SpaceX launched a Dragon Capsule to the International Space Station today at 12:31pm. The weather was hot but clear enough. Watched the launch at 39A from the Turn Basin. The renovations out there continue. Still bits of minor damage from Matthew around. The burned areas from the fires last spring were widespread. Saw where a Bald Eagle's nest should have been was torched tree.
Launch was amazing. Sound was incredible. To watch Dragon come back to earth..that was something to behold.
99L after a long battle with dust and shear has become 08L. It has a chance at modest intensification over warmer waters before shear sets in again in 2-3 days. NASA's model doesn't get really excited about this storm. It may get named. Probably not get really strong.
What a full moon...produced a baby storm. Check back for more pictures later today including some puppies born on another farm. Welcome Nickel-Moo..
The rain from Noru extends well to the north into Southeastern Russia. Heavy rain has caused unexpected flooding
Published on Aug 6, 2017 by: NOLA.com
A dramatic rescue during the Louisiana Flood of 2016 was the subject of a Coast Guard ceremony where the agency presented a Silver Lifesaving Medal and three Meritorious Public Service Medals on Aug. 4, 2017. The Silver Lifesaving Medal honored David Phung for his heroics in saving a woman and her dog from a submerged automobile near Baton Rouge on the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard video)
New Atlantic Invests
99L is fresh off Africa and west bound.
90L is in the Eastern Caribbean
Cocoa Beach Pier is Closed, Three Hurt
NESAT and Haitang Havoc in Pingtung
07W NORU Has Gone Annular
Nesat heavily damaged parts of Northern Taiwan including 38 schools. Power outages occurred in Yilan County, New Taipei City, Hsinchu City, Taoyuan City, Pingtung County, Hsinchu County and Miaoli County. Electric has been restored to 383,087 households since.
Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang bring record air pollution to Hong Kong
The subsiding air on the outer edges of Nesat and Haitang are combining with high heat and sunshine to trap and exasperate bad air conditions where photo-chemical smog and ozone are forming and unable to disperse, leading to high levels of nitrogen dioxide in urban areas and along roadsides.
So Much Flooding
There is so much flooding occurring right now worldwide there is no covering it all.. So this morning picking to highlight the flooding in West Virgina from the low currently coming off the Northeast. This really caught some communities off guard, some of which suffered pretty bad flooding last weekend. A state of the emergency has been declared by the Governor. Over 30 were rescued. The new fire station in Hundred, West Virgina was hit badly, they lost "everything" including four emergency vehicles.
97L was short lived.. NASA's GEOS-5 model had it struggling to the point of never becoming a Tropical Depression this morning. Still likes to hit Texas Sunday after next. It's a ways out.
Between the heat of summer, ample meteor debris and smoke in the atmosphere it has been an excellent week for noctilucent cloud (NLC) spotting for those in the far reaches of the Northern Hemisphere.
NASA's GEOS-5 still likes the wave 97L to develop into a Tropical Depression ~33W on Saturday. Has it as a depression or possible Tropical Storm and then diurnal cycling through day/night open wave/depression for a night or two before dying on the islands. Similar to Don, just slower.
It has been on and off about a weak low in the BOC starting Wednesday. This run is the first that comes a little more north and has a chance to spin up along the coast of Texas. The low coming off the Northeast it tries to form a low on the tail but it wasn't really holding together very long that run.
Recorded a little Background Flute today..