Vietnam: Tropical Cyclone 09W JEBI / JOLINA 030900Z 22.1N 105.6E, moving WNW at 18 knots (JTWC) – 030813 0855z

Tropical Cyclone 09W JEBI / JOLINA

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(Di chuyển xuống cho tiếng Việt và tiếng Trung Quốc)

(向下滾動越南和中國翻譯)

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Japan Meteorological agency Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) Tokyo Typhoon Centre

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TS 1309 (JEBI)

Issued at 06:55 UTC, 3 August 2013

<Analyses at 03/06 UTC>

Scale –

Intensity –

Center position N2135′(21.6)

E10530′(105.5)

Direction and speed of movement WNW 30km/h(16kt)

Central pressure 990hPa

Maximum wind speed near the center 20m/s(40kt)

Maximum wind gust speed 30m/s(60kt)

Area of 30kt winds or more E280km(150NM)

W170km(90NM)

<Forecast for 03/18 UTC>

Intensity –

TD

Center position of probability circle N2255′(22.9)

E10400′(104.0)

Direction and speed of movement NW 20km/h(10kt)

Central pressure 1002hPa

Radius of probability circle 90km(50NM)

<Forecast for 04/06 UTC>

Intensity –

TD

Center position of probability circle N2400′(24.0)

E10240′(102.7)

Direction and speed of movement NW 15km/h(8kt)

Central pressure 1004hPa

Radius of probability circle 130km(70NM)

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL FORECASTING VIETNAM

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION WARNING

Analysis positions and Intensities

Local time (GMT+7)

Date

Position

Classification

Maximum sustained wind

13 Saturday, August 03, 2013 21.7 106.3 TD 50 km/hour

Forecast positions and Intensities

Local time (GMT+7)

Date

Position

Classification

Maximum sustained wind

01 Sunday, August 04, 2013 22.4 103.8 LOW 37 km/hour
Notes for the picture:
Areas of probability wind greater than 6 Beauforts
Areas of probability wind greater than 10 Beauforts
Possible passing areas of TC center
Past positions of TC
Forecast positions of TC
Past positions of TD
Forecast positions of TD
*The next Forecast Track Map will be issued by 5:30 PM Saturday, August 03, 2013

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China Meteorological Administration

ZCZC 169
WTPQ20 BABJ 030600
SUBJECTIVE FORECAST
TS JEBI 1309 (1309) INITIAL TIME 030600 UTC
00HR 21.7N 106.8E 990HPA 23M/S
30KTS 260KM
P12HR WNW 25KM/H
P+24HR 23.5N 101.5E 1004HPA 12M/S=
NNNN

PAGASA-DOST

(Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration)

As of today, there is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

For more information and queries, please call at telephone numbers 927-1335 and 927-2877 or log on to www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph.

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

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WTPN31 PGTW 030900
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL STORM 09W (JEBI) WARNING NR 014
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
030600Z — NEAR 21.8N 106.4E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 295 DEGREES AT 18 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 040 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
REPEAT POSIT: 21.8N 106.4E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
031800Z — 22.9N 103.2E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 14 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
040600Z — 23.6N 100.3E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
030900Z POSITION NEAR 22.1N 105.6E.
TROPICAL STORM 09W (JEBI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 56 NM NORTH-
NORTHEASTWARD OF HANOI, VIETNAM, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
AT 18 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL
SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS A TIGHTLY-WRAPPED LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION
CENTER WITH A CENTRAL DENSE OVERCAST FEATURE THAT HAS TRACKED INLAND
OVER NORTHERN VIETNAM. THE INTERACTION WITH LAND IS BEGINNING TO
WEAKEN THE OVERALL STRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM AS CURVED BANDING HAS
BECOME LESS DEFINED AND CONVECTION HAS SHALLOWED. UPPER LEVEL
ANALYSIS INDICATES THE SYSTEM IS IN AN AREA OF LOW TO MODERATE (10-
20 KNOTS) VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS), BUT CONTINUES TO EXHIBIT
EXCELLENT OUTFLOW, ESPECIALLY IN THE EQUATORWARD DIRECTION. TS 09W
WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK NORTHWESTWARD ALONG THE PERIPHERY OF THE STR
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST PERIOD. FRICTIONAL EFFECTS
OVER LAND AND INCREASING VWS WILL ERODE THE SYSTEM AND LEAD TO ITS
DISSIPATION WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING ON
THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI. THE SYSTEM
WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF REGENERATION.//
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Tropical Storm Jebi Landfall and Vietnam, and LPA Forecast over the Philippines

Published on August 3, 2013 by

Severe Tropical Storm Jebi hit Hainan in southern China through the overnight hours of Friday in to Saturday. Damage being reported at this time is several signs blown down, power outages in Hainan and downed trees. Another impact from the storm is its impact to Maritime traffic but thankfully no injuries have been reported at this time. This update we talk about the storms impact on Northern Vietnam where it made landfall on Saturday. Also we dive in to the upcoming week.

JEBI WEEKEND OUTLOOK

JEBI WEEKEND OUTLOOKal

A new low pressure area is expected to impact Mindanao on Sunday with heavy rainfall causing the risk of floods and landslides in the southern Philippines. This same area could also develop in the South China Sea and lift north in to Southern China impacting similar areas that Jebi hit.

LPA WEEKEND RAIN OUTLOOK

LPA WEEKEND RAIN OUTLOOK

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Vietnamese (Google translation):

Cơn bão nhiệt ới 09W JEBI / JOLINA

(Ảnh: wunderground.com) Bão làm trung tm hình ảnh vệ tinh (Nhấn vào ảnh ể nguồn)

(Ảnh: wunderground.com) Nm ngày Dự bo Bản ồ (Click vào hình ể xem hình nguồn)

Trung tm Kh tượng Nhật Bản khu vực cơ quan chuyên ngành kh tượng (RSMC) Tokyo – Typhoon Trung tm

(Ảnh: JMA)

TS 1309 (JEBI)

Pht hành vào 06:55 UTC, ngày 03 Thng Tm 2013

<Analyses Tại 06/03 UTC>

Quy m –

Cường ộ –

Vị tr trung tm N21 35 ‘(21,6 )

E105 30 ‘(105,5 )

Hướng và tốc ộ của phong trào Ty 30km / h (16kt)

990hPa p lực trung ương

Tốc ộ gi tối a gần trung tm 20m / s (40kt)

Tốc ộ tối a cơn gi 30m / s (60kt)

Diện tch gi 30kt hoặc hơn E280km (150nm)

W170km (90nm)

<Forecast Cho 18/03 UTC>

Cường ộ –

TD

Vị tr trung tm của vòng tròn xc suất N22 55 ‘(22,9 )

E104 00 ‘(104,0 )

Hướng và tốc ộ di chuyển NW 20km / h (10kt)

1002hPa p lực trung ương

Bn knh của vòng tròn xc suất 90 km (50nm)

<Forecast Cho 06/04 UTC>

Cường ộ –

TD

Vị tr trung tm của vòng tròn xc suất N24 00 ‘(24.0 )

E102 40 ‘(102,7 )

Hướng và tốc ộ di chuyển NW 15km / h (8kt)

1004hPa p lực trung ương

Bn knh của vòng tròn xc suất 130km (70NM)

QUỐC TRUNG TM THỦY KH TƯỢNG DỰ ON – VIỆT NAM

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Ch nhiệt ới suy thoi

Phn tch vị tr và cường ộ

Giờ ịa phương (GMT +7)

Ngày

Chức vụ

Phn loại

Gi duy trì tối a
13 thứ bảy 3 thng 8, 2013 21.7 106.3 TD 50 km / giờ

Vị tr và cường ộ dự bo

Giờ ịa phương (GMT +7)

Ngày

Chức vụ

Phn loại

Gi duy trì tối a
01 Chủ Nhật 4 thng 8, 2013 22,4 103,8 thấp nhất 37 km / giờ
Ghi ch cho hình ảnh:
Khu vực xc suất gi lớn hơn 6 Beauforts
Khu vực xc suất gi lớn hơn 10 Beauforts
Khu vực c thể i qua cc trung tm TC
Vị tr trước y của TC
Vị tr dự bo của TC
Vị tr trước y của TD
Vị tr dự bo của TD
* Cc Bản tin tiếp theo ược pht vào 05:30 thứ Bảy 3 Thng 8, 2013

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Cục Kh tượng Trung Quốc

ZCZC 169
WTPQ20 BABJ 030.600
DỰ BO chủ
TS JEBI 1309 (1309) ẦU THỜI GIAN 030.600 UTC
00HR 21.7N 106.8E 990HPA 23m / S
30KTS 260km
P12HR Ty 25km / H
P 24 nhn sự 23.5N 101.5E 1004HPA 12M / S =
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Pagasa-Sở KHCN

(Philippines kh quyển, ịa vật l và thiên vn học Quản trị dịch vụ)

Tnh ến hm nay, khng c cơn bão nhiệt ới hiện c trong khu vực của Philippines Trch nhiệm (cải cch hành chnh).

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Trung tm cảnh bo bão chung (JTWC)

(Ảnh: JTWC) TC Cảnh bo ồ họa (Nhấn vào ảnh ể nguồn)

WTPN31 PGTW 030.900
MSGID / GENADMIN / PHẦN TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI / /
SUBJ / TROPICAL CYCLONE CẢNH BO / /
RMKS /
1. Cơn bão nhiệt ới 09W (JEBI) Ch NR 014
01 ACTIVE cơn bão nhiệt ới TRÊN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SINH Gi DỰA VÀO TRUNG BÌNH MỘT PHT
WIND bn knh c hiệu lực VỀ NƯỚC MỞ CHỈ

Ch VỊ TR:
030600Z — 21.8N 106.4E NEAR
CHUYỂN QUA SU GIỜ – 295 ộ tại 18 KTS
Vị tr chnh xc ể trong vòng 040 NM
VỊ TR DỰA VÀO TRUNG TM nằm qua vệ tinh
HIỆN PHN PHỐI WIND:
MAX SINH Gi – 045 KT, Cơn 055 KT
WIND bn knh c hiệu lực VỀ NƯỚC MỞ CHỈ
Tiêu tan AS bão nhiệt ới YẾU VỀ ẤT
Lặp lại thừa nhận: 21.8N 106.4E

DỰ BO:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
031800Z — 22.9N 103.2E
MAX sức gi – 030 KT, Cơn 040 KT
WIND bn knh c hiệu lực VỀ NƯỚC MỞ CHỈ
Tiêu tan AS bão nhiệt ới YẾU VỀ ẤT
VECTOR TO 24 nhn sự thừa nhận: 285 DEG / 14 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
040600Z — 23.6N 100.3E
MAX SINH Gi – 020 KT, Cơn 030 KT
WIND bn knh c hiệu lực VỀ NƯỚC MỞ CHỈ
n chơi như bão nhiệt ới YẾU VỀ ẤT

