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Quiet tropics; Superdome reopens!

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

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


Figure 1. Preliminary models tracks for Invest 96L.

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

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

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

I'll have an update Tuesday morning.
Jeff Masters
Superdome water
Superdome water
Dropping off some water. Not much, but about 1200 bottles. Had to cram it in... the city needs much more.
Tree Down
Tree Down
Tree fell after heavy rain.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

Reader Comments

Patrap, you sure do know how to keep a secret, or do you ;)
Tornado Damage here
Hrm I'm watching ESPN and I don't see no Green Day or U2:(
NM I'm an hour early:p
i have a question how old do people have to be to join this site
Alley, don't think there are any age limits.
Two years ago....WHAT A NIGHT!

woah



Jeanne
then why CybrTeddy said i am to young for this place
Not any age I am 15
Here is more Pictures
Thundercloud01221991, my blog has links to tornado damage surveys and radar images and other stuff.
Pat, that link takes me to my wunder photos...am I supposed to upload it there?
alley if your still there what the heck is this:

i am going to make a ant army to ran over booklover u in p.s it was birdofpray idea
MNF could have got a couple of good teams together. Falcons...terrible....Saints....Worse Bush....unproven....Vick....Proven he is a good runningback terrible quarterback
snow alot in New Orleans?
I wish we'd get something fun in the tropics...boringest year ever!
I have posted a new blog entry on my site.

Its mainly about hurricane Jeanne. Has some interesting images.

Here is the site:

www.Hurricaneworld.com
best pick i could find on Florida snow on Wunderground Link

note a. i did not take picture b. thats not real snow but sand!!
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 11:47 PM GMT on September 25, 2006.

Things on my list to do
1. Call in sick
2. Yell at my wife about something I cant ever remember
3. Watch monday night football
4. Get really hammered
5. Give my old sagging wife the MaryJane and probably pass out before I finnish the job


Marital Problems anyone??? lmao...
o yes Jeannes aniversery, not as bad as Frances since Frances already caused the damage (tree almost done growing after Frances)
Oh yes, I remember you telling me about that, WPB.

Frances causing the sound of hundreds of falling tennis balls, and all that fun stuff! : )
NOAA ISSUES UNSCHEDULED EL NIO ADVISORY
El Nio Makes a Comeback


Sept. 13, 2006 Scientists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reported today that El Nio conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific and are likely to continue into early 2007. Ocean temperatures increased remarkably in the equatorial Pacific during the last two weeks. "Currently, weak El Nio conditions exist, but there is a potential for this event to strengthen into a moderate event by winter," said Vernon Kousky, NOAA's lead El Nio forecaster. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of sea surface temperatures anomalies as of Sept. 11, 2006. Click here for high resolution version. Please credit NOAA.)

Some impacts from the developing El Nio are already evident in the pattern of tropical precipitation. During the last 30 days, drier-than-average conditions have been observed across all of Indonesia, Malaysia and most of the Philippines, which are usually the first areas to experience ENSO-related impacts. This dryness can be expected to continue, on average, for the remainder of 2006.

Also, the development of weak El Nio conditions helps explain why this Atlantic hurricane season has been less active than was previously expected. El Nio typically acts to suppress hurricane activity by increasing the vertical wind shear over the Caribbean Sea region. However, at this time the El Nio impacts on Atlantic hurricanes are small. "We are still in the peak months of the Atlantic hurricane season, and conditions remain generally conducive for hurricane formation," said Gerry Bell, NOAA's lead seasonal hurricane forecaster.

Typical El Nio effects are likely to develop over North America during the upcoming winter season. Those include warmer-than-average temperatures over western and central Canada, and over the western and northern United States. Wetter-than-average conditions are likely over portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Florida, while drier-than-average conditions can be expected in the Ohio Valley and the Pacific Northwest.

The term El Nio refers to the large-scale ocean-atmosphere climate phenomenon linked to a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (between approximately the date line and 120 degrees west). El Nio represents the warm phase of the El Nio/Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, cycle, and is sometimes referred to as a Pacific warm episode. El Nio originally referred to an annual warming of sea surface temperatures along the west coast of tropical South America.

