close to Hatia (Bangladesh). The system is likely to move northward and cross Bangladesh coast near Hatia within a few hours.
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Quoting auburn:

I have ordered all kinds of that stuff and never got the first thing from any of them.


Thanks for telling me that. Sending you a message about this... Anybody else with same difficulties?
Last weeks freebies were all redeemed without any reports of problems.
(Edited... Aubie's problem was fixed with a new code via e-mail:)
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first noted system in the northern Indian Ocean of the year.. though it's October.
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India Meteorological Department
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #1A
DEPRESSION BOB01-2012
23:30 PM IST October 10 2012
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SUBJECT: Depression Over Northeast Bay Of Bengal

At 18:00 PM UTC, The depression over northeast Bay of Bengal moved northward and lays centered near 21.5N 91.0E, or about 320 km east southeast of Kolkata(India), 100 km southeast of Khepupara
(Bangladesh), and 100 km south of Hatia(India). The system is likely to intensify further, move northwards and cross Bangladesh coast near Hatia tomorrow morning.

According to satellite imagery, the intensity of the system is T1.5. The lowest cloud top temperature is
About -70C. Associated broken low/medium clouds with embedded intense to very intense convection seen over Bay of Bengal north of lat 20.5N east of 89.5E and south Bangladesh adjoining Myanmar coast.

3 minutes sustained maximum surface wind speed is estimated to be about 25 knots gusting to 35 knots with a central pressure of 1003 hPa. The state of the sea is rough to very rough around the system center. The 24 hrs pressure tendency is negative and about 1 hPa along Bangladesh coast.
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79. auburn (Mod)
Quoting LakeWorthFinn:
One more bamboo lover, though the only one I have right now is a fishing rod... yes wab, the best! Neighbor has bamboos. But maybe I'll get some to our new home, where they'll have room to roam... (Skye, official on Friday when the fat lady hopefully sings:)
I saw square bamboos in China, they were cool!

Thanks for the buzz! Go to my blog and get freebies - they are given away on first come first serve basis


I have ordered all kinds of that stuff and never got the first thing from any of them.
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97L reprise~ It was taken down everywhere.. I almost left it in anticipation of a reprise looking at it.

8:2 Love it..
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One more bamboo lover, though the only one I have right now is a fishing rod... yes wab, the best! Neighbor has bamboos. But maybe I'll get some to our new home, where they'll have room to roam... (Skye, official on Friday when the fat lady hopefully sings:)
I saw square bamboos in China, they were cool!

Thanks for the buzz! Go to my blog and get freebies - they are given away on first come first serve basis
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Well, I do love your "dancing bamboo"!
Do I love bamboo?
Yes.

Do I have any on the property?
Only cane poles, cutting boards, spoons, etc.
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97L is gone.. In the wake of that, the gardeners coming out & out the spirited debate..Bamboo: Love it or Hate it? So far we are 6:2 Love it.

Wab~ Maybe 16" around. Those in the pic are a fence now. One of our varieties is cane pole. They are great for adding to other projects like the top of a fence, trellises, finishing touches on gazebos.

That book Finn is giving away is awesome:) Kun Lun

Beautiful Tango:)) I had this pic of Shadow I forgot to upload with the dishrag gourds all done.


Aqua~ Your burdock is impressive. I've grown it. Love it as a tea. Very good for you. There is some wild behind me I might visit.
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74. whitewabit (Mod)
Skye .. how big around at the base are those bamboo canes ??

Bamboo .. best fishing pole around for a youngster ..
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73. auburn (Mod)
Quoting GardenGrrl:
Bamboo. Love it. Wonder how much grief I would get from the park if I turned my yard into a bamboo forest? One can dream...


yea I would like to do that also.
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72. auburn (Mod)
I love Bamboo..just cant get mine to grow..it looks the same as it did last year when I planted it..
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Bamboo. Love it. Wonder how much grief I would get from the park if I turned my yard into a bamboo forest? One can dream...
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Aqua, thanks for the beautiful pics and stories. You comments always make my day!

Hi everybody, don't be shy, go get free books on my blog :)
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Tango, on the other hand, has no roots, but still seems as attached to the ground as the burdock.

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The burdock, grown from seed, is about three years old, three foot tall, and blooming. It's a member of the artichoke family. The root is supposed to be of medicinal value.





The root can reach a length of up to six feet, I think. It's been cut back to the ground at least twice, but keeps coming back bigger and stronger than before.

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Quoting Skyepony:


Yeah cause I planted it before they bought that lot & built on it. It's not at all out of hand & has saved me alot of money in free wood. I had no idea they'd be scared of tall grass~ they are the type of people that disdain leaves laying on their lawn, even for a day.

Everyone here has the right to do with their own lawn with in their zoning & such. If they want to have heat strokes keeping the lawn up with appearances good for them. They are wonderful hard working people. I should have never divulged what I did & am removing all that & comments referring to that. Sorry guys, I've got neighbors that read my blog. Good spirited debate. Sorry:)



...at least "your" neighbors can "read".

:)))

Somehow, I'll pay for that.

:)



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97E is new. 93B is gone, 94B is new. Our first invest of the Southern Hemisphere 90S is also gone.

Hades~ looks like it's about to strengthen a little more..


Wabit~ That would be great if the corn harvests were higher than expected. I've heard the countries' hay crop is only about 60% what it should be.

