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Tropical Depression Harvey - North Atlantic
Updated: 10am EST Wed Aug 23 2017

Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 21.5N 92.5W | Movement: NW

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Tropical Storm Kenneth - East Pacific
Updated: 10am EST Wed Aug 23 2017

Wind: 40 MPH | Location: 24.6N 135.1W | Movement: NNW

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Typhoon Hato - Western Pacific

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Waiting for Hurricane Sandy. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v6n2 1030

Wed Oct 24 2012

I drove supplies to my son Allister at Richard Stockton College near Atlantic City. He told me that he was rowing on Oct 27, and that the college was extremely concerned  about the impending hurricane and "Frankenstorm".

I spent the evening trying to find a flight to Sydney leaving Oct 31. I realized rapidly that if the storm was anything like its predictions, a flight ticket on Oct 31 was useless, I would not even be able to get to New York City even if the planes were flying.

Richard Stockton College click here.

Sun Oct 28

2pm Philadelphia. I arrived at church, at the Tansi Igbo mass at St Cyprian's Church. The congregation was half the usual size, but the choir was complete and the music was wonderful as always. The Harvest Festival and Bazaar scheduled was cancelled because of the impending storm, but the priest Father Kiernan decided that the food that had been made had to be eaten, so after church we all trooped down to the basement.

Ah, the basement. During a memorial service in June, the basement floor was under 3 inches of water, and so I mopped and mopped and mopped. Seeing a woman in African clothes stand around and do nothing would have been a bad example. Some of the women followed me and helped, a lot of the women are nurses and have young children and get little sleep: they sat around dazed with their babies and some of the men, waiting for the floors to be cleared.
I am thinking the basement will be under 6 inches of water tonight.

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Above and below, Newton Lake Park, Camden County, New Jersey  after Hurricane Irene in Aug 2011.
Mon Oct 29 2012

Tens of millions of residents have been evacuated and I am looking at pictures of flooded streets in coastal towns from Virginia to New Jersey. The sea water is high already in New York City, and that is really worrying the officials in New York.

12.25pm South Jersey. The trees are moving slightly, gray day, drizzling rain. My contractor got bored at his home, made 2 attempts to drive from his house to mine but the cops stopped him; third time he made it and is happily spackling and listening to music on the radio.

2.52pm South Jersey. I have heard from my daughter at Drexel University. She is catching up on homework and studying since classes and rowing are cancelled fro 2 days. She is going to have to make a mad dash to a campus shop for some essential supplies. I haven't heard from any of my 3 sons, or from a Haitian who is important to me. Are the phone lines down in New York City?

Haiti click here.

Rain, rain and more rain. Not heavy but not stopping.

10pm South Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Atlantic City at 8pm. Atlantic City is 50 miles to my east; enough distance to stop the trees doing anything but wave happily in the wind.

Richard Stockton College, 9 miles from Atlantic City and with a huge lake in the middle of campus, is flooded, and I have not yet heard ether the solar panels in the parking lots have survived.

Where I am, we miss all extreme weather, all terrorism, all danger. Everything just blows over the top of Haddonfield and drowns Philadelphia, New York.

My son Angus in Edgewater New Jersey, which is across the Hudson River from Harlem: no power. My son Allister is camping out in Haddonfield while his college mops up the mess at Richard Stockton College. My son Miles in Baltimore: he seems to have ignored the storm and has kept building robots. My daughter Patience is still doing homework in Philadelphia in the Drexel dormitories.

I finally heard from my Haitian friend in Manhattan: last night, after speaking with me,  he nipped out to NYC's JFK airport last night and decamped to Chicago.

A few trees are still waving at me, but nothing is loud, nothing flickered, nothing has fallen.

Cold and dreary, and the police stopping all cars: we are all in prison. But a good prison, getting ready to fly to Oz on Monday for 20 days.

But 100 miles north in New york City: my goodness, shelters are filled, forced evacuations, flooded streets, no power, street furniture and trees have fallen down all over the city.

Tues Oct 30 2012

Press release from New York City: "Notification issued 10/30/12 at 2:00 PM.  All NYC East River bridges are open but please stay off the roads and allow emergency personnel the opportunity to restore essential city services.  All MTA bridges except the ones in the Rockaways are open. NYC public parks will be closed until further notice."
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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Satellite images, reconnaissance data and surface observations
indicate that the remmants of Harvey are close to redeveloping into
a tropical depression over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico about 150
miles west of Merida, Mexico. Advisories will likely be re-initiated
at 10 am CDT on this system. The low is forecast to move to the
northwest at about 10 mph across the western Gulf of Mexico,
possibly reaching the northwestern Gulf coast late Friday. This
system is likely to slow down once it reaches the coast, increasing
the threat of a prolonged period of heavy rainfall and flooding
across portions of Texas and Louisiana into early next week. Harvey
could also produce storm surge and tropical storm or hurricane force
winds along portions of the Texas coast later this week, and
Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches could be required later today
for portions of the coast of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and
southwestern Louisiana. Interests in these areas should monitor the
progress of this system and refer to products issued by your local
National Weather Service office for more information.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...near 100 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...near 100 percent.

2. An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms stretching across
the Bahamas, southern Florida, and the adjacent waters is associated
with a trough of low pressure. Any development of this system
during the next few days should be slow to occur while it drifts
northward over Florida and the adjacent waters. Environmental
conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical or
subtropical development over the weekend when the system begins to
move northeastward over the western Atlantic. Regardless of
development, very heavy rain and flooding is possible over portions
of the Florida peninsula during the next few days. Please refer to
products from your local National Weather Service office for more
information on this system.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

Forecaster Blake

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:49:45 GMT

NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook

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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
500 AM PDT Wed Aug 23 2017

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Kenneth, located about 1500 miles west of the southern tip
of the Baja California peninsula.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

Forecaster Pasch


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:35:35 GMT