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'Noreaster Noel pounds New England; new tropical depression may hit Nicaragua

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:59 PM GMT on November 03, 2007

Hurricane Noel is now 'Noreaster Noel, and wind and seas are steadily rising near New England and Nova Scotia. Sustained winds of 53 mph, gusting to 61 mph, were observed at Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts at 1pm EDT, and winds at Nantucket Island were 43 mph, gusting to 53 mph. At 3am this morning, strong winds along North Carolina's Outer Banks pushed the sea over Highway 12 near Rodanthe, cutting off the islands from the mainland. Seas were 10-12 feet along North Carolina, and much higher in the open ocean--up to 37 feet at buoy 41048 a few hundred miles west of Bermuda. Waves up to 30 feet are expected to batter the shore of western Nova Scotia, where 'Noreaster Noel is expected to barrel ashore tonight. 'Noreaster Noel has already brought up to an inch of rain to eastern Long Island and coastal Massachusetts (Figure 2), and heavy rains of 4 inches will be common along the coast.


Figure 1. Visible satellite image of 'Noreaster Noel taken at 10:45am EDT 11/03/07. Disturbance 91L is visible at the bottom of the image. Image credit: NASA Goddard.


Noel's trail of destruction
Noel's death toll now stands at 127, with many more missing. The Dominican Republic suffered 82 deaths, Haiti 43, the Bahamas one, and Jamaica one. Noel is the deadliest storm this hurricane season.

Links to follow for 'Noreaster Noel
New England Marine weather and buoy reports
Long range radar out of Boston, MA
Google Maps interface, zoomed in on Nantucket, MA

Figure 2. Total rainfall from 'Noreaster Noel.


New tropical depression could form near Nicaragua
A region of disturbed weather that was the southern portion of Hurricane Noel's rainy regime has acquired a spin of its own, and appears to be organizing into a tropical depression. This disturbance has been labeled "91L" by NHC today. Wind shear is about 10 knots over 91L, and is expected to be 10-20 knots through Monday. This should allow the system enough time to organize into a tropical depression or weak tropical storm before it makes landfall over Nicaragua on Monday. Heavy rains will begin to affect northeastern Nicaragua tonight and spread into northeast Honduras on Sunday. Total rain amounts of 4-8 inches are likely by Tuesday. An Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate 91L Sunday afternoon.

I'll have an update Sunday morning.

Jeff Masters
Raise the Roof
Raise the Roof
LDD-DR employees and neighbors help the Valerio Family repair their home.
Waves from Noel
Waves from Noel
Taken at 1500 (3 PM) at Lynnhaven Inlet on the Chesapeake Bay - waves from Hurricane Noel

Hurricane

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Reader Comments

Ok, thanks Flood and Pony.
I hate to see those countries getting hit time after time. They barely have enough to get by in good times, with what they've had it will be awful. Makes our bad times look good.
Oh, no, you don't tackle the pit...that would be FOOLISH...you go after your fellow BBQ attendees for the better cuts (or the last beer) LOL
BBQ mosh pit?
good thanks - love the cold, I definitely live in the wrong part of the country. Keeping an eye on weather in Maine, daughter lives there. Doesn't look like they got it too bad, which is good. North of them isn't going to be so lucky.

AT MIDNIGHT ADT... POST-TROPICAL STORM NOEL WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 42.0 N AND LONGITUDE 67.6 W... ABOUT 138 NAUTICAL MILES
OR 255 KM SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF YARMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA.

NOEL IS MOVING TOWARDS THE NORTH NORTHEAST AT 33 KNOTS... 61
KM/H. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 75 KNOTS... 139
KM/H AND CENTRAL PRESSURE AT 967 MB.

RAINFALL HAS BEEN HEAVY AT TIMES SO FAR WITH AMOUNTS UP TO 66 MM AT
YARMOUTH AS OF 9 PM. ABOUT 42 MM HAS FALLEN SO FAR IN THE HALIFAX
AREA. NEAR 35 MM HAS FALLEN OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK
WITH STREET FLOODING REPORTED IN MONCTON. PEAK WINDS ALONG COASTAL
AREAS OF NOVA SCOTIA HAVE BEEN NEAR 100 KM/H. THE HIGHEST WIND SO
FAR (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ENHANCED WINDS IN CAPE BRETON AND
SOUTHWESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND) HAS BEEN 100 KM/H AT BACCARO POINT AND
98 KM/H IN THE WESTERN APPROACH TO HALIFAX HARBOUR. PEAK WINDS OF
95 KM/H HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AT THE HALIFAX AIRPORT. THESE WINDS HAVE
RESULTED IN SOME POWER OUTAGES..FOR INSTANCE..IN THE LUNENBURG AREA.

