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Events de Fuego

By: Skyepony , 2:46 PM GMT on February 27, 2017

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Fuego Events

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Phish - Fuego (HD) 1/2/15 - Miami, FL
Andrew Grey
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Eclipse Anillo de Fuego~ For those that didn't make it to the Southern Hemisphere for the spectacular annual eclipse with it's "Ring of Fire" on Sunday February 26, 2017, here is the video.

Guatemala's Volcano Fuego erupted again on Saturday Feb 25, 2017. Plumes of ash rained down on nearby communities. David de Leon, spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, said the volcanic activity later stabilized and fell within the normal range after an eruptive phase that lasted 13 hours. The rumbling 3,763-meter-high (12,345-foot) volcano registered a powerful eruption from 11:28 pm Friday (0528 GMT Saturday). In the afternoon, explosions generated ash columns 4,500 meters above sea level, 500 meters less than in the morning. The longest of three lava flows so far stretched 1,600 meters. Originally forecast that the plume might reach Guatemala City, it doesn't appear to have. There is some impressive explosions in the video.



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Tropics are quiet.

98S is gone but wrote a quick tropical blog here. Beginning my blog migration to somewhere else...

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Fog was burning off as we rode bicycles toward it at the Tour De Kennedy Space Center. Starting point was the Visitor's Center Parking Lot.
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140. aquak9
12:38 PM GMT on March 24, 2017
Looked over the Weebly site; that looks nice for you to use. I think you can do a lot with that.

Found the copy of the letter about the passionfruit, I have a total of seven of them; you said 3" pots? Gonna try to get that done this weekend. Also, three butternut squash that found their way onto my doorstep- and Sorry the Eggplant. Didja see'm on the Disqus side? he's doing great along with the longevity spinach. Gotta few peppers and those everglades toms to get outside this weekend, too.

Hoping Two-PennyMoo is doing good, I'm thinking of her a lot it seems.
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139. LowerCal
10:30 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
I bookmarked your weebly link, Skye. I've always enjoyed the variety of subjects I found here and all the nice, interesting, informative and entertaining commenters. Most of all I really counted on your weather eye on the tropics relative to the Florida East Coast.
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138. georgevandenberghe
2:47 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Maybe last freeze of the season in the urban core of DC this morning. But suburbs are still at risk for six or seven weeks. Low 20s in College Park this morning. I covered most seedlings but forgot three flats of peas which look damaged but not completely dead. As an experiment, I brought two inside for a half hour this morning while leaving the other outside. The ones warmed fast inside look much worse.

Sick with bronchitis for four days, just about totally drained, fevers, really weak. Much better today but contemplating digging the soil just made me want to curl up and sit quietly instead.
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137. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
2:39 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
99S has made landfall earlier today in Western Australia.

At 2:00 PM WST, A tropical low was located overland near 20.6S 118.5E (30 km southwest of Port Hedland) and expected to continue moving south and is not expected to intensify over land. A Severe Weather Warning is current for the system for the Pilbara district [www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/].

92S

Another small tropical low was located near 15.0S 110.3E (about 900 km north northwest of Exmouth). The low has a small chance of reaching tropical cyclone intensity overnight Thursday or early Friday morning before weakening later Friday and Saturday.
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136. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
2:37 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
Gale Warning
TROPICAL CYCLONE CALEB, CATEGORY ONE (23U)
9:02 PM WST March 23 2017
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At 8:00 PM WST, Tropical Cyclone Caleb, Category One (995 hPa) located at 13.0S 100.7E has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 55 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving south southeast at 5 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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90 NM from the center in northeastern quadrant
40 NM from the center in southeastern quadrant
120 NM from the center in southwestern quadrant
120 NM from the center in northwestern quadrant

Tropical Cyclone Caleb should continue moving to the south southeast over open waters between Cocos and Christmas Islands. It is forecast to remain over open waters, and is not expected to produce gales over Cocos or Christmas Islands or the Western Australia mainland.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/D1.0/24 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS 13.9S 101.1E - 45 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS 14.7S 101.3E - 45 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS 15.5S 101.5E - 40 knots (CAT 1)
72 HRS 15.3S 100.6E - 35 knots (CAT 1)

Additional Information
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Tropical Cyclone Caleb is tracking southeast over open waters between Cocos and Christmas Islands.

The system was located by microwave and extrapolated Visible imagery located near the southeastern edge of the deep convection. While convection has developed closer to the center indicating further development curvature of deep convection has not increased as evident by the 0949UTC microwave image.

