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August Garden

By: Skyepony, 4:48 AM GMT on July 31, 2015

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August Garden
1st-2nd Plant and transplant everything
3rd-4th Pull weeds and feed.
5th-7th Transplant. Plant root crops. Get married, Advertize, ask for a loan..
8th-9th Quit things, clean, wax, polish and kill things.
10th-11th Plant everything. Harvest, can, bake and make.
12th-16th Kill things.. The first two days you can do about about anything, ask for loans, get married, go accomplish, the last two days are better spent vacationing or on farm chores.
17th-19th Plant above ground crops, clean, go shopping.
20th-21st Plant above ground vegetables.
22nd-24th Do clearing and farm chores..
25th-26th Plant aboveground crops.
27th-28th Kill things.
29th-30th Plant everything.
31st End things, kill pest, harvest, can, brew & make.


When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama.

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............................................. WunderPhoto Credit goes to Beachpony.

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.

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Watching It Melt

By: Skyepony, 4:43 AM GMT on July 16, 2015

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With the height of summer on us, it's time to watch the Arctic melt. June had the third lowest Arctic sea ice extent since satellite data has been available. The last week of June the rate of melt increased somewhat and then took a farther downturn this month. Between that increased rate in melt and all the el niño heat the pearl string of cyclones recently released to the top of the earth, it should make for a notable July. The NRLSSC/Navy sea ice model agrees.

NPEO WebCam #1 is part of the Barneo Buoy Farm. Originally deployed near the North Pole mid April, it has been following near 0º southward toward the Fram Strait.


NPEO Webcam #2



Over all the areas losing sea ice faster than the others is the Kara Sea and Chukchi Sea. Kara Sea is nearly .3 million sq miles behind the 1979-2010 mean.

Greenland started off slightly below normal in it's melt but has quickly made up for it.

Below is a Terra 4km pieced together images from 7/10/2015 of the Arctic from NASA.


This one is from 17 days later on 7/27/2015.



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2015 Arctic Melt

Claudette Forms in the Atlantic

By: Skyepony, 12:35 AM GMT on July 13, 2015

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Atlantic Ocean


03L CLAUDETTE


ASCAT catches the third storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season Pulling together. 92L is now Claudette. She is elongated but closed and was born of a trough that passed into and stalled in an area of low pressure. The models did not really see this forming into a tropical storm early on but the tongue of near 30C gulf stream and MJO pulse had us watching. As the trough came off the Carolinas there was tree damage along the shore. Claudette is expected to move off to the Northeast. Most likely Nova Scotia.














92L is now Claudette, off the coast of North Carolina. It should move off the the Northeast. 05E is now Dolores. Models call for it to parallel the shore of Central America til Baha or head out to sea. It will likely become a hurricane. 97E is now 06E Enrique. 02E Iune is southwest of Hawaii and slowly moving away. 01C Halola may make it to hurricane strength and has made it to the West Pacific. 04E ELA was deactivated near Hawaii. Nangka is looking more like a real threat to Japan. That may landfall with winds between 80-110kts, end of the week, south to central Japan. There is still model disagreement. Chan-hom has dissipated.

East Pacific
05E DOLORES........................................... .... . ...............................06E ENRIQUE


01C HALOLA............................................ 02C IUNE..................................

West Pacific

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Chine : Le typhon Chan-hom a balayé la région de Shangai




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Tropics

By: Skyepony, 12:31 AM GMT on July 13, 2015

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Atlantic Ocean


92L


92L is new in the Atlantic, off the coast of North Carolina. It should move off the the Northeast. 05E is now Dolores. Models call for it to parallel the shore of Central America til Baha or head out to sea. It will likely become a hurricane. 97E continues west over open waters. 02E Iune is southwest of Hawaii and slowly moving away. 01C Halola may make it to hurricane strength and is headed to the Northwest away from Hawaii. 04E ELA has gained a small amount of convection. It should pass close to Hawaii as a borderline Tropical Depression. Nangka is looking more like a real threat to Japan. That may landfall with winds between 80-110kts, end of the week, south to central Japan. There is still model disagreement. It currently is producing 40ft waves. Chan-hom hit Vietnam. So far the wind damage has been mostly to trees, while flooding is the main concern with this storm.

