Flooding Continues Along the Rio Grande

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:52 AM GMT en Julio 10, 2010

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Hi everybody, Dr. Rob Carver filling in for Jeff while he's on vacation.

Things have quieted down in the tropics. No invests are active, and the tropical waves at sea don't have many thunderstorms associated with them. However, the moisture associated with Alex and TD Two is still bring widespread showers to Mexico/Texas which is contributing to flooding alon the Rio Grande. Here are several videos documenting the troubles along the Rio Grande.









Finally, here's a story about relief efforts in northern Mexico for villages cutoff by flood damaged roads and bridges.


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Jeff should be back on Monday. Have a good weekend.

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Quoting homelesswanderer:


Wow! We Texascasters get no respect. SmileyCentral.com


LOL! :)
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1975. JLPR2
Dry Air:
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
just reposting

look like the Uncle SAL has been retreating away from our African AOI

SAL NOW



SAL FEW HOURS AGO



SAL AT 0600 UTC

SAL was much less at 06:00 UTC rather than now. Instead of looking at SAL graphs look at MIMIC-TPW.

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Quoting BahaHurican:
I keep wondering if the pple who are banning anno domino are afraid they will get "saved" by saying it once too often.... if u want to go that far, let's be like the French after the Revolution and cut out all the religous calender names, including "SUNday, MOONday, WODENsday, THORsday, FRIAsday, SATURNsday, Janus'month, Julius'month, and Augustus'month.... sheesh.


Yeah the wants of a few outweigh the rights of many... sound familiar????
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
The filmer wrote that below the Youtube video. You can see it here.

Oh, ok. :)
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Quoting xcool:
poor homelesswanderer lol


Lol! :)
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just reposting

look like the Uncle SAL has been retreating away from our African AOI

SAL NOW



SAL FEW HOURS AGO



SAL AT 0600 UTC

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Quoting Patrap:


Grand Isle residents reflect on toll of oil spill

They gathered on the island's sand levee on Sunday morning to pray for an end to an oil spill.


Evening all.

If you haven't read this, you should...unreal...

House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce letter to Tony Hayward.

Any Linux CentOS experts out there? Shoot me an email.
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1968. JLPR2
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Fishcaster-One who thinks that the system will recurve regardless of having a big ol' B/A high not letting it.



I would say I'm a proud Fishcaster, who wouldn't want the storm to go out to sea?
...
Yeah, dont answer that! XD
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Bye Guys...Dinner. Yum Yum Yum! LOL
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Quoting StormGoddess:

13 eh? LMAO
The filmer wrote that below the Youtube video. You can see it here.
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Quoting tropicfreak:


TOPcaster is another one-one who accuses everyone of being StormTOP

And Katcaster.


Too many people are being accused of being JFV. Everytime a new blogger comes here, someone asks: "Are you JFV?"
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Yea, I've had that blogger on ignore for a while. Tried reasoning with 'em, didn't work. Evidently, you need 6 named storms in July for a season to be remotely active to some people. Category 2 Landfall isn't good enough for them.


WHAT BLOGGER!!!!!
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1963. JLPR2
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Oh oh. The description below the video is the filmer's quote, I didn't write it. The actual youtube video is here.


Now you've done it. LOL!
You should modify that post and explain it isn't yours or the questioning will continue :P
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Quoting StormGoddess:

African Blobcaster - One who feels that every single blob that exits the west coast of Africa will turn into a major hurricane.
Fishcaster-One who thinks that the system will recurve regardless of having a big ol' B/A high not letting it.

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Quoting futuremet:
Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

JFVCaster-------- One who keeps accusing everyone of being JFV.


TOPcaster is another one-one who accuses everyone of being StormTOP

And Katcaster.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Awesome video! Enjoy!

Hurricane Andrew - Southeast Florida - August 24, 1992



This is my Hurricane Andrew chase video. The footage was taken during Andrew's landfall on the Southeast Florida coast, at Coconut Grove, south of Miami. Though Andrew was extremely small, moving very quickly and made landfall about 15 miles to the south, my location was right at the edge of the hurricane's northern eyewall. Unfortunately the entire peak of the storm was at night, however, using a portable spotlight, I was able to capture footage throughout the entire event. Even with the challenging video conditions, Andrew's ferocity is clearly obvious in this footage. The roar of the wind is deafening, punctuated by breaking glass and other debris. Peak winds occur between 13 through 17 minutes into the video, and are sustained near 125-130mph with gusts near 150mph. The anemometer at the National Hurricane Center (about 2 miles west-southwest of my location) failed after recording a gust to 164mph. Based on post-analysis, Andrew is now estimated to have had sustained winds of 165mph with peak gusts near 200mph at landfall in South Florida, making it one of only three Category Five hurricanes ever to strike the United States.

