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Vietnam bashed by Xangsane; Isaac headed to Newfoundland

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 4:22 PM GMT on October 01, 2006

Typhoon Xangsane slammed ashore the central Vietnamese coast just south of Dan Nang Sunday morning as a Category 2 storm. The eye passed just south of Dan Nang, sparing Vietnam's 4th largest city the worst of the eyewall's winds. Da Nang had its winds rise to 63 mph with higher gusts at the peak of the storm, and the weather station was able to stay operational throughout the typhoon. At least ten deaths have been reported in Vietnam so far, and thousands of houses were reported damaged or destroyed. Xangsane is not expected to be a prodigious rainmaker. Forecast 24-hour forecast rain amounts from NOAA's Satellite Analysis Branch (Figure 2) were mostly 2-8 inches. Xangsane has degenerated to a remnant low today, and advisories are no longer being issued on the storm.

In the Philippines, the death toll is 76, with 69 people still missing. Power is still out to over 12 million people on the Philippines' main island of Luzon, including nearly half the residents of the capital of Manila.


Figure 1. Typhoon Xangsane at landfall in Vietnam. Image credit: NOAA/NESDIS.


Figure 2. Expected 24-hour rain amount from Typhoon Xangsane. Image credit: NOAA.

Hurricane Isaac
Hurricane Isaac has peaked in intensity, and is now weakening thanks to higher wind shear from a trough of low pressure to its northwest. Isaac is expected to get absorbed by the trough on Monday and make the transition to a powerful extratropical storm. Isaac will bring winds near hurricane force to southeastern Newfoundland on Monday night. Isaac's impact on Newfoundland will probably be similar to that caused by the remains of Hurricane Florence in September--Florence destroyed one home and caused scattered power outages and minor damage.

Elsewhere in the tropics
An area of intense thunderstorms has developed about 600 miles southwest of the Cape Verdes Islands. This area is under about 15 knots of wind shear today, and the shear is expected to increase to 30 knots tomorrow, which should halt any development. Elsewhere, there's nothing to remark upon.

I'll have an update Monday morning.

Jeff Masters

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

Gracius Senor Masters

Posted By: SWLAStormFanatic at 12:12 PM EDT on October 01, 2006.

Anybody have any idea what that boundary moving E to W across the CentGOM is. At the surface it's moving E to W, but the top is getting blown W to E. I know it's nothing significant...just curious.


Boundrary from the surge of Easterly winds from High centered over Georgia.
Thanks Dr. M. Hope those missing will be found safe and sound.
Ok there wasnt a fish this year so far.
hello all my old id name is not working right all of my old blogs link and ban names are gone and i have tell aron about it well any way in tell a ron can fix my old id name i will now ues the name Xangsane in tell my old name TAZ can be fixs
TAZ you are now Xangsane?
thanks Doc,

morning folks

everybody alright this morning?
Posted By: WPBHurricane05 at 9:37 AM PDT on October 01, 2006.

TAZ you are now Xangsane?

yes in tell aron can fix my old blog
Wait now you are on your account TAZ.
Thank You Dr.Master's.
WPBHurricane05 i am now off of taz and will be uesing this one for now in tell aron can fixs my old blog
OK Dr. I won't think about this area now.

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Thanks Cybr. I see theres a new TD in the West Pacific.
TD 19W



Good morning!
The cape verde season is basically over in my opinion.

A SMALL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC
ABOUT 600 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. WHILE THE
SYSTEM SHOW SOME SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION THIS MORNING...UPPER-LEVEL
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME INCREASINGLY UNFAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPMENT.
22. SLU
Invest 98L by this afternoon? .. anyone?

There's something very interesting at 7n 29w.
Afternoon Rand and all
Thunderstorm activity that was flareing up in the bahamas has moved out of the area and if development were to occur which does not seem likely at this time it should move out to sea.
Agreed, infact I challange anybody to find a Cape Verde Hurricane that struck North America in october because I couldn't.
Persistent trofiness was there all season long preventing any cape verde system from making it across and impacting the united states.
2005 we didnt have any Cape Verde Hurricanes that hit the US, and in 2004 Frances, and another one i think were the only Cape Verde Hurricanes to hit the US. Frances im for sure, but I think there might have been another one.
Wishcaster, go to Google search under "History of October Hurricanes" and you will find many starting in the 1500's
29. SLU
Posted By: WPBHurricane05 at 5:50 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

2005 we didnt have any Cape Verde Hurricanes that hit the US, and in 2004 Frances, and another one i think were the only Cape Verde Hurricanes to hit the US. Frances im for sure, but I think there might have been another one.


IVAN!
WPB,

Ivan
Art Bell said last night that it was frightening as Xangsane past over Manila. His thick 19th story condo windows bulged in about an inch. He did his show last night using generator power and hasn't had regular power for 4 days. He says Manila is a mess with most trees down and major electricity big voltage towers down and mangled.
History of October Hurricanes

haha i did that already!!

2. Ok I was thinking it was Ivan but wasnt to sure.
Sandcrab, not finding it, could you just name a modern one?
WPB
Charley
Frances
Ivan
were cape verds
Oh and heres the catch it has to form in October, not just hit in October.
Cyber,

Charley was not a Cape Verde.
Wishcaster Charley formed from a tropical Wave
in the carribian
Caribbean?
and to your challenge to find a north american
land faling hurricane to form and die in october obviously Hurricane Wilma
40. SLU
Wishcasterboy there have been Cape Verde hurricanes which have hit the US in October.
sorry bad grammer
no wait never mind
Name one, show me one that formed in October and hit in October.
It's ok CybrTeddy, I have a bad habbit of spelling Don't as Down't- thats pretty bad!
Lili formed in late September but hit in October, dont worry guys I shall find one.
47. SLU
Wishcasterboy

Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 5:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

Agreed, infact I challange anybody to find a Cape Verde Hurricane that struck North America in october because I couldn't.



Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 6:03 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

Oh and heres the catch it has to form in October, not just hit in October.


so you want to change around your claims now

Don't worry i'll find you one.
Lili was no Cape Verde, close though.
No I looked it up on wikipedia, it is classified as a major cape verde hurricane.
Step up to the challange SLU! LOL
WPB, let me check that one more time.
Hurricane Inez

Formed in late September hit in October.

Hurricane Inez was a deadly and powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane
It formed in SEPTEMBER!
It formed on the same day as Lili, SEPTEMBER 21!
Thats all I have for major Cape Verde Hurricanes.

57. SLU
remember a Cape Verde hurricane is one which forms within 600 miles of the Cape Verdes which is roughly east of 30 degrees west.
Anybody else want to step up to the plate eh hem!
LATE September, which is near October. :)
Lili formed 45 degrees west and she was cosidered a Cape Verde.
Not close enough to prove a point.
What I looked up were Major Cape Verde Hurricanes.
1954 hurricane Hazel Oct 14th hit the Carolinas
Thank You for the Sunday update Dr. Masters.
When will your October preview be posted?
Hazel did form in October, right next to the Caribbean.
66. SLU
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 5:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

Agreed, infact I challange anybody to find a Cape Verde Hurricane that struck North America in october because I couldn't.



There you go CASTERBOY

Hurricane #6 in 1866 ALMOST hit the US. It recurved out to sea about 100 miles off Florida after hitting the Bahamas as a Cat. 4.

Hurricane #9 in 1893 HIT the southeastern US as a Cat. 3 hurricane in mid-October
It began as a wave off verde. lol
Common I really want somebody to get this one!
The GOM and the Caribbean look clear for this 1st day of october with subsidence everywhere.
A CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 76W MOVING WEST
15 KT. THIS WAVE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEST-MOVING 17N68W
MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CENTER TO THE EAST...AND
A NORTHWEST-TO-SOUTHEAST ORIENTED UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WHICH
CURRENTLY RUNS FROM THE COLOMBIA/PANAMA BORDER TO WESTERN
NICARAGUA TO THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC IN MEXICO. NUMEROUS
STRONG SHOWERS ARE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE
AREA...SOUTH OF 12N WEST OF 79W TO THE COAST OF CENTRAL
AMERICA FROM PANAMA TO SOUTHEASTERN NICARAGUA. ISOLATED
MODERATE SHOWERS ARE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE
CARIBBEAN SEA NORTH OF 17N BETWEEN JAMAICA AND THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA...BEING AIDED IN DEVELOPMENT BY UPPER LEVEL
DIFFLUENT FLOW.
MT
Ok name the hurricane with the weirdist track

{add on} thats a cape verd
Agreed, infact I challange anybody to find a Cape Verde Hurricane that struck North America in october because I couldn't.


There you go CASTERBOY

Hurricane #6 in 1866 ALMOST hit the US. It recurved out to sea about 100 miles off Florida after hitting the Bahamas as a Cat. 4.


It doesnt have to be the US it could be North America
Hurricane Lenny...went East across the Carib,
Hurricane Stan hit Mexico which is part of North America in October. It began as a wave off Africa.
Hurricane #6 formed in september!

Hurricane #9 well do I even need to say it September September September SEPTEMBER!
They have to form as Cape Verde Hurricanes, thats the rules!
77. SLU
lol
afternoon all

Lenny must take the prize for the weirdest track !
Link
well then
name the most pathetic tropical cyclone to ever form in the atlantic in the 1980-2006 period
Skyepony this is the blob they are refering to in the 2:05 discussion.


Keep trying thats all I can say, if not, I win!
hey ramdrewl

do we share the prize for selecting Lenny ??

LOL
Thats easy Cyberteddy hurricane season 2006.lol
84. SLU
YOUR ORIGINAL STATEMENT WAS:

Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 5:43 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

Agreed, infact I challange anybody to find a Cape Verde Hurricane that struck North America in october because I couldn't.


AND THAT IS WHAT I BASED MY RESEARCH ON. AFTER THAT YOU MODIFIED IT WHICH IS TOO BAD FOR YOU.

I WIN!!!! :)
Debby! That was pathetic.
Debby in what year
name the most pathetic tropical cyclone to ever form in the atlantic in the 1980-2006 period

Tropical Storm Chris in 2000 - record for shortest-lived tropical storm (6 hours)

Most pathetic hurricane "season"
1982s Tropical Storm Enesto, most pathetic in my mind.
Debby 2006 was the worst.
23~ Yes that's the one... we saw another wave not long ago that got a diffluent flow boost before it moved on to the west, in the same area.
SLU, if you cant find a october forming Cape Verde Storm, thats your problem!
TS Kyle was the most pathetic. He only lasted one day !!
Link
That hit North America!

Most pathetic hurricane "season"

WTF! 1 storm! At 70mph
ok now name the most imperrsive Tropical Storm ever
1914 Hurricane season hands down Most Pathetic Hurricane Season.
TS or Hurricane ??
the system near the azores is a tangle of troughs with a low pressure, shear should be moving in there.

The wave in the east to central Caribbean is a typical 2006 ~too close to a small ULL.
What 1914, was a hurricane season? The storm followed Tammys track of 2005.
tS
102. SLU
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 6:39 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

SLU, if you cant find a october forming Cape Verde Storm, thats your problem!


Be careful what you WISH for .... one might hit you this very hurricane season.

lol
1914 had the lowest ACE rating ever recorded.
Skyepony

I don't know about you but I do not see anything out there that stands a chance to develop. The S Caribbean Blob is typical for that region and will probably dissipate in time.

I suspect that we will have to wait for a front to drop down and stall out in the NW Caribbean sometime in mid to late Oct before there will be any chance for development
SLU,

I live in the Northwest thats impossible. the only thing weather wise we have to worry about are extratropical cyclones!
That could be very true Skyepony.
HAHAHA!!! Northwest, I get all the fun here in South Florida.