OFFSHORE..PEAK SIG WAVES IF 12.6 M HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT GEORGE'S
BANK BUOY WITH PEAK WINDS OF 58 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH. PEAK WINDS
OF 69 KNOTS WERE REPORTED AT BUOY 44008 FROM THE NORTH NORTHWEST
AS THE STORM PASSED TO THE EAST. SIG WAVES HAVE GROWN TO 5.5 M AT
THE HALIFAX HARBOUR BUOY AND WILL CONTINUE TO GROW OVERNIGHT TO NEAR
11 M BY DAYBREAK.

SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATE THAT THE CENTER IS TRACKING AS FORECAST
AT 9PM AND IS ON A COURSE FOR WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA. THE CLOSEST
APPROACH TO NOVA SCOTIA IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 4 OR 5 AM. THIS
WILL BE THE TIME WHEN THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL BEGIN MOVING ACROSS
THE PROVINCE.

QUIKSCAT IMAGERY SHOWED THAT THERE ARE TWO ZONES OF HIGH WIND..ONE
WELL AHEAD OF THE STORM GIVING EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLIES WHICH WERE
EXPERIENCED OVER THE MARITIMES THIS EVENING. THE SECOND PRIMARY WIND
JET APPEARS CLOSER TO THE STORM IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWESTERLIES.
BETWEEN THE WIND JETS THERE IS A SLIGHT DROP-OFF IN WIND AND IN THE
RAINFALL AS WELL. A THIRD AREA OF STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS
NEAR HURRICANE FORCE EXISTS ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE STORM.

504. BajaALemt 3:35 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
BBQ mosh pit?



LOL...EXACTLY!

click pic for the big version
Zoo? I had this silly idea to move to northern Ohio a few years back...in DECEMBER!! 6 months later I was back down here.
Sure would love to see the waves that high - although if you can see them you are in big trouble lol
I'm glad you clarified that for me. I always told my son there was a fine line between being brave and being stupid and contact anything can help you step across the line sooner than you want to.
yea - people forget to tell you it part of the snow belt! I grew up in Akron - it was cold...
Nice graphic, Pony...
Maybe you could visit her this winter ;)
Just talking about that with my younger daughter - she wants to try snowboarding - last year when we there there was no snow.
Does La Nina have any affect on the snows in the northern areas?
Im thinking they'll be snow this year
511. flaboyinga 3:38 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
I'm glad you clarified that for me. I always told my son there was a fine line between being brave and being stupid and contact anything can help you step across the line sooner than you want to.



I've always said that stupid is a relative term indicating the depth of the gene pool relative to you...LOL

I know plenty of folks whose feet are barely damp...you know, "Hey ya'all, watch this! Here, hold m'beer"
I've noticed several jobs available in New England the past couple of weeks. That would be a harsh move this time of year.
Ok, this is kinda stupid. I was looking at zoomiami's handle and I was thinking what is zoomiami, because the was I was reading it was like zoom-iami. So that was kinda odd. But I now know its like zoo-miami.
510. zoomiami 3:37 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
Sure would love to see the waves that high - although if you can see them you are in big trouble lol


When you see waves break over the bow of an aircraft carrier you know you are in really big trouble. (especially if you're watchin from a smaller craft)
Geek - that's okay - its miami 'cause that's where I live, and a standing joke that our house is a zoo! Lots of kids, animals, and unexpected events.
Thanks man

zoo~ I'm with Baja, should be more snow than the last few winters. The La Niña really ups the north's snow odds.
Flaboy - have you ever seen that?
520. HurricaneGeek 3:42 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
Ok, this is kinda stupid. I was looking at zoomiami's handle and I was thinking what is zoomiami, because the was I was reading it was like zoom-iami. So that was kinda odd. But I now know its like zoo-miami.