In 2007 NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, celebrates 200 years of science and service to the nation. Starting with the establishment of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA. The agency is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.

Frances causing the sound of hundreds of falling tennis balls, and all that fun stuff! : )

was sleeping till i heard that, looked outside and there goes my porch

and it was not fun :)
NO! NO!! go away come again another day El Nino.
Anyone concerned with the 'blob' in the Caribbean? Haven't had time to look at radar. Just saw it briefly on TWC.
Wishcasterboy,

El Ninos are good, keep the storms away, also gives me a colder wetter winter which bumps my chances of it snowing here from .05% to 1.9% ;)
Cloud tops are warming but theres certainly a spinn to it.
GFDL drops 96L
Cane-

I think you and I are on the same page. What do you think???

Anyone concerned with the 'blob' in the Caribbean? Haven't had time to look at radar. Just saw it briefly on TWC.
Scariest memory from Jeanne-went outside into protected alcove about 11:00 pm and watched green flashes all over the night sky, Thought, "Boy transformers must be blowing all over. " came inside and was listening to radio a lady from Sebastian called in and mentioned all the transformer green flashes. Guy on radio says "Hate to tell you this but those aren't transformers blowing, that is upper atmosphere cyclonic friction possible tornadoes forming" Oh well it was cool looking until then, lol.

JER
Scientists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reported that El Nino conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific and are likely to continue into early 2007. There is a potential for this event to strengthen into a moderate event by winter
WPBHurricane05,

I love the hurricanes that down't make landfall and hate the ones that do. But it does not snow that far south, ever!
that is upper atmosphere cyclonic friction possible tornadoes forming

i thought those were transformers, that explains the reason a tornado went thru my street durring Wilma, missed my house though
But it does not snow that far south, ever!

lets not forget the winter of 2003, and 1978

first time it snowed in Miami in 1978
What will El Nino do to south florida?
Neetest memory from Jeanne-Shortly after fI found out about green flashes, I went into bedroom and for some reason I picked up the phone, remarkably it still had a dial tone! Power had been out for hours but phone was still working. It was about midnight and I figured I'd call my mom in Oregon, three hours earlier there. She was shocked to hear from me needless to say but I stuck the phone out the window so she could hear the hurricane,lol.

JER
Ah dang, you got me there.
What will El Nino do to south florida?

cold and wet winter

bumps chances of snow from .05% to 1.9% (not really just a guess about the chances of snow)
lol...my most vivid memory of Jeanne is getting dirty looks on the kitchen table with nothing but weak candle light as the winds roared and sent vibrations through the house. And of course, while my grandma sat praying during the eye wall.

Yep, I kinda talked them into staying 'cause I never seen a hurricane before being that we went to Orlando for Frances. I was quite curious.

How much colder? 75 as the high? Lol.
Posted By: Pipsneyy at 7:12 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

What will El Nino do to south florida?

I have been asking that question on here for central Al. for a week...no answers yet...lol
Hmm... Guys... I walked outside as the eyewall of dennis was passing over. Blew me down the road. Truly amazing experience.

Lets ya know just how insignificant you really are.
my memory of Jeanne is when i lost the wart, or was that Frances

Frances was the porch

Wilma was the recycle bin/eye/tornado
Evening, everybody.

Is anybody commenting on the SW Caribbean? That looks like the only spot on the map with any interesting looking convection. I haven't had a chance to read back over today's posts, and I'm just getting to weather maps now. It seems strange not to be watching a storm of some kind SOMEwhere . . .
XD Didn't loose a shingle on dennis or Ivan... I've got a super roof or something...
How much colder? 75 as the high? Lol.

we get our 30s for lows
Hmm... Guys... I walked outside as the eyewall of dennis was passing over. Blew me down the road. Truly amazing experience.

that was smart


o yes add to Wilma expiernce the shed exploding and landing in front of the window i was looking at
Last year even we had a low just below freezing here in Port Saint Lucie.