GHI CH:
VỊ TR 030900Z NEAR 105.6E 22.1N.
Cơn bão nhiệt ới 09W (JEBI), nằm khoảng 56 NM Bắc-
ng bắc HÀ NỘI, VIỆT NAM, ã theo dõi ty-ty bắc
AT 18 KNOTS VỀ QU KHỨ su giờ. a phổ ANIMATED
Hình ảnh vệ tinh miêu tả một lưu thng ở mức ộ thấp chặt bọc
TRUNG TM VỚI TRUNG dày ặc ẶC u m RẰNG ã theo dõi nội ịa
VỀ BẮC VIỆT NAM. Sự tương tc với ất ang bắt ầu
Yếu i cấu trc tổng thể của hệ thống như CURVED DN HAS
TRỞ THÀNH t rõ ràng hơn và ối lưu HAS SHALLOWED. CẤP CAO
Phn tch cho thấy hệ thống ang c diện tch thấp ến trung bình (10 –
20 KNOTS) ỨNG Wind Shear (VWS), nhưng vẫn tiếp tục LỤC
Dòng chảy XUẤT SẮC, ẶC BIỆT VỀ HƯỚNG EQUATORWARD. TS 09W
Sẽ tiếp tục tìm hướng ty bắc dọc theo chu vi của STR
Cho ến hết giai oạn dự bo. Tc dụng ma st
VỀ ẤT VÀ TNG VWS sẽ làm xi mòn HỆ THỐNG VÀ DẪN ẾN CỦA N
Tản trong vòng tiếp theo 24 GIỜ. Y LÀ CẢNH BO VỀ CUỐI CÙNG
HỆ THỐNG NÀY CỦA PHẦN TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI. HỆ THỐNG
SẼ ƯỢC chặt chẽ theo dõi cc dấu hiệu phục hồi. / /
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Bão Jebi Landfall và Việt Nam, và LPA Dự bo trong Philippines
ược ng trên 03 thng tm nm 2013 bởi robspeta

Nghiêm trọng Bão Jebi nhấn Hải Nam ở miền nam Trung Quốc thng qua cc giờ êm thứ su vào ngày thứ Bảy. Thiệt hại ược bo co tại thời iểm này là một số dấu hiệu bị thổi ngã, mất iện ở Hải Nam và cy bị rơi xuống. Một tc ộng từ cơn bão là tc ộng của n ến giao thng hàng hải nhưng may mắn khng c thương tch ã ược bo co vào lc này. Bản cập nhật này chng ta ni về tc ộng bão trên miền Bắc Việt Nam, nơi n ổ bộ vào thứ Bảy. Ngoài ra chng ti i su vào những tuần sắp tới.
JEBI CUỐI TUẦN TRIỂN VỌNG

JEBI WEEKEND OUTLOOKal

Một mới vùng p suất thấp sẽ ảnh hưởng ến Mindanao vào chủ nhật với lượng mưa lớn gy nguy cơ lũ lụt và sạt lở ất ở miền nam Philippines. Khu vực này tương tự cũng c thể pht triển ở Biển ng và nng bắc vào miền Nam Trung Quốc ảnh hưởng ến khu vực tương tự Jebi nhấn.
LPA WEEKEND RAIN TRIỂN VỌNG

LPA WEEKEND RAIN TRIỂN VỌNG

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Chinese (Google translation):

熱帶氣旋09W JEBI / JOLINA的

(圖片:wunderground.com)風暴中心的衛星圖片(點擊圖片來源)

(圖片:wunderground.com)五天預報圖(點擊圖片源)

日本氣象廳區域專業氣象中心(RSMC)東京 – 颱風中心

(圖片提供:日本氣象廳)

1309(TS JEBI)

發行於2013年8月3日,06:55 UTC

在三月六日UTC> <Analyses

秤 –

強度 –

中心位置N2135’(21.6)

E10530’(105.5)

方向和速度的運動西北偏西30KM /小時(16克拉)

中心氣壓990hPa

20M / s的中心附近最大風速(40克拉)

最大陣風速度30M / s的(60克拉)

區的風30克拉或更多E280km(150NM)

W170km(90NM)

3月18日UTC> <Forecast

強度 –

TD

概率圈的中心位置N2255’(22.9)

E10400’(104.0)

方向和速度運動淨重20公里每小時(萬噸)

中央壓力1002hPa

半徑概率圓90公里(50NM)

為四月六日UTC>的<Forecast

強度 –

TD

概率圈的中心位置N2400’(24.0)

E10240’(102.7)

運動淨重15公里/小時(8克拉的方向和速度)

中央壓力1004hPa

半徑概率圓130公里(70納米)

– 越南國家水文氣象預報中心

(圖片:nchmf.gov.vn)TC軌道(點擊圖片源)
熱帶低氣壓警告

分析位置和強度

當地時間(GMT +7)

位置

分類

最大持續風力
13,8月03日星期六,2013年21.7 106.3 TD 50公里/小時

預測的位置和強度

當地時間(GMT +7)

位置

分類

最大持續風力
01月04日星期日,2013年22.4 103.8低37公里/小時
圖片說明:
概率領域風力大於6博福特
概率擰區域大於10博福特
颱風中心可能通過區域
過去位置的TC
預測位置的TC
過去位置的TD
預測位置TD
*未來的預測軌跡地圖5:30 PM,2013年8月3日(星期六)將發行

(圖片提供:khituongvietnam.gov.vn)MTSAT/VNIR1(點擊圖片來源)

中國國家氣象局

ZCZC 169
WTPQ20 BABJ 030600
主觀預測
TS JEBI 1309(1309)初始時刻030600 UTC
00HR 21.7N 106.8E 990HPA 23M / S
30KTS 260公里
P12HR西北25KM / H
P +24 HR 23.5N 101.5E 1004HPA,12M / S =

PAGASA外輪理貨

(菲律賓大氣,地球物理和天文服務管理)

截至今天為止,有沒有熱帶氣旋在菲律賓責任區(PAR)存在。

欲了解更多信息和查詢,請撥打電話號碼927-1335和927-2877,或登錄到www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph。
聯合颱風警報中心(JTWC)

(圖片提供:聯合颱風警報中心)TC警告圖形(點擊圖片來源)

WTPN31 PGTW 030900
,MSGID / GENADMIN的的/合營號颱風WRNCEN珍珠港HI / /
的SUBJ /熱帶氣旋警告/ /
RMKS /
1。熱帶風暴09W(JEBI)的警告NR 014
01活躍的熱帶氣旋在NORTHWESTPAC
基於一分鐘平均最大持續風速
風半徑僅在開放的水有效

警告位置:
030600Z —近21.8N 106.4E
運動過去六小時 – 295度18 KTS
位置精確到040海裡內
基於位置的衛星中心
目前風分佈:
最大持續風速 – 045 KT,陣風055 KT
風半徑僅在開放的水有效
作為一個重要的熱帶氣旋在土地消散
重複POSIT:21.8N 106.4E

預測:
12小時,有效的:
031800Z — 22.9N 103.2E
最大持續風速 – 030 KT 040 KT,陣風
風半徑僅在開放的水有效
作為一個重要的熱帶氣旋在土地消散
向量POSIT至24小時:285度/ 14 KTS

24小時,有效的:
040600Z — 23.6N 100.3E
最大持續風速 – 020 KT,陣風030 KT
風半徑僅在開放的水有效
作為一個重要的熱帶氣旋在土地消耗

備註:
22.1N 105.6E 030900Z位置附近。
熱帶風暴09W(JEBI),位於北部約56海裡
越南河內,NE向西北偏西跟踪
在18個結在過去六小時。 ANIMATED多光譜
衛星圖像描繪了一個緊密包裹的低級循環
含中央密集的陰雲密布的功能,跟踪內陸中心
在越南北部。與用戶的交互土地開始
該系統,AS曲BANDING的HAS削弱整體結構
定義變少,和對流變淺。上層
分析表明系統處於低到中等面積(10 –
20節)垂直風切變(VWS),但繼續表現出
優秀的流出,尤其是在向赤道方向。 TS 09W
,沿周邊STR將繼續追踪西北
通過預測期內的剩餘。摩擦效應
土地增加VWS會削弱系統,並導致其
在未來24小時內消散。這是最後的警告
這個系統按聯合颱風WRNCEN的珍珠港HI。系統
我們會密切監察再生的跡象。/ /

和越南熱帶風暴Jebi登陸後,在菲律賓和LPA預測
發布時間2013年8月3 robspeta

強烈熱帶風暴Jebi的打在中國南部海南通過隔夜小時,週五至週六。在這個時候被報導是損壞了幾個跡象吹倒在海南被擊落的樹木,停電。從風暴的另一個影響是其海上交通的影響,但在這個時候,幸好沒有人員傷亡的報告。此更新中,我們談論在越南北部登陸上週六的風暴影響。此外,我們在即將到來的一周潛水。
JEBI週末展望

JEBI週末OUTLOOKal

一種新的低氣壓區有望衝擊週日大雨造成的洪水和山體滑坡的危險在菲律賓南部棉蘭老島。此相同的區域也可以在中國南海和升力北到南中國發展的影響類似地區,Jebi打。
LPA週末雨展望

LPA週末雨展望

請不要使用我們的視頻,任何挽救生命的目的和往常一樣使用本地WMO批准的機構。對於我們最近期全面更新,請點擊這裡。

http://www.westernpacificweather.com/

也為現場直播信息按照我們在Facebook上

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Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm GIL 7E 031000Z near 14.9N 131.5W, moving W at 10 knots. (JTWC) – 030813 1015z

Tropical Storm GIL

 

 

 

 

 

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WTPZ32 KNHC 030840
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM GIL ADVISORY NUMBER 16
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP072013
200 AM PDT SAT AUG 03 2013

…GIL WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE…

SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…14.9N 131.4W
ABOUT 1510 MI…2425 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1595 MI…2570 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB…29.50 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GIL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.9 NORTH…LONGITUDE 131.4 WEST. GIL IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/H…AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO…FOLLOWED BY A TURN TO
THE WEST-SOUTHWEST.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH…95 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES…95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 999 MB…29.50 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
NONE.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…800 AM PDT.

$$
FORECASTER CANGIALOSI

 

 

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

 

 

WTPN32 PHNC 031000
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL STORM 07E (GIL) WARNING NR 016
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN EASTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
030600Z — NEAR 14.9N 131.0W
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 280 DEGREES AT 10 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
020 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
020 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 14.9N 131.0W

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
031800Z — 15.0N 132.6W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
020 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
020 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 260 DEG/ 07 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
040600Z — 14.8N 134.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 260 DEG/ 08 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
041800Z — 14.5N 135.6W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 250 DEG/ 07 KTS

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
050600Z — 14.0N 137.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 255 DEG/ 07 KTS

72 HRS, VALID AT:
060600Z — 13.3N 140.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 260 DEG/ 05 KTS

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:

96 HRS, VALID AT:
070600Z — 13.0N 142.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 270 DEG/ 09 KTS

120 HRS, VALID AT:
080600Z — 13.0N 145.5W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

REMARKS:
031000Z POSITION NEAR 14.9N 131.5W.
TROPICAL STORM 07E (GIL), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1409 NM EASTWARD
OF HILO, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 030600Z IS 25 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 031600Z, 032200Z, 040400Z AND 041000Z.
//
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Maritime

 

 

 

High Seas Forecast (Tropical NE Pacific)

 

 

000

FZPN03 KNHC 030925

HSFEP2

 

HIGH SEAS FORECAST

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

1030 UTC SAT AUG 03 2013

 

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

 

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT…WHICH IS THE AVERAGE

HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE

MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

 

SECURITE

 

E PACIFIC FROM THE EQUATOR TO 30N E OF 140W.