Lowercal & Louis~ Thanks for the update & video. Saw that but it was all behind thin clouds. Awesome it voyaged on.

Louis~ There is always salt...
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Quoting theshepherd:


Bummer
:(

Is it really worth it?



Yeah cause I planted it before they bought that lot & built on it. It's not at all out of hand & has saved me alot of money in free wood. I had no idea they'd be scared of tall grass~ they are the type of people that disdain leaves laying on their lawn, even for a day.

Everyone here has the right to do with their own lawn with in their zoning & such. If they want to have heat strokes keeping the lawn up with appearances good for them. They are wonderful hard working people. I should have never divulged what I did & am removing all that & comments referring to that. Sorry guys, I've got neighbors that read my blog. Good spirited debate. Sorry:)
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #41
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
9:00 AM JST October 10 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 0:00 AM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (960 hPa) located at 18.3N 130.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 70 knots with gusts of 100 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west northwest slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.5

Storm Force Winds
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60 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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240 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 18.9N 128.9E - 85 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
48 HRS: 19.2N 128.1E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
72 HRS: 19.9N 127.9E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines

Additional Information
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Prapiroon will move west northwest for the next 48 hours then turn north northwestward

Final initial Dvorak number will be 6.0 after 24 hours
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63. whitewabit (Mod)
According to our local paper, The Peoria Journal Star, Peoria County farmers have had yields between 20 and 200 bushel an acre ..

That is the county just to the west of me .. Haven't heard any results for Tazewell County which I live in.. My neighbor said he was getting between 145 to 230 bushel in his fields, said an average of between 170-180 bushel.. much better then he was expecting he told me ..
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Quoting guygee:
I'm not sure what species your daughter had but it is true that tropical clumping-type bamboo spreads only slowly over the years. That species in my picture is a very tight clumper, just look at the base...that is three years of spreading. The more common type of clumping bamboo in central Florida is Bambusa vulgaris (either green or 'vitatta' yellow cultivar), it grows in looser clumps but it really doesn't wander that far either...I have had it in my yard for five years now. I would have no problem at all getting rid of my bamboo...I would just cut the culms at the base and then harvest any shoots that come up for food.

There is a very large difference between the rhizomatous bamboo species (example - Phyllostachys genus) and tropical clumping types (examples - Bambusa or Dendrocalamus genus).
If your daughter lived in any zone below 9 you can be reasonably sure* she did not have one of the tropical clumping species.
(*After some further research I did find a couple of clumping species that claim to be hardy in zone 8...top-killed in most years)

I am probably near the northernmost extent for that Dendrocalamus species in my picture. I know there is somebody else growing it in New Smyrna Beach but north of there?? I would like to hear from anybody.

P.S. It does not take a "nursery expert" to know what is what, just drive around your neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods, and look at all of the different plants. Learn it identify them, talk to the owners about their experiences. If you do not even know the species that was growing in your daughter's yard then you missed a chance to learn something.


Yep.

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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #33
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
9:00 AM JST October 9 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 0:00 AM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (970 hPa) located at 17.7N 132.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots with gusts of 95 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west southwest at 5 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.0

Storm Force Winds
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60 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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240 NM from the center

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24 HRS: 18.0N 130.7E - 85 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
48 HRS: 18.6N 129.6E - 90 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
72 HRS: 19.7N 129.2E - 95 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
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Quoting Louisclocks:
Here is a nice vidio of one of the Falcons engines blowing up.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/that-smoot h-spacex-launch-turns-out-one-of-the-engines-explo ded/

Spaceflight Now | Falcon Launch Report | SpaceX cargo flight overcomes engine mishap
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Views from optical tracking cameras around Cape Canaveral showed a noticeable change in color and shape of the exhaust plume from the Falcon 9 first stage. Footage showed what appeared to be debris falling away in the wake of the rocket.

But SpaceX says telemetry data indicate the engine remained intact.

"We know the engine did not explode, because we continued to receive data from it," SpaceX said in a statement. "Our review indicates that the fairing that protects the engine from aerodynamic loads ruptured due to the engine pressure release, and that none of Falcon 9's other eight engines were impacted by this event."
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #31
TYPHOON PRAPIROON (T1221)
3:00 AM JST October 9 2012
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SUBJECT: Category Three Typhoon In Sea East Of The Philippines

At 18:00 PM UTC, Typhoon Prapiroon (975 hPa) located at 18.4N 133.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots with gusts of 95 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west at 8 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.0

Storm Force Winds
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60 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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210 NM from the center

Forecast and Intensity
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24 HRS: 18.7N 131.2E - 75 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
48 HRS: 19.2N 130.1E - 80 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
72 HRS: 19.8N 129.4E - 85 knots (CAT 4/Very Strong Typhoon) - Sea East Of The Philippines
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Quoting Louisclocks:
My neighbor recently had a clump of Banboo removed and it cost $8000.to cut and chip. The chiping left a pile about 80 feet square and three feet deep. They poisened the roots. I havent looked but I wonder if the clump died? hummm
Bees and Birds and Bats all fly, we could just call them all "flyers" and pretend they are the same, but that obviously is not true. There are also many plants in the grass family that have tall woody stems, we could just call them all "bamboo" and pretend they are the same, but that is not true either.

It is not really that hard to understand.
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Here is a nice vidio of one of the Falcons engines blowing up.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/that-smoot h-spacex-launch-turns-out-one-of-the-engines-explo ded/
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