There was a nice blanket of frost on the car at around 5:30-6:00am

With El Nino....I expect to see that often! Oh yeah!
Ooo, nice. Will our highs be lower?
El Nino makes it cooler because of rain and overcast, it does not make the polar fronts any stronger and infact it can warm them faster and farther north then in normal weather conditions. However it can make the snow heavier in the places that it does snow because of increased moisture in the air.
was in port st.lucie last year
i expect so

last year for like 2 days in a row (this happened a couple of times last year)

we had a low of 35 and a high of 68, imagine El Nino!!
My Wilma experience was pretty interesting. It was a day hurricane so I could see everything. Basically the streets were filled with water, and the wind was making waves with it. It was pretty amazing to see that power. Made it look like a mini ocean.
patrap....reg e-mail
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 7:24 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

El Nino makes it cooler because of rain and overcast, it does not make the polar fronts any stronger and infact it can warm them faster and farther north then in normal weather conditions. However it can make the snow heavier in the places that it does snow because of increased moisture in the air.

Thank you...Thank you...I understand now
Wilma had no flood, Frances and Jeanne caused big flooding, Irene was the worst flooded my whole neighborhood, water coming up into the house
I hope we get a real good chill. Maybe some snow flurries!

I really miss the snow. Lived with it for 11 years, lived without it for 3. 3 years to long!
Patrap, theres the song, now its over
now its over almost
Minnesota reminds me alot of washington in the the summer. Just a ton colder in the winter!
Ron,

were you here in winter of 2003, snow flurries from Daytona Beach to the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds
1/2 inch of snow closes this town down!
Well in the area I was in had the perfect set up for a flood build up. lol

You see, the man made lake in our complex had been filled nicely by all the rain, and the winds which were blowing in the direction of the street pushed plently of water out there. Add that to the storm drains not working! lol
I don't know about y'all...but that gave me chills.

"See the bird with the leaf in her mouth,
after the flood all the colors came out.

It was a beautiful day!"
Hello everyone, As the Doc said, "Superdome reopens tonight" Fantastic pregame. ESPN. Check it out. Good to see the superdome back and better than ever. The show compares to the superbowl.
Had this big tree in front yard split and fall over during Frances, had to cut it down (still misss it) It was all piled out in front of yard waiting for county pick up, Then here comes Jeanne. There are piles of debris piled all over the county waiting to be picked up and here comes another hurricane! So I go by some stakes and cable and I stake down this giant pile of limbs in my front yard so it won't blow all over the neighborhood. Jeanne comes blows 100 mph but pile just sits there, as did most the piles in county, tied down or not. The brush all tangled up like that is hard to move it turns out. lol, good thing.

JER
I was here for that winter. I remember hearing something about that in fact. That winter I found not the slightest bit cold though.

Mainly cause I was fresh out of New York, and it felt like Fall to me. lol
Rarely snows in the Portland, Vancouver metro area. But in extreme circomestances we can get feet.
God bless you in NOLA and gulf goast, we pray for your recovery, GO SAINTS

JER
Wishcasterboy, From Portland Oregon originally, most of my family still lives there. SE section of Portland

JER
Good lucks Saints.
Jeanne was so evil drifting like that, making everyone wonder were it would go! Then to go on and hit nearly in the same spot frances did weeks earlier.
Ever fell like someone is watching you?
Actually from Battle Ground and moved to south west vancouver GO TIGERS!
Jeanne was so evil drifting like that, making everyone wonder were it would go! Then to go on and hit nearly in the same spot frances did weeks earlier.

Frances was the evil drifter

Jeanne pulled the loop
Please come check out the new blog post on my site!

Its all about hurricane Jeanne. www.Hurricaneworld.com (blog)
It's all in your head birdofpray. Now drink the Koolaid DO IT!
U2 Rocks! There is no band on this planet that compares. BTW - Green Day did a pretty darn good job too!
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...SEVERE WIND GUSTS UP TO 110 MPH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1006 PM EDT SAT SEP 25 2004

...BAND OF DESTRUCTIVE WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 100 MPH AND
ISOLATED TORNADOES AFFECTING THE COAST FROM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
SOUTH...
...SCATTERED HEAVY SQUALLS WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH APPROACHING
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY...