The intensity of 40 knots is influenced by earlier ASCAT passes [0200-0300UTC], which showed gales to the north, west and south of the somewhat elongated center. This is a little higher than the Dvorak analysis which yields a FT/CI of 2.5. This is based on a shear pattern with the low level center under 0.5 degrees from the edge of the deep convection. Adjusted MET is 2.5 based on a developing trend.

Development has been supported by strong low-level forcing from monsoonal NW flow to the north and southeasterly surge from the sub-tropical high to the south, combined with upper-level outflow to the south. This has outweighed the ongoing strong easterly shear [25-30 knots]. The cyclone has some potential to develop in the next 24 hours before becoming disconnected from the monsoon flow and dry air is entrained in the northeast sector. Although the shear should ease, the ocean heat content becomes more marginal south of 15S.0. Gales in southern quadrants are likely to be maintained for several days from the strong southeast synoptic flow as a new sub-tropical ridge builds to the south early next week.

The system is forecast to move in a south to southeasterly direction over the coming 48 hours due to a strong monsoonal surge to the north and a mid level trough and low to the southeast. Motion should become slow on Sunday as a mid-level ridge starts to develop to the south of the system, and then from Monday onward this should begin to steer the system in a westerly direction although models.
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135. RobDaHood
3:02 AM GMT on March 23, 2017
Breezy and smoky. Might get some rain tomorrow and it's supposed to get rather windy for 2-3 days.
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134. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:32 AM GMT on March 23, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
TROPICAL LOW XX
8:48 AM WST March 23 2017
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At 8:00 AM WST, Tropical Low (1001 hPa) located at 11.7S 99.7E or 315 km east of Cocos Island and 670 km west southwest of Christmas Island has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving south southeast at 5 knots.

A Tropical Low is developing in open waters between Cocos and Christmas Islands. The low may develop into a tropical cyclone Thursday night or Friday morning as it drifts to the south southeast, away from the islands.

The system is expected to remain over open waters, and is not expected to produce gales over Cocos or Christmas Islands or the Western Australia mainland.

Gale Force Winds
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180 NM in the northeastern quadrants
180 NM in the northwestern quadrants

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS 12.7S 100.4E - 35 knots (Tropical Low)
24 HRS 13.5S 100.9E - 35 knots (CAT 1)
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133. LakeWorthFinn
12:40 AM GMT on March 23, 2017
U DA GAL {{{Skye}}} wooohooo!

Oh my... took a look at the back yard this morning. Can't post pics, but a huge oak, over 50 ft tall, fell last night there, fence damaged, glad it didn't fall on the house. So sad to see a beautiful tree with little leaf beginnings die, it's totally uprooted :( Neighbors home has a tree through the roof. Tornado touched down in Dawsonville. Maybe here too, looks like it. Whole Jasper was in total blackout till noon today.
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132. RobDaHood
7:21 AM GMT on March 22, 2017
Quoting 128. Skyepony:

Hey everyone~ Thanks for bringing and stopping by.

Recorded and put out two albums on soundcloud this afternoon.
This is original music (2 songs) and this is some Irish/Scottish tunes (3 songs).

You Rock (and roll) Skye!
Thanks for sharing!

(((Finn)))
Be safe my friend.
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131. LakeWorthFinn
3:14 AM GMT on March 22, 2017
Excluding hurricanes, just lived through the worst storm ever. Went to a trivia night, hubby stayed home, and at 8pm all hell broke loose. I headed home after power went out at the club, but had to step out of the car in golfball size hail to drag a big tree trunk off the road to get back home. No cellphone service to call for help. Powerlines and trees down everywhere. Not suprised if some homes have damage, ours is ok, yard is trashed. Still no power. Grateful for our solar candles & cane kit lanterns!
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130. GardenGrrl
3:12 AM GMT on March 22, 2017
Hey Skye, just running around saying Hello's and goodbyes around here. Thank you for introducing me to Phish. Would love to see them in concert.
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129. WeatherWise
12:03 AM GMT on March 22, 2017
That is great, Skye! Congratulations!
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128. Skyepony
8:56 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
Hey everyone~ Thanks for bringing and stopping by.

Recorded and put out two albums on soundcloud this afternoon.
This is original music (2 songs) and this is some Irish/Scottish tunes (3 songs).
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127. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:41 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
tropical low may form into a category one cyclone in about 36-48 hours northeast of Karratha and cross Western Australia east of Karratha.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advice #3
TROPICAL LOW XX
2:22 AM WST March 22 2017
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At 2:00 AM WST, Tropical Low located at 16.5S 116.3E or about 475 km north of Karratha and 490 km north northwest of Port Hedland has 10 minute sustained winds of 20 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving south at 6 knots.

