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World Storms/Recon Decoded

By: Skyepony, 2:40 AM GMT on August 23, 2010


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When to plant what & how in Florida. (scroll down about 2/3rds)

August gardeners in Florida are busy readying beds, gathering seeds & planting. Harvest from late spring & early summer's garden continues. Don't forget to rotate your crops, for example..legumes (beans/peas), followed by heavy eaters like corn/tomatoes, then root crops & leafy greens. Surround with herbs & flowers when possible. Below is what each part of Florida should plant from seed this month.

North FL any beans, Broccoli, cauliflower, collards, corn cucumbers, onions, southern peas (cow, black eyed), peppers any squash, Tomato, turnips & watermelon.

Central FL pole beans, broccoli, celery, collards, corn, eggplant, okra, onions, peppers, pumpkins, any squash, watermelon.

South FL Pole & Lima beans, cantaloupes, collards, corn, eggplant, okra, southern peas, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes & watermelon.

From the moon calender of the Farmer's Almanac

September 2010
1st. Good Day For Planting Root Crops.
2nd-3rd Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.
4th-5th Fine Planting Days For Fall Potatoes, Turnips, Onions, Carrots, Beets, And Other Root Crops. Also Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
6th-9th A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.
10th-11th Good Days For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes
, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops In Southern Florida, Texas, And California. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
12th-14th Excellent Time For Planting Above Ground Crops That Can Be Planted Now, Including Leafy Vegetables, Which Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds.
Local Weather~
Deadly rip currents at the beach are still occurring. Watch out at the inlets. Check the boating advisories before venturing out.

Mon-wed~ drier with only a slight chance of rain. Breezy.

NHC Tropical Disscusion

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Local Forecast Graphics.

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Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current....Flood.......Lightning.....Severe Hail...Severe Winds....Tornados........Frost............Fire

These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Watching for rain & minimum temps..
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Surfers & Surge
cool wave watch graphic
NOAA Wave Watch III
Red Tide (FL & TX)

Melbourne NEXRAD Radar
NOAA Satellite Services ~ I like the RGB by day, rainbow at night with some Water Vapor thrown in once in a while.
Rainman Weather 3-D Radar
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Satellite views from around the world, pick your view GOES EAST WEST 10 & 13, MET-IOCD, MET-PRIME, MTSAT, FY2C or KALPANA, ..(this links to a nice shot of Europe you can choose from there).

Models/ what not~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.
Current weather extremes

NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance
Tropical Atlantic

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