AT 1005 PM...MELBOURNE RADAR INDICATED THE CIRCULATION CENTER OF
STRONG HURRICANE JEANNE WAS LOCATED 55 MILES SOUTHEAST OF VERO
BEACH OR 35 MILES EAST OF STUART. THE MOST INTENSE RAINBAND OF THE
HURRICANE...CONTAINING WIND GUSTS OF 90 TO 110 MPH WILL SPIRAL
ONSHORE AND POUND THE COASTLINE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY THROUGH ABOUT
MIDNIGHT AND ST. LUCIE AND MARTIN COUNTIES THROUGH 11 PM. WINDS ALONG
PORTIONS OF THE ST. LUCIE AND MARTIN COAST WILL BECOME LIGHT AFTER 11
PM AS THE EYE OF JEANNE MAKES LANDFALL...BEFORE RESUMING AGAIN AT
DAMAGING STRENGTH FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. ISOLATED TORNADOES MAY
ALSO BE CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WIND BAND...ACTING TO ENHANCING DAMAGE
POTENTIAL. A PORTION OF THIS BAND WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY
WITH WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

***DESTRUCTIVE WINDS...CAPABLE OF DESTROYING WEAK STRUCTURES AND
DAMAGING EVEN WELL BUILT STRUCTURES WILL AFFECT THE COASTAL AREAS
SOUTH OF SEBASTIAN OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. TREES WILL BE UPROOTED
AND LARGE DEBRIS WILL BECOME AIRBORNE. REMAIN IN THE SAFEST INTERIOR
LOCATION WITHIN YOUR SHELTER UNTIL THE EYEWALL PASSES. PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM BREAKING GLASS AND POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL COLLAPSES WITH
MATTRESSES.***
SAINTS ARE ON FIRE!!
TOUCHDOWN!
Wow what a start for the Saints locked punt and took it to the yard td 7-0
1st down birdies
High Five Everyone. What a start to a very emotional game.
BIG GAIN FOR THE FALCONS!!

sweaty hands!!
Falcons put 3 on the board with a field goal, back after the break
Ron5244 - seeing that reminded me at at 6pm on September 25th 2004 I was on the Virgin flight that left Miami for London. I believe we were the last aircraft off the field before it closed. It was an interesting frist hour or so of the flight!
how was the flight 'TheNeighbor' must been scarier than the actual hurricane!
Wishcasterboy, not feaseable. New Orleans is in competetion with other ports, beside the history. Might as well tell the people there to give up on their way of life. I know a lot of sceneros might sound "simple" but you are not talking to just the people that live there but a very important infrastructure of refineries, plants, and other various businesses. the economic repercussions of any metropolis relocating would be devestation to the U.S.A. economony. Any city or towns are prone to natural occurances. lets focus on refortifing.
WPB - It was certainly the most turbulant flight I've ever been on. I was amazed we even took off - sat on the tarmac in a 747 that you could feel rocking from side to side was - entertaining shall we say. The captain must have hada hot date back in London the following day because he was certain we were going to go!
Posted By: TheNeighbor at 1:03 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

Ron5244 - seeing that reminded me at at 6pm on September 25th 2004 I was on the Virgin flight that left Miami for London. I believe we were the last aircraft off the field before it closed. It was an interesting frist hour or so of the flight!


lol, I can only imagine! Seeing that for me reminded me of a very interesting night...very.
Posted By: TheNeighbor at 1:09 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

WPB - It was certainly the most turbulant flight I've ever been on. I was amazed we even took off - sat on the tarmac in a 747 that you could feel rocking from side to side was - entertaining shall we say. The captain must have hada hot date back in London the following day because he was certain we were going to go!


lol! woah, thats quite an experience. I can't believe they let you take off at 6PM! You should have seen it here at that time. Sure it was a lot calmer in Miami. But regardless, that most have been something.
Nice recovery Link
Ron, you apparently did not hear about the British Airways 747 that took off from San Francisco....lost an engine and the captain decided not to return to the airport, but continued on the non-stop to London.