The low is likely to move southwards towards the Pilbara coast during Wednesday and has a moderate chance of becoming a tropical cyclone as it approaches the coast on Thursday.

GALES with gusts to 100 km/h may develop between Wallal Downs and Karratha during Thursday. GALES may extend to Onslow if the system takes a more westward track.

Heavy rain will develop along the Pilbara coast during Wednesday and extend inland during Thursday and Friday as the system moves inland.

Tropical Cyclone Watches/Warnings
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A TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH is in effect from Wallal Downs to Onslow, including Port Hedland and Karratha of Western Australia
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126. LakeWorthFinn
4:04 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
UFO, I say it was a UFO in Pakistan :)

Your Weebly website looks good! Left you a comment.

Off to fish dinner..........
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125. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:29 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advice #2
TROPICAL LOW XX
8:51 PM WST March 21 2017
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At 8:00 PM WST, Tropical Low located at 15.8S 116.1E or about 555 km north of Karratha and 570 km north northwest of Port Hedland has 10 minute sustained winds of 20 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving south southwest at 4 knots.

The low is likely to move southwards towards the Pilbara coast on Wednesday and has a moderate chance of becoming a tropical cyclone as it approaches the coast on Thursday.

GALES with gusts to 100 km/h may develop between Port Hedland and Onslow during Thursday. GALES may extend to Wallal Downs if the system takes a more eastward track.

Heavy rain will develop along the Pilbara coast during Wednesday and extend inland during Thursday and Friday as the system moves inland.

Tropical Cyclone Watches/Warnings
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A TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH is in effect from Wallal Downs to Onslow, including Port Hedland and Karratha of Western Australia
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124. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:33 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advice #1
TROPICAL LOW XX
3:12 PM WST March 21 2017
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At 2:00 PM WST, Tropical Low located at 15.3S 116.8E or about 590 km north northwest of Port Hedland and 600 km north of Karratha has 10 minute sustained winds of 15 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The tropical low is reported as moving southwest at 4 knots.

The low is likely to move towards the south towards the Pilbara coast on Wednesday and has a moderate chance of reaching tropical cyclone intensity as it nears the coast on Thursday.

GALES with gusts to 100 km/h may develop between Onslow and Wallal during Thursday. Heavy rain is likely near the track.

Tropical Cyclone Watches/Warnings
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A TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH is in effect from Wallal to Onslow including Karratha and Port Hedland of Western Australia
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123. WeatherWise
3:36 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Hi Everyone, Sharing the FIRST GIFT OF SPRING!

IMG_7633
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122. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:14 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
11:00 AM FST March 21 2017
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At 23:00 PM UTC, Tropical Disturbance 18F (1008 hPa) located at 17.0S 175.0W is reported as slowly moving. Position poor based on HIMAWARI-8 visible imagery and peripheral surface observations.

Convection remains persistent over supposed low level circulation center. System lies under an upper ridge in a moderate sheared environment. Circulation extends up to 700HPA. Sea surface temperature is around 30C.

Global model have picked up the system and move it southeastwards towards high shear.

Potential for this tropical disturbance to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is LOW to VERY LOW.
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121. Skyepony
11:01 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Thanks Hood~ Just put the comments back to free/default on Weebly & tested it. Disqus isn't that great to get ad revenue.. Looks like if you have a site with a huge number of hits and you pay a little something they don't treat ya like that.

Trying to land somewhere..but if I was that great of a blogger, wouldn't be getting kicked out like this. A public blog at your site would do.

Got a concert coming up. Started playing the penny whistle regular too. Should really record and get more music out there. The beautiful weather hasn't been encouraging me to stay inside and do much building/creating online either.

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120. RobDaHood
10:32 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Just checked it a couple times over the weekend and this morning. Didn't leave a comment. I've heard that about Discus with adds & stuff but don't have any experience with it. If you don't get something worked out that you like, I might be able to help you with something in the near future. I May also make some stuff on my site publicly accessible eventually. I know Ylee would prefer a cam blog that was public. One problem is that I don't have time to moderate public comments right now. So stay in touch and let me know what you end up doing. I'll be checking the WU blogs for the duration, but not posting a lot.
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119. Skyepony
10:01 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Quoting 118. RobDaHood:

Bookmarked your weebly.