Storms I got hit by in the 2000s
Frances (Eyewall)
Jeanne (Eyewall)
Wilma (Eye)

Move down here, LOADS OF FUN!!! :(
Wishcasterboy-
You do realize of course that all of the Carribean Islands are part of North America didn't you? lol
JER
WPBHurricane05, I would it's just that I cant stand the constant humid weather.
You do realize of course that all of the Carribean Islands are part of North America didn't you?

lol Thats what I was trying to tell him.
Continue Sebastian?
WPBHurricane05, I would it's just that I cant stand the constant humid weather.

Nah, you get use to it.





(not really)
WPB

You have had it bad but so too did those people living at the intersection of the tracks of Jeanne and Frances in Central Florida.
What are the odds of two storms passing right on top of you in the same year ??
I live in the Northwest thats impossible. the only thing weather wise we have to worry about are extratropical cyclones!

LOL...

I have to worry about derechoes (severe thunderstorms that can bring up to an hour of very strong winds, the most recent being just this July) and tornadoes (2 F4s in my state this year so far, and the only F4 tornadoes this year as well).
Do you guys have a Cape Verde Storm that formed in October and hit NA in October. It does not have to be a Hurricane.
Are you uggesting that no Cape Verde storms formed in October and hit, oh lets say,the Antilles, Jamaica, or Bermuda?

JER
intersection of the tracks of Jeanne and Frances

Dont forget Charley.
WPBHurricane05,
We get good ones too. Just not as frequent. :)
Link
Michael, One time I had a super cell thunderstorm pass directly over my house- NOT FUN!! and very rare for were I live.
I can post links if they're from a URL, but what if I have an image saved to the pc, that I'd like to post? Any tips? TIA

It's an interesting windfield map of Katrina, that I haven't seen on here.
I had a hail storm a few weeks ago.
No I'm not but if you could find one that would be great. Then you would be The WINNER! Sebastian. You Know you want to be the winner. LOL!
An interesting fact: The lowest pressure ever recorded in St. Louis was 26.74 inches or 905 mb... Link (more complete info is in my blog on the right, under my links)
Computer models in good agreement on Rita's track. Link
kman, guess I didn't really make it clear...lol.. stating all the reasons the 2:05 disscussion had against development anywhere. I find it interesting to watch & understands the whys of things.

Not that I think anything we are looking at right now is gonna blow up & hit land (ex..Isaac & Newfoundland) Actually the probibility chances have been increasing (still less than climatoligy), more toward the Caribbean, the shear there is just past it's peak of low but still low & instability is up. Been a tough year for storms with the ULLs & I don't see that changing anytime soon.

It's funny all the tropics is dead & cape verde season is over talk. There is a cape verde hurricane out in the Atlantic right now.

Here's a youtube of xangsane in Makati...looks like a trash can or a newspaper machine spits it's contense..any guesses?
With a loud BOOM! all the power in my house went out all at once.
skyepony

Here's something interesting for you to consider. Bluefields Nicaragua now has ENE winds and Panama City, Panama has WNW winds.

Both have relatively low pressures around 29.83 in.

You don't suppose that the "blob" in the S Caribbean is trying to get a circulation going by any chance ??
Hmmm...



Formation probability for the western Caribbean is above normal... 2-3% is still not that much... one storm every 30-50 days...
Michael, guess what my name is.
That would suck!
Western Caribbean formation probability for 2005:

and pressures are falling in both palces
places that is
Storm King! that.... that was the storm that started my obsession with Hurricanes! I remember the day it hit, I was 6 years old!
A few days ago there was near nothing on the probiblity map & like I said it is still below climatoligy...

Steering currents don't favor the wave down by Panama. Though not saying it couldn't happen & currents change.

As for what's off FL...I wanna know why the fire ants suddenly find the need to take shelter my house, they are going out to eat & coming back in. I gotta go put an end to them..bbl

Blue line = actual probabilities; black line = climatology; it is above the black line so it is above climatology...
gonna take a break now and see what the blob is up to in a few hrs.

The deeper into the season we get the better the chances for something developing down there although so far this year every ominous looking blob down S has fizzled
I believe that there was a glitch a few days ago... if you look at the water vapor for all ocean basins, there is a sudden spike that goes off the top for every single one...



Notice the vertical blue line a few days back. It is also present in the East Pacific and everything else as well.
Another reason not to live in the South, WEIRD, HUGE, EXOTIC BUGS! LOL
Another reason not to live in the South, WEIRD, HUGE, EXOTIC BUGS! LOL

Ooo, you northen guys are such wimps. LOL just kiding
Posted By: kmanislander at 6:56 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

WPB

You have had it bad but so too did those people living at the intersection of the tracks of Jeanne and Frances in Central Florida.
What are the odds of two storms passing right on top of you in the same year ??

**That happened here in 1995- Erin and Opal both intersected in Navarre, FL. They were 2 months apart- Erin on Aug. 4 and Opal on Oct. 4.

**That happened here in 1995- Erin and Opal both intersected in Navarre, FL. They were 2 months apart- Erin on Aug. 4 and Opal on Oct. 4.


Thats pretty bad, but we had the 2 storms within 3 WEEKS of each other, one making landfall 2 miles away from the other.
Understood- only two weeks apart is mind-boggling! Just wanted to let you know it has happened before in the same season, though.
xus snif
Leave it to Wishcaster to find a Cape Verde Hurricane to form and hit in October. 1895 12th through the 26th, Hurricane 5 formed 45 degrees west and hit Cuba as a Cat 2. BOUYA!
4 storms, Ivan , Cindy, Arlene, and Dennis all crossed over my home, 90 miles inland in Al. in a 12 month period
Wishcaster,

I like my bugs. I even have pet names for some of them!
Thats not counting Katrina, even though we had damage. Her eye was west in Miss. The eyes of Ivan, Cindy, Arlene, and Dennis came over house
WOW!! The dolphins lost to the sorriest team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BLAHH STOMP STOMP!!
winds @ Panama City Panama now out of the W and pressure is down to 29.74 ( 1007 mb ) and still falling


Link
ed2800,

Same here in Navarre. We experienced those storms as well!
Don't you hurt my pets!!
I expiernced Katrina, although at the time it made lanfall near Miami it was a cat. 1, and all i got was very little winds, and rain.
156. SLU
Posted By: Wishcasterboy at 7:42 PM GMT on October 01, 2006.

