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Super scary and way under reported is the raging fire East of Los Angeles. 82,000 people are under mandatory evacuation. The Blue Cut Fire has had explosive growth today. Parts of I-15 are closed.
Pennsylvania had ~6,000 with out power due to a thunderstorm. Most were in Allegheny County.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Southern Land Blob is interacting with the trough extending up to the Great Lakes and on to parts of the Northeast. This is prompting flood concerns from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. Jersey Village, Texas has had 8.5" of rain in the last two days. Some parts of Southwest Mississippi had over 30inches of rain.
Half expecting the bulk of the blob to go through Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, parts of Ohio and spin back up some over the great lakes. Then head through Canada and Maine. There was just a similiar storm that went a little more north, last week.
Great Flood of 2016! Harrowing Scenes in Livingston Parish Louisiana Flooding Steve Spell II
Looked like after this video Steve goes and saves the lady in pink wading through the flood waters he saw at the end of this one. He found his neighbor Miss Shirley waste deep in her house with her pack of freaked out little dogs..
At-least 6 have died so far in Louisiana.
River Gauges ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Atlantic 98L New invest off Africa. Half expect this to eventually absorb most of the next wave coming off Africa as well. Then move a little more north than Earl and some other waves so far this season. May strengthen into a formidable storm before reaching the islands.
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Central Pacific 91C
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95W .................................................. ................................................96 W
98W .................................................. ................................................99 W
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indian Ocean The floods in India have so bad a fully grown elephant was washed hundreds of miles down stream and stuck in a swamp. They were going to send him back to India but it has been decided to move him to a park in Bangladesh.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Southern Land Blob is Flooding Louisiana.. Looking at GEOS-5 this is only the beginning...(that will be posted in the comments.)
This Is Full of Cursing.. Looks like parts of I-10 are a dangerous river. Be safe everyone!
Man's Olympic Inspired Swim in Louisiana Flood Water Published on Aug 12, 2016 After watching Michael Phelps' historic run at the #RIO2016 Olympics, a Louisiana man was inspired to take a plunge during flooding that hit the Gulf Coast.
Gulf of Mexico surge forecast ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 09W
Flooding Continues to get crazy in India
Published on Aug 12, 2016 Rains lashed Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, taking up the toll to 58 and leaving over 58,000 people wet and miserable after they got stranded.
The met department predicted more rains over the next two days in northern India.Officials continued with the rescue operations in rain-hit areas as the toll in the two states climbed to 58. While 40 perished in the torrential downpour in Uttarakhand, 18 people died in Saharanpur district of UP.
Sources say more than 58,000 people are stranded at different places on the route of the Chardham Yatra - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
The onward trip to Hemkunt Saheb - the sacred pilgrimage for Sikhs - has also been abandoned for now, officials say.
At many places while the gushing rivers have washed away roads and caused land slides, flood waters has entered several villages on banks of the Alaknanda river.
The Ganga is flowing two metres above the danger mark and an alert has been sounded and people have been asked to desist from bathing in the holy river.
Army officials say bases have been made for rescue operations in Bareilly and Sarsawa....more here ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Published on Aug 2, 2016 by: Jamaica Gleaner AUGUST 2, 2016: There was widespread flooding in sections of Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday afternoon as the parish continued to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Earl which has now moved away from Jamaica... Three men are believed to have died after being trapped in a cave in Salt Pond, St Catherine ... The St. James police are yet to retrieve the body of 72-year-old farmer Owen James, whose decomposing remains were discovered in a shallow grave behind his John's Hall home yesterday. IN SPORTS: Stephen Francis says Fraser Pryce will be ready for Olympics.
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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.
Image credit: mind20set16
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Revisiting Tropical Instability Waves and Salinity The current Tropical Instability waves along the equatorial Pacific Ocean as seen with Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly.
In a previous blog it was noted that there was a contrast of salinity along the Tropical Instability waves in the equatorial Region of the East Pacific Ocean. Happened across an article from NASA confirming this was natural occurrence in what takes place to form TIWs. It also lends to an enhanced environment for photo-plankton and sea life to thrive.
This promising early scientific result from Aquarius motivated scientists to take a new look at a category of major oceanic features - thousands of kilometers in length - known as "Tropical Instability Waves" (TIWs). These westward-traveling waves have been recognized for decades as north-south deflections in the tongues of cool water that extend along the equator, off the west coasts of Africa (Atlantic) and South America (Pacific). The cool tongue of seawater in the equatorial Pacific, for example, covers one-quarter of Earth's circumference. In this vast region, TIW activity has been associated with regions of localized high photoplankton productivity and accumulations of marine organisms.
Although TIWs have been studied extensively using sea surface height and temperature data, Aquarius sea surface salinity measurements have been instrumental in understanding their behavior very close to the equator. Aquarius data have uncovered details on how TIWs push saltier South Pacific water to the north and pull fresher North Pacific water to the south (Figure 8). These sea surface salinity studies have revealed that TIWs at the equator can travel twice as fast (i.e,. 1 meter per second or 2.2 miles per hour) as those away from the equator. This previously unknown characteristic has significant implications for how these waves interact with ocean currents to redistribute seawater's heat, salt, nutrients, and carbon.