Did write another blog there today. Don't know if I'll keep that site published. Got back around to trying to get disqus comments on it. Turns out disqus will put ads on it and take the revenue if and when I get that figured out, for using their comment service. Still doesn't look to have taken either. There is other things to try (thanks rainman, but I've had so little time it's not about being unable to yet) but what really is the use? The SEO seems far inferior to WU, anything Skyepony comes up as WU and without alot of social work that isn't gonna get much for views even if I really tried there..
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118. RobDaHood
6:04 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Bookmarked your weebly.
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117. georgevandenberghe
3:30 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
A comment I'll make in several places


2016 produced the worst freeze damage in 50 years here in College Park MD

2017: "Hold my beer"
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116. redagainPatti
8:07 AM GMT on March 20, 2017
Wandering around this early morning... in and out of the blogs... wanting to wave hi to all...
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115. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:32 AM GMT on March 20, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
2:13 PM WST March 20 2017
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System #1
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A weak tropical low lies near 12.3S 119.4E (about 700 km north northwest of Broome). It is forecast to move slowly west and then south towards the Pilbara coast. While there is some uncertainty in the forecast track, there is a chance the system reaches the central or western Pilbara coast later Thursday or Friday. There is also a chance the system moves slower and tracks to the west before reaching the coast.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
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Tuesday: LOW
Wednesday: MODERATE
Thursday: HIGH

System #2
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The monsoon trough lies near the Cocos Islands and Christmas Island. A tropical low may form in the trough near Cocos Islands over the next couple days and then remain in the vicinity of Cocos Islands until later Saturday when it starts moving away to the southwest. The system is expected to strengthen over the next few days, with the risk of it developing into a tropical cyclone increasing towards the end of the week.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
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Tuesday: VERY LOW
Wednesday: LOW
Thursday: LOW
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114. georgevandenberghe
11:48 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
The broccoli that got through December and January, was clobbered in March by low 20s with wind after it had broken dormancy. I got a little bit but it's pretty well over until May when my spring seedlings produce.



Picked a bunch more brussels sprouts and spinach though. The spinach has another four to six weeks before it bolts but the brussels sprouts are starting to bolt now.

My peach tree does have some survivors




Bradford pears were devastated. They are covered with brown dead blossoms which are not dropping petals because death stopped normal abscission. A lot of the leaf shoots look bad too. They will probably bud out from secondary buds in a few weeks.

The famous cherry blossoms around the tidal basin were 50% killed. This has NEVER happened before since the trees were planted in the early 1920s. Most of the display will still appear though because later buds will open so they won't look 50% dead
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113. Rainman32
4:25 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
Quoting 109. Skyepony:

Hey everyone.. Thanks for stopping by.

Resurrected an old Weebly site of mine. Put the comments to be handled by Disqus but not sure if that is just incompatible with my browser or not working properly.

Pretty sure something's not set up right. I'll be happy to help get it sorted out. I like the simple, straightforward look of that blog and disqus comments is total bonus.

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112. RobDaHood
1:44 AM GMT on March 19, 2017
Y'all make sure you get over to Ylee's Cam blog if you haven't seen it. No comments, so unless he edits it, it will fall off the list so I'm posting the link here.
It's pretty special.
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111. WeatherWise
1:14 AM GMT on March 19, 2017
Hi Skye, Looks like you have been busy.

A Late St. Patrck's Day Delivery

IMG_6561
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110. azgrandma
10:16 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Skye, good to see you at Rob's & your Weebly site sounds interesting too. Have lurked for years & would really miss you if you disappeared.
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109. Skyepony
9:59 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Hey everyone.. Thanks for stopping by.

Resurrected an old Weebly site of mine. Put the comments to be handled by Disqus but not sure if that is just incompatible with my browser or not working properly. It's been a busy week but did write a few quick blogs trying to remember how to use that platform. Eventually I'll link an indoor pursuits/recipe site to that that was started a while ago and add to it a little better probably too. It's been a tough decision to just give up blogging or continue on elsewhere and if so where, but trying. It's had a lot of unique rewards over the years. We've influenced each other in some positive ways. Trying not to just walk from it all and make a fringe news network on Youtube for the bucks..Was it a Meteor or UFO that entered Pakistan's air space yesterday:P

Of course I'll frequent where Cat6 lands & the other sites the blogging community has created. Aquak9 & Rainman are hosting a nice general meeting platform on disqus. Might even make a channel over there or blog on theirs sometime as it's an easy looking platform for us all to keep up with each other and with Cat6...it just doesn't seem to have that self updating capabilities to watch sat pics in near real time like we've enjoyed here. Old Weebly site can do that and collect from ads, make it more my own. Hood's site is awesome. Plan on posting there, can't just not see y'all:) May post blogs there even. It's just not as public as I'd like. Put some garden pics on Flickr. Neat how those can be viewed in such detail. Had a harder time sharing them beyond there.

