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Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Heat, A Solar Powered Tie, and T.S. Fay

A Little Bit of Heat
Today and tomorrow we will be within a few degrees of 90F. This is the bounce back I mentioned last week, when we had a preview of autumn chill. Often these swings feed off of each other. So now we get to other side of an active upper level flow- and allow some of that lat summer heat to spill in. While it is rather common to get temperatures in the 90s in late August, it does become less frequent as the sun angle get lower in the sky, and the days get shorter. Today's sunset for example, is at 7:57pm. In late June it was 8:36pm. In total, there is about 1 1/2 hours less sunlight than we had at the beginning of summer.

Solar Powered Tie

Two months after Father's Day, North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new technology to imprint solar panels. To show off ow thin and flexible they are, this tie was the best they could do. A fashion statement? If so, shouldn't it be green? It does come with a pocket for your cell phone or other power hungry device. Oh, by the way- don't most people work under florescent lights?

Tracking Fay
- From StormPulse... (The active maps will be moved to the current day blog post)
Below is the latest info regarding Fay. Remember that you can control the image, so click and zoom to your hearts content. As of this morning, most of the rain was on the east side of the storm as it crossed Cuba. Over the warmer water this afternoon it may strengthen...but there are two things I would focus on:
First: The track compared to the forecast cone... I noticed a model bias a few years ago, and it proved itself as recently as Hurricane Dolly's jump north of Brownsville, and T.S. Edouard eluding Galveston- also to the north/east. So instead of a Key West path through Punta Gorda (Charlie's landfall in 2004), it might hug the coast, or go right up the peninsula.
Secondly: Remnant rain by Friday. While the National Hurricane Center Track is past Atlanta Georgia, the Mid Range Models such as the GFS and Canadian have Fay Stalling near Savanna, GA. That could be a major flooding event if it holds true, but hold that rain away from us. Eventually, when our protective bubble moves on, we could watch this system chug north up the coast. This on is worth watching for us.

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