Stimulus bill includes big money for science

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 02:17 PM GMT em 25 de Fevereiro de 2009

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The $789 billion stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law on February 13 gives some $21.5 billion for scientific research and development across all agencies, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "The stimulus package is a singular event in the history of science funding," said John Marburger, former presidential science adviser and head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy under George W. Bush. Indeed, the coming year will be a good year to be a graduate student. The extra $3 billion given to the National Science Foundation will go to fund a wide variety of scientific research at universities.

According to an article in last week's Nature magazine, here is a breakdown on who gets what among the government's scientific agencies:

National Science Foundation
Stimulus: $3 billion
2008 budget: $6.1 billion

Highlights: $2.5 billion will go towards external research grants, including $300 million for instrumentation. A separate allowance of $400 million will go to construction of major facilities.

Department of Energy
Stimulus: About $40 billion
2008 budget: $23.9 billion

Highlights: Includes $11 billion for the electric grid, $5 billion for weatherproofing homes, $3.4 billion for fossil energy R&D and $2 billion for battery research. The Office of Science, which funds basic research, receives $1.6 billion. A separate $400 million will kick-start the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

NASA
Stimulus: $1 billion
2008 budget: $17.2 billion

Highlights: $400 million for science. The joint House-Senate Conference report specifies that "Funding is included herein to accelerate the development of the tier 1 set of Earth science climate research missions recommended by the National Academies Decadal Survey and to increase the agency's supercomputing capabilities". Another $400 million could be spent on rocket development to shrink a "gap" in human spaceflight capability caused by retirement of the space shuttle.

The bill also specifies, "The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 for cross agency support. In allocating these funds, NASA shall give its highest priority to restore NASA-owned facilities damaged from hurricanes and other natural disasters occurring during calendar year 2008."

It is uncertain whether NASA will try to replace the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) satellite, which crashed into the ocean near Antarctica yesterday when the satellite failed to separate from its booster rocket. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory would have been a big help in determining how CO2 cycles between the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere. Fortunately, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched a related satellite, the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite IBUKI (GOSAT), on January 23. GOSAT focuses primarily on carbon dioxide and methane sources.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Stimulus: $830 million
2008 budget: $3.9 billion

Highlights:
The joint House-Senate Conference report specifies that "$600,000,000 should be spent for construction and repair of NOAA facilities, ships and equipment, to improve weather forecasting and to support satellite development. Of the amounts provided, $170,000,000 shall address critical gaps in climate modeling and establish climate data records for continuing research into the cause, effects and ways to mitigate climate change."

National Institutes of Health
Stimulus: $10 billion
2008 budget: $29.6 billion

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Stimulus: $580 million
2008 budget: $737 million

The money must be spent quickly
Agencies have 60 days to present spending plans to the White House. The money must be spent quickly, with most of the spending required to be completed by September 30, 2010. There is no money earmarked for hurricane science, but the $600 million in NOAA's slice of the pie to help support satellite development could go towards a new QuikSCAT satellite, which would be a big help for marine forecasts and our ability to detect developing tropical storms. The main area hurricane science could use some stimulus money is for basic research into the hurricane intensification problem. I hope NOAA, NASA, and NSF see fit to spend part of the windfall on the people and computers needed to tackle this vital need. I'll have more on the subject of hurricane research progress and needs next week, when I'll be blogging from the 63rd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference in Tampa, Florida.

You can find the full text of the stimulus bill at the White House web site.

Jeff Masters

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253. Ossqss
02:45 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:



Actually.. I am 50 (in a few weeks, but not as old as presslord), I own a couple of business's and I also draw a full military pension.I have private pensions plans, two self directed RRSP. I have a mortgage and 2 vehicles... so yes..I do know how it works.


A close in the 6k range will have large phychological implicationsworld wide. The S&P is the one everyone is looking at right now. Like going back in time 30 years from an investment stand point. If things continue, you will see civil unrest and it will not be fun. I am in Florida which has about a year head start on the rest of the country on the downturn. The rest of the states are catching up fast. If you have not fealt the pain, you will in the near term. I hope we can all get out of this pit soon.
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252. Orcasystems
02:37 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


If you think only those who you reference are only ones in trouble, you obviously have very little knowledge on how things work in this country. You must be a student for if you had a job or pension or retirement plan, you would not think this was so humorous. There is nothing funny about the potential a serious failure of the worlds economic stability. Those who laugh will be the first to cry for help.



