Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Several topics for this evening to go over. Fist just a brief message about this blog, please look over to the left side of this page where it labled as "Follow my email". This option allows you to subscribe to this blog and you will receive regular updates.
Areas of Mongomery Co. had already received about 2 inches of rain. More Flood warnings were issued due to continued rain. An additional 1-3 inches is expected to fall in the general area. Areas north and west may even see more rain than E. Montogomery County. The current Flood Watch is in effect until 6 am Saturday.
The Nasa Satellite UARS re entry time was obviosly pushed forward, now they are stating that it may fall through the atmosphere around 11 pm tonight through 3 am on Saturday. There is a small chance that it could crash somewhere in North America.
Here are some tips from floodsmart.gov
During A Flood:
Protect Yourself and Your Home
- If flooding occurs, go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
- Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams or drive through flooded roadways.
- If water rises in your home before you evacuate, go to the top floor, attic, or roof.
- Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest storm information.
- Turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve if advised to do so.
- If you've come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I just read that our area (eastern PA) should see less than 2 inches of rain tomorrow. Other areas such as Philadelphia, Pottstown, Allentown and in New Jersey should see a potential of more rain.
They are stating that for the most part we may see water in our basements again and low lying areas could be flooded due to the ground is still soggy from Tropical Storm Lee's rains.
The unofficial news of Nasa's UARS satellite, is that within a few hours of it tumbling throught the atmosphere there should be an annoucement as to where it's path could be. Most scientists are saying that it will break up into parts and most of it should scatter in the ocean early Friday morning.
Hurricane Ophelia is not projected to hit the east coast at this time.
If you like to read (like I do) and have the time for it, here is a detailed report from Nasa about UARS
Nasa UARS PDF file
If conditions change tomorrow I will post from my (somewhat) smartphone for any needed updates.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Rain is starting to move into our area, and agian for tomorrow rain will start around 11 am.
Nasa is stating that the satellite that is falling back to Earth, will be the largest of all time.
Currently weighing in at 6 tons, much of it should burn upon re-entry and end up weighing around 1200 lbs.
It is projected that it will break up in about two dozen fragments and that it may end up in the Pacific Ocean.
Outlook for tomorrow
Slight chance of rain early then a 50% chance of rain at around 11 am.
Probability of rain continues throughout the day into the evening hours.
Storm Activity for the Atlantic;
The Low pressure disturbance created the now named "Tropical Storm Ophelia", new computer models are suggesting that this storm is veering west then turns Northwest. This means it could hit the East coast.
I will continue to study information from wunderground.com and the National Hurricane center for updates.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The rest of the week will involve rain..
Meteorologists are stating that the rain with flooding will be a problem on Friday.
Remember the ground is still fairly saturated with previous rain events so we should expect to see flooding.
Now that I can post from my phone, I will be updating the blog with updates.
For the Tropics, the Low pressure system is growing in intensity, still a good change of generating a tropical storm or Hurricane.
Hottest world temperature I found is 113 degrees in Iraq
and the coldest temp is -97 F in Antarctica
This is found at www.ready.gov
Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard
- Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information
- Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
- Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
- Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Monday, September 19, 2011
60 percent chance of becoming a Hurricane.
Remember that Hurricane season continues into November..
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 PM EDT MON SEP 19 2011 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE HAS REFORMED FARTHER TO THE EAST ABOUT 1550 MILES EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE GRADUALLY INCREASING...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR A TROPICAL DEPRESSION TO FORM DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY WESTWARD. ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. $$ FORECASTER STEWART
For Mongomery County - Tomorrow there is a 60% chance of rain by 11am
Climatedriver has become a member of wunderground.com
Sunday, September 18, 2011
We are used to seeing green foliage, accustomed to summer and this was a radical one.
The second pic clearly shows Holly trees with all green except for some bright red leaves that recently changed.