13 eh? LMAO
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1959. xcool
poor homelesswanderer lol
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(((Aqua)))Hey girl. Your not old!
I am just lurking for a few. We had a nice storm here today. I love the rain.
I feel like the tropics will heat up soon. I hope everyone is ready. I am glad for the quiet time right now.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
So? I didn't record the video. I've been posting these "hurricane re-runs" all day.
Oh oh. The description below the video is the filmer's quote, I didn't write it. The actual youtube video is here.
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Quoting earthlydragonfly:
terms to Wunderstand for this blog...

Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

Please copy this list and add to it.. Should be fun...

African Blobcaster - One who feels that every single blob that exits the west coast of Africa will turn into a major hurricane.
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Quoting earthlydragonfly:
terms to Wunderstand for this blog...

Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

Please copy this list and add to it.. Should be fun...


Wow! We Texascasters get no respect. SmileyCentral.com
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1954. JLPR2
Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
You said you were 13.... 1992 was 18 years ago.


that's the video description on Youtube
Member Since: Septiembre 4, 2007 Posts: 7 Comments: 8698
Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

no-lifecaster--------- people with nearly 10k
comments

Wishcaster ---------- forgot this one originally... One who wishes a hurricane will hit them...


Please copy this list and add to it.. Should be fun...
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1951. Patrap


Grand Isle residents reflect on toll of oil spill

They gathered on the island's sand levee on Sunday morning to pray for an end to an oil spill.
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Quoting DestinJeff:
Unfortunately, beginning on January 1 2012 we won't be able to minimize disappointment by saying "Its not like its the end of the world or something!"


Stupid myan group scaring the crap out of everybody. Only God knows.
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Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
You said you were 13.... 1992 was 18 years ago.
So? I didn't record the video. I've been posting these "hurricane re-runs" all day.
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1948. xcool
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Quoting Patrap:
Sea turtle egg evacuations begin along oiled Gulf of Mexico
Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 6:29 PM


Biologist Lorna Patrick dug gingerly into the beach Friday, gently brushing away sand to reveal dozens of leathery, golfball-sized loggerhead sea turtle eggs.
beach-sea-turle-eggs.jpgDave Martin, Associated PressU.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Lorna Patrick reaches into a sea turtle nest to harvest eggs from the sand in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Friday.

Patrick, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, carefully plucked the eggs from the foot-deep hole and placed them one-by-one in a cooler layered with moist sand from the nest, the first step in a sweeping and unprecedented turtle egg evacuation to save thousands of threatened hatchlings from certain death in the oiled Gulf of Mexico.


After about 90 minutes of parting the sand with her fingers like an archaeological dig, 107 eggs were placed in two coolers and loaded onto a FedEx temperature-controlled truck. They are being transported to a warehouse at Florida's Kennedy Space Center where they will incubate and, hopefully, hatch before being released into the Atlantic Ocean.

I'm really really hoping that this works and the turtles don't end up sterile. Yesterday I was reading that this happened when a lot of turtle eggs had to be moved - the turtles that hatched were sterile for some unknown reason. Unfortunately there are no options other than this to give them a fighting chance. I'll be so glad when all of this mess in the Gulf is over and all cleaned up.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Awesome video! Enjoy!

Hurricane Andrew - Southeast Florida - August 24, 1992



This is my Hurricane Andrew chase video. The footage was taken during Andrew's landfall on the Southeast Florida coast, at Coconut Grove, south of Miami. Though Andrew was extremely small, moving very quickly and made landfall about 15 miles to the south, my location was right at the edge of the hurricane's northern eyewall. Unfortunately the entire peak of the storm was at night, however, using a portable spotlight, I was able to capture footage throughout the entire event. Even with the challenging video conditions, Andrew's ferocity is clearly obvious in this footage. The roar of the wind is deafening, punctuated by breaking glass and other debris. Peak winds occur between 13 through 17 minutes into the video, and are sustained near 125-130mph with gusts near 150mph. The anemometer at the National Hurricane Center (about 2 miles west-southwest of my location) failed after recording a gust to 164mph. Based on post-analysis, Andrew is now estimated to have had sustained winds of 165mph with peak gusts near 200mph at landfall in South Florida, making it one of only three Category Five hurricanes ever to strike the United States.
You said you were 13.... 1992 was 18 years ago.
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Quoting Patrap:
List-caster's..?





Lol.
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Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

JFVCaster-------- One who keeps accusing everyone of being JFV.
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1943. Relix
By the way where do we check how many comments I've posted? =P
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1942. Patrap
List-caster's..?



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Awesome video! Enjoy!