91W is new...Just not impressive enough yet to put up a floater.
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108. RobDaHood
8:26 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Dropping by to say Hi and to take a look at some pony pics while I still can!
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107. Gatorxgrrrl
7:36 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
It's been a pleasure reading your blog Skye. I'll always be your neighbor to the south. Blessings. L
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106. georgevandenberghe
2:12 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
little warmer than I expected (my original remark about "busted warm" was wrong, weather service forecast this and I was the one wh thought it would be colder )Only got down to low 20s with mid 20s much of the night. Wednesday morning was worse, colder with stronger winds.

Peach flowers are not completely dead. Will see how they look when they thaw today. I don't know about my bearing broccoli but preliminary assessment is that it is okay. It will take warmth to see if it dies or recovers.

I'm hoping native trees haven't taken a big hit and will leaf out normally this spring. An April 25F freeze last year caused a three week delay in leafout of black locust and mulberry and wiped out the flowers of both species. They didn't look decent green until late May.
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105. Skyepony
11:40 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
It's 37.2F. Four less than forecast..

Aqua~Luck to your garden. Nice to see it hovering above freezing. This is what was needed to sweeten the winter fare.

Every one is blanketed except for Moo.

Looks like Fernando is done.

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104. aquak9
11:19 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
good morning refrigerated peeps! Cold Krew!

33.7┬║ right now, sun is starting to peek out. Hope all are well and warm.
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103. RobDaHood
3:43 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Brrrr!

The cold is touching us, even this far south. Looks like you've prepared as well as you can. Good Luck Aqua!
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102. aquak9
9:22 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
I used all the tarps I had, plus some blankies. Wish us luck!



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101. georgevandenberghe
4:36 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
Quoting 100. aquak9:

I've never covered my garden before, never. Don't even know if I have enough sheets! But I guess I'll find out tonight.
The whole garden is planted....can't imagine losing everything but I guess it could happen.


Use home depot tarps to cover large areas quickly. The 12x18 or 15x15 sizes are good. If you have a lot of dead leaves you can also bury individual plants in them and that will protect against a single night even down to the teens. When I planted a tomato plant outside March 15, 2012, (in Central Maryland!) in anticipation of coming extreme warmth, the warmth verified and the plant grew six inches and set a cluster by March 26. But then I had to get it through around 30F with wind March 27 and I buried it in leaves. Subsequent frost events were without wind and I used a sheet to cover it, last time was April 14 or so. First fruit was record early June 3 that year. I started using tarps this year. It is much faster than blankets to put down and take up.
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100. aquak9
3:45 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
I've never covered my garden before, never. Don't even know if I have enough sheets! But I guess I'll find out tonight.
The whole garden is planted....can't imagine losing everything but I guess it could happen.
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99. georgevandenberghe
9:53 PM GMT on March 14, 2017
Quoting 92. RobDaHood:


Me too, although sometimes I want to shake them for doing stupid stuff that's obviously not going to end well!

Do you have problems with alligator tooth marks in everglades tomatoes?
(inquiring minds and such...)


We don't have alligators in Maryland.

Yet!
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98. azgrandma
8:37 PM GMT on March 14, 2017
Aqua, we even had peaches in the Phoenix area when I was a little kid, so not sure what kind they were; the trees just didn't live for very many years.
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97. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:12 PM GMT on March 14, 2017
11S got named early this morning..

Seychelles Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #22
Gale Warning
TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE FERNANDO (07-20162017)
22:00 PM RET March 14 2017
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Southeast of Madagascar

At 18:00 PM UTC, Moderate Tropical Storm Fernando (992 hPa) located at 29.6S 52.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southwest at 10 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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extending up to 50 NM in the northeastern quadrant, up to 100 NM in the southwestern quadrant and up to 140 NM in the southeastern quadrant

Near Gale Force Winds
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extending up to 130 NM in the northeastern quadrant, up to 180 NM in the southwestern quadrant and up to 200 NM in the southeastern quadrant

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/S 0.0/6 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS 32.2S 51.2E - 40 knots (Depression Post-Tropicale)
24 HRS 35.5S 51.3E - 40 knots (Depression Post-Tropicale)
48 HRS 44.6S 60.0E - 40 knots (Depression se Dissipant)

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During the last 6 hours, the deep convection hasn't a lot evolved, or even has tendency to attenuate during the very last infrared imagery data. It stays principally located over the southern semi-circle of the Fernando's center. The cloud pattern of moderate tropical storm Fernando presents a northwestern shear. At 1700utc, minimal pressure is estimated at 992hpa thanks to the buoy number 1400560, located at 30.1S 52.5E, slightly south of the center.