Admit nothing, deny everything.
Ok, cool gotcha!
flaboying:
why?
Skye, thanks for the post on 91.
Skye - that would be good, because it would also help the drought in the northern states. Colorado had a tough couple of years because of the lack of snow. Most of their water comes from the mountain runoffs.
BTW, skye or anyone else, I don't understand what that post is trying to say. Can I get some help? THNAKS!
Post #508
And I think we're going to have a chilly spell this winter *shrugs*
Good night all -
Goodnight Zooomiami
G'night, Zoo. I'm out, too. See y'all tomorrow.
HG,
Well in my case I get too embarrassed when I let my little goofs out for viewing. (but mostly I was makin' a stupid joke)
oh ok flaboy.
Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe)...had snow in SEPTEMBER. Quite a few places have seen early snow this year
525. flaboyinga 3:45 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
520. HurricaneGeek 3:42 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
Ok, this is kinda stupid. I was looking at zoomiami's handle and I was thinking what is zoomiami, because the was I was reading it was like zoom-iami. So that was kinda odd. But I now know its like zoo-miami.

Admit nothing, deny everything.



Don't write anything down, take no photos...deny, deny, deny

LOL
Nite zoo, take care
g'night, kat
Later, Flood. Hope to get up there soon to see y'all. That is, if I don't see you somewhere else first. Ojala!
Post 508 = wind velocities, location and size of wind field. Did I guess right?
Noel knocks out power to thousands in MassachusettsStory Highlights
High winds, heavy rain hit New England



CHATHAM, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Hurricane force-winds and rain -- the remnants of what was Hurricane Noel -- disrupted power for thousands of people across eastern Massachusetts Saturday night, a power company reported.


About "33,000 of our 1.1 million customers are without power due to the storm," NSTAR, a Massachusetts-based utility company said Saturday night.

The customers without power were "primarily on Cape Cod and in the south shore communities between Marshfield and Plymouth," the company said on its Web site, although it said it was addressing outages elsewhere in the state, including Boston.

CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras said parts of coastal Massachusetts, such as the island of Nantucket, were still experiencing high winds, including gusts of 60 to 70 mph.

However, she said, "after midnight, we'll see some dramatic improvements" for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Watch video of an I-Reporter nearly swept away by Noel's waves »

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who was in Chatham, said New England residents were prepared for power outages and downed trees. "There were some pretty serious concerns earlier today this was going to cause a lot of trouble for people here," he said, citing prior concerns about high winds and coastal flooding.

g'night zoo...I think I'll be going as well...g'night, all!
Nite flood
539. Floodman 3:51 AM GMT on November 04, 2007

Don't write anything down, take no photos...deny, deny, deny

Flood, we've about got that down to a science.LOL
542. katadman 3:53 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
Later, Flood. Hope to get up there soon to see y'all. That is, if I don't see you somewhere else first. Ojala!



Peace, brother! Either way, I hope to see you soon!
What is that at 10N 37W? It's too late in the season for something way out there to develop...right?
547. flaboyinga 3:56 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
539. Floodman 3:51 AM GMT on November 04, 2007

Don't write anything down, take no photos...deny, deny, deny

Flood, we've about got that down to a science.LOL



You know how you can tell? We're on the right side of the grass...LOL

Hang in there, man! I'm out...
549. notmaxmayfield 3:58 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
What is that at 10N 37W? It's too late in the season for something way out there to develop...right?


Not too sure what to make ot it, but it would sure be unusual for any threats to develope that far
E at this time of the year. Hmmmm
549. notmaxmayfield 3:58 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
What is that at 10N 37W? It's too late in the season for something way out there to develop...right?



Okay, one more LOL (geez, I'm such a gasbag!)

CV storms can form this late in the season, but the odds of them getting this far (CONUS) is nearly nil; ordinarily they get to about 50-60W and then get pushed into the NCATL...this one looks to dissipate (according to the models)...

okay, gasbag out...LOL
You got it Flood!
A good night and a better tomorrow to one and all. Been a pleasure one more time. Later.
flaboyinga~ your right:)

Clicking on it & scrolling down shows how it's derived. here's about reading flags
Thanks Floodman.

I figured nothing out there is dangerous for CONUS at this point, but I was surprised to see something flare up in such a concentric appearance. If this was August we'd probably be in trouble. LOL

I'm guessing that this time of year Florida needs to look out for storms that form to the west or southwest.
524. zoomiami 3:44 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
Flaboy - have you ever seen that?