Actually.. I am 50 (in a few weeks, but not as old as presslord), I own a couple of business's and I also draw a full military pension.I have private pensions plans, two self directed RRSP. I have a mortgage and 2 vehicles... so yes..I do know how it works.
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251. HTV
02:35 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
Asian Markets loss on average 3% thats about a -275 for the DOW! We will see.

FTSE 100 -123.21 -3.15%
XETRA-DAX -143.75 -3.65%
CAC 40 -81.01 -2.95%
HANG SENG -83.37 -0.65%

I wonder why our markets are more influenced by the Asian Markets rather than ours influencing theirs. Is just because of the Date Line?
250. JRRP
02:33 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
New blog!!!
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249. Ossqss
02:32 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:


I have to ask, because i find this to be a bit humorous... "If we close below the 7k mark, all bets are off. Get your gun and run for the hills"

Do you own that much stock? Is it going to effect you and your neighbours that much?

The only people who are going to be in trouble, is the people who own stock, or put themselves into financially precarious positions themselves (mortgages).

For a country that prides itself as being the bastion of the free market, there is sure a lot of screaming for the government to come and bail them out when the "free market" makes a much needed correction.

You can't have it both ways.


If you think only those who you reference are only ones in trouble, you obviously have very little knowledge on how things work in this country. You must be a student for if you had a job or pension or retirement plan, you would not think this was so humorous. There is nothing funny about the potential a serious failure of the worlds economic stability. Those who laugh will be the first to cry for help.
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248. Orcasystems
02:25 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


THat 6000 figure is looming. The citi/gov deal and the contracting economy at 6.2% is not going to go over well. If we close below the 7k mark, all bets are off. Get your gun and run for the hills. My problem is, we dont have any hills here aside from overpasses. Hang on folks.


I have to ask, because i find this to be a bit humorous... "If we close below the 7k mark, all bets are off. Get your gun and run for the hills"

Do you own that much stock? Is it going to effect you and your neighbours that much?

The only people who are going to be in trouble, are the people who own stock, or put themselves into financially precarious positions themselves (mortgages).

For a country that prides itself as being the bastion of the free market, there is sure a lot of screaming for the government to come and bail them out when the "free market" makes a much needed correction.

You can't have it both ways.
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247. TampaSpin
02:12 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Patrap:
Earth Scan Lab,LSU Link


Pat that looks like some Severe Weather Coming to the SE.
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246. TampaSpin
02:10 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Asian Markets loss on average 3% thats about a -275 for the DOW! We will see.

FTSE 100 -123.21 -3.15%
XETRA-DAX -143.75 -3.65%
CAC 40 -81.01 -2.95%
HANG SENG -83.37 -0.65%
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245. Patrap
02:08 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Earth Scan Lab,LSU Link
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244. TampaSpin
02:04 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


THat 6000 figure is looming. The citi/gov deal and the contracting economy at 6.2% is not going to go over well. If we close below the 7k mark, all bets are off. Get your gun and run for the hills. My problem is, we dont have any hills here aside from overpasses. Hang on folks.


I agree 6000 is not out of the question now......today will be a very bumpy ride....it might come back but, if an investor is smart you lay low with interesting bearing account for now....This is about to get very ugly!
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243. Ossqss
01:54 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
The DOW is going to tumble at opening bell......below is the premarket (overnight trading)!

Dow Jones -139.00 7039.00 2/27 8:23am


THat 6000 figure is looming. The citi/gov deal and the contracting economy at 6.2% is not going to go over well. If we close below the 7k mark, all bets are off. Get your gun and run for the hills. My problem is, we dont have any hills here aside from overpasses. Hang on folks.
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242. TampaSpin
01:45 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Also i working on my own web site as a back up when WU goes down. Here is the address and it is still under Construction.

http://tampaspinsweather.webs.com/index.htm
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241. TampaSpin
01:41 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
The DOW is going to tumble at opening bell......below is the premarket (overnight trading)!

Dow Jones -139.00 7039.00 2/27 8:23am
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240. Cotillion
12:50 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


I was told that the Earth's temp without any cloud cover to protect it would go up to 348 degrees F. I believe it was a general statement of condition with no specifics.


It may be correct, though the conditions of where clouds disappear are numerous. There would have to be no water so no evaporation can take place. If there's no water, CO2 and other gases which would have been absorbed by the water would become much more numerous.. and so on. Venus, mark II - not surprised.

Remember: If we were just 5% closer to the Sun, the Earth would not be habitable. However, we could be slightly beyond even Mars and life could still be on it.

(Mars' problem boils down to other things, like a weaker gravitational field due to its lesser mass in comparison.)
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239. Ossqss
12:42 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Cotillion:


Whereabouts on the planet and when?


