So Local Pasco Podcast, May 27th, 2016. Tropical Weather and Memorial Day Edition

First things first:  Today is May 27th, and we are a WEEK from the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.  However, as we know, sometimes things kick off a little early.  In fact, they kicked off EXTREMELY early, in 2016…There was actually a hurricane named ALEX in January of this year!

Today, we expect Invest 91L, near the Bahamas, to become a tropical cyclone…meaning it will likely be upgraded to a depression, or even a named storm.  Since Alex happened in January, this storm will be named Bonnie, if it develops that far…And there is an 80% likelihood that it WILL become a named storm.  The path predicted is looking like a landfall somewhere between Georgia and North Carolina, along the southeast coast.  While no IMMEDIATE threat, the forecast modelling does indicate that the remnants could be pushed south over the Florida peninsula…And THEN we could have some adverse effects…Namely very heavy rain.  It’s ALSO possible for storms to re-generate if they reach open water, again.  So this story bears watching.

Check out the white thread at the center of this model...
Check out the white thread at the center of this model…that could indicate the remnants making it BACK to Florida in the next five to seven days.

I took this opportunity to provide links to some important information…NOW is the time to make a disaster plan.  Don’t wait til there’s a need.

Click the image above, and download and print this EXCELLENT guide!  You can also get copies at local libraries and post offices, or at the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management.
Click the image above, and download and print this EXCELLENT guide! You can also get copies at local libraries and post offices, or at the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management.

My FIRST stop when seeking weather info is always  http://www.tropicwx.com,  also known as “Jay’s Page O’ Hurricane Links“.  Jay keeps up to date links to over a DOZEN weather graphics, as well as the four best tropical weather websites around…The Weather Channel site, The National Hurrican Center site, Weather Underground, and Accuweather.com.

This is a great resource, and you’d do well to visit and support it!  With the website open on your desktop, you will look like a full blown meteorology nerd!

Oh, yeah.  All images link to more info...and it's animated in place!
Oh, yeah. All images link to more info…and it’s animated in place!

Now, I’m going to rant softly…Memorial Day is when we remember and honor our service personnel that died in service to our country.  Let’s respect ALL our veterans enough to remember that…Thank living vets, and those that died after serving, on Veteran’s Day…Let’s save THIS weekend for reflection and remembrance of those who gave “The last full measure of their strength” in service to our country.

The Origin and Meaning of Memorial Day

Wikipedia Entry on Memorial Day

Originally called "Decoration Day", Memorial Day has its origins in remembrance of Civil War dead, both Union and Confederate.
Originally called “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day has its origins in remembrance of Civil War dead, both Union and Confederate.
Red Poppies came to represent the war dead of World War 1, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields", by John McCrae.
Red Poppies came to represent the war dead of World War 1, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields”, by John McCrae.
Graves are decorated at many MANY cemeteries, all around the United States, on Memorial Day.
Graves are decorated at many MANY cemeteries, all around the United States, on Memorial Day.  These graves are at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C.

In humble gratitude to all who died serving our country.

~Greg

2 thoughts on “So Local Pasco Podcast, May 27th, 2016. Tropical Weather and Memorial Day Edition”

  1. Excellent show this morning! Thank you for the much needed reminder of hurricane season and general preparedness. And thank you, too, for the gentle reminder of what Memorial Day is truly about…

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