Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why We Know What McChrystal Said ~Harry Shearer

93L still disorganized ~Wunderblog
~The amount and intensity of heavy thunderstorm activity associated with the tropical wave (Invest 93L) located a few hundred miles south of Jamaica has increased over the past 24 hours, but the storm remains very disorganized and is not a threat to develop into a tropical depression today.
A trough of low pressure is expected to swing down over the Eastern U.S. on Monday. If this trough is strong enough and 93L develops significantly, the storm could get pulled northwards and make landfall along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. This is the solution of the GFS, GFDL, and HWRF models. If 93L stays weak and/or the trough is not so strong, the storm would get pushed west-northwestwards across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and towards the Texas or Mexican coast south of Texas.
~Click to enlarge. Approximate oil spill location on June 23, 2010, and estimated by NOAA using visible satellite imagery from NASA's MODIS instrument, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from polar-orbiting satellites.
Image credit: NOAA Satellite Services Division.

Latest oil spill forecast: More oil hitting northern Gulf shorelines through Saturday
~Oil spill forecasters with NOAA say that coastal regions between Ship Island, Miss., and Freeport in the Florida Panhandle are threatened by shoreline contact with oil through Saturday.
~Suffer the little children to come unto Oil...

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