 

SYNOPSIS VALID 0600 UTC SAT AUG 03.

24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SUN AUG 04.

48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC MON AUG 05.

 

.WARNINGS.

 

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING…

.TROPICAL STORM GIL NEAR 14.9N 131.4W 999 MB AT 0900 UTC AUG 03

MOVING W OR 275 DEG AT 10 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 50 KT

GUSTS 60 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 50 NM N

SEMICIRCLE AND 30 NM S SEMICIRCLE. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN

90 NM N SEMICIRCLE AND 45 NM S SEMICIRCLE WITH SEAS TO 20 FT.

ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM N AND 90 NM S SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33

KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM GIL NEAR 14.8N 134.0W. MAXIMUM

SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT. LITTLE CHANGE IN RADIUS OF

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS AND SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER. ELSEWHERE

WITHIN 200 NM N AND 60 NM S SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS

8 TO 12 FT.

.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM GIL NEAR 14.0N 137.0W. MAXIMUM

SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. LITTLE CHANGE IN RADIUS OF

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS AND SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITH SEAS

TO 17 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM N AND 30 NM S SEMICIRCLES

WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

.72 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM GIL NEAR 13.3N 140.0W. MAXIMUM

SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK…USE FOR

GUIDANCE ONLY…ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.

.96 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM GIL NEAR 13.0N 142.0W. MAXIMUM

SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT GUSTS 45 KT.

.120 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL DEPRESSION GIL NEAR 13.0N 145.5W.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 40 KT.

 

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE

USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK…SIZE

AND INTENSITY.

 

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

 

.LOW PRES AT 13N121W 1009 MB. WITHIN 60 NM OF CENTER WINDS 20

TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.

.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES…POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE…NEAR

13N124W 1009 MB. WITHIN 60 NM OF CENTER WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.

SEAS TO 9 FT.

.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES…POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE…NEAR

13N127W 1009 MB. WITHIN 60 NM OF CENTER WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS

TO 9 FT.

 

.FROM 09N TO 20N W OF 135W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT

IN MIXED SWELL.

.24 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS MERGE WITH TROPICAL STORM GIL.

 

CONVECTION VALID 0900 UTC SAT AUG 03…

 

.TROPICAL STORM GIL…NUMEROUS MODERATE TO STRONG WITHIN 100 NM

N SEMICIRCLE AND 30 NM S SEMICIRCLE.

 

.LOW PRES CENTER 1009 MB AT 13N121W…SCATTERED MODERATE TO

STRONG CONVECTION WITHIN 150 NM S QUADRANT.

 

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH…

MONSOON TROUGH FROM 09N84W TO 10N105W TO 1009 MB LOW PRES AT

13N121W TO 13N127W. ITCZ FROM 13N135W TO 13N140W. SCATTERED

MODERATE TO STRONG WITHIN 180 NM S OF AXIS FROM 123W TO 127W.

 

$$

.FORECASTER DGS. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

 

 

 

UK: Double-decker bus hit bridge in Stockport. 11 injured (6 taken to hospital) – 270713 1440z

“Six people have been taken to hospital, after a double decker bus hit a railway bridge – ripping off its roof.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on George’s Rd, Stockport at 1.39pm.

Firefighters rescued three women and three men from the wreckage.” – ITV News

A bus has had its roof ripped off after hitting a bridge in Stockport.

At about 1.40pm a Transpeak bus hit a railway bridge at the junction of Wycliffe Street, taking its roof off completely.

Eleven passengers were injured following the crash on George’s Road, just off the A6.

Six of those injured – three men and three women – were treated by firefighters from Stockport and Whitehill stations and taken to hospital.

“A height restriction sign on the bridge limits vehicles to 10ft at its edges, and 12ft 9in in the middle.

One bystander said: “There’s no way that bus was going under there – even if you came right through the centre.”

3.26pm

Stockport crew manager Nick Mottram, from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “They were all very lucky, because it could have been very serious.”

2.56pm Northern Rail warning of delays to trains going through Stockport as a result of the crash. Delays will continue until 3.30pm.” – manchestereveningnews

The bus, minus its roof, after the crash Credit: Richard Garratt/ ITV News

(Image: manchestereveningnews.co.uk) Stockport bus crash. Picture sent via Twitter by @FawazAlMufti

Stockport bus crash (Picture by @stehutchy on Twitter)

Stockport bus crash (Picture by @stehutchy on Twitter)

US (Hawaii): Tropical Depression 06E FLOSSIE 301500Z 22.3N 159.8W, moving WNW at 14knots. Downgraded to Post-Tropical Remnant Low (RSMC Honolulu) – 290713 1525z

Tropical Depression 06E (Flossie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WTPA21 PHFO 291441

 

TCMCP1

 

 

WTPA21 PHFO 301445
TCMCP1
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE FLOSSIE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP062013
1500 UTC TUE JUL 30 2013

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY…

FLOSSIE HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

THERE ARE NO WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 22.3N 159.8W AT 30/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 30 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 13 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1011 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT.

REPEAT…CENTER LOCATED NEAR 22.3N 159.8W AT 30/1500Z
AT 30/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.2N 159.4W

FORECAST VALID 31/0000Z 22.6N 161.0W…DISSIPATING
MAX WIND 20 KT…GUSTS 30 KT.
FORECAST VALID 31/1200Z DISSIPATED
THIS IS THE FINAL FORECAST/ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
HURRICANE CENTER FOR FLOSSIE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REMNANT
LOW SEE THE MARINE FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE IN HONOLULU.

$$
FORECASTER DONALDSON

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WTPN31 PHNC 301600

MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 06E (FLOSSIE) WARNING NR 023
02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN EASTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
301200Z — NEAR 22.2N 159.4W
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 280 DEGREES AT 18 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 030 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
REPEAT POSIT: 22.2N 159.4W

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
310000Z — 22.6N 161.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 290 DEG/ 24 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
311200Z — 24.0N 165.9W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 14 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
010000Z — 24.6N 169.0W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 015 KT, GUSTS 025 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 280 DEG/ 13 KTS

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
011200Z — 25.0N 171.9W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 015 KT, GUSTS 025 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 275 DEG/ 13 KTS

72 HRS, VALID AT:
021200Z — 25.2N 177.8W
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 015 KT, GUSTS 025 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER

REMARKS:
301600Z POSITION NEAR 22.3N 159.9W.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 06E (FLOSSIE), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 21 NM
NORTHEASTWARD OF BARKING SANDS, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 18 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 301200Z IS 16 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 302200Z, 310400Z, 311000Z AND 311600Z.
REFER TO TROPICAL CYCLONE 07E (SEVEN) WARNINGS (WTPN32 PGTW)
FOR SIX-HOURLY UPDATES.
//
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Maritime

 

 

 

Marine Product Dissemination Information

 

Marine section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Jul 30, 2013 4:00 AM HST

A high surf advisory remains in effect for east-facing shores of Kauai Oahu Molokai and Maui.

Small to moderate S and SE swells will continue today. A larger, long-period S swell is expected to arrive late today, and then peak on Wed near advisory levels along s-facing shores.

 

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Squirrels infected with plague close California campground

News Reports

 

Plague-infected squirrel shuts Los Angeles park

BBC

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

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Parts of a national forest in California have been evacuated and closed down after a squirrel was found to be infected with the plague.

Los Angeles officials say visitors were ordered to leave the Angeles National Forest as a precaution after the rodent was trapped in a routine check.

They said no people in the area were believed to have been infected with the disease, known as the Black Death.

The plague killed as many as 25 million Europeans during the Middle Ages.

Analysis

It sounds like a screenplay for a Hollywood B-movie: bubonic plague-infected squirrels descend on Los Angeles. But despite the excitement among Angelenos on social media about the “Black Death” being found at a California campsite, health officials say this is not a problem for urban squirrels.

City conditions do not lend themselves to having fleas co-existing in large numbers as they would in a forested area, they say. Even in this forest area where the squirrel was found on Thursday, only five “plague-positive” squirrels have turned up in the last 20 years or so. This particular squirrel is dead – tests are being conducted to determine if it died of natural causes or the plague itself.

It is a bacterial infection which can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas.

If not treated with antibiotics, it is usually deadly.

There have been only four cases of human plague in Los Angeles County since 1984, none of which were fatal, according to officials.

Further testing of squirrels in the region will be carried out before the campgrounds are re-opened to the public.

Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, told the BBC that agriculture workers would dust squirrel burrows in order to reduce the flea population.

He said that while the area was closed to camping, people would still be able to hike through.

He advised that anyone who wished to do so should use insect repellent and ensure that any pets they bring have a flea collar.

END

From wikipedia.org…..

Bubonic plague

is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas[1] on small rodents and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), which belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within 4 days.

The term bubonic plague is derived from the Greek word βουβών, meaning “groin.” Swollen lymph nodes (buboes) especially occur in the armpit and groin in persons suffering from bubonic plague. Bubonic plague was often used synonymously for plague, but it does in fact refer specifically to an infection that enters through the skin and travels through the lymphatics, as is often seen in flea-borne infections.

Bubonic plaguealong with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Y. pestisis commonly believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated 25 million people, or 3060% of the European population.[2] Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose and some historians have seen this as a turning point in European economic development.[3][4]

 

More about Bubonic_plague from wikipedia.org

 

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Wrightwood, CA (KTLA) — Several campgrounds near Wrightwood were closed by health officials on Wednesday after a ground squirrel tested positive for plague.

The squirrel was trapped on July 16 during routine surveillance activities and later tested positive for plague, according to a new release from the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow, and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest were officially closed at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

They were expected to remain closed for at least seven days, officials said.

Campers were notified about the closures by Forest Service officials.

Squirrel burrows in the area will be dusted for fleas, and further testing will be done before the area is re-opened to the public, officials said.

“Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds…

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Ireland: Concern about unused quarries and other inland waters after 10 swimmers drown during heatwave – 260713 1415z

The parents of a 15-year-old drowning victim have voiced their concerns about unused quarries that are popular swimming holes among citizens who are looking to beat the heat in Ireland.

15-year-old Kevin O’Hare got into trouble in a quarry between Newcastle and Annalong in Co Down last month.

A 39-year-old man, Colin Polland, also died in an attempt to rescue the teenager.