I have flown British Caledonian (Yes, I know they no longer exist) and British Airways. Had I known this was something they have done before, and they have, I would not have flown with them. Neither would my ex-husband who is an aircraft mechanic and pilot.
620. Swath
It seems like when these early season cool fronts come down something always forms on the western end of it after it stalls out. I hope that DOESN'T happen this time but I have a feeling it might. My rheumitiz tells me so;-)
You know, I did not hear about that Ihave27.

I have just watched the video for it though. Interesting judement by the piolt. Pretty amazing landing.
TOUCH DOWN!!
I'd say the weather is explosive in the Big Easy tonight! WTG, Saints!
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 1:23 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.
I see your point but the dams(? Levees) that keep New Orleans dry are also destroying the peninsula(?) the city sits atop or better yet bellow which is having sever impacts on surrounding wildlife(???).

Are you an enviromentalist?
High Five Patrap!
Isnt this a weather blog?
just logged on and I thought this was a sports bar.
Wishcasterboy-just in case you didn't know, you're about 50 miles north of an dormant but still active volcanoe (Mt. Hood) not to mention Mt. St. Helens. A modern day Pompei? lol

JER
Posted By: Jerrob at 1:30 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

Isnt this a weather blog?
just logged on and I thought this was a sports bar.


lol, football will always be mentioned in this blog sporadically. Some even make their blog about football rather than weather.
Its very much like a sports bar.

You know...they do often have the weather channel on in them.
lol..
Ron-your right about the weather being on in there. Never thought of that.
27..Sure! Mich Ultra please
...excellent point, jer...NO would'nt be in the same algorithm of catastrophy...


uuuuuummmm, 27W, yes, beer would be just fine...lol
27 Hey "girl" lol you always brighten my day. You are the eye (calm) of the hurricane.
Well you know where the fridge is......once you're here, you're family.
Football is fair game tonight...read Dr Master's blog entry?? Superdome is open tonight. Perhaps he wanted to host the monday night football blog this week:)

Go Saints!
Aren't you the charmer musically.....You just know the right things to say to a "girl". lol
"...Valcano expert ..."

ya don't say?
..still eating..drinking ..cheering...
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 1:40 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.
Valcano expert you talkin to!

LOL Valcano(?) Volcano. Hurrycane expert here. lol. We all can learn here. I work in the industries associated with the gulf coast. It is as important to the US economy as Hollywood is to the movies you enjoy. just can't move hollywood due to earthquakes, mudslides, and forrest fires. Just can move NOLA that easy.
Ya the best in the west. see yall later i've gotta feed the need!
Deuce, Duece! MS boy....and uuuuumm, you can buy some autos-Audi's, Jags, VW's, LandRovers, etc...at HIS dealership in Jackson.
..Jo Horn gives it ALL!
is still cooking......
< Post game meal= Oyster stuffed mushrooms smothered in cheese and NOLA style hot wings! Willing to share with anyone willing to make the trip. Culinary expert too.
get your mail pat?
Posted By: Patrap at 1:51 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

..Jo Horn gives it ALL!

Yes he does...
wishcasterboy-Hope you are right-expert you're not. Point is many major metro areas have climate or geographic threats. Probably should move San Fran, L.A. Tampa and half a dozen other major cities in US but cities like people are more than just shells, they have souls. Although you may have too much expertise to understand that.
JER
Look just stating my opinion. Sometimes the truth can be a nightmare so many people don't face it they run away but like any bad nightmare they slow and freeze at the spot leaving them to fall victom to the beasts fury. I've realized that in the short timespan of my young life, mybe you'll realize it to some day.
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 1:57 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.
trapped like a rat in New Orleans.
??? meant to be derogatory?

I would hope that a teenager would still know respect even this day and age. I'm done with this conversation.
Hi Everyone....busy Monday and Tuesday this week...someone mail me if I need to be concerned about the tropics....see you all later in the week.
Great stand in the RED zone...lol, blocked. Saint's go, man go!
000
ABNT20 KNHC 260204
TWOAT
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2006

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE AND A BROAD
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 975 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS HAVE BECOME A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED
TONIGHT. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME A LITTLE
MORE FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM
DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

$$
FORECASTER BROWN/AVILA
WOW who is that in the Saints jersies? lol
lotta folks on their feet in about ONE minute...
i figured the Falcons would kill the Saints tonight, this is remarkable
Quiet tropics and "How about those Saints" Just doesn't get any better. Patrap. Have you fainted yet?
Its Goooooooooooooooooooood!!!!!!!!
..er..have turned upped the O2 supply..and added some more Jack..LOL!
Halftime. even non football fans will enjoy this. ESPN. Welcome back Superdome. Katrina recovery.
...somebody call a nurse, Patrap needs medical attention...tooooooooo much excitement...