I was told that the Earth's temp without any cloud cover to protect it would go up to 348 degrees F. I believe it was a general statement of condition with no specifics.
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238. CybrTeddy
12:06 PM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
93 Days, and counting. Dang its getting close.
Before you know it, it will be 31 days.
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236. surfmom
11:46 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Looking like a great day - 57 degrees in SRQ
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235. peejodo
08:42 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting hahaguy:


My thoughts exactly


I think you and cyberteddy are right. I'm looking at the outter banks. Hopefully just a fish storm skirting Hatteras and north.
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234. Cotillion
08:18 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:
Hi all, what do you know about carbon sequestration? I have been asked and really dont know much about it.

I did aquire an interesting stat in my discussion with the science guy and was suprised that our planet would be at a extreem temp without clouds. Do you know the temp?

How about a guess --

A - 114 degrees
B - 154 degrees
C - 348 degrees

pardon any spelling errors


Whereabouts on the planet and when?
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233. wcsctv5
07:21 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
March snow in the south?

From the Tallahassee wx discussion: SUNDAY...WITH UPPER JET BECOMING CUT OFF FROM JET ALONG SE GA COAST
WITH WRAP AROUND MOISTURE BACK TOWARDS CWA. A FEW SHOWERS (SNOW
SHOWERS
?) EXPECTED MAINLY NE MOST GA COUNTIES. OTHERWISE IN WAKE OF
FRONT...COLD...BLUSTERY AND GUSTY. WILL UNDERCUT GUIDANCE A FEW
DEGREES.

And the Charleston wx discussion:

ALL SOLUTIONS HOWEVER DO SUGGEST THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR
SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...AND
IF THE GFS/CANADIAN SOLUTIONS ARE CORRECT...IT COULD BE AN
ACCUMULATING SNOW EVENT


00z nam is more in line with GFS now would be a decent snow event for Charleston area.
232. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
07:06 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Tropical Cyclone Advice #5
==============================

At 3:00 PM WDT, A TROPICAL LOW [1002 hPa] located at 15.6S 120.9E, or 385 kms west of Kuri Bay and 295 kms north northwest of Broome has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 knots with gusts of 40 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving towards the southwest at 8 knots.

Widespread heavy rain is likely to develop in the Pilbara from Saturday afternoon as the system approaches the Pilbara coast, and significant flooding may result. Please refer to Flood Watch advices for more information.

The low remains weak but may develop into a tropical cyclone as it moves towards the Pilbara coast. Gales are not expected in coastal areas during Friday but may develop late Saturday or early Sunday.

Tropical Cyclone Watch
=======================
A Cyclone WATCH continues for a developing tropical low for Pilbara coastal areas from Wallal to Exmouth

Next Tropical Cyclone Advice is at 10:00 PM WDT..
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231. natrwalkn
06:40 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Anyone have links to forecast models for the potential snowstorm for the Carolinas?
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230. charlottefl
04:58 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Just saw Lulin with binoculars, pretty cool! Wish I had a telescope.
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229. Orcasystems
04:35 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Complete Blog Refresh
Mirror Site



I am also trying something new with these link
Display Current
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228. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
04:03 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Central Indian Ocean 90E-110E
=============================================

TROPICAL LOW near 10.6S 102.8E at 9am WDT Friday about 320 kilometres [170 nautical miles] west of Christmas Island.

Central Pressure :1004 hectopascals
Recent movement :near stationary

Tropical Cyclone Development Potential
=======================================
Saturday: Low
Sunday: High
Monday: High

REMARKS - The low is expected to gradually develop further in the following days and drift slowly southeastwards. At this stage, gales are not expected at either Christmas or Cocos Islands within the next 48 hours.
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227. SevereHurricane
03:58 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Somebody is gonna have a rough day...

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226. AussieStorm
03:39 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009


TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 4
Issued at 9:55 am WDT on Friday, 27 February 2009
BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH

A Cyclone WATCH continues for a developing tropical low for Pilbara coastal
areas from Wallal to Exmouth and adjacent inland parts.

At 9:00 am WDT a Tropical Low was estimated to be
245 kilometres west northwest of Kuri Bay and
385 kilometres north of Broome and
moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone during Saturday as it moves to the
southwest towards the Pilbara coast. Gales are not expected in coastal areas
during Friday but may develop later on Saturday or early Sunday.

Widespread heavy rain is likely to develop in the Pilbara from Saturday
afternoon as the system approaches the Pilbara coast, and significant flooding
may result. Please refer to Flood Watch advices for more information.