Kevin’s mother Donna O’Hare has demanded that unused quarries be filled to prevent any further deaths. “They have to do something. All the quarries, they have to be closed,” she told the Irish News.

In response to the mounting number of drownings, environment minister Alex Attwood has announced a campaign to raise awareness of the hazards with unused quarries.

The campaign will use warning signs at dangerous locations and publicity through posters and social media to highlight the danger.

(Photo: irishnews.com)
Fill in disused quarries say drowned teenager’s parents
(Click photo for source)

As the heat wave continued on, more and more people are flocking to beaches, rivers, and lakes to cool off. Unused quarries are also becoming popular spots to go for a refreshing dip. This poses a big risk to swimmers as there are no lifeguards on duty should someone get into a tight spot.

Along with the rise in heat, there has been an increase in drowning incidents in Ireland in the last couple of weeks.

At least 10 people have drowned since the heat picked up in Ireland, according to the Irish Times.

Several of these drownings have occurred in freshwater deposits like rivers and lakes.

In a statement from a Valentia Coastguard spokesperson, fresh water is more dangerous than the sea.

“There is less buoyancy in rivers and lakes due to absence of salt in the water, and it is also much colder.”

The spokesperson went on to say, “It’s a matter of educating people.”

With the call for new safety regulations, the hope for educating the youth about the hazards of unsupervised swimming should increase.

Friday, 26 July, 2013 at 11:45 (11:45 AM) UTC RSOE

US: Tropical Depression DORIAN 030900Z 28.7N 79.2W, moving N at 6 mph. Dorian regenerates into a tropical depression east of Florida (NHC) – 030813 1045z

Tropical Depression DORIAN

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WTNT34 KNHC 030832
TCPAT4

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DORIAN ADVISORY NUMBER 16
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042013
500 AM AST SAT AUG 03 2013

…DORIAN REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION EAST OF FLORIDA…

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…28.7N 79.2W
ABOUT 85 MI…140 KM ENE OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 10 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1013 MB…29.91 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION DORIAN
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.7 NORTH…LONGITUDE 79.2 WEST. THE
DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 6 MPH…9 KM/H. THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY…FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…DORIAN
IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL OFFSHORE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF
UNITED STATES.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH…55 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS…FOLLOWED BY GRADUAL WEAKENING THEREAFTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1013 MB…29.91 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
NONE.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…1100 AM AST.

$$
FORECASTER STEWART

WTNT34 TJSJ 030832
TCPAT4

BOLETN
DEPRESION TROPICAL DORIAN ADVERTENCIA NUMERO 16
NWS CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL AL042013
500 AM AST SABADO 03 de agosto 2013

DORIAN REGENERA EN UNA DEPRESION TROPICAL DEL ESTE DE FLORIDA

RESUMEN DE LAS 500 AM AST … 0900 UTC … INFORMACIN
———————————————-
UBICACIN 28.7N 79.2W
ACERCA DE MI 85 140 KM NE de Cabo Cañaveral Florida
VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS … 35 MPH 55 KM / H
MOVIMIENTO ACTUAL N O 10 GRADOS A 6 MPH … 9 KM / H
PRESION MINIMA CENTRAL 1013 MB 29.91 PULGADAS

RELOJES Y ADVERTENCIAS
——————–
NO HAY VIGILANCIAS NI AVISOS COSTEROS EN EFECTO.

DISCUSION Y PERSPECTIVAS PARA LAS PROXIMAS 48 HORAS
——————————
A LAS 500 AM AST … 0900 UTC … EL CENTRO DE LA DEPRESION TROPICAL DORIAN
ESTABA LOCALIZADO CERCA DE LA LATITUD 28.7 NORTE … LONGITUD 79.2 OESTE. LA
DEPRESION SE ESTA MOVIENDO HACIA EL NORTE A CERCA DE 6 MPH … 9 KM / H. ESTE
MOVIMIENTO GENERAL SE ESPERA QUE CONTINUE HOY … SEGUIDO POR UN GRADUAL
GIRO HACIA EL NOROESTE EL DOMINGO. EN ESTA TRAYECTORIA DORIAN
Se espera que permanezca lejos de la costa de la costa del sudeste de
ESTADOS UNIDOS.

LOS VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS ESTAN CERCA DE 35 MPH … 55 KM / H…WITH SUPERIOR
RAFAGAS. POCO CAMBIO EN INTENSIDAD SE ESPERA DURANTE LAS PROXIMAS 24
HORAS CON RESULTADO DE DEBILITAMIENTO GRADUAL EN ADELANTE.

LA PRESION CENTRAL MINIMA ESTIMADA ES 1013 MB 29.91 PULGADAS.

RIESGOS QUE AFECTAN A LA TIERRA
———————-
NINGUNO.

SIGUIENTE AVISO
————-
PROXIMA ADVERTENCIA COMPLETA 1100 AM AST.

$ $
PRONOSTICADOR STEWART

Maritime

FZNT02 KNHC 030902
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
1030 UTC SAT AUG 03 2013

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT…WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

SECURITE

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 0600 UTC SAT AUG 03.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SUN AUG 04.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC MON AUG 05.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC TROPICAL DEPRESSION DORIAN NEAR 28.7N 79.2W 1013 MB AT
0900 UTC AUG 03 MOVING N OR 010 DEG AT 5 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 45 KT WITHIN 120 NM SE QUADRANT OF DORIAN.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL DEPRESSION DORIAN N OF AREA NEAR
31.4N 76.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 40 KT. OVER
FORECAST WATERS WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.ATLC FROM 22N TO 27N E OF 38W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 FT IN
NE SWELL.
.18 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 14N BETWEEN 72W AND 77W NE TO E WINDS 25
TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 11N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W
AND 80W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 14N BETWEEN 72W AND 78W NE TO E
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 11N TO 18N
BETWEEN 71W AND 83W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
.FORECASTER LEWITSKY. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

++++++++++++++++++++++++

FZNT23 KNHC 030858

OFFNT3

 

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE SW AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC AND

CARIBBEAN SEA

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO

22N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W…THE SW N ATLANTIC S OF 31N W OF 65W

INCLUDING BAHAMAS…AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

 

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT…WHICH IS THE AVERAGE

HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE

MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

 

AMZ001-032100-

SYNOPSIS FOR CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO

19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.SYNOPSIS…FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE

CENTRAL CARIBBEAN THROUGH SUN…WITH OCCASIONALLY WINDS TO NEAR

GALE FORCE NEAR THE COAST OF COLOMBIA. OTHERWISE MODERATE TO

FRESH TRADE WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE BASIN. A

WEAK TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS MON NIGHT AND TUE

…MOVING INTO THE FAR EASTERN CARIBBEAN WED.

 

$$

 

AMZ011-032100-

CARIBBEAN N OF 18N W OF 85W INCLUDING YUCATAN BASIN-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.SUN…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

.WED…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ013-032100-

CARIBBEAN N OF 18N BETWEEN 76W AND 85W INCLUDING CAYMAN BASIN-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.WED…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ015-032100-

CARIBBEAN APPROACHES TO THE WINDWARD PASSAGE-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN MIXED

NE AND SE SWELL.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN MIXED

NE AND SE SWELL.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT IN MIXED NE

AND SE SWELL.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT IN MIXED

NE AND SE SWELL.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ017-032100-

GULF OF HONDURAS-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT…BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT

LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.SUN…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ019-032100-

CARIBBEAN FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 80W AND 85W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN E TO SE

SWELL.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.WED…NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

 

$$

 

AMZ021-032100-

CARIBBEAN FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN E TO SE

SWELL.

.SUN…E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN E TO

SE SWELL.

.MON…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ023-032100-

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ025-032100-

OFFSHORE WATERS LEEWARD ISLANDS-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT…BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT

LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE

TO E SWELL.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE TO E

SWELL.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ027-032100-

TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 15N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 60W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT IN NE TO E

SWELL.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT IN NE TO

E SWELL.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ029-032100-

W CENTRAL CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 80W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT WITHIN 60 NM

OF COAST OF NICARAGUA…AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT…INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT

LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF NICARAGUA…AND 8

TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF

COAST OF NICARAGUA…AND 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL ELSEWHERE.

SCATTERED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITHIN

60 NM OF COAST OF NICARAGUA…AND 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL

ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.WED…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ031-032100-

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA

BASIN-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

.SUN…E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

.TUE…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

.WED…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ033-032100-

CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

.SUN…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ035-032100-

OFFSHORE WATERS WINDWARD ISLANDS INCLUDING TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT ATLC EXPOSURES…

AND 2 TO 4 FT ELSEWHERE.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE TO E

SWELL ATLC EXPOSURES…AND 2 TO 4 FT ELSEWHERE.

.SUN…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE TO E SWELL ATLC

EXPOSURES…AND 2 TO 3 FT ELSEWHERE.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT ATLC

EXPOSURES…AND 2 TO 3 FT ELSEWHERE.

.MON…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TUE…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ037-032100-

TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 15N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT N OF 10N…

AND 4 TO 6 FT S OF 10N.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE

TO E SWELL.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE TO E

SWELL.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.

.TUE…E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

.WED…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ039-032100-

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N INCLUDING APPROACHES TO PANAMA CANAL-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT…INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT

LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED

TSTMS.

.SUN…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS

6 TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL.

SCATTERED TSTMS.

.MON…NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL.

.TUE…NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL.

.WED…N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.

 

$$

 

AMZ101-032100-

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.SYNOPSIS…TROPICAL DEPRESSION DORIAN NEAR 28.7N 79.2W 1013 MB AT

5 AM EDT MOVING N AT 5 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 45

KT. DORIAN WILL MOVE TO 29.9N 78.4W THIS AFTERNOON…THEN N OF THE

AREA TO 31.4N 76.0W TONIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING DEPRESSION STRENGTH.

OTHERWISE…WEAK HIGH PRES WILL DOMINATE THE AREA THROUGH WED AS

A WEAK FRONTAL TROUGH BRUSHES THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS FROM W TO E

SUN THROUGH WED.

 

$$

 

AMZ111-032100-

ATLANTIC FROM 27N TO 31N W OF 77W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT…EXCEPT 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT

NEAR DORIAN. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT…EXCEPT 8 TO 12 FT NEAR DORIAN.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS NEAR DORIAN.

.TONIGHT…SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT…BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS

4 TO 7 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS NEAR DORIAN EARLY.

.SUN…SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT

LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

.MON…W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.TUE…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.WED…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ113-032100-

ATLANTIC FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 70W AND 77W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT LATE.

SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT…EXCEPT TO 30 KT FAR NW

CORNER NEAR DORIAN EARLY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT…EXCEPT 7 TO 10 FT FAR

NW CORNER EARLY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS NEAR DORIAN

EARLY.

.SUN…SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.SUN NIGHT…SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT…DIMINISHING TO 10 TO

15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.

.MON…W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.TUE…SE TO S WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

.WED…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ115-032100-

ATLANTIC FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 65W AND 70W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

.TONIGHT…S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

.SUN…S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.MON…SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

.TUE…S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

.WED…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

 

$$

 

AMZ117-032100-

BAHAMAS INCLUDING CAY SAL BANK-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT ATLC EXPOSURES…

AND 2 TO 3 FT ELSEWHERE.