A long time ago. We all go the h*** outa there.
changed course and went a ways further S. It was a N Atlantic storm in the 60's. Fish storms do end up causin problems for people sometimes.LOL
(that map) Parade of waves has yet to end. 91L a "possible tropical cyclone". ECFL waves are down to 4-5'.
Thanks Skye. I use to be in the weather gang on a guided missile cruiser and on the Independence for a little while in late '63 to early '65 and I've forgotten most of the little bit I knew, but I still remember the wind plot flags. We did all of that by hand from teletype print outs. Then a trained met would analyze and draw the fronts, etc in with colored pens. The modern graphics are almost amazing to me. I'm glad they are there, too.
I was surprised to see that front had pushed all th way down to Hispanola on the last graphic. I hope they don't get any more rainfall for a while. They need time to dig out and recover.
FlaBoy, 22 years Canadian Navy here... Nothing like a Typhoon in the SCS to get your attention.
563. Orcasystems 4:40 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
FlaBoy, 22 years Canadian Navy here... Nothing like a Typhoon in the SCS to get your attention.


Hey Orca, good to see ya. Did you ever operate with HRMCS Mickmack? (I might have the spelling wrong)
HMCS Mickmack, no.. not that old.

All of my time other then courses in Halifax was spent at sea on the west coast. Prior to that, I was a commercial Fisherman based out of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Orca, I looked back over the post and realized she was probable retired 20yrs ago.lol My cruiser and Mickmack hit Nassau at the same time. Seemed to be a great bunch. It was early 60's. It might nave been about the time of the Cuban Missile Blockade. y time was Atlantic and Carib all the way over to the Black Sea. Castro didn't want us down there and the Russians didn't want in the Black Sea.LOL
I joined in 76 and retired in 98
If its in the Pacific.. I have been there.

All of my time other then courses in Halifax was spent at sea on the west coast. Prior to that, I was a commercial Fisherman based out of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Orca, you must have worn out a lot of sets of foul weather gear. wow
dont for get to set your clocks back 1hr tonight


good night
Noel would have been the storm of the season if our wind sheer was not there to help us. However, the east coast was awakened by the pull of the storm showing us what could have happened if Noel had it's way with us.
I personally have predicted to all my friends that we would not get a storm touching the US of any magnitude this year. I based this on history. The earth goes through cycles and I also personally believe that there is no such thing as global warming. Not any more than the cycles the earth going through warming and cooling.
569. Tazmanian 4:59 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
dont for get to set your clocks back 1hr tonight


Thanks Taz. How are the fire conditions out on CA. Also how did you make out with that big storm you got hit by?
You got it started when you said you had seen a greenie go over a flight deck of a CV.. I said to myself, been there done that.

Worst storm I have ever been in, and the most shipborne damage. Mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.. less then 100 miles from Victoria. Shaped like a funnel to the sea and wind. 100 knot winds and 80 foot waves... and no place to go. We took them green up to the flag deck.. from the stern.
. flaboyinga all but 2 fires have been put out no rain this big H been overe me for weeeks now need to move out of the way or i will do it for the big H i want a nic cold rain and snow storm


big H you have in tell next week to move out of ca or i will move you out of the way on my own
You got it started when you said you had seen a greenie go over a flight deck of a CV.. I said to myself, been there done that.


The last one I was in we lost all the life lines and stanchions from the bow to midships, the radio antennas on the focsl, the forward pump room, sonar, and stood lookout watches on the 06 level behind the 6" gun director. We were on 610ft long CLG-4 USS Little Rock.
We got relieved late from the Med and the "Old Man" had to take the south part of the middle of a Nov extratropical (ex hurricane) to get us home in time for Christmas. We had guys tying themselves into their racks to sleep. Rock and Roll was not invented by Elvis.LOL
570. CStaWeatherMan 4:59 AM GMT on November 04, 2007 Hide this comment.
Noel would have been the storm of the season if our wind sheer was not there to help us. However, the east coast was awakened by the pull of the storm showing us what could have happened if Noel had it's way with us.
I personally have predicted to all my friends that we would not get a storm touching the US of any magnitude this year. I based this on history. The earth goes through cycles and I also personally believe that there is no such thing as global warming. Not any more than the cycles the earth going through warming and cooling.


Although it wasn't a repeat of 2005, the U.S. got hit by Humberto, Gabriel, Erin, Barry, and Tropical Depression 5. Also, we had two landfalling cat 5s and Hurr. Noel, which killed many people. Also, an Invest killed more in the yucatan peninsula than all the storms combined. You can't say that it was an inactive and quiet season just because a storm didn't hit your area.
I have pictures in my head of some poor SOB trying to outrun this thing into the Bay of Fundy, not pretty
575. SouljaBoy 5:30 AM GMT on November 04, 2007

Although it wasn't a repeat of 2005, the U.S. got hit by Humberto, Gabriel, Erin, Barry, and Tropical Depression 5. Also, we had two landfalling cat 5s and Hurr. Noel, which killed many people. Also, an Invest killed more in the yucatan peninsula than all the stroms combined. You can't say that it was an inactive and quiet season just because a storm didn't hit your area.