Details of Tropical Low at 9:00 am WDT:
.Centre located near...... 14.5 degrees South 122.5 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 110 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 75 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1002 hectoPascals
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225. stillwaiting
03:33 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
surfmom:looking South east the first bright object up from the horizon should be saturn,now look above saturn for a sickle shaped constellation on its side,now in between the star in the bottom right side of the sickle and a straight line to saturn is a dim fuzzy looking star thats lulin I'll be setting up the tele here in about 30 minutes or so,I'll be on WU the whole time,give it another look,lulin is acually higher in the sky away from the horizon!!!
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224. hahaguy
03:07 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Does anyone know what ever happened to ivansurvivor who used to be on the blog last yr?
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223. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
03:01 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
9:00 AM FST February 27 2009
=========================================

At 21:00 PM UTC, Depression (1008 hPa) locatd at 24.5S 178.3W has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 to 35 knots within 30 to 120 NM of the center in the easterh semi-circle. The depression is reported as moving slowly. Position FAIR based on GOES/visible and recent Quikscat Pass. Sea surface temperatures is around 29C. Global models are not developing the system.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is LOW
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222. Ossqss
02:44 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting jeffB:
Ossgss, I'm at a loss as to what your science guy is thinking. Did he mean "without clouds because there's no surface water"? Or maybe "without clouds because there's no atmosphere"? And is he talking Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin degrees?

Without knowing more about his assumptions, I'm going to have to go with "none of the above" -- no clouds implies no water, which implies a much weaker greenhouse effect and much COLDER temperatures.


Ok, my bad , Fahrenheit.
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221. Ossqss
02:39 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting SevereHurricane:


Probally C Because Clouds absorb energy from the sun and produce rain which cools the land and with out them it would be very very very hot.


So your choice is C ?
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220. Ossqss
02:34 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting jeffB:
Ossgss, I'm at a loss as to what your science guy is thinking. Did he mean "without clouds because there's no surface water"? Or maybe "without clouds because there's no atmosphere"? And is he talking Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin degrees?

Without knowing more about his assumptions, I'm going to have to go with "none of the above" -- no clouds implies no water, which implies a much weaker greenhouse effect and much COLDER temperatures.





Make your assumptions. No Clouds, with or without water. What do you think?
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219. SOUTHFL43YRS
02:33 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Pelsprog, did you get a chance to hook up with Stomy and Koncy. Both had a great Predict!
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218. SevereHurricane
02:29 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting Ossqss:
Hi all, what do you know about carbon sequestration? I have been asked and really dont know much about it.

I did aquire an interesting stat in my discussion with the science guy and was suprised that our planet would be at a extreem temp without clouds. Do you know the temp?

How about a guess --

A - 114 degrees
B - 154 degrees
C - 348 degrees

pardon any spelling errors


Probally C Because Clouds absorb energy from the sun and produce rain which cools the land and with out them it would be very very very hot.
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217. jeffB
02:29 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Ossgss, I'm at a loss as to what your science guy is thinking. Did he mean "without clouds because there's no surface water"? Or maybe "without clouds because there's no atmosphere"? And is he talking Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin degrees?

Without knowing more about his assumptions, I'm going to have to go with "none of the above" -- no clouds implies no water, which implies a much weaker greenhouse effect and much COLDER temperatures.
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216. Ossqss
02:01 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Hi all, what do you know about carbon sequestration? I have been asked and really dont know much about it.

I did aquire an interesting stat in my discussion with the science guy and was suprised that our planet would be at a extreem temp without clouds. Do you know the temp?

How about a guess --

A - 114 degrees
B - 154 degrees
C - 348 degrees

pardon any spelling errors
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215. jeffB
01:58 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting surfmom:
Mission not accomplished -- good for one more attempt.... --I think I need to be in a darker place...... plus.... to be honest, I really do not know my way around up there..... half sea-sick from the binocular wobble.


If you can, sit in a lawn chair or something, and rest your elbows against your torso while you're holding the binocs. I find that that helps a LOT, at least for things that aren't too high in the sky.
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214. surfmom
01:54 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Mission not accomplished -- good for one more attempt.... --I think I need to be in a darker place...... plus.... to be honest, I really do not know my way around up there..... half sea-sick from the binocular wobble.
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213. hahaguy
01:50 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Carolinas.


