Weather Satellite Launch
The launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 from Vandenberg AFB was scrubbed last night due to issues that couldn't be resolved before the launch window closed. The launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 1:47 PST.
Radioactive Cloud Over Europe
In early October a cloud of radioactive ruthenium was detected over Eastern Europe. It probably came from an accidental release from a truck or broken pipe, might have been related to the medical industry. Looking back at weather patterns it most likely came from near the southern Ural Mountains, where Russia borders Kazakhstan. The monitoring net across Eastern Europe did well detecting it. Certainly a reminder that pollution doesn't stay in it's country of origin.. Other lessons learned from this incident and more info can be found here.
96L is being given a 40-60% chance to develop into a sub-tropical storm. It is moving Northeast and will likely produce gale force winds.
Still watching the disturbance in the Southwest Caribbean. This could very well become our next invest.
Current Tropics and Weather News..
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