You've got that right, there was more than enough loss of life and property to go around this season. The Mainland USA was spared to some degree but the tragedies were still suffered elsewhere.
Fox News is reporting gusts to 90 mph in the NE. Anybody have info?
576. Orcasystems 5:34 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
I have pictures in my head of some poor SOB trying to outrun this thing into the Bay of Fundy, not pretty


Education can sometimes be quite expensive, and some pay a terrible price to learn their lessons.
573. Tazmanian 5:08 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
. flaboyinga all but 2 fires have been put out no rain this big H been overe me for weeeks now need to move out of the way or i will do it for the big H i want a nic cold rain and snow storm


big H you have in tell next week to move out of ca or i will move you out of the way on my own


...I hear ya, TAZ, may a good verbal and spinning assault will take care of biz! Hope it gets out of there soon! Take care, man!
Well, at the risk of being redundant........

em>554. flaboyinga 4:06 AM GMT on November 04, 2007
A good night and a better tomorrow to one and all. Been a pleasure one more time. Later.
Noel surely looks fierce off the New England coast!

Have a good sleep, fbig, and all!
Thanks MLC. Keep the lights on and the door open for the rest of us. I gotta go watch reruns on my eyelids.lol G'night
apan Meteorological Agency

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM PEIPAH (T0721)
16.8ºN 123.7ºE - 55 knots 985 hPa

Tropical Cyclone Advisory #9
==============================
At 15:00 pm JST, Severe Tropical Storm Peipah (T0721) strengthened further to 10 min sustained winds of 55 knots and gusts up to 80 knots. The cyclone is moving west-southwest at 13 knots.

expected sustained winds 0600z 05Nov is 45 knots.

Storm Warning Area
==================
40 NM from the center of the cyclone

Gale Warning Area
=================
120 NM from the center of the cyclone

PAGASA

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #4
=============================
Tropical Storm "KABAYAN" has gained more strength as it moves closer to Isabela-Aurora area.


Maximum sustained winds is 50 knots

Storm Signal Warnings
=====================

Signal Warning #2 (60-100 km/h)

1.Luzon Region
--------------
a.Cagayan
b.Isabela
c.Quirino
d.Aurora


Signal Warning #1 (30-60 km/h)

1.Luzon Region
---------------
a.Benguet
b.Kalinga
c.Apayao
d.Ifugao
e.Mt. Province
f.Ilocos Norte
g.Ilocos Sur
h.Abra
i.La Union
j.Pangasinan
k.Nueva Vizcaya
l.Nueva Ecija
m.Quezon
n.Polillo Island
test
585. wxhatt 2:30 AM EST on November 04, 2007
test


Should I have studied instead of going out??

LOL

Hey, I'm just checking in for 2 minutes to see what's going on w/ 91L and exNoel.
Just checking my photo for the blog.

yep, still a blank icon...

still says Approval Pending, and it's been a day gone by. Just how long does this process take?
Good morning anyone else up? Reset clocks but not brain.
Hello Shenvalley - still here watching NOEL and KABAYAN - how are you this evening
From Environment Canada (weather service)Link

St. John's
[ Newfoundland and Labrador ]
Currently

Observed at: St. John's Int'l Airport 8:30 AM NST Sunday 4 November 2007

Condition:
Cloudy
Temperature:
6.6°C
Pressure / Tendency:
101.9 kPa / falling
Visibility:
19 km
Humidity:
88%
Dew Point:
4.8°C
Wind Speed:
SSE 39 km/h gust 65 km/h

Hey Sidney you still on? Just daylight here. Been figuring out Environment Canada site somewhat. I am one of those rare birds (in this nation) who carries dual citizenship Dad Canadian, Mom US, me born in States. Hows things in the other side of the empire?
Hey I have duel Citizenship also my dad was CA and mom US
592. Thundercloud01221991 7:59 AM EST on November 04, 2007
Hey I have duel Citizenship also my dad was CA and mom US


So in what part of the world did you wind up?
well first I was in IL then MO and now NY
575. SouljaBoy 5:30 AM GMT on November 04, 2007

Although it wasn't a repeat of 2005, the U.S. got hit by Humberto, Gabriel, Erin, Barry, and Tropical Depression 5. Also, we had two landfalling cat 5s and Hurr. Noel, which killed many people. Also, an Invest killed more in the yucatan peninsula than all the stroms combined. You can't say that it was an inactive and quiet season just because a storm didn't hit your area.