.TONIGHT…E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT…INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT

LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.SUN…SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.

SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

.MON…E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

.TUE…E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

.WED…E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ119-032100-

ATLANTIC FROM 22N TO 27N E OF BAHAMAS TO 70W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS

AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

.TONIGHT…SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.SUN…SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT

LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

.MON…SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

.TUE…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

.WED…E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

 

$$

 

AMZ121-032100-

ATLANTIC FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 65W AND 70W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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.MON…SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT IN SE SWELL.

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ATLANTIC S OF 22N W OF 70W INCLUDING APPROACHES TO THE WINDWARD

PASSAGE-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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.SUN…E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT…BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT LATE.

SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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ATLANTIC S OF 22N BETWEEN 65W AND 70W INCLUDING PUERTO RICO

TRENCH-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

.TONIGHT…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

.SUN…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.

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ATLANTIC FROM 19N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W-

458 AM EDT SAT AUG 3 2013

 

.TODAY…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT IN E TO SE

SWELL.

.TONIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

.SUN…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

.SUN NIGHT…NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

.MON…E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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Dehydration – watch out when out and about, drink lots of fluids, take things slower.

The ‘hot spell’ is easing in the UK, but this is good advice generally. Also bear in mind that caffeine drinks; tea, coffee & some cold drinks do not aid hydration.

More about dehydration:

Dehydration – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Please watch out with this hot spell – Dehydration can kill.

Dehydration is when you lose more fluids than you are replacing. Symptoms usually occur when only 1 – 2 percent of the body’s normal water volume is lost, and may include thirst, headache, muscle cramps, dizziness or fainting, especially when standing up too fast, and can progress to more serious symptoms, including unconsciousness, seizures and death.

You can actually lose as much fluids in a cold, dry mountain environment as in a hot, dry one. This is because the thin, cold, dry air of high altitudes dries you out from just breathing it, even if you don’t sweat at all.

Of course, dehydration is largely preventable if you drink enough fluids, and usually four quarts a day for walking or other mountain activities will suffice. But keep an eye on your urine output — you should pee often and…

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Report: Cameroon mob murders gay man; police jail lover

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O-blog-dee reports:

Two weeks after the murder of activist Eric Lembembe, I have received word of yet another murder of a young gay man in Cameroon. The murder of Henry Mbah occurred two days ago in Muyunge, a village in the Muyuka subdivision in the South West Region of Cameroon. Mob killings is not unusual in Cameroon as we recall the murder of a trader in January who was beaten and stoned by a mob after being caught having intimate relations with a man.

The blog adds:

At this time, due to highly sensitive nature of this story and the anti-gay sentiment by authorities in the region, this story has not been verified by local police or Government authorities. I hope outlets with greater resources than mine will look further into this story. I published it, nonetheless, because the LGBT  sources in hiding and on the ground in Cameroon…

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10 dead in mine blasts, seven missing

Coal Mountain

Two mine accidents occurred in Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces on Tuesday, killing 10 miners and leaving seven missing, authorities said.

A fire in a sulfur mine in Chengcheng, Shaanxi province, killed 10 miners and injured nine.

The accident occurred at about 2 pm, trapping 27 miners underground.

A short time later, rescuers led 17 of the miners out of the pit. Nine of them suffered injuries and were sent to a hospital for treatment.

They were in stable condition, sources from the county government said.

The 10 trapped miners were found dead at about 7:20 am on Wednesday. The accident was caused by a cable that caught fire while the miners were repairing an air shaft.

Seven still missing

In Sichuan, seven people are still missing in the Shanmushu Coal Mine in Gongxian after a gas explosion at 12:52 am on Tuesday.

The accident occurred when workers were discharging gas…

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Bangladesh: Lesbian couple arrested, risks life in jail

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Gay Star News reports:

A Bangladesh lesbian couple is being threatened with life imprisonment for ‘marrying’ in secret.

Shibronty Roy Puja, a 16-year-old Hindu, and Sanjida Akter, 21-year-old Muslim, were arrested in Dhaka on 23 July.

The two girls had run away from the Pirojpur district, where they both lived, last week to the Bangladeshi capital.

According to local media, Akter had been tutoring Puja. It was only recently they realized their feelings for each other and decided to marry. …

[Puja] said the couple had married according to Hindu law, having exchanged garlands of flowers.

Under laws of Bangladesh, same-sex relations are punishable by up to a life sentence.

An LGBT activist commented that the ritual of exchanging garlands has no legal standing, although it is a tradition shared by Hindus and Muslims.

The two women were apparently arrested for allegedly violating a law against same-sex relations, even though…

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Uganda refugee office housing LGBT group attacked

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O-blog-dee reports:

Refugee Law Project logoReports are coming in of an attack by Ugandan Police in Kampala as they just stormed the Refugee Law Project Offices which happens to host the LGBT secretariat [the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law]. Damage was caused and equipment confiscated.

This is what it is like for NGO’s right now in Uganda, as they are under attack. I woke up at 3:00 am PST, broad daylight in Uganda, to find this panicked note from an LGBTI activist:

“Jeeesssuuuu!!! Police and some goons just stormed refugee law project offices and they just carried away office equipment. Locked my self in the coalition office where they haven’t come yet… F’in hell! What are they looking for,,, things are breaking.. Everything has been thrown out… My god”

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda…

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Jamaica: Ignore or respond to murder of gay teen?

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Jamaicans are trying to come to grips with what conclusions to draw from the vicious murder of a cross-dressing gay 17-year-old.

Or at least some Jamaicans are. Many are simply unaware of what happened, because Jamaican newspapers were slow to report true nature of the crime. The Jamaica Gleaner’s first account of the crime omitted the fact that Dwayne Jones, 17, was attacked after a woman complained that Jones was wearing female attire but was not a woman.

The Jamaican government has not spoken out about the crime, a silence that Jamaican LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson contrasted with the response from the government in Haiti to two murders there on July 17:

“Two gay Haitians were rumored to have been attacked during a religious anti-gay march. Their government condemned the blatant homophobia and promised to protect the gay community. A 17-year-old gay Jamaican is brutally slaughtered and our government…

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GOOGLE INTRODUCES $35 DEVICE THAT STREAMS VIDEO TO YOUR TV

The Jolly Good News

130724133353-google-chromecast-story-topThe company on Wednesday introduced Chromecast, a small device that lets you stream content to your television over a WI-Fi network, using your computer, phone or tablet as a remote control. The company said its goal is to create a device with zero setup time, no learning curve, and one that works with all platforms and devices.

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Meteorology: ‘Rivers’ in air could boost flooding – 250713 2055z

‘Rivers’ in air could boost flooding

BBC

Cockermouth in 2009 The flooding in Cockermouth in 2009 was caused by one such atmospheric river

 

Winter floods could intensify in Britain, according to new research into powerful weather systems called “atmospheric rivers”.

 

Only identified about 20 years ago, atmospheric rivers are intense bands of moisture that flow through the air.

 

Known to be responsible for heavy rainfall, they have been blamed for severe flooding in California and the UK.

 

The new study suggests that warmer conditions could create more rivers – and make them more severe.

 

The paper is published by the Institute of Physics in Environmental Research Letters.

 

Atmospheric rivers are up to 300km wide and can stretch in length for over 1,000-2,000km. They flow invisibly between 1-2.5km above the surface of the ocean.

 

One atmospheric river is believed to have been behind the violent flooding that hit Cockermouth in Cumbria on 19 November 2009.

 

The flooding claimed the life of a policeman, PC Bill Barker, who died after a bridge collapsed.

 

The researchers, led by Dr David Lavers of the University of Iowa, have estimated the staggering volume of moisture carried by this particular atmospheric river.

 

They calculate that at its peak it was transporting almost 300,000 tonnes of moisture every second.

 

By comparison, the River Thames carries about 65 tonnes of water through London over the same period.

Remain on course

If the rivers make landfall and encounter a steep rise in terrain, the air is forced upwards where it cools and releases the moisture in the form of rain.

 

On top of that, if the river remains on the same course for 24 hours – as it did over Cumbria in 2009 – it will deliver a continuous flow of heavy rain over the same area.

 

The most closely-studied atmospheric river, which flows towards the California coast, has been dubbed the “Pineapple Express” because it usually originates from the region of Hawaii.

 

Infographic

 

It has been linked to a number of extremely damaging storms along the US West Coast.

 

Over the last 30 years, there has been an average of 9-11 of the strongest atmospheric river events hitting Britain every year.

 

In this latest study, the researchers examined five different modelling scenarios to simulate possible conditions this century and found that a warming climate – which allows the atmosphere to hold more moisture – made the rivers more likely.

 

Dr Lavers said: “All five models suggest that there could be a doubling of atmospheric river events in the period 2074-99 and most of those could be expected to make landfall in the UK.

 

“One of the big things is that these are the most relevant feature of winter flooding in Britain and the work is certainly suggesting an increase in strength and frequency.”

Computer modelling

Among the uncertainties about the research are the reliability of the models used to generate the future scenarios and possible shifts in the patterns of the winds – a change of course away from the UK would reduce the risk.

 

It was research in the 1970s that first identified “conveyor belts” of moisture travelling through the atmosphere, with later studies in the early 1990s detecting much narrower bands of intense vapour that became known as atmospheric rivers.

 

Dr Richard Allan of Reading University, also an author of the paper, said: “What this shows is that the dominating factor is the increase in water vapour which means that if you’ve got more moisture – and the winds don’t change -then you’ve got a much bigger potential for flooding.

 

“These are really massive flows of invisible water which can feed clouds and cause rainfall if forced up over mountains.”

 

The researchers say the study could help guide forecasters trying to give warning of future flood risks.

India: 8 Buried alive (including 2 children) in Bharatpur, Rajasthan house collapse – 250713 1110z

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Eight people, including two children, were buried alive when an under-construction house collapsed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur town Thursday, police said.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 10 a.m. in Mathura Gate area of the town, some 150 km from Jaipur.

“Six of the deceased were female labourers aged between 20 and 30 years while the children were aged about two years. The labourers belonged to Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The kids were daughters of two of the victims,” said a police officer.

He said about a dozen labourers were working in the basement area while the children were playing nearby. When the building collapsed, they were buried under the rubble. “We rushed the victims to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead. Six other labourers, trapped under the debris, were rescued,” said the officer.

