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Liquid Assets

Apparently there is more water in California than oil in the Chukchi Sea: Shell stops Arctic activity after ‘disappointing’ tests.

OTOH, it would appear that there is less water in California than there is on the Red Planet: Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

On the local front the average rainfall for the month of September is 4.31 inches. We got that from midnight to 5PM. Twice that amount for the entire month is certain.

September 28, 2015   7 Comments

Back At The (Home) Front

The critical questions: What is a cubit and what is the current price for gopherwood?

In the eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Marty is pushing humid Pacific air across Mexico into the Gulf of Mexico where it is being added to the Gulf air that Invest 99L was already moving around producing 10 inches+ of rain on the northern Gulf Coast.

Locally it has been raining since 11PM CDT yesterday, but it didn’t serious until Noon when the rate jumped to 1½ inches/hour.

We have flash flood warnings or watches covering the entire northern coast, but the sand that makes up the land on the immediate coast tends to limit our flood problems to parking lots and roadways.

September 28, 2015   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Joaquin – Day 2

Tropical Storm JoaquinPosition: 26.7N 70.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [230°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↓.

Currently about 400 miles [ 645 km] Northeast of the Central Bahamas.

Eleven has become Tropical Storm Joaquin.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 28, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Joaquin – Day 2