Increasing high tides as Irene approaces southeast

By: petewxwatcher, 12:59 AM GMT on August 21, 2011

On August 29/30, the new moon and perigee will be less than 40 hours apart. That is not a perfect alignment and it is a few days beyond when Irene should make the most impact. However, high tides will be slightly above normal on August 26 and more so on August 27. I am posting the highest tide of the day for selected cities below, along with height.Kitty Hawk, NCAug 25 5:01 p.m.....3.8 feetAug 26 5:53 p.m.....4.0 feetAug 27 6:43 p.m.....4.2 feetAug 28 7:31 p.m...

Galloping Gertie

By: petewxwatcher, 8:14 PM GMT on August 14, 2011

This bridge disaster really happened. The original Tacoma Narrows bridge opened July 1, 1940 and collapsed November 7, 1940 at 11:10 a.m. The bridge cost $6,400,000 and was the third longest span in the world at that time.No human lives were lost. The last person to drive onto the bridge, Leonard Coatsworth, a editor for the Tacoma News Tribune, left his 3-legged cocker spaniel "Tubby" in his car when the bridge twisting became too violent to drive in. A news ph...


By: petewxwatcher, 7:23 PM GMT on August 13, 2011

Silly and sad. A clip from the Twilight Zone episode "The Fever"

Scene from The Hurricane (1937)

By: petewxwatcher, 4:46 AM GMT on August 09, 2011

A scene from The Hurricane. Director John Ford was given a budget of $400,000 for the setting and special effects. $150,000 to create the Polynesian village, and $250,000 to destroy it. Filmed on 2 1/2 acres behind United Artists main set building. The wind machines and water tanks work very well. Who needs CGI!

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