HURRICANE IDA DISCUSSION NUMBER 17 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112009 300 AM CST SUN NOV 08 2009 DATA FROM THE AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT SUGGEST THAT THE INTENSIFICATION OF IDA HAS HALTED...AT LEAST TEMPORARILY. THE LATEST PRESSURE MEASURED ON A PASS THROUGH THE CENTER WAS 984 MB...AND THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS HELD AT 80 KT FOR THIS ADVISORY. THE INTENSITY FORECAST SHOWS SOME STRENGTHENING IN THE SHORT TERM...AS IDA WILL REMAIN OVER VERY WARM WATERS THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS. BEYOND THAT TIME...IDA WILL BEGIN TO MOVE OVER MUCH COOLER WATERS...BELOW 26C AFTER 48 HOURS...AND VERTICAL SHEAR WILL INCREASE MARKEDLY AS STRONG UPPER-LEVEL SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW AHEAD OF A MID- TO UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH IMPINGES ON IDA. GLOBAL MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS IDA UNDERGOING EXTRATROPICAL TRANSITION IN THE 48 TO 72 HOUR TIME FRAME AS IT INTERACTS WITH THE TROUGH AND A SURFACE FRONT ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. THE OFFICIAL FORECAST SHOWS GRADUAL WEAKENING FROM 24 TO 48 HOURS...AND MORE RAPID WEAKENING AS IDA BECOMES EXTRATROPICAL.
Keep An Eye On Ida
I found this amazing critter on my cooler when I was packing up at the end of this year's Kerrville Folk Festival.
A couple of days ago, there was a hawk sitting on the power line over my driveway when I went out to go walking. It was the worst situation for my…
This beautiful beetle drowned in one of my water buckets. Over on Facebook, urbpan told me that it's some kind of a ground beetle,…