You've got that right, there was more than enough loss of life and property to go around this season. The Mainland USA was spared to some degree but the tragedies were still suffered elsewhere


td5?

dont you mean td10?
Thundercloud you obviously do cold better than I. Have considered moving to CA but all my relatives live in the Kitchener/Waterloo area and growing up in the mountains of VA I like something on the horizon to rest my eyes against. Not too excited about that Lake Effect either. Bet you get a bunch of that.
yea we are supposed to get some this week and may even get a good dumping
good morning

Quikscat has the SW Caribbean low at 12N/81.3W approx and not near 14/83 although from the IR images it does look to be onshore



Actually if you look at the vis loop of 91L you can see the low spinning near 12N and 81W well to the SE of the convection that has gone ashore in Nicaragua.

The position given for the low both in the 7:05 discussion and on the WU home page are way off.

The low appears to be stationary at this time with very little convection over it but it is clearly visible.

Link
597. Thundercloud01221991 8:21 AM EST on November 04, 2007
yea we are supposed to get some this week and may even get a good dumping


How do you do weather maps? Somehow the Weather Gods don't seem to pay much attention to the 49th parallel. Dad used to be alternately bemused and frustrated with US weather reporting. He would have loved the web. True international citizen. Exchanged letters with friends on every continent.
hmph!

noel has killed the season off!


its coldyfied the waters and ruined any east coast/carribean development possiblietyes
UPDATE LINK
591. ShenValleyFlyFish 12:47 PM GMT on November 04, 2007 Hide this comment.
Hey Sidney you still on? Just daylight here. Been figuring out Environment Canada site somewhat. I am one of those rare birds (in this nation) who carries dual citizenship Dad Canadian, Mom US, me born in States. Hows things in the other side of the empire?


Still here lurking ShenValley - I also have dual citizenship - Australia / UK - born in England live in Australia - it's 1AM here - I get no sleep following this blog I tell you (yawn) LOL
160 km/h wind gusts forecast or Cape Breton -
Link
coldify

another wublog technical term for Baha/Tampa's companion dictionary to Flood's Crow Cookbook.
Environment Canada Weather Forecast
Marine Forecast issued for Gulf-Magdalen.
Issued: 10.00 AM AST Sunday 04 November 2007. Synopsis:
At forecast time post-tropical storm Noel was located north of western Prince Edward Island. It is forecast to pass into the Labrador Sea overnight. The area of gale force winds extends well out from the low covering almost the entire marine district.
Nearer the centre winds become gale to storm force east to southeasterlies ahead of it and shift rapidly to storm force westerlies in its wake. Winds will gradually diminish to strong to gale force westerlies as it continues away this afternoon.
Generally light to moderate winds are expected on Monday as this storm moves well off to the northeast.
Tropical storm information...At 9.00 AM AST post-tropical storm Noel Was located near latitude 47.5 north and longitude 64.3 west...About 55 nautical miles or 100 kilometres east northeast of Chatham.
Noel is moving north northeast at 35 knots...65 km/h.
Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 65 knots...120 km/h and central pressure at 968 MB.
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are continued for Eastern shore..Sable..Fourchu..Cabot strait.. Northumberland strait..
Gulf Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings are continued for all Remaining waters except Browns Bank..Georges Bank..And west Scotian Slope.
Mariners are further advised that very rough and pounding surf will persist along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia today. As well rough and pounding surf will occur today and tonight in central and northern coastal section of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Please monitor future forecasts for any updates or changes that may be required for this dangerous storm.
Forecast:
Hurricane force wind warning downgraded to storm warning.
Southeast gales 35 to 45 knots with gusts to 60 near the coast From Margaree Harbour to Bay St Lawrence. Gales increasing to southwest gales 45 to 55 late this morning with gusts to 65 near The coast. Gales diminishing to southwest gales 35 this evening And to southwest winds 20 overnight and to light near dawn Monday.
Showers thundershowers and fog patches ending this afternoon.
Visibility poor in showers and fog. Little temperature change.
Outlook for Tuesday...Light winds increasing to strong to Gale force southeasterlies.
Copyright © 2007 Environment Canada
All Rights Reserved
Atlantic coast marine weather from Enviro/Canada Link
So...

Now that Noel is gone...

What are the YTD ACE numbers?

new blog up