Thursday, 25 July, 2013 at 09:09 (09:09 AM) UTC RSOE

 

 

Deadly Floods in North Korea and Weather for the rest of Eastern Asia

Panahon Ngayon

South and North Korea both have been battered by heavy rainfall this week due to a persistent and potent trough that was lingering over the Peninsula. Four deaths were reported in the Seoul area on Tuesday while in the North 13 deaths were reported and thousands of homes have been damaged as rain totals climbed over the 500mm mark throughout the course of the week in central and western portions of the country. Pyongyang alone on Tuesday saw rain reports over 200mm. With that said people will get some time through the end of the week to pick up the peaces as the weather improves across the Peninsula and high pressure ridges in.  That is until Saturday night in to Sunday when a new low pressure area works its way out of China and brings another shot of rough weather to the area. Extreme South Korea could also see passing…

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Photos from Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

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The National Pyrotechnic Festival is an annual event that takes place in Tultepec, Mexico. The festival promotes the country’s tradition of production and use of fireworks in honour of John of God, the patron saint of fireworks makers. Tultepec produces about half of all Mexico’s fireworks.

The main event, a parade of “toritos” or bull-shaped frames with fireworks on them, began in the mid 19th century. The modern national festival began in 1989 and includes various events including fireworks competitions, but the main event remains that of the toritos, with about 250 “running” along the streets of Tultepec in 2013. [Source]

 

National Pyrotechnic Festival tultepec mexico (2)

 

Feria Nacional de la Pirotecnia Tultepec

 
The National Pyrotechnic Festival lasts for nine days and attracts more than 100,000 visitors to the municipality. Although the event started…

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Drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico collapses after fire

Eideard

The operator of the natural gas rig burning out of control in the Gulf of Mexico has begun preparations to move a jack-up rig to the location to potentially drill a relief well…The well suffered a blowout Tuesday morning and the rig caught fire later Tuesday night when the leaking natural gas ignited…

No one was on board at the time of the ignition and no one was injured, according to BSEE. The burning rig is southwest of Grand Isle, about 55 miles offshore, authorities said.

As the rig fire continues, the beams supporting the derrick and rig floor have folded and have collapsed over the rig structure, BSEE stated on Wednesday morning.

The Coast Guard said the rig caught fire at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and BSEE stated that the source of the ignition remained unknown on Wednesday morning…The description of the incident…lists that 47 people had been evacuated from…

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Driver, 70, In Custody After Striking, Dragging Kid In Stroller For Quarter Of A Mile

CBS Los Angeles

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PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — A 70-year-old driver was arrested Wednesday night after striking a woman and her little girl in a stroller in a crosswalk –and driving away with the toddler underneath the vehicle—in Panorama City.

The mother was pushing her youngster in a pink car-shaped stroller near the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Chase Street at 8:40 p.m. when the reported unlicensed driver hit them and then kept going.

The suspect drove with the child under the front of his car for a quarter of a mile until he was chased down by citizens.

The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was later upgraded to stable.

The mother is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

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US: 54 bottlenose dolphins, 112 manatees, roughly 300 pelicans died mysteriously in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon – 250713 0830z

At least 54 bottlenose dolphins have died mysteriously in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon since January.

Today, the federal government is stepping in to help find out what’s killing them. In a normal year, that number would be closer to 22.

On July 24, NOAA declared the mass die-off an “Unusual Mortality Event” – a declaration that will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground in Florida. It’s the lagoon’s worst dolphin die-off on record, and the cause is mysterious.

“This has become a national investigation, instead of a local investigation,” said Megan Stolen, a marine biologist with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, the nonprofit organization that has been investigating and keeping track of the dolphin deaths so far. “This will definitely help us.”

It’s the second time this year that NOAA has declared an Unusual Mortality Event for marine mammals in the lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary that runs along Florida’s Atlantic coast. In April, a mass manatee die-off received the same designation. This is the third time a UME has been declared for dolphins in the lagoon. What caused the others, in 2001 and 2008, is still a mystery.

The lagoon is a treasured but troubled ecosystem, and has been besieged by a combination of nutrient run-off, pollution, and algal blooms – ingredients that have created a lethal situation for 112 manatees, roughly 300 pelicans, and 54 dolphins since last July. Scientists don’t yet know if the die-offs are linked, or if there are multiple killers on the loose in the estuary. Multiple investigations are ongoing, with teams trying to find out whether algal toxins, or pollution, or something else is to blame.

Stolen became concerned about the dolphin deaths in January. But it wasn’t until late spring that the carcasses really began to pile up; at one point, scientists were retrieving a dolphin a day from the northern and central lagoon. The die-off is affecting dolphins of all age classes and sexes. Some of the bodies are intact, others have been scavenged by sharks.

Unlike the dead manatees, which appear normal except for being dead, the dolphins are emaciated – thin and bony. But whether they’re starving because of disease, or a toxin, or a lack of food is still unknown. Clues are scarce, and only one sick dolphin has been found alive. Now, Stolen says, the die-off has slowed a bit. In July, five dolphins have been pulled from the lagoon’s brackish water.

“The last few dolphins have been calves,” she said. “Newborn babies.” It’s not clear yet whether the calves, three of them, are casualties of the mysterious scourge. But, Stolen says, “We would expect that if moms are getting hit by the UME cause, that we would start seeing dead calves as well.”

She and her colleagues will continue to monitor and respond to situation as NOAA’s team determines which direction to take the investigation in. “We are starting to look in [the dolphins’] stomachs now,” she said. “Normally when we do a necropsy, we kind of scoop everything out of their stomachs and put it in a bag. What we’ll do now is we’ll separate the liquid from the solid.” The liquids are good for toxin analyses, and the solids will tell researchers what, exactly, the dolphins have been eating – and if there are any clues to be found in their last meals.

Thursday, 25 July, 2013 at 03:31 (03:31 AM) UTC RSOE

Other Reports

Seagrass-planting project designed to restore bare spots in lagoon

Florida Today

(Photo: floridatoday.com) Seagrass transplants added to Indian River Lagoon: Seagrass is being transplanted from healthier areas of the Indian River Lagoon to areas where the grass has died out in hopes that it will come back. By Rik Jesse and Tim Walters Posted July 24, 2013

“SEBASTIAN INLET Scientists transplanted tufts of seagrass along an otherwise bald Indian River Lagoon bottom Wednesday in hopes of growing back the once-lush fish habitat that algae blooms doomed.

No one knows whether the $110,000 experiment will work or whether the cloudy waters that smothered seagrass during the past few years will return to do so again.

But researchers hope the grass transplants teach them the best ways to grow back a vital nursery habitat for fish and crabs, as well as the manatees favorite meal.

This used to be as far as you could see grass, Adam Gelber, a senior scientist with Atkins North America, said as he and two other scientists transplanted shoal grass along Sebastian Inlets interior.

At the inlet, their environmental consulting firm is planting seagrass harvested in Vero Beach. That effort ispart of a larger project that could transplant grass at up to 30 sites in the lagoon but likely fewer occupying about 1 acre of lagoon bottom. The project ranges from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to Titusville, to Vero Beach.

Seagrass provides prime habitat for fish, crabs and other marine life and is considered a key barometer of the estuarys overall health. Each acre of seagrass supports about 10,000 fish and $5,000 to $10,000 in economic activity in the lagoon region, according to St. Johns River Water Management District and other studies.

Transplants are just one way biologists hope to restore some 74 square miles of seagrass lost since 2009, much of it clouded out by algae.

The scientists harvest the seagrass with hand tools only no machinery and manually install the grass at the recipient study sites.

They use shoal grass, because its among the fastest growers.

They place metal manatee cages over many of the transplants to keep ravenous seacows from chomping the experiment bare. But at least one manatee was quick to find this weeks plantings among the inlets seagrass-starved shoals. After Atkins consultants planted the first tufts of grass, they returned later that day and found evidence a seacow had made a snack of their work.” - Written by Jim Waymer / floridatoday

Indian River Lagoon

Extract from wikipedia the free encyclopedia

The Indian River Lagoon is a grouping of three lagoons: Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and the Indian River, on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. It was originally named Rio de Ais after the Ais Indian tribe, who lived along the east coast of Florida.

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Course

Its full length is 156 miles (251km), extending from Ponce de Len Inlet in Volusia County, Florida, to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida,[1][2] and includes Cape Canaveral. Lake Okeechobee is connected to the lagoon by the Okeechobee Waterway and the St. Lucie River meeting in Sewall’s Point.

Aerial view of Indian River Lagoon

Portions of the Lagoon, from north to south:

Natural history

The Indian River Lagoon is North Americas most diverse estuary with more than 4,300 species of plants (2,100) and animals (2,200), including 35 that are listed as threatened or endangered more than any other estuary in North America.[3][4] The Lagoon varies in width from .5 to 5 miles (0.80 to 8.0 km) and averages 4 feet (1.2m) in depth.[3] It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. The lagoon also has one of the most diverse bird populations anywhere in America. Nearly 1/3 of the nations manatee population lives here or migrates through the Lagoon seasonally. In addition, its ocean beaches provide one of the densest sea turtle nesting areas found in the Western Hemisphere.

Red Drum, Spotted seatrout, Common snook, and the Tarpon are the main gamefish sought by anglers in the Titusville area of the lagoon system.[5]

Dolphins

Between 200 and 800 Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) normally live in the Indian River Lagoon. The dolphins resident in the lagoon system may belong to three or more different communities. There is little exchange of individuals between the lagoon and coastal populations. However, individuals from coastal populations are occasionally seen in the lagoon. One individual from the lagoon communities, Dolphin 56, was tagged in the lagoon in 1979 and was sighted in the lagoon more than 40 times through 1996. In 1997 Dolphin 56 left the Indian River Lagoon and was spotted many times along the east coast of the United States from Florida to New York into 2011.[6][7]

Female Bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon tend to live longer than males. The maximum age attained by both sexes is one to almost two decades less than that reached by dolphins resident in Sarasota Bay, the most thoroughly studied wild population of Bottlenose dolphins.[8]

History

In 2011, a superbloom of phytoplankton resulted in the loss of 32,000 acres (12,900ha) of lagoon seagrass. In 2012, a brown tide bloom fouled the northern lagoon. The county has approval for funds to investigate these unusual blooms to see if they can be prevented.[9]

In 2007, concerns were raised about the future of the lagoon system, especially in the southern half where frequent freshwater discharges seriously threaten water quality (decreasing the salinity needed by many fish species) and contribute to large algae blooms (water heavily saturated with plant fertilizers promote the algae blooms). The lagoon has also been the subject of research on light penetration for photosynthesis in submerged aquatic vegetation.[10] The seagrass covers over 100,000 acres (40,000ha) and is a critical component to the overall health of the lagoon.[10][11]

In 2010 3,300,000 pounds (1,500,000kg) of nitrogen and 475,000 pounds (215,000kg) of phosphorus entered the lagoon.[12]

Indonesia: Boat carrying about 170 sinks. 4 dead, 157 rescued, others missing – 240713 2230z

A boat carrying as many as 170 suspected asylum seekers bound for Australia has sunk off the south coast of Indonesia, with up to 60 people feared dead or missing, Australian media reported on Wednesday.

The latest mishap at sea involving boat people came less than a week after Australia slammed the door on would-be refugees with a deal to send all boat arrivals to Papua New Guinea for assessment and eventual settlement.

As many as 170 people were on board the vessel, which broke up in heavy seas late on Tuesday, News Ltd reported.

