Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two Satellites & a Storm

Current Weather and Technology Events
  • Be aware that two fonts may meet in our area that initially there was a slight chance of forming a classic Nor'easter.  Recent weather reports do not seem to indicate this at this present time, anyway we will receive lots of rain and possible thunderstorms.  Remember that we received record rainfall last month and it would not take much rainfall to see flooding conditions. 
  •  A German Xray satellite is expected to fall from its deteriorating orbit, and crash into the earth later this week. Reports state that this could occur sometime between the 21st to the 25th.  The ROSTAT satellite has been inactive for over 10 years, and it was a project managed by the US, Britain and Germany.  Nasa states that they should make a formal public announcement two hours before final reentry.
To see a detailed live tracking map of it's actual position, please click here : ROSTAT Position map
  •  Nasa is launching its brand new NOAA satellite on October 27th, this will allow Meteorologists to track storms, day maybe even weeks in advance. This represents a huge step in weather safety and climate change study.  I am really excited about the change that will be seen by this new satellite.

Here is an informative video about the launch and the function of NPP

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Updated Flood Maps & Daylight Savings Time

As I wrote before regarding flood awareness, I mentioned about homeowners should reevaluate the need for Flood insurance.  Yesterday I received in the mail a copy of the Horsham Township report, which clearly states that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued new maps to replace the ones listed out there that are 14 years old.  I suggest for anyone residing in Montgomery County or anywhere else that has been affected recently by flooding, to contact your local Township Building and review the new Flood Maps.  This is needed to determine the rate you would pay for flood insurance.

Another reminder, that November 6th is when we turn the clocks back one hour (if not done automatically)

For more information about flooding visit.  www.fema.gov or www.floodsmart.gov

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