...what a field goal for a "capper!"
Yes we are in a sports bar, but I do respect the enthusiasm.
Whooo hooo 17 point lead at the half. Got 8 responders there giving cell phone updates. LOL I cannot hear what they are saying due to background noise.
Well.... I never really understood football ben more of a baseball lover GO RED SOXS!
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 2:34 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

Yes we are in a sports bar, but I do respect the enthusiasm.

Thank you Wishcaster :)

Gotta love the enthusiasm.
Hope the Saints can play like this for the rest of the season. The receivers are wide open like the tropics (Reference to the weather blog topic for non football fans) May they never have wind shear while passing.
Omen!
hello?
"Hello...hello...hello,
Is there anybody in there?"
weather is cool....but football rules
Hey jer Hello SWLA. Most peeps are watching Monday Night Football. Saints 1st "home" game since Katrina. I'm multi-tasking. lol. Saints and weather.
Me too, Saints got it
JER
Music...I was triple tasking. Watching Saints football along with Astros Baseball while blogging.

OK, I exaggerate...I logged off WU...it was sensory overload. But now the Astros game is over so I can multi-task like you.
Patrap: May yeh she' -- how bout dem Saints!
Hou 5 Phil 4

And StL lost so now Hou is only 2.5 games outta first. It's gonna go down to the wire.
Everything in the tropics is falling apart.
NOAA Tornado damage photos Massac Co IL Fri Sept 22 2006
Watch out, the Falcons could still score a touchdown.
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 3:46 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.

Watch out, the Falcons could still score a touchdown.


Yes they could and they are a great team if not one of the best in the NFL. That is what makes this win so rememorable in the Katrina rebuilding. It is very satisfing. Saints have lost 17 straight games on monday night football. Katrina rebuilding.
23 to 3 Saints win. God Bless the Saints and may NOLA continue the Recovery.
Thanks All..Wooo Hoo!Link..one for the road!
Weather blog...no football blog...hummm I must have took a wrong turn somewhere......
take a right...take a right
lol....right ?are you sure ?are are you westcasting?
And one to thank the Wu..it was a LinkBeautiful Day!
ok....go west..go west
thats what I thought...got to watch you people...lol
Patrap...you had one too many there?
,,Milk & Chocolate chips now..trending west to bed..LOL
nothing like the sprial of the pig skin to make people with bad backs jump up and down.
.Ill be up early posting the Headlines on me Blog..along with sports too.
got e-mail patrap
Going to cook. G'nite every one. may be back but the GFDL shows my path will probably be to bed. L8R.
bout 5:00 works for me.... got to be on the north shore @ 2:00
..CAuseway quiet 5am,,,
Nice night for and outdoor dinner.
okey dokey....works for me....lmao
may be back but the GFDL shows my path will probably be to bed. L8R.


LOL I like that
hhmm...5.5 hours from now...better get the casa cleaned up...lmao
Last night people were reporting on this blog till around 4am PST.
i know....lmao...oops
patrap...check mail in a few
I think there is a Hi pressure system(my wife)directing me towards the bed too...lol
Whats imao mean?
Posted By: musicallydeclined at 4:27 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.
Going to cook. G'nite every one. may be back but the GFDL shows my path will probably be to bed. L8R.


...yes, but the GFS says you may find the fridge, or UK is likely to find the head...lol, typical, spaghetti models not in agreement.