Leave it to Wishcaster to find a Cape Verde Hurricane to form and hit in October. 1895 12th through the 26th, Hurricane 5 formed 45 degrees west and hit Cuba as a Cat 2. BOUYA!




Cape Verde-type hurricane is an Atlantic hurricane that develops near the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa.

From Wikipedia


Cape Verde-type hurricanes are those Atlantic basin tropical cyclones that develop into tropical storms fairly close (<1000 km [600 mi] or so) of the Cape Verde Islands and then become hurricanes before reaching the Caribbean.

From the Hurricane Research Division

IN OTHER WORDS, THE 1895 HURRICANE WHICH FORMED NEAR 45W CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED AS A CAPE VERDE HURRICANE SINCE IT FORMED ABOUT 1360 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDES.




SLU,

Lili is classified as a Cape Verde Hurricane, She formed in the exact same place as The 1895 Hurricane. Why, I do not know, but if Lili was a Cape Varde Hurricane, than it makes know sence to proclaim that The 1895 Hurricane was not also too.
that is a very low pressure could this be the storm we thought was forming earlier
Bummer, NO lost... wish I had one of Patrap's Bloody Marys...
at 2PMEDT

...ISAAC MOVING NORTHWARD TOWARD THE CANADIAN MARITIMES...
Yeah, Newfoundland will definitely feel Isaac's wrath! At least he is supposed to weaken tomorrow. I'm sure that's not much consolation to the Newfoundlanders, though!
1988 Hurricane Joan-Miriam Oct 11 through Nov 2 was a Cape Verde Hurricane for shore. That makes two October landfalling Cape Verde Hurricanes!
Beat that SLU!
One of the latest Cape Verde-type hurricanes to form in a season,[6] Joan formed from an area of convection in the intertropical convergence zone that moved off the coast of Africa early in October.
166. SLU
Lili cannot be classified as a Cape Verde hurricane according to the official definition.
Tropical Storm Pablo almost did it in 1995.
Ok, been gone all day. Must be dead in the tropics when the last several pages are about previous hurricanes and a competition on Cape Verde hurricanes....
But Lili is officially classified as a Cape Verde Hurricane. If you do not agree, you should right a letter to the NHC.
170. SLU
How can Joan be classified as a Cape Verde system when it became a TD at 8.9N, 42.2W or 1240 miles WSW of the Cape Verdes?????????

To be classified as a Cape Verde hurricane, a hurricane must become a TD at least 600 miles of the Cape Verdes and reach hurricane strength BEFORE entering the Caribbean.

Cape Verde-type hurricanes are those Atlantic basin tropical cyclones that develop into tropical cyclones fairly close (<1000 km [600 mi] or so) of the Cape Verde Islands and then become hurricanes before reaching the Caribbean.

From the Hurricane Research Division




SLU, you can't post images from your computer...

file:///C:/Home/Sheldon/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/WJWXSJCM/at198811 %5B1%5D.gif

You either need to upload it to an image hosting service or use the image's URL from wherever you found it.
I have been through all the data. As it stands now only to systems have ever formed and hit North America in october 1895 Hurricane and Joan-Miriam. However no October forming Cape Verde Hurricanes have ever hit the United States. What does this all mean? It means that you should not look forward to any Cape Verde Hurricanes hitting the US until next season.
Wikipedia says Joan, and Lili were Cape Verde Hurricanes.
174. SLU
This is an example of a classical Cape Verde-type major hurricane. Not Lili or Joan.

SLU,

you put up a valiant fight! LOL
From Wikipedia:

One of the latest Cape Verde-type hurricanes to form in a season, Joan formed from an area of convection in the intertropical convergence zone that moved off the coast of Africa early in October.
SLU, all I see are red X's... you may see something but when anybody else tries to view your images, they see red X's, this is because their browsers do not find it because it does not exist on their computers (file:/// is for locally stored files; it needs an http:// address; see my suggestion above).
NOAA's Chris Landsea's Cape Verde definition..
What are "Cape Verde" type hurricanes?

Cape Verde-type hurricanes are those Atlantic basin tropical cyclones that develop into tropical storms fairly close (<1000km or so) to the Cape Verde Islands and then become hurricanes before reaching the Caribbean. (there may be other definitions). Typically, this occurs in August and September, but in rare years (like 1995), there may be some in late July and/or early October. The numbers range from none up to around five per year, with an average of around 2.

The AMS has no term in there definitions, probibly because the word has been used in differnt ways...like~

Cape Verde Storm: A tropical system with origins coming from the coast of Africa. These are the long tracking systems, which move off Africa, form and trek across the Atlantic eventually threatening the Eastern Caribbean Islands and the US East Coast. The Cape Verde Islands themselves are just west off the coast of Africa

.... as in a cane that comes from a wave from Africa.



My first image I posted from my deskptop!!
but in rare years (like 1995), there may be some in late July and/or early October

This year is likely not one of those rare years (1995 = strong La Nina; this year = intensifying El Nino)...
Yes Michael it is rare & I didn't think I had implied otherwise but lets not forget today's storm to watch from Jeff's entry....

Elsewhere in the tropics
An area of intense thunderstorms has developed about 600 miles southwest of the Cape Verdes Islands. This area is under about 15 knots of wind shear today, and the shear is expected to increase to 30 knots tomorrow, which should halt any development.


Totally looks like shear will kill it & the models have trended away from it, so why watch it??? A few formed last year under the same conditions...remember forecasters pulling out hair, no really too much shear it will be dead today.

& you were right on the Caribbean being above climatolgy, I was thinking the whole gulf, Caribbean, east coast area. The cut off low area & saying Caribbean, my bad.


Last visible of Isaac
WWCN31 CWHX 011755
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE
OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 2:55 PM ADT SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2006.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR:
ST. JOHN'S AND VICINITY
AVALON PENINSULA NORTH
AVALON PENINSULA SOUTH.

TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS NEAR 65 KM/H ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE
ABOVE REGIONS MONDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE ISAAC
APPROACH NEWFOUNDLAND.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
==DISCUSSION==
HURRICANE ISAAC IS FORECAST TO APPROACH SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND ON
MONDAY POTENTIALLY BRINGING HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL.
THERE STILL REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY ON THE TRACK OF THE STORM.
AS A RESULT A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT.
HOWEVER...ONCE THE TRACK BECOMES MORE CERTAIN...THIS WATCH MAY BE
UPGRADED TO A WARNING.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

END/ASPC
LOL!!!!!THEY HAVE RAIN WARNINGS IN CANADA!! :)

St. John's: Issued 4.00 PM NDT Sunday 1 October 2006
Rainfall warning in effect
Tropical storm watch in effect.
A rainfall warning in Canada is basically a flood warning:

Flood watch - Conditions are favorable for flooding in and close to the watch area. These watches are issued by the Weather Forecast Office and are usually for the first 12 to 24 hours of a forecast. In Canada, a Heavy Rainfall Warning has a similar meaning.

Link
those are like our Flood watch/Warnings.
I thought it was kind of funny. But thats just me.
OUCH!!! Fire hurts!!!
SLU and others,

If you have and opinion, it's a good idea to stick with it. We may not all agree on the definition of what a Cape Verde Type Hurricane is. But the last thing I am trying to do is have everyone blow off somebody else's opinion. I could be wrong so could you. but if you've done your homework and looked through every record, report and statistic that leads you to look at something a certain way and you have something to back it up, stay with It! Yes somebody may come up with a well rounded opinion as well, just because it may be more popular with the public doesn't necesssarily mean yours is wrong. We may not always agree, but we all need to respect each others opinions and debate them like gentleman. And not try to force them to think the way we do. Think for yourself, otherwise people will be more than happy to think for you, and thats a bad thing believe me.
After search in-accuweather.com on the internet, I stumbled apon this blog, and guess which screen name had the link.......MichaelSTL.
WPB, are you playing with matches again? That's okay, because I like to run with scissors.
Congratulations MichaelSTL, your on internet web search, although we all are.
GoofOff, lol, nope its that grill again, i guess you shuldnt touch the cover. :O
yu
History Channel is doing a program now on the 1935 Fl Keys Hurricane.
History Channel is doing a program now on the 1935 Fl Keys Hurricane.

It looks to me they are doing some program on the war.
nevermind
Isaac showing signs of life this evening! Appears to be tracking to the right of the forcast track, possibly good news for New Foudland!

Evening All!
pardon my ignornce,but who is Art Bell and what does he do in Manila?
Art Bell got his start in radio while in the USAF in Amarillo, TX. He now has an overnight radio program. Kinda wierd stuff...UFO's, Bigfoot, Atlantis ect. He lives and does his show out of his home in Parump Nev. I don't know what he's doing in Manilla
How did you hear about Art Bell?
okay, thanks for the info on Art Bell SWLA,
i never listen to the Radio anymore :(
A close personal friend (and weathercaster) was in the USAF with Art. They started an underground radio station in Amarillo. He still keeps in touch with him and even goes on his show from time to time when hurricanes or other severe weather threaten our area.
I read the following comment about him on this Blog earlier and thats why I asked who he is:

Posted By: BtnTx at 11:58 AM MDT on October 01, 2006.

Art Bell said last night that it was frightening as Xangsane past over Manila. His thick 19th story condo windows bulged in about an inch. He did his show last night using generator power and hasn't had regular power for 4 days. He says Manila is a mess with most trees down and major electricity big voltage towers down and mangled.

Just now checking in from a day spent loitering with the highest in the land. Drinking stuff from bottles with French and Italian and Californian names on them. Feeling a little blissed out. All is well???? Are you there wishcaster?? You missed a good day here man. Oh, and the weather..
33 celcius max
00 rainfall
.5 of a moon outside
8.42 pm
Food and Wine Festival in Orlando eyy? How was it, I wasn't able to go!
Orlando?? never heard of her. Im at 11n 61w or thereabout. but its ok.we all live close.
progressivepulse, are you a rockband?? no offence or anything, just like to know what Im dealing with here, Im a little woozy
Pottery, which island?
Coast to Coast..Link
...Trinidad?
the 8:05
...SPECIAL FEATURE...
THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC AT 02/0000 UTC IS NEAR 37.3N 59.6W
MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 20 KT. THIS POSITION IS ABOUT 715
MILES/1250 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS 985 MB. THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IS 70 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 85 KT. ISAAC IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.

...TROPICAL WAVES/LOWS...
A 1010 MB LOW IS ABOUT 500 NM TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS NEAR 9N29W. LOW-MID LEVEL ROTATION IS NOTED ON THE LAST
FEW VIS IMAGES AND NIGHT CHANNEL IR. ASSOCIATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS ARE NOT VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND HAVE BEEN DECREASING IN
INTENSITY OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. THE ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
WILL BECOME VERY HOSTILE NEAR THE SYSTEM AS STRONG SWLY UPPER
LEVEL WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF A DIGGING SHARP MID-UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH TO THE NW OF THE SYSTEM.

$$
CANGIALOSI
(new guy???)

This one was worth noting 43W S OF 20N MOVING W 15 KT. Near dry wave with defined low-mid cyclonic turning.

S Caribbean convection due to diffluence from the trough to the NW & the ULL to the east. That ULL is keeping the W caribean wave in check. Storms generally do better on the east side of an ULL?
History Channel program on 1935 Keys hurricane starts at 8:00p PDT ... for those of us on PDT.
..Strieber site...Link
SWLA< Trinidad, why? You been here?
Ya I'm here, but I am going to see Jackass 2 soon. You missed a good debate about October hurricanes.
Typhoon Xangsane ..Manila Hotel high-rise video..Sept 28th...Link
St. Kitts/Nevis is the closest
I backtracked and read the debate on october, but tell me, slowly, what is jackass2 ??
Keys hurricane on the History Channel is a good program, be sure to catch it. Right now they are talking about how storms can develop undetected...
Almost like Hurricane Rita.
SWla, Trinidad is more south america in attitude and style than st kitts nevis, similiar history but a big spanish influence. lots bigger too, 1300000 people
...Galena Point, or Scarborough, Pottery?
Are you originally from Trinidad?
Hey moonlight, if you know Galeota, you are a oilman, prob ex AMOCO??
Posted By: WPBHurricane05 at 1:03 AM GMT on October 02, 2006.
Keys hurricane on the History Channel is a good program, be sure to catch it. Right now they are talking about how storms can develop undetected...
Posted By: WPBHurricane05 at 1:04 AM GMT on October 02, 2006.
Almost like Hurricane Rita.


I will be watching.

Are you saying they can develop undetected even today? Hard to believe that with the eyes of WUBA on the tropics, LOL.
No, Pottery, though I do know some oilfolks that have been there. Just interested in your corner of the world...lol. I'm sure it's beautiful.
Yep I'm a sick little boy to go see that movie!
Moonlight, sorry, you said Galena pt., I read galeota
Swla, yea, been here since 1817, original origin, ireland,
Didnt mean to start a sub-blog here, but there sure as hell aint no weather........
thanks patrap, worth watching??????????
pottery

I visited Trinidad in June and the NGC arranged a helicopter tour of the offshore rigs and Point Lisas LNG Trains

You guys have significant natural resources AND you are below the hurricane belt !
pottery

Ever have any significant effects from TC's ... large surf maybe?
kman, biggest supplier of LNG and Methanol on the planet. If you flew with Bristow, the capt was prob my son in law. I remember him telling me about some VIPs around then.
Yvw..
lowercal, none at all this year, but 05 was great on the north coast, and at mt. Irvin in Tobago. Unfortunately I am past swimming out there anymore. But I still love watching the surf......
trinidad

being far S has its virtues
Link
Pottery

We flew in a 14 or 15 seater chopper. The group was split into two machines
Capt had a beard as I recall, or maybe the 1st officer did. Don't remember the names though but they did a great job
Heres the 05 Atlantic Basin..Global view with track overlays of the Storms..June 8 - Aug 29th...Link
I recall that T&T supply 70% of the LNG imported into the US each year
Not many people know that
hi all whats up with the old bahamma blob now at 70 west moving se is it going to do a loop back ?
kman, thanks for that link. makes me realise that its been a while since one came through. the 2000 or so yatch owners that are here every year at this time dont want to see that link!!!!!!!!!! nor do their insurers.
Swla, yea, been here since 1817, original origin, ireland,



Yeh Pottery, we Irish are long-lived, but you take the cake.
pottery

12 storms since 1851 and nothing worse than Cat 1 !

I would take that any day LOL
sorry pottery

one Cat 3 over Tobago
for sure, kman, 70% makes little old us pretty strategic would you not say? Its kind of worrying to me, that is.
pottery

I wouldn't woory about it much
Your LNG tankers have protection escort all the way into US waters !
They do indeed have protection, but as a calypso went a few years ago
WHO IS GOING TO GUARD THE GUARDS
SWLA

It must be all that rum down there that has kept him alive since the last century eh ??

LMAO
make that two centuries ago !!
pottery

My favorite rum is Mount Gay from Barbados. I'll switch immediately to whatever your favorite is! ;-)
Lowercal

Try a Carib beer !!
swla, no I dint get here then. The original one was a surgeon, sent by the crown to inspect slave conditions, married a french creoles daughter, and after some begatting and stuff, here I am.
lowercal

if this doesn't get you thirsty nothing will !
Link
OH NO lower cal. Bajan rum is ok, just. Trini rum is great, guyana rum is fabulous. Buy expensive, you get what you pay for, and dont put coke or anything in it either. Try Angostura 1919 from trinidad , and And yes Carib beer is indeed good.....
$$
CANGIALOSI
(new guy???)


Not really. I think he comes over from NCEP as opposed to TWC. Or something similar. He does the forecasts often enough for me to recognise stylistic idiosyncracies and know it's him.
and after some begatting and stuff, here I am.


Now if only The Bible exhibited such brevity in Its begats as you.
but kman, how did you fare with Ivan the terrible?? tell us your story.....
...well, I'm thirsty now...lol
kman & pottery

Since one can find almost anything in the Los Angeles area I'll probably try a Carib real soon, thanks.

pottery

Thanks for those rum recommendations. I'll be shopping for them too. I am disappointed there's no Rum of Eternal Youth though. ;-)

Does Bajan = from Barbados ?
Sorry Pottery! I am in Palm Beach Gardens Florida! Orlando, FL just had a Food and Wine festival this weekend! I thought you were referring to that! Great to see people here from the world, it is what makes this site so intriguing!
Patrap, that animation is pretty interesting. What I like is the way u can see the storms flex and wane, and also the size differences.
Bajan= Barbados. Thier marketing is much better than ours. we have too much oil and gas to have had to sell anything else realy. What we create here we generally give away for free... calypso, steelpan music, carnival, I dont know if thats good or bad....
pottery

The Ivan story is long but I will give you the summary
My home was extensively damaged and took 6 months to rebuild. I went upstairs with some friends after we saw the water rising outside. Being about 500 feet from the sea can be good and bad !

About 6 feet of the ocean broke down the front door and washed everthing from the downstairs out the rear French doors.

As far as the eye could see all the homes were half submerged by storm surge.

I had fish in my pool two weeks after the storm and the deck is 7 feet above sea level !

The islands sustained US$ 3 billion in damage and some homes are still being rebuilt.

One high note was a 6 pack of cold beer I found in the upstairs fridge the day after.My home had no power for about 2 months

Could have sold each one for about a hundred bucks each LOL
Does Bajan = from Barbados ?

Yep.

I need to ask some Guyanese friends about the rum. I hadn't heard theirs was particularly better than anything else in the SE Caribbean . . .

And while the Caribean coast doesn't have much in the way of hurricane activity, I do believe it is prone to earthquakes . . .
Posted By: BahaHurican at 2:29 AM GMT on October 02, 2006.
Patrap, that animation is pretty interesting. What I like is the way u can see the storms flex and wane, and also the size differences.


... and the trail of colder water left by the major storms.
Ivan was a close call for Trinidad, wasn't it?

I seem to remember a very low track right until it hit Grenada . . .
we have Tortuga Rum here And RUM cakes
eat one and you will be hooked for life

Yikes kman, that would have scared me. so I gues that without elec. you were forced to down those beers in one sitting before they got warm? Hope you had help with that. They say its not good to drink alone, but I cant imagine why...
The beers certainly did not last long !
The eye passed 20 miles S of us so we got the NE eye wall which is about as bad as it gets.
I was too scared to be frightened, if that makes any sense LMAO
...kman, that is some story; but, you sound good now and real and complete recovery does take time, if it can at all...seems we're always on the watch for another storm...maybe 06 will just drift away.
I think the satellite imagery acts to reinforce our instinctive personification of these storms. That loop shows storms seeming to "hunt" the warmer waters and fleeing the chasing troughs . . .
Posted By: BahaHurican at 2:33 AM GMT on October 02, 2006.

...
And while the Caribean coast doesn't have much in the way of hurricane activity, I do believe it is prone to earthquakes . . .


much like here in Southern Califonia, LOL.

Apparently we have more consistent hurricane surf though.
Baha, earthquake on Friday was 6.1 at epicenter 26 km from me, measured 5.9 here. It is amazing how few things fell from shelves but everything was perched on the edge. another 2 secs would have been realymessy. my wife was on the highway and said that she thought the wheels had seperated from the car at 50 mph, said it was very strange. I didnt think you would feel the wave passing under a speeding car, but everyone that was on that road said the same thing
moonlight

unfortunately there are many stories here worse than that, frinds who took shelter in their attics because they had no upstairs, others who were washed out of their upstairs windows, caskets that piled up outside the door of a police station when they came out of the ground across the street from a cemetry and were pushing the door down etc. A police officer thought someone was knocking trying to get in and nearly had a heart attack when he opened the door to let them in !!

Sounds funny now but we were lucky to escape with only two fatalities on the 3 islands
...extremely lucky, blessed without large loss of life, hate for even one to perish.
Repeating the 1100 pm ast position, 38.6 n, 58.8 w. Movement toward,
north-northeast near 26 mph. Maximum sustained winds, 75 mph. Minimum central
pressure, 989 mb.

well I am going to call it a night
The tropics are quiet and thats just fine by me
Maybe our insurance premiums will go down for next year if this one stays like this !

have a good evening all
see you tomorrow
anyway guys, its late and its been good . have a great night, and stay strong. Love......
...the LB at 9N, 31W looks like it's flaring up and has some spin.
...nite fellows, good dreams.
moonlight

shear will kill it
30 to 40 Knots ahead of it
have good one
Link
I just looked at a time-lapse video for this year. Really, it hasn't been a slow year at all. We have had some whoppers of ladies while the gentlemen have kept slim and trim, but we've had 5 hurricanes in a row, if I have my facts correct - Ernesto, Frances, Gordon, Helene and Isaac - all since the 20th or so of August.
Hey,

I'm checking out too. My eyelids just fell right through my cheeks onto my jawbone . . .
lol
G'nite, all!

Night also everyone! GFS and Nogaps are still hinting on development from the trough in the Bahama's. Nogaps, not too interested! GFS tries to develop a closed low! Both bring it across the SFLA area!
when is the massive shear around the atlantic suppost to quiet down?
The Palm Beaches/S. FLorida/E. Central Florida

Prepare for some windy weather!

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind between 15 and 25 mph. Winds may occasionally gust to 50 mph.
The WU featured View from the surface blog was good... Covered the whole NOAA being censored, scientist being told what to say. We hashed it out here last winter. She even had some additional info, as well as documents.
oh man! I was reading my yahoo mail and I missed Pottery and all his begatting!

I need some Rum!
hi progressive do you have a link to the gfs that shows the bahamma blob ive been asking about it all day lokks to be moving se right now will it turn toward so. fla thanks
I do not see any models tonight hinting at any tropical development this evening in fact in my opinion the eastern atlantic is now close for business and Subsidence is over the GOM and most of the caribbean.I expect our quiet times to continue close to home for atleast the next 10 days. Adrian
18ZGFS

As indicated in Ron's post, winds will be high this week in SFL and local MET's say winds will be higher this weekend! GFS is trying to develop something later in the week but, not anything to worry about! Worth a look though!
The 00z GFS is out to 150 hours and shows nothing.CLICK HERE FOR 00z LOOP
Keyword is "Trying" 23 and I see it in the 00Z also! What is the substinence forcast for the SEFL coast Mid to Late week?
Subsidence that is!
ProgressivePulse right now from what ive read high pressure at the surface and aloft should keep the tropics quiet around our area for atleast the next week or so.
THIS SEASON IS OVER
308. KRL
It'll be interesting what happens now in October and November. So far so good for Florida.

I'm optimistic, we're going to sail right through this season, but I guess we have to acknowledge the weather has been so bizarre past couple years, anything is possible.
Morning.

I'm still watching the SW Caribbean. I agree the Cape Verde possibilities have severely decreased. However, the area south and east of Jamaica has consistently been the site of unsettled weather for the last 2 weeks. Granted it's mostly the result of diffluence, but to me it represents a lot of moisture and energy available IF something should hit the area. The bad thing about these SW Caribbean storms is that there is no way for them to get out of the Sea without hitting SOMETHING .. .

even "wrong way" Lenny.
Morning guys.
Morning Nash....very quiet.
Morning Rand, Nash
Yeah, I see.
good morning boys and girls....happy monday
Morning Derr
Well, it was quiet...morning gang.
Morning All...Yes, there will not be much to talk about the next week and we are winding down....At this rate, I'm going to shift gears start to get the kids ready for Halloween...
Hail, hail the gangs all here. lol
Nash, hows the ankle
So we don't all forget:

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It's getting better, slowly. I wish it would hurry up and heal so I can get back on the golf course.
i think we need to pick an end to the tropics date....and have a party...where we all post written in stone forecasts for the following week....
Check in later gotta get ready for a meeting.
Trying to stir something up with that written in stone thing?
Monday...get out the rack!.. get on the road for chow!
not today...so far...i'm in a chill mood....not signing my name to posts.......not the king of cut and paste....no political leanings.....but a day...where everyone....creates their own brand of havoc..knowing that it's pure baseless nonsense...but thought out nonsense...backed with made up proof....seems fitting for a season that did not live up to expectations..both of the wishcasting and professional variety
OK Ric...as long as Nothing is written in stone.

