JUNE 1, 2006
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS TODAY
Active season is expected. I am looking for 14 named storms...5 U.S. Hits
Lucy and Bailey do not look interested in the new puppy :) This is supposed to be their "welcome to the club photo" (obviously there is some jealousy going on)
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Nice day outside. Sunny and warm :) just the way I like it! A few storms this evening...some severe as they moved across Southeast Illinois. Hail and some wind. Lightning here in Paducah but no rain as of 10 p.m.
Looks like there was a big terrorist bust up in Toronto. Sounds like they have prevented a major attack. I am glad the police are one step ahead of these guys.
Training in Nashville went well. I am going to have to find some more training before the summer is out!
New Horizons now has its second house! Hopefully we will have our third soon. Now we need to get the contractors working.
I am looking into going back to college and getting my meteorology degree. Still working on that! I have wanted a degree in meteorology since I was 8 years old. Sooooooo this would be a big deal for me.
Leaving for London on Wednesday of this week. I will be gone a couple of weeks. Might slide down to Paris as well. Spain is going to wait until later in the year or next.
Hopefully we can find a place to go scuba diving!
Monday, June 5, 2006
Busy day :) Red Cross Meeting tonight...disaster meeting. Packing for London and Paris...Spain shall wait for another time. It will be nice to see David again. This will be the first time Joey has been on an airplane!
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Went to look at our houses in Mayfield today. The one on Indiana Street, which was our first house, is coming along. This house still needs a lot of work. Perhaps another three weeks or so before it is finished.
Indiana Street House Gutted :) and the latest house on Broadway - should close on this house on June 16th!
THE NEW SHADOW ANGEL LOGO IS 100% COMPLETE
NOW :) Thanks to
Kevin Comer who worked 1 year on this project! Awesome job!
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
LEAVING FOR LONDON AND PARIS....
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Arrived safely in London! Bumpy plane ride but otherwise everything went smoothly! Looking forward to seeing the sights of this region.
I noticed the National Hurricane Center is watching a disturbance near the Yucatan. Hopefully this does not strengthen into a tropical depression or storm. That would be the first one of the season.
WOW we were able to see the queen...she passed about six feet in front of us!!!!! We are all a bit shocked! lol :)
We able to see most of the show that was put on for the queen...
Joey and me in front of Buckingham Palace!
Beautiful view from the hotel
View from the hotel we are staying at.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
ALBERTO TRYING TO FORM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO/CARIBBEAN
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1030 PM EDT FRI JUN 09 2006 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED BETWEEN HONDURAS AND WESTERN CUBA HAS CHANGED LITTLE IN ORGANIZATION DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS. HOWEVER...CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE FAVORABLE FOR THIS SYSTEM TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR A TROPICAL STORM DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS EXTREME WESTERN CUBA AND THE YUCATAN CHANNEL BRINGING SQUALLS AND ADDITIONAL RAINS TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PORTIONS OF CUBA. AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THIS SYSTEM TOMORROW AFTERNOON...IF NECESSARY. ALL INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. BECAUSE DEVELOPMENT COULD OCCUR NEAR CUBA AT ANY TIME ON SATURDAY...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH OR WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN CUBA.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY :)
Joey had his birthday yesterday :) Pretty good deal to celebrate your birthday in London! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY!!!!!
We visited Windsor Castle and Stone Henge yesterday. Both were impressive. I was a bit surprised that Stone Henge was not larger. It was pretty cool though. The weather has been amazing. Not too warm or cool. Just right! You can tell that Cheetah was a bit bewildered by the whole "Stone Henge" experience. I am not sure she was impressed. :) lol
Cheetah at Stone Henge - yeah she is really impressed
And finally me in front of Stone Henge
Windsor Castle - the queen often stays here
Everyone is having a great time. The weather could not be better. This is Joeys first time out of the country/on an airplane :) and so on!
Looks stormy back home. Some severe weather during the next 48 hours is possible. I suppose Alberta is bent on forming in the Gulf of Mexico. Appears that the Gulf Coast could see their first tropical storm of the season. Hopefully, if Alberto forms, he will not become too intense.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 1 FORMS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Tropical Depression 1 - possible track
The first tropical depression of the 2006 Atlantic
hurricane season formed Saturday in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, prompting
warnings for parts of Cuba, forecasters said.
The depression had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph
and could develop into the first named storm of the season later in the day,
to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical storms have top sustained winds of at least 39 mph. The first named storm of the season would be Alberto.
The depression was expected to move through the Yucatan Channel into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
At 9 a.m., the depression's center was located about
50 miles south- southwest of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba. It was
moving north-northwest about 12 mph.
The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30.
Having fun in London. Have not had much time to go through my photos. We went to London Tower today and were able to see the Queens Jewels. Quite beautiful.
We went to Saint Paul's Church last night. It was an amazing structure. Tower bridge in the background Joey and Cheetah :)
We are heading to Paris tomorrow. Will be there a few days and then back to London.
BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO ADVISORY NUMBER 6 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012006 1000 AM CDT SUN JUN 11 2006 ...DEPRESSION BECOMES FIRST NAMED STORM OF THE 2006 SEASON... INTERESTS IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE HAS STRENGTHENED INTO A TROPICAL STORM. AT 1000 AM CDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 88.1 WEST OR ABOUT 400 MILES...645 KM...WEST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA AND ABOUT 445 MILES...715 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA. ALBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. THE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT RECENTLY REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES. ALBERTO IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF CUBA...WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF 30 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH MONDAY.
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