More than 100 people, mostly from Iran and Sri Lanka, were rescued by fisherman in the area overnight, it said.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) confirmed that a rescue operation was underway, without providing further information.

“Indonesian authorities are coordinating the rescue of that incident. AMSA is not involved at this stage,” a spokeswoman for the authority said. Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue (Basarnas) was not immediately available for comment.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 at 04:01 (04:01 AM) UTC RSOE

Other Reports

Al Jazeera:

Deaths after refugee boat sinks off Indonesia

Three people confirmed dead and others missing after asylum-seeker boat bound for Australia breaks up off coast of Java.

Three people are confirmed drowned and more deaths are feared after an asylum-seeker boat bound for Australia sank off West Java in Indonesia.

Australian media reported that the boat was carrying up to 170 people, mostly refugees from Sri Lanka and Iran, when it broke up and sank in heavy seas on Tuesday evening.

Indonesian authorities said that they had found 157 people alive and four dead, and searches were ongoing on Wednesday for others. They said the passengers were from Iran, Sri Lanka and possibly Iraq.

“We don’t know exactly how many were on board, so we’re focusing on searching for any more that may be out there,” Bandung search and rescue chief Rochmali told AFP early on Wednesday, adding the figure would likely be between 100 and 200.

“We will just focus on ensuring they’re well and making sure no one else is still at sea,” he said.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph, reporting from Java, said the engine of the boat started smoking and taking on water shortly after departure.

A man calling himself Soheil told the newspaper that he was the sole survivor of a group of 61 Iranians who set off from the fishing village of Cidaun.

Canberra’s new asylum policy

Hundreds have drowned making the same journey to Australia. Only a few days ago four people died in a boat that sank off Christmas Island, Australia.

The latest disaster on Wednesday came just days after Canberra announced a hardline new plan to send all unauthorised arrivals to its shores to Papua New Guinea.

Asylum-seekers arriving in Australian waters will now be sent to the Manus Island processing centre in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the Pacific nation for assessment, with no cap on the number that can be transferred.

They will not have chance to settle in Australia and will only allowed to live in Papua New Guinea if their asylum claims are approved.

‘Hollow and hypocritical’

Human rights groups have expressed outrage at Australia’s decision.

The Refugee Council of Australia said on Tuesday that the arrangement would exacerbate the regions challenges with people movement by undermining efforts to improve refugee protection for those who most needed it.

Paul Power, the council’s chief executive, said that Australia could not outsource its Refugee Convention responsibilities to a much poorer neighbour and remain credible in advocating that other nations improve protection standards for refugees.

“By unreasonably shifting its responsibilities for asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea through this Regional Resettlement Arrangement (RRA), Australias international advocacy for responsibility sharing has been exposed as hollow and hypocritical,” Power said in a written statement.

This arrangement is without precedent in the world. It cannot possibly be presented as an example of regional co-operation because it is little more than a wealthy country paying a much weaker neighbour to take on its international responsibilities to people seeking asylum. ” – aljazeera

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Asylum boat sinks off Java


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Up to 60 people are feared dead after an asylum seeker boat headed to Australia sank off the coast of Indonesia.

3 dead and 157 saved after asylum seeker boat sinks

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Published on Jul 24, 2013

At least three people, two of them children, died on Tuesday, when a boat carrying would-be asylum seekers to Australia sunk in Indonesia waters. An official said more than 150 survivors had been rescued, mostly from Iran and Iraq, but it was unclear how many more might be missing.

Spain: Update: At least 77 killed, about 140 injured as train derails in Santiago de Compostela. Death toll may rise – 250713 0750z

Update 250713 0840 BST(0750Z GMT/UTC):

Sky News 6:49am UK, Thursday 25 July 2013

Spain Train Crash: Dozens Killed And Injured

Witnesses describe the horrific sight of bodies on the tracks after carriages carrying more than 200 people derailed.

The number of people dead after a train derailed in one of Spain’s worst rail disasters has reportedly risen as high as 77.

Many more are said to be critically injured and Spanish media reported emergency services were attempting to rescue several people still trapped inside carriages.

A British national was among those injured, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela.
Casualties were pulled from the carriages

Lines of bodies covered with blankets were seen at the side of the tracks.

The crash happened as the train carrying 218 passengers plus crew approached Santiago de Compostela, a popular pilgrimage city in the northwestern region of Galicia.

Spain Dozens Killed As Train Derails In Santiago de Compostela
Survivors said the train flipped over ‘several times’

Several of the 13 carriages rolled over, with one carriage torn open and flames and smoke seen rising from the scene.

It has been described as an accident, but it will stir memories of the 2004 Madrid train bombing, which killed nearly 200 people.

One passenger, Ricardo Montesco, told Cadena Ser radio station: “It was going so quickly … It seems that on a curve the train started to twist and the wagons piled up one on top of the other.

Spain Dozens Killed As Train Derails In Santiago de Compostela
It is Spain’s deadliest train accident since 1972

“A lot of people were squashed on the bottom.

“We tried to squeeze out of the bottom of the wagons to get out and we realised the train was burning … I was in the second wagon and there was fire … I saw corpses.”

Spain Dozens Killed As Train Derails In Santiago de Compostela
Officials said they believed the crash was an accident

A witness told the station they heard an explosion before seeing the derailed train. Another witness told the Radio Galega station: “There are many people dead here, my God.”

The train belonging to the state-owned Renfe company was travelling from Madrid to the port city of Ferrol.

It derailed on high-speed tracks at about 8.40pm local time – 7.40pm UK time – on a bend a short distance from a scheduled stop in the city.

The train was travelling from Madrid.
The train was travelling from Madrid to the port city of Ferrol

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is due to visit the scene later, called an emergency meeting with ministers and said: “I want to express my affection and solitarity with the victims of the terrible train accident in Santiago.”

The crash happened the day before the city’s main festival paying tribute to St James, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. His shrine is the destination of the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, which has been followed by Christians since the Middle Ages.

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Scores dead in Spanish train crash near Santiago de Compostela

Updated 2 hours 52 minutes ago

A train crash in north-west Spain’s Galicia region has killed at least 77 people and injured 143 in one of Europe’s worst rail disasters.

The eight-carriage train, operated by state rail company Renfe, came off the rails and caught fire near the city of Santiago de Compostela as it travelled between Madrid and Ferrol.

Key points

  • At least 77 people killed, 143 injured
  • The train came off the rails and caught fire
  • The crash is believed to be an accident, the Spanish government said
  • The incident happened on the eve of the ancient city’s main Christian festival

The president of the Galician regional government, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, described the scene as “Dante-esque”.

A government spokesman said the derailment appeared to be an accident.

The Spanish newspaper El Pais cited sources close to an investigation into the crash by Renfe and state-owned company Adif, which is in charge of the tracks, as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.

An official source said no statement would be made regarding the cause of the derailment until the black boxes of the train were examined, but that it was most likely an accident.

Rescue workers have recovered 73 bodies from the wreckage of the train while four other victims died in hospital, a spokesman for the Galicia regional high court said.

Bodies on the ground as smoke billowed from wreckage

Bodies covered in blankets lay next to carriages as smoke billowed from the wreckage a few hundred metres away from the entrance to Santiago de Compostela’s main station.

“It was going so quickly … It seems that on a curve the train started to twist, and the wagons piled up one on top of the other,” passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station.

“A lot of people were squashed on the bottom. We tried to squeeze out of the bottom of the wagons to get out and we realised the train was burning … I was in the second wagon and there was fire … I saw corpses.”

Another witness told the radio station she had heard an explosion before seeing the derailed train.

Among the worst rail accidents in Europe in 25 years

The Galicia derailment was one of the worst rail accidents in Europe in 25 years and comes less than a fortnight after six people died when a train came off the tracks and hit the platform at a station in central France.

In Austria in November 2000, 155 people were killed when a fire in a tunnel engulfed a funicular train packed with skiers.

In Montenegro in 2006, as many 46 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a packed train derailed and plunged into a ravine outside the capital Podgorica.

In Spain in the same year, 41 people were killed when an underground train derailed and overturned in a tunnel just before entering the Jesus metro station in Valencia.

Scores dead in Spanish train crash near Santiago de Compostela

ABC News

“A train crash in north-west Spain’s Galicia region has killed at least 77 people and injured 143 in one of Europe’s worst rail disasters.

The eight-carriage train, operated by state rail company Renfe, came off the rails and caught fire near the city of Santiago de Compostela as it travelled between Madrid and Ferrol.

Key points

  • At least 77 people killed, 143 injured
  • The train came off the rails and caught fire
  • The crash is believed to be an accident, the Spanish government said
  • The incident happened on the eve of the ancient city’s main Christian festival

The president of the Galician regional government, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, described the scene as “Dante-esque”.

A government spokesman said the derailment appeared to be an accident.

The Spanish newspaper El Pais cited sources close to an investigation into the crash by Renfe and state-owned company Adif, which is in charge of the tracks, as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.

An official source said no statement would be made regarding the cause of the derailment until the black boxes of the train were examined, but that it was most likely an accident.

Rescue workers have recovered 73 bodies from the wreckage of the train while four other victims died in hospital, a spokesman for the Galicia regional high court said.

Bodies on the ground as smoke billowed from wreckage

Bodies covered in blankets lay next to carriages as smoke billowed from the wreckage a few hundred metres away from the entrance to Santiago de Compostela’s main station.

“It was going so quickly … It seems that on a curve the train started to twist, and the wagons piled up one on top of the other,” passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station.

“A lot of people were squashed on the bottom. We tried to squeeze out of the bottom of the wagons to get out and we realised the train was burning … I was in the second wagon and there was fire … I saw corpses.”

Another witness told the radio station she had heard an explosion before seeing the derailed train.

Among the worst rail accidents in Europe in 25 years

The Galicia derailment was one of the worst rail accidents in Europe in 25 years and comes less than a fortnight after six people died when a train came off the tracks and hit the platform at a station in central France.

In Austria in November 2000, 155 people were killed when a fire in a tunnel engulfed a funicular train packed with skiers.

In Montenegro in 2006, as many 46 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a packed train derailed and plunged into a ravine outside the capital Podgorica.

In Spain in the same year, 41 people were killed when an underground train derailed and overturned in a tunnel just before entering the Jesus metro station in Valencia.” – bc.net.au

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A high-speed train has reportedly derailed in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, leaving at least 35 people dead and 50 injured. Media reports suggest the death toll may rise.

(Photo: RT.com/@jacobovieites)

The train, which reportedly had 240 people on board, was en route between Madrid and Ferrol. According to media reports, 13 cars derailed at least four of which caught fire.

(Photo: RT.com/@TrainInfoBe)

Renfe, the company which operates the train, has not given any details on the number of people injured or killed. However, it did confirm that the accident is one of the most serious derailments ever to happen in Spain.

There are reports of bodies scattered around the scene covered in blankets, as emergency services perform their work.