My thoughts exactly
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212. CybrTeddy
01:47 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting all4hurricanes:
I'll run a poll I did for 08 which of these areas will get hit by a devastating hurricane in 09, the last storm to retire that hit the area will be mentioned at the right
1 Canada (Juan 03)
2 New England & upper Atlantic states (Bob 1991)
3 Carolinas (Isabel 03)
4 Georgia and N Florida (Dora 1964)
5 Rest of Florida (Wilma 05, unless Fay retires from 08)
6 GOMex (Ike 08)
7 Mexico (Dean 07)
8 Central America (Felix 07)
9 Jamaica (Dean 07)
10 Cuba (Ike or Paloma if she retires)
11 Hispaniola (Noel 07 or Hanna if she retires)
12 Lesser Antilles (Lenny 1999)
13 Bermuda and/or Azores (Fabian 03)
I know I posted this already but no one really responded and there was a new blog plus at the moment the blogs going slow


Carolinas.
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211. beell
01:17 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Re 208
Doh-now I see surfmom!
Thanks.
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210. beell
01:12 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Pretty good info right here on the WU for finding Lulin in the night sky where you live (see comment #66). And a lot more!

LowerCal's "Casual Astronomy"
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209. zoomiami
12:59 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Quoting surfmom:
Glad you saw Lulin Stillwaiting-- I'm going out now -- I took the "do not touch" binoculars from the Man's Room ...LOL
Thanks Patrap for the video -- that was really helpful -- helped alot. Lowercal has a great deal of information as well. He's the one that got me started on this. Last night the dog thought I was nuts and a neighbor asked if I was okay.......I was laying down on my driveway --staring up at the sky


That's too funny surf, did they think you were taking a nap?
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208. surfmom
12:39 AM GMT em 27 de Fevereiro de 2009
Glad you saw Lulin Stillwaiting-- I'm going out now -- I took the "do not touch" binoculars from the Man's Room ...LOL
Thanks Patrap for the video -- that was really helpful -- helped alot. Lowercal has a great deal of information as well. He's the one that got me started on this. Last night the dog thought I was nuts and a neighbor asked if I was okay.......I was laying down on my driveway --staring up at the sky
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207. ajcamsmom2
11:29 PM GMT em 26 de Fevereiro de 2009
Well, the annual Mardi Gras Snow Skiing season has been a blast...But, it is time to head back to Hurricane Heaven...Sure hope we don't have any storms along the Gulf Coast anymore...A girl can dream can't she????
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205. all4hurricanes
10:34 PM GMT em 26 de Fevereiro de 2009
I'll run a poll I did for 08 which of these areas will get hit by a devastating hurricane in 09, the last storm to retire that hit the area will be mentioned at the right
1 Canada (Juan 03)
2 New England & upper Atlantic states (Bob 1991)
3 Carolinas (Isabel 03)
4 Georgia and N Florida (Dora 1964)
5 Rest of Florida (Wilma 05, unless Fay retires from 08)
6 GOMex (Ike 08)
7 Mexico (Dean 07)
8 Central America (Felix 07)
9 Jamaica (Dean 07)
10 Cuba (Ike or Paloma if she retires)
11 Hispaniola (Noel 07 or Hanna if she retires)
12 Lesser Antilles (Lenny 1999)
13 Bermuda and/or Azores (Fabian 03)
I know I posted this already but no one really responded and there was a new blog plus at the moment the blogs going slow
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204. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
09:48 PM GMT em 26 de Fevereiro de 2009
FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
GALE WARNING
06:00 AM FST FEBRUARY 27 2009
=====================================

DEPRESSION [1008HPA] LOCATED NEAR 25S 178.5W AT 261800 UTC SLOW MOVING.

POSITION FAIR.

IN AREA NORTH OF 25S: EXPECT NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 30 TO 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF CENTRE IN THE EASTERN SEMICIRCLE.
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203. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
09:41 PM GMT em 26 de Fevereiro de 2009
Western Australia 110E-125E
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Tropical Cyclone Advice #3
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At 3:00 AM WDT, A TROPICAL LOW [1002 hPa] located at 14.1S 122.7E, or 250 kms northwest of Kuri Bay and 435 kms north of Broome has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 knots with gusts of 40 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving towards the west-southwest at 9 knots.

The low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Saturday as it moves to the southwest towards the Pilbara coast. Gales are not expected in coastal areas on Friday but may develop later on Saturday or early Sunday.

Widespread heavy rain is likely in the Pilbara from Saturday evening as the system approaches the Pilbara coast, and significant flooding may result.

Tropical Cyclone Watch
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A Cyclone WATCH continues for a developing tropical low for Pilbara coastal areas from Wallal to Exmouth

Next Tropical Cyclone Advice is at 10:00 AM WDT..
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