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weel..Ill be moving along now that the Blog & season Have offically closed....heres my Swan Song....
Patrap..moving along...Link
Season aint dead yet. Slow? Yes. But not dead. All it takes is one solid week where the pattern shifts and the upper level winds become more conducive in the Carribbean.
after the crap that was shoveled in here over the weekend..we should close.......
LOL..always the optimist for calamity some are..says Yoda!
Over is the season young Jedi's.....
morning everybody! :)

writing in stone again are we! :)




looks like we are starting to see those "hybrid" systems in the far east atlantic......

still hard to believe Ernesto was man this season.... but for the CONUS..... a well deserved "lull" in activity! :)

hope everybody has a good week! :)
Gee, not sure how anyone can say the season is over when there is clearly two months left in it. Now, if you want to say the Cape Verde season is wrapped up, that's fine. However, to say the entire 2006 hurricane season is over, is a bit premature.
MIMIC of Xangsane making landfall..Link
Get a grip..its called Humor...LOL
..yeah..premature..thats the ticket ...
Gee!...
Posted By: NHweatherman at 10:47 PM EDT on October 01, 2006.

Hey,

Can't wait for the first Noreaster, I have only been in two in my life from last year. I am from Florida, and was a hurricane chaser. Now that I am up in New Hampshire I chase Noreasters. I love to get out in the thick of the storm, any storm. We should start posting where the best areas for viewing the storms are going to be. I am going to post my picks for spots, I was right during hurricanes Charley, and Wilma, hopefully I can predict the best viewing for Noreasters also.

just thought i'd share...there are calmity seekers for every locale
Love da snow though...
Over the Cape Verde season is....hmmmmmm..So you think we will have one or two tropical storms in October somewhere?
Yes I do. May not be landfalling systems, but I am sure we will have at least one more TS in the Carribbean or Gulf before the season officially ends.
Actually, there is one month left in the season. And, if you look at the GFS shear forecast the next two weeks, coupled with an increasing El Nino. I would say its just about over. Yeah we may get one or two Subtropical Zeta's spin up in the Cen. Atlantic, but as far as the threat to the U.S, its over.
I..was born..under a wandering ...invest...
but I am sure
written in stone sure?......would that not be just the opposite of no storms?...would pain pills be involved?
The hurricane season ends Nov. 30th. Wouldn't that be two more months??? All of October + November?
..dont go anywhere without a MRE ..a vicodin...and a bottle of Jack....for medicinal purposees
Probably a good call, but, as I mentioned Saturday morning, coastal Gulf waters are starting to cool a little bit as a result of the recent fronts (low 80's), so I think that significant development of anything is unlikely..But...you never know when the potential Deathstar will surface.....
GFS shear forecast the next two weeks,
weather....has that been accurate this year?
No Ric, no pills.
Nah, not this season Nash. November will not be a factor.
The hurricane season ends Nov. 30th...
would thatbe climatology?
Ric. When you look at that, coupled with El Nino. And given the recent pattern. Its hard to go against it.
well..i for one..after yesterday..will believe anything is possible...when both the saints..and bears can be undefeated.....this far into the season
weather...that's not an answer...LOL.....unless you're a politician..or a weatherman
It has been accurate this season.
er Saints lost 21 18...
Oh and BTW, the Saints lost yesterday..LOL
..the Damage done..Link
what?........
But were sure looking forward to kicking Tampas butt in da dome come Sunday!..LOL!
dang.....was on a plane yesterday...and this guy was going on and on about them winning.....
..will be in that Number ..come Sunday...Suds & Nachos!
..apparently an Alcohol impaired Saints fan
I'm neither (hate politicians), but in all honesty (and this is for the regulars on now as well as a few regulars not on yet this morning), I lurked on this site last year and this is my first year participating...It has been a great experience, I have learned so much about tropical weather from all of you, and I look forward to participating in the future...It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you.....
dats a common thing on Planes...
...Suds & Nachos!

Some of that good Cajun cuisine!
apparently an Alcohol impaired Saints fan
well..i helped him out...bought him a beer for him to celebrate.....
..Nice post..At least someone is upbeat..LOL..Im glad someone can take something good from the Blog..thts what its supposed to be..a place of Learning..with FRIENDLY banter...
..Ol ladys up..gotta get her meds ready..b back later...
...Suds & Nachos!

Some of that good Cajun cuisine!

dang.....that would mean..i'm a cajun too...i garantee
I'm off for the day but have a great one...
Canadian shows something starting around the surface trough near the Bahamas and takes it North and out to sea.
Also some models are showing the wave Dr. M mentioned as traveling the same route as the rest have taken. So, something will be of interest in the tropics this week.
ok...caught up on football and nascar.....now to see if tiger won...and i'll be up on the important things...might even think about working some today......operative word...think
Tiger won.
hmmmm....canadians will be showing themselves around south florida too pretty soon
....canadians will be showing themselves around south florida too pretty soon

The migratory "White-Legged Canadian"!

Easily identifiable.
Remember what I said about Invests Rand??
"White-Legged Canadian"!
and remember candians...it's mph...not kph when you drive
The weather has been very boring in our region the past month and that suits me just fine. It also appears from the models that it will stay that way for at least 5 days and with the high pressure systems continuing to move across the USA, it will probably stay that way even longer. If we have another few years of this, my insurance may actually go down, but I doubt it. Anyway, I prefer higher insurance to having to repair my home and going without electricity for several days in hot and humid weather.
What was that again Nash?
When I said we would probably have a few more invests this year to chat over?
Yeah, Nash...it ain't over yet.