...better wait for the NHC to turn you N out to sea...lol
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 11:35 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

Whats imao mean?
laughing my (donkey) off
arse
lol
fridge is more on the xtrap model....
Yall are silly
That should be lmdo because theres no A in donkey.
oh hell.....lol
whats up cat
my age!
Theres another wave coming off the african coast. Same story different song they all die or turn out to sea this time of year.
You?
lol....and whats the point...isn't it relevant..... time stops for no man/woman
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 11:41 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

That should be lmdo because theres no A in donkey.


it is a part of their body and also what some people call a donkey...it starts with an A...some people may use this word instead of grits in the phraese "kiss my grits.
got mail...sent mail
lol...so anything happening in the weather I should know about?
I want mail...send me something
says hmmmm....and pulls the shades
Oh do you mean @$$.
okay I feel like I just stepped into the twilight zone here...
pretty much.......
Theres worse things you could say on this blog than that!
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 11:50 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

Oh do you mean @$$.
yea that it.....you got it..its your birthday...lol
Dododododododododo
yep
been that way all afternoon....pat and I cooked stuffed chicken...drank ( whatever) and watched football...life is good.....still closed 6
Wow...all in a days work
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 11:51 PM CDT on September 25, 2006.

Theres worse things you could say on this blog than that!



yea...like "I wish a cane would hit my house"
take a real donkey to want that...lol
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...still looks like 96L has some spin to it as it gets near the islands...unless, this is some other LB...and close up of African wave action seems to have convection anyways.
Posted By: moonlightcowboy at 5:02 AM GMT on September 26, 2006.
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...still looks like 96L has some spin to it as it gets near the islands...unless, this is some other LB...and close up of African wave action seems to have convection anyways.


...is this the one you're talking about?
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....this one, rather...near the islands?
Looks like some spin at 83W/13N, too...but, I could be just seeing things at this hour....lol
let's hear it for quiet tropics!!
here, swFLboy, what's up? see something?
Station 41041 reporting wind gusts from the SSE at 13.4 kts, pressue at 29.9 and falling, wave heights 7.5 feet.
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lastest quikscat, 1/2 dz reds
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...enough shear around, but moving to an area of low shear
Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
0315 UTC.

...Special feature...
a 1009 mb surface low pressure center is near 20n47w. This low
center has been drifting northwest during the last 24 hours or
so. Numerous strong showers and thunderstorms from 20n to 23n
between 44w and 47w. Other possible precipitation is elsewhere
from 20n to 24n between 40w and 47w. Atmospheric conditions are
expected to become a little more favorable for development and
a tropical depression may form during the next day or two.
big deal about 96L its going out to sea!
So I take it tropical weather is only intetersting to you when it's going to hurt someone, ala, make landfall?
Saints Win 23-3!
LOL, WPB... where ya been? That game was over after about 5 minutes into it.
The latest nogaps still has a system forming just off the Yucatan (east side)and pushing off to the northeast towards FL
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and click 4 for detailed image...
and in first sector you can see 96L moving towards NW...is it gonna change direction?
sorry i was sleeping, just saw 1st quarter
WPB, just joking round wth ya. It was a real stomping last night. Shame too, I didnt pick the saints in the pool at work :( Should of known they'd have a ton of energy since they were back in NO.
Morning all,

Just checking in . . . I'm still looking at that little area of disturbed weather between Hondurus and Jamaica. So far its's not spinning or anything, but I think it indicates there is still some energy out there for a tropical wave to develop if it gets to that area of the Caribbean.

867. HCW
Good to see the models in agreement with 96L this morning but it seems like the NHC is a little unsure on its future .

HARDCOREWEATHER.COM


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rand..i see your blob there..and i have only one word for it...GO WEST!!...ok..two words...
Ok we now officaly have 97L
and 96L
Is impressive on sattlite why cant they call it a dep.
Where is 97 located?
off of Africa i think it shows no image though
go to the navy site
10kts....1009mb. 20N...47W.


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875. IADCW
Rand - On the image you posted... there is a numbered colored scale at the bottom of the image... What does it represent ?
Figures 97L is 96L
Navy site shows 96L as 97L, is there a 97L?