Hurricane Andrew - Southeast Florida - August 24, 1992



FILMER'S QUOTE:

This is my Hurricane Andrew chase video. The footage was taken during Andrew's landfall on the Southeast Florida coast, at Coconut Grove, south of Miami. Though Andrew was extremely small, moving very quickly and made landfall about 15 miles to the south, my location was right at the edge of the hurricane's northern eyewall. Unfortunately the entire peak of the storm was at night, however, using a portable spotlight, I was able to capture footage throughout the entire event. Even with the challenging video conditions, Andrew's ferocity is clearly obvious in this footage. The roar of the wind is deafening, punctuated by breaking glass and other debris. Peak winds occur between 13 through 17 minutes into the video, and are sustained near 125-130mph with gusts near 150mph. The anemometer at the National Hurricane Center (about 2 miles west-southwest of my location) failed after recording a gust to 164mph. Based on post-analysis, Andrew is now estimated to have had sustained winds of 165mph with peak gusts near 200mph at landfall in South Florida, making it one of only three Category Five hurricanes ever to strike the United States.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Yea, I've had that blogger on ignore for a while. Tried reasoning with 'em, didn't work. Evidently, you need 6 named storms in July for a season to be remotely active to some people. Category 2 Landfall isn't good enough for them.


What blogger
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I'm sorry xcool.. but exactly what inhibiting factor do you see?
SAL maybe.. didn't stop 2005.. SAL is quite normal for July. Shear? Shear is average-below average in all parts of basin. SST and TCHP? All at record levels. MJO? Has been stuck in our basin. Not many storms in July? We've already had 2, Alex crossed over into July and TD2 tried to become Bonnie. 50 people are dead or missing and 1.21 billion dollars in damage from Alex.
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look like the Uncle SAL has been retreating away from our African AOI

SAL NOW



SAL FEW HOURS AGO



SAL AT 0600 UTC

Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

no-lifecaster--------- people with nearly 10k comments

Please copy this list and add to it.. Should be fun...
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1936. JLPR2
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
How many storms will become Category 5 Hurricanes in the Atlantic this season?

A. 1-3
B. 2-4
C. 3-5
D 4-6
E. 6+
F. None


I'm in between F and A :|
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1935. JLPR2
Quoting jasoniscoolman2010x:
Still sticking with my forecast for 1 named storms this year..hahaha that will be so funny if we only get one storm this year..


That would be hilarious, some bloggers would probably go mad or end up bald if that happened. XD
But its practically impossible for us to end with just that one storm. :P
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terms to Wunderstand for this blog...

Forecaster------ Normally a Met (or one who thinks they are) advertises it as the future of the weather

Downcaster ____ one who thinks there will be very few or no hurricanes

Overcaster------- One who thinks there will be many storms and hurricanes

Flcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit florida

GOMcaster------ One who thinks every hurricane will hit the Gulf..

Blogcaster----- One who puts his forecast on his own blog.. Could be video or written

Hyper caster----- one who thinks the hurricane is going north then west then south then east and west again.... Every 15 minutes because of storm wobble....

Outcaster-------- One who keeps getting band for a whole slew of reasons mostly because they are not forcasting weather.....

Please copy this list and add to it.. Should be fun...
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How many storms will become Category 5 Hurricanes in the Atlantic this season?

A. 1-3
B. 2-4
C. 3-5
D 4-6
E. 6+
F. None
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Quoting Tazmanian:



this make commets in your blog and you be at 10,000 in no time
LOL!! Na...I'll get them without talking to myself.
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1931. Patrap
Sea turtle egg evacuations begin along oiled Gulf of Mexico
Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 6:29 PM


Biologist Lorna Patrick dug gingerly into the beach Friday, gently brushing away sand to reveal dozens of leathery, golfball-sized loggerhead sea turtle eggs.
beach-sea-turle-eggs.jpgDave Martin, Associated PressU.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Lorna Patrick reaches into a sea turtle nest to harvest eggs from the sand in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Friday.

Patrick, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, carefully plucked the eggs from the foot-deep hole and placed them one-by-one in a cooler layered with moist sand from the nest, the first step in a sweeping and unprecedented turtle egg evacuation to save thousands of threatened hatchlings from certain death in the oiled Gulf of Mexico.


After about 90 minutes of parting the sand with her fingers like an archaeological dig, 107 eggs were placed in two coolers and loaded onto a FedEx temperature-controlled truck. They are being transported to a warehouse at Florida's Kennedy Space Center where they will incubate and, hopefully, hatch before being released into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
it is the time of the great purification and renewal of the earth friend and your age has nothing to do with it

Must say that I am in agreement with this. According to Native American prophecy this is very true.
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1927. JLPR2
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Yea, I've had that blogger on ignore for a while. Tried reasoning with 'em, didn't work. Evidently, you need 6 named storms in July for a season to be remotely active to some people. Category 2 Landfall isn't good enough for them.


6? pfft!
Give me 10 and we'll talk
LOL!
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