The track of Fernando is forecast to track south southwestward over the western edge of the subtropical ridge before to curve progressively toward the south southeast from Thursday.

The system benefits from a good upper level divergence ahead an upper level trough, but the northwestern vertical wind shear is very strong over the system. The minimum should begin to interact with the baroclinic area and loose progressively its tropical characteristics. Thursday, the minimum is forecast to merge with a wide mid-latitudes trough.
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96. RobDaHood
2:00 AM GMT on March 14, 2017
WaterPup,
Talk to your ag agent about peaches that grow in Florida. UF developed a couple strains a few years back and I have 2 of each. They grow fast and produce well if you can keep the squirrels off of them. Pretty small, but good. Might be bigger if I took better care of them but they are supposed to be smaller.
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95. georgevandenberghe
5:42 PM GMT on March 13, 2017
Quoting 91. aquak9:

Ohhh, peaches! seems almost worth it to live w/snow, to be in a climate that has fresh peaches- something else I've never seen growing on a tree.

Rob- We were with The 100 as they fell to earth, totally addictive show, so well thought out. But the costumes are kinda silly...I do love some of the character development, tho.

SKYE! what can I expect from the everglades tomatoes? are they low to the ground, small bushes? do they need a trellis? Full sun? water needs? I have them ready to transplant but I don't have much room left, and I don't know what they need to have a good productive life.


I don't get peaches. Bugs and fungi ruin them and in years when they are passable, squirrels get them. I planted the tree because my daughter wanted something pretty in the backyard and selected a peach. Observing the blossoms in early Spring is interesting.
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94. aquak9
4:18 PM GMT on March 13, 2017
I am waiting on completion of my new bed before I transplant any passionfruit. How old were yours when you transplanted them? And thanks for the info on the gator-tomatoes, hahaha

Someone left a box of three "somethings" on my doorstep last night, they are so tiny and cute!
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93. Skyepony
2:39 AM GMT on March 13, 2017
The everglade tomatoes are small bushes. Sometime they may want a stake, but many times get by with nothing. They like a sunny spot. The tomatoes are pretty small. Even when loaded the plant tends to hold up well.

Hood~ The main Jurassic thing hunting tomato here is chickens. Those tomatoes are small enough they'd just eat them whole.

Finally transplanted plants. There was six beans, two melons and maybe something big, four tomatoes and four passion fruit..
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92. RobDaHood
1:56 AM GMT on March 13, 2017
Quoting 91. aquak9:

Ohhh, peaches! seems almost worth it to live w/snow, to be in a climate that has fresh peaches- something else I've never seen growing on a tree.

Rob- We were with The 100 as they fell to earth, totally addictive show, so well thought out. But the costumes are kinda silly...I do love some of the character development, tho.

SKYE! what can I expect from the everglades tomatoes? are they low to the ground, small bushes? do they need a trellis? Full sun? water needs? I have them ready to transplant but I don't have much room left, and I don't know what they need to have a good productive life.

Me too, although sometimes I want to shake them for doing stupid stuff that's obviously not going to end well!

Do you have problems with alligator tooth marks in everglades tomatoes?
(inquiring minds and such...)
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91. aquak9
4:52 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Ohhh, peaches! seems almost worth it to live w/snow, to be in a climate that has fresh peaches- something else I've never seen growing on a tree.

Rob- We were with The 100 as they fell to earth, totally addictive show, so well thought out. But the costumes are kinda silly...I do love some of the character development, tho.

SKYE! what can I expect from the everglades tomatoes? are they low to the ground, small bushes? do they need a trellis? Full sun? water needs? I have them ready to transplant but I don't have much room left, and I don't know what they need to have a good productive life.
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90. georgevandenberghe
3:43 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Meanwhile here in the Mid Atlantic, the DC cherryblossoms, in peduncle expansion stage with some open flowers, have come through fine.. so far. Heavy wet snow is expected Monday night.. that won't cause problems, but teens over a fresh snow cover wednesday or thursday morning may.

My peach tree is also fine, in full bloom.
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