East Pacific
05E DOLORES........................................... .... . .........................................97E


Central Pacific
01C HALOLA............................................ 02C IUNE..................................04E ELA


West Pacific
11W NANGKA



09W CHAN-HOM


What super typhoon Chan-Hom caused in east China




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Pacific Tropics: Chan-Hom & All

By: Skyepony, 10:44 PM GMT on July 11, 2015

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Atlantic Ocean


92L


98E is now 05E. It is moving along the coast of Central America. It maybring heavy rainfall as far north as Mexico. 97E continues west over open waters. 02E is south of Hawaii and has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Iune. 01C has gained convection and been names Halola. 04E got it's floater back from NOAA though is still mostly a weak naked swirl, it is currently tracking toward Hawaii. Nangka is looking more like a real threat to Japan. That may landfall with winds between 80-110kts, middle of next week, south to central Japan. It currently is producing 40ft waves. Chan-hom briefly made landfall near Shanghai today and is headed to Vietnam. For more models
click here.

East Pacific
05E .................................................. . .........................................97E


Central Pacific
01C HALOLA............................................ 02C IUNE..................................04E ELA


West Pacific
11W NANGKA



09W CHAN-HOM


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Kami-fukuhara, Japan east of the storm ..................
This Youtube looks like it fits with the WUndercam on the right, where the water comes up in a big rectangle bay between the taller buildings.
Typhoon Chan-Hom makes landfall

Published on Jul 11, 2015
Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall on Saturday afternoon in east China bringing with it severe winds and heavy rain to Zhejiang and neighboring provinces.


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Chan-Hom Tropics Nangka 05E

Pacific Tropics Alive

By: Skyepony, 2:12 PM GMT on July 10, 2015

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Atlantic Ocean


Moving from east to west across the Pacific, in the east there is 97E and 98E. NOAA doesn't a floater on 98E yet. It is along the coast of Central America, it could bring heavy rains along the coast of Mexico. Moving into the Central Pacific where 04E Ela is now..this storm has a chance of impacting the far west islands of Hawaii as a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm in 4-5 days. 02C should pass well south of Hawaii. 01C has gained some convection back but remains a shallow storm in open waters. Nangka is in the West Pacific moving slowly, it should remain a Typhoon for the next five days but it's hard to say exactly where it will go after that and interacting with a front. Chan-Hom has begun to weaken, after peaking at 915mb according to Dvorak, but is still a very large storm with atleast 110kt winds, it is already beginning to affect Shanghai. Not only is this a very strong and large windstorm coming in around a huge concentration of people, this maybe a real test of that major city's storm surge protection wall. Linfa died on impact. Despite a hurricane hunter finding Cat 1 shortly before landfall people overall thought the storm forecast over blown in Hong Kong because the city had shut down for the day and the storm weakened so fast that the only damage was a few fallen trees. Economic damage estimates were in the Millions from the lost day of work. For more models click here.

04E ELA.............................................. .........................................02C


11W NANGKA



09W CHAN-HOM


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Tropics: Linfa Landfall

By: Skyepony, 4:31 PM GMT on July 07, 2015

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Atlantic Ocean


The West Pacific storms are maturing and moving for land. Linfa has made landfall near Hong Kong around Daya Bay with Tropical Storm strength winds, large waves & heavy rain. Chan-hom may hit China as a formidable Typhoon. Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan islands should be prepared for Nangka. Saipan and Tinian may also be affected. 91C has been hit by shear and is now a naked swirl, with decent convection shunted well off to the Northwest. 96E is now 04E. For more models click here.

04E.............................................. .........................................91C


09W CHAN-HOM



10W LINFA
Topan Linfa Akan Menyerang China Tenggara



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11W NANGKA



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