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The center of a broad area of low pressure associated with tropical wave 99L is now over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche, and the disturbance is growing more organized as it heads west-northwest at about 10 mph. Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) were very warm, near 30°C (86°F), the atmosphere was moist, and wind shear was moderate, 15 - 20 knots. These conditions are favorable for development.
An article published in the science journal PLOS ONE on August 27th by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has finally put to rest the mystery of the ‘sliding’ rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.
INVEST 99L will likely be upgraded to Tropical Depression shortly - and possibly become a named storm this evening. PSN: 19.6N/93.0W - NO THREAT TO US
I can certainly hear the question now? Why is former FSU running back and NFL legend Warrick Dunn the featured guest on Weather Channel's WxGeeks Sunday September 7th?
On the surface,...
Hurricane Andrew hit suburban Miami 22 years ago this morning. I can't let the day go by without recognizing some of the many amazing and skilled people who were helped me get through it.
I can’t help but think of the carnivores finding the easy pickings of the herds collected around the drying water holes at what would become the Agate Fossil Beds. Then, from that, we don’t have to be beardogs. We humans are unique because of our ability to remember, to reason, to develop and to accumulate knowledge; we have the ability to make decisions that influence the future of our environment.
Seasonable weather will continue and finish off the climatological summer.
Portlight is constantly planning and preparing for the response we will mount when disaster strikes. This season, we hope to deploy a new disaster shelter trailer, which will help us assist shelter operators in making their facilities fully accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
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