The afternoon weather is CERTAINLY not an issue today: drier air, a little cooler, less humid, nice NW breeze and highs reaching up to 90. Yes, much better, as advertised. So what's next? Can we keep this set-up for a while? No, rain and storms, and more deep-level moisture return for the weekend. Plus we have to watch BERTHA.
Who's BERTHA? We have a new tropical wave, now about half-way between Africa and the Leeward Islands moving WNW at 15 mph. This low is developing convective rain bands, soon a closed-circulation and already tropical-storm-force-wind-gusts. NHC says 70/80 on development so expect a tropical depression perhaps before the end of this day. -- Big John
Sun & Clouds(20%)
The Current Forecast for Monday, April 23, 2012 Today: Sunny, cool and breezy with west winds up to 25 mph. Highs in the upper 60's. Tonight: Clear and cold with decreasing winds. Lows in the lowMore >>
International Space Station Viewing:
The International Space Station along with the Space Shuttle Discovery will be visible this week in the evening. Wednesday will be a spectacular view as the shuttle pulls away, plus the pairing will be very bright.
|International Space Station Viewing|
|Tue 10-Jun||8:40 PM||-1.0||NNW-ESE|
|Tue 10-Jun||10:17 PM||+0.3||W-SW|
|Wed 11-Jun||9:02 PM||-2.1||NW-SE|
|Thu 12-Jun||9:25 PM||+0.3||W-SSW|
|Fri 13-Jun||8:34 PM||+0.3||W-SSW|
Time The beginning of the view
Magnitude Brightness ... the more negative the value, the brighter. 0 would be equal to the brightness of the stars in the big dipper ... -2.1 is like Jupiter ... -4.3 is like Venus
Direction Direction on the compass of the beginning of view to the direction of end of view.
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