Sunday, August 27, 2006
A Very Painful Day
At least Ernesto is weakening enough to give Haiti a break tonight. Here's hoping that holds for Cuba; neither nation can afford this:
REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ERNESTO IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN AFTER
IT MOVES AWAY FROM SOUTHWESTERN HAITI AND IT COULD REGAIN HURRICANE
STATUS BEFORE IT REACHES THE SOUTH COAST OF EASTERN CUBA TOMORROW
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
Doing my usual compulsive following of storm tracks; then as a curiosity go over and look at the weather forcasts at the farmers almanac...how the hell does he do that?
Last year was a bad year because of the polar winds the year before, with all the winds whipping around the north like that. This year is a very different pattern.
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