JER
can someone tell me why 96l and 97l look exactly alike?
could be a glicth in the site?
a glitch in the site?
Hello?
morning yall
morining alaema
Rand, mail
Any thoughts on the tail end of the old frontal boundry in the GOM developing. The coordinates would be 25N 95W. In my opinion if it would be slow to develop
morning everyone
gwb...we gotta do somethin about these hurricans. they tearin up my brothers state and they makin me look bad.

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


gwb...well by god make em work NOW. do whatever ya have to do to make em work. spend as much goverment money as ya want to.
Morning Crab....got it.
Posted By: K8eCane at 12:18 PM GMT on September 26, 2006.

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

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


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


noaa...we could always call cyclonebuster and get his tunnels.
Rand,Is the nogaps the only model showing the yucatan system?
CMC is showing something in the same area but has it running over the Yucatan and into Mexico.
You want me to post one of those charts?
Its up to you I sent them for your information. I have not sent them in a day or two.lol
good morning all, hey rand, whattsup YOU GO SAINTS, bet pat still snoozing, what a party they must have had, rand i am seeing 96l and 97l both @ 20 & 47 - 48 on navy site are there two storms is is 96 dead?? and the blob down by panama is is deaded? thanx jo
Jo...Navy is showing the same photo for both. However, different coordinates for each. Kinda weird!
well that certainly makes life more interesting, two for the price of one, i guess we shall just watch it, with this system stalled over us, any dangling participles over the gulf? jo
morning all,

to the big game navy may have gone
any dangling participles over the gulf? jo


No, just some fragments.
well that certainly makes life more interesting, two for the price of one, i guess we shall just watch it, with this system stalled over us, any dangling participles over the gulf? jo


like they tell us over here on the east coast
aint nothin but an old frontal boundary
at least thats what i hear tell
Once the front stalls out. I start watching closer.




First?
It was a dream wasnt it?..there must be a Cat -3 heading my way..Did what I think I saw last night really happen?
re" Patrap at 1:05 PM GMT on September 26, 2006.

It was a dream wasnt it?..there must be a Cat -3 heading my way..Did what I think I saw last night really happen?"

nah, pat, not a cat 3 just a massive, well deserved hang-over from hardy-pardy!! jo
Good Morning All.....Yes, Go Saints....Rand, this particular Trof seems to be moving along pretty well so I'm not sure if this one will leave any significant remnants for development...
Did what I think I saw last night really happen?
...nope...booze enhanced reality......falcons won.....27 to 18....roof leaked on the dome..and it was the quietest fans ever recorded at a sporting event..somber mood....no signs...no one dressed in the team colors...
and congrats pat.....great show...loved the national anthem...true nawlins folks there...also..like the light show on the side of the dome....makes that big old concrete blob look elegant..and 3 and 0...dang saints may be the real deal....
..Yeah..that was the best medicine for a whole bunch of weary souls..and Ive never been more proud of this city ..never...
Just so you all will know, I got my first hearing aids yesterday. So if you want to talk about me now, you will have to do it by private email because I will be able to hear you even if you whisper. I liked it better when I couldn't hear everything my wife was saying. :-)
And you knew I was gonna do this!Link
goof..you can always do what i father in law did....he'd make a big scene out of turning it down.....quieted the mother in law up every time
Pics from yesterday and last night..on me blog.....tyvm
And one for those like me ,who are the same age as Morten Anderson..former Saint,..again retired..LOLLink
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...
Cloudiness and showers associated with a broad area of low pressure
located about 925 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward
Islands remain fairly well-organized. Atmospheric conditions are
expected to become a little more favorable for development and a
tropical depression could form later today or Wednesday.
ITS A FISH STORM. MOVE ALONG.
nop no fish storm this time
her is for wish 96L is now being call 97L
lo
Patrap, I had several friends at the game. They were 1st responders got to stand at the tunnel when the team ran out. They should have me a disk or two of photos Friday or so. I will forward you copies if you like.
That would be great Sand..Id like that..if ya could..
As soon as I get them I will get with you and get your email and send them to you
Winter Weather forcast is out..

Maps/Charts/Major Discussion here
One for the First responders from Jackson,County Mississippi..Link
Since the system is so far North already in terms of latitude, my "guess" is that it will pose no threat to the US if it develops...It certainly looks like a Fish to me...