Monday, August 9, 2010

~A area of disturbed weather (94L) over South Florida is generating disorganized heavy thunderstorms over Florida and the adjacent waters, but is not a threat to develop today due to high wind shear of 20 - 30 knots. The latest SHIPS model forecast predicts that wind shear will fall to the moderate range, 10 - 20 knots, tonight through Thursday. This relaxation in shear may allow 94L to begin to organize. However, 94L will not have much time over the Gulf of Mexico to become a tropical depression or tropical storm, as steering currents favor a westward or west-northwestward motion over the Gulf that would bring the storm ashore over the northern Gulf coast by Wednesday or Thursday. NHC is giving 94L a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. The Hurricane Hunters are on call to investigate 94L on Tuesday afternoon. ~Wunderblog

~Hat Tweet~

Oil, Oil Everywhere, Not A Skimmer In Sight~Michelle Erenberg, GRN
~Today Jonathan Henderson and I flew over the wetlands in Louisiana and along the coast from Timbalier Bay to South East Pass. What we saw contradicted what we have been hearing from BP, the Unified Command, the administration, and the press.

Matt Simmons “drowned at his house”; “Found Sunday night in his hot tub”
~Florida Oil Spill Law

~Mr. Simmons, 67, had retired from the day-to-day operations of his firm in 2005 and left the firm in June, but he was still considered a major figure in the energy banking and research world, constantly speaking out on a number of controversial topics ranging from the “peak oil” theory to BP’s troubles in the Gulf of Mexico.~NYT

MS Governor Haley 'What Oil?' Babar says that nature will clean up oil in Gulf, says oil is non-toxic, no mention of dispersant

Oil penetrates previously pristine Mississippi marsh, weeks after well cap
~Swirls of oil float at the edge of stained marsh grass inside Horn Island's Garden Pond, one of several marshes on the island's interior, on August 8, 2010.
The oil penetrated deep into the green marsh grass, coating the stalks from the mud to about 18 inches up.
But MS Governor Haley 'What Oil?' Babar says Nature gonna fix it.

Lines Across La.'s Chandeleur Sound

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