(Photo: RT.com/@AlenPerz)

A woman who was at the scene told a radio station that she had heard a loud explosion, followed immediately by the derailment. Russia Today

Other Reports

Spanish train in deadly derailment

BBC

The train accident close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, on 24 July

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, with at least 10 people reported killed.

Spanish railway company Renfe confirmed the train had come off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region.

A Renfe spokesman told AFP news agency several people had been killed and several more injured.

Spanish news agency Efe quoted police and hospital sources as saying at least 50 people were injured.

Reports said all 13 carriages had left the tracks, and four carriages had overturned completely.

Images showed dozens of emergency workers crowded around ruined carriages.

Passengers were shown lying on the ground being treated.

Renfe said the train carried more than 200 passengers, and was on the express route between Madrid and Ferrol on the Galician coast.

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UAE: 31 crewmen rescued after two ships collide off Umm Al Quwain – 240713 1615z

Thirty-one crewmen were rescued after two ships collided off the coast of Umm Al Quwain on Friday.

The collision occurred at about 3.30am. Police were alerted and then sent rescue teams to the area, about nine nautical miles off the coast.

One of the ships, with a Sri Lankan flag, was coming from Iran to Dubai with nine Indian crew members, an UAQ Police spokesman said.

It was empty, while the other ship, with a Comoros Islands flag, was leaving Dubai to Somalia with 22 crew members and a load of different goods including 46 cars.

After the collision the Sri Lankan ship sank, but all of its crew were rescued and all were in good health.

He said efforts are under way to raise the sunken ship while the second ship was taken to Sharjah Port for repairs.

Police said the cause of the accident was still being investigated but initial inquiries indicated the Sri Lankan ship had stopped and did not have its lights on.

It is suspected it had a malfunction with its engine.

The case is now with UAQ prosecutors.” – http://www.thenational.ae

 

UK: Walker Petra Herkes, 64, missing from Welshpool, Wales found safe and well – 230713 2120z

(Photo: BBC/Dyfed-Powys Police) Petra Herkes

A walker with Alzheimer’s disease has been found safe and well.

Petra Maria Herkes, 64, from Welshpool in Powys, left her home early on Monday morning but has failed to return.

Dyfed-Powys Police said she is a regular walker but has been suffering from the early signs of Alzheimer’s.

Mountain Rescue and Police search teams (@BreconMRT, @Western_Beacons, Aberdyfi SART @DyfedPowys) have been looking for Ms Herkes covering large areas of farmland and woodland in and around Welshpool.

Poilice said there was great concern that she has not returned after a few hours as she normally would.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team confirmed that the search for Petra had been successful & she had been found safe and well.

(Updated from a BBC News report)

Welsh (Google translation)

A cerddwr chlefyd Alzheimer wedi cael ei ddarganfod yn ddiogel ac yn iach.

Gadawodd Petra Maria Herkes, 64, o’r Trallwng ym Mhowys, ei chartref yn gynnar ar fore dydd Llun, ond wedi methu dychwelyd.

Dywedodd Heddlu DyfedPowys ei bod yn gerddwr rheolaidd ond wedi bod yn dioddef o arwyddion cynnar clefyd Alzheimer.

Mountain timau chwilio yr Heddlu (@ BreconMRT, @ Western_Beacons, Aberdyfi SART @ DyfedPowys) Achub ac maent wedi bod yn chwilio am Ms Herkes sy’n cwmpasu ardaloedd mawr o dir ffermio a choetir yn y Trallwng a’r cyffiniau.

Dywedodd Poilice oedd pryder mawr nad oedd wedi dychwelyd ar l ychydig oriau gan ei bod yn arfer.

Cadarnhaodd Tm Achub Mynydd Aberhonddu bod y chwilio am Petra wedi bod yn llwyddiannus a bod wedi cael ei ddarganfod yn ddiogel ac yn iach.

(Diweddarwyd o adroddiad News BBC)A cerddwr chlefyd Alzheimer wedi cael ei ddarganfod yn ddiogel ac yn iach.

Gadawodd Petra Maria Herkes, 64, o’r Trallwng ym Mhowys, ei chartref yn gynnar ar fore dydd Llun, ond wedi methu dychwelyd.

Dywedodd Heddlu DyfedPowys ei bod yn gerddwr rheolaidd ond wedi bod yn dioddef o arwyddion cynnar clefyd Alzheimer.

Mountain timau chwilio yr Heddlu (@ BreconMRT, @ Western_Beacons, Aberdyfi SART @ DyfedPowys) Achub ac maent wedi bod yn chwilio am Ms Herkes sy’n cwmpasu ardaloedd mawr o dir ffermio a choetir yn y Trallwng a’r cyffiniau.

Dywedodd Poilice oedd pryder mawr nad oedd wedi dychwelyd ar l ychydig oriau gan ei bod yn arfer.

Cadarnhaodd Tm Achub Mynydd Aberhonddu bod y chwilio am Petra wedi bod yn llwyddiannus a bod wedi cael ei ddarganfod yn ddiogel ac yn iach.

(Diweddarwyd o adroddiad News BBC)

 

Europe: ESOFEX Storm Forecast for #Europe until Thurs 250713 0600Z – 240713 1445z

Storm Forecast

Storm Forecast

Valid: Wed 24 Jul 2013 06:00 to Thu 25 Jul 2013 06:00 UTC
Issued: Wed 24 Jul 2013 06:40
Forecaster: PUCIK

A level 1 was issued for Ireland mainly for severe wind gusts and tornadoes.

A level 1 was issued for Morocco to Algeria mainly for severe wind gusts and large hail.

A level 1 was issued for Eastern BENELUX, Eastern France, Western Germany and Alpine area mainly for excessive precipitation and marginally large hail.

A level 1 was issued for Northeastern Poland, Lithuania and Belarus mainly for excessive precipitation.

SYNOPSIS

At mid and upper troposphere, synoptic-scale pattern will feature one broad cyclonic vortex over the Eastern Atlantic and another one over Western Russia, its trough stretching towards Turkey. In between of these two vortices, an ill-defined ridge will cover parts of Central Europe and Western Scandinavia. Most of Europe will remain under rather weak steering flow, only between 10-15 m/s at 500 hPa. Closer to the surface, weakening frontal system will move from France towards Germany and further eastwards. With broad and shallow low pressure centers over the Atlantic and Russia, front itself will move in a very weak pressure field, featuring some mesoscale lows.

Generally speaking, no pronounced severe weather activity is forecast because of the lack of sufficient CAPE / strong deep layer wind shear overlap. Nevertheless, there are a few areas that deserve closer inspection and those are detailed below.

DISCUSSION

… Ireland …

Ahead of the short-wave trough rotating around the main cyclonic vortex, warm air advection regime will establish over the region. With rather cool mid-level temperatures it seems that at least marginal CAPE build up is plausible. Weak CAPE might be compensated by quite strong forcing. Enhanced low level shear (locally over 10 m/s in the 0-1 km layer) and SREH is simulated by models in response to the WAA. However, deep layer shear will stay marginal at best, decreasing potential for supercellular convection. All in all, situation looks to be on the low-end Level 1 scale with some stronger multicells possibly capable of isolated severe wind gusts and/or weak tornado.

… Morocco to Algeria …

Deep and dry boundary layer, along with very steep mid-level lapse rates will provide a good background for storms with high cloud bases, lots of potential for evaporational cooling of downdrafts and with most of CAPE realized in the subfreezing temperatures. Despite the vertical wind shear being moderate at best (DLS around 15 m/s), stronger multicells could be well capable of downbursts and large hail.

… Eastern BENELUX, Eastern France, Western Germany, Alpine region …

In the weak steering flow, decaying cold frontal system is forecast to push across the region. Ahead of the front, moister airmass, characterized by mixing ratios of up to 14 g/kg will advect over the region. With only modest mid-level lapse rates, one can not expect very high CAPE values with the likely range being 500-1500 J/kg. The highest values will likely be observed over the southern extent of the area, where lapse rates will be the steepest. However, synoptic-scale “forcing” will likely be most pronounced over the northern part with the passage of a subtle short-wave, as suggested by enhanced potential vorticity fields. DMC initiation should be confined to the frontal area itself and then also with the local convergence zones or outflow boundaries left by the overnight / early morning convection.

Rather weak vertical wind shear will limit the storm organisation, with multicell cluster being the most likely convective mode. Of course, local low pressure centers with backed surface flow might slightly augment the wind shear degree. Rapid clustering of storms along the frontal boundary, weak storm motion and sufficient low-level moisture point to the fact that primary threat should be the excessive precipitation. Still, a marginally severe hail event is not ruled out with some stronger cells, especially over NW Italy and S Germany.

… Belarus, extreme NE Poland, Lithuania …

A confluence in the low-level flow is simulated by the NWP with quite moist low-levels and mixing ratios between 10 and 12 g/kg. Synoptically speaking, WAA advection at the NW sector of the low should easily spark DMC development with the aid of an isentropic lift. Smolensk Tuesday 12 UTC sounding shows moderately moist environment with northeasterly flow. All in all, situation looks to be potent for a few excessive precipitation events with slow moving thunderstorms training along the confluence zone.

” – estofex

UK: Police investigate dead bottle nosed #dolphin hit by a boat in #Padstow. Witnesses, photos & videos sought – 220713 2300z

Bottlenose Dolphin (Photo: wikimedia.org/ NASA)

Specialist Wildlife crime trained police officers are currently investigating reports of a dead bottle nosed dolphin which was seen in the Camel Estuary, Padstow on Saturday 20 July 2013.

It is believed several boats were in the area at the time and one of the dolphins was hit by a boat and killed.

The juvenile dolphin was found dead at around 4.45pm on Saturday at The Rumps, north east of Pentire Point, which is between Polzeath and Port Quin. Police are keen to speak to any witnesses who saw a number of boats circling around the dolphins on Saturday afternoon. In particular they would like any photographs or videos of the boats, which were part of the flotilla of up to 25 boats, between 1.30pm and around 5pm on Saturday. PC Del Allerton-Baldwin, Wildlife Crime Officer on the Marine and Coastal Policing Team in Bodmin, said:

“We would like to get a list of all boats that were in the area at the time. They should all have names on them. “Many of the boat users were in fact behaving responsibly around the dolphins and keeping a distance of around 100 yards. However a few appear to have been harassing them. If you were part of the flotilla, it does not mean you were committing an offence but we would like to speak to you and eliminate you from our enquiries. You may also have vital information which may assist with the investigation.” Anyone with information, photographs or video clips is asked to call police on 101 quoting 399 of 21/07/13.

UK: John Wells, missing from Sturminster Newton, Dorset , Found safe and well – 220713 2050z

Missing Sturminster Newton man found safe and well

John Wells John Wells

“A MAN who went missing from his Sturminster Newton home has been found safe and well.

The family of 37-year-old John Wells raised the alarm after he went missing from his address in Honeymead Lane on Friday.

However, police have reported this afternoon that Mr Wells has been found safe and well.

Chief Inspector Mark Callaghan, of Dorset Police, said: I would like to thank the public for their support and assistance. ” dorsetecho

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