Sunday, September 02, 2007

From NOAA 8pm. Sunday Night

HURRICANE FELIX SPECIAL DISCUSSION NUMBER 10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062007
800 PM EDT SUN SEP 02 2007

REPORTS FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT FELIX
HAS INTENSIFIED AND IS NOW A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE. THE AIRCRAFT
REPORTED PEAK FLIGHT-LEVEL WINDS OF 152 KT...WITH PEAK SFMR WINDS
OF 142 KT IN THE SOUTHWEST QUADRANT. HIGHER SFMR WINDS WERE FOUND
IN THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT...UP TO 163 KT...BUT THESE MAY HAVE BEEN
CONTAMINATED BY GROUPEL. A DROPSONDE RELEASED IN THE SOUTHWEST
QUADRANT LANDED IN THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT...AND THIS DROP YIELDED A
SURFACE ESTIMATE OF 139 KT BASED ON THE LOWEST 150 M LAYER AVERAGE.
BASED ON THESE DATA...THE PEAK SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE AT
LEAST 145 KT. AN EYE SONDE MEASURED A SURFACE PRESSURE OF 936 MB
WITH SURFACE WINDS OF 24 KT. BECAUSE OF THE EXTREME TURBULENCE AND
GROUPEL THAT THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED...THE MISSION IS BEING
ABORTED AND THE AIRCRAFT IS RETURNING TO ST. CROIX.

THIS SPECIAL ADVISORY IS BEING ISSUED TO UPDATE THE INITIAL AND
FORECAST INTENSITIES. NO OTHER CHANGES TO THE FORECAST ARE BEING
MADE. THIS SPECIAL ADVISORY IS BEING ISSUED IN LIEU OF THE
SCHEDULED INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY.

Lord have mercy on those in Felix's path.
Great, Just Great,

St. Casserole

12 comments:

Serena said...

Amen, Lord. Have. Mercy. (and I hope you aren't one of those in Felix' path, St. C.)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Lord, have mercy.

Jan said...

Can we say "ditto" to God?

Lord, have mercy.

Cathy said...

Amen to the prayer.

Felix, be gone.

Word verification: tgiraboy

Songbird said...

Amen and Amen.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Double Amens on the rocks from the West Coast.

Geeez.

Quotidian Grace said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one fixated on NOAA this time of year. Why does every 'cane quickly become a 5!!

Joining you in prayer!

sherry said...

Dammit. It was a 2 when I went to bed.

I look at our area two years out from Katrina and I think of how horrible it is going to be for people in an even poorer area.

And I too am fixated on NOAA.

Sue said...

Amen.

revabi said...

Been praying since it got started. I am not sure of the path, but it is a deadly one, as you well know.

1-4 Grace said...

Disapearo Felix!!!!!

zorra said...

I am so awed and frightened by these hurricanes that so quickly turn into 4's and 5's, seemingly in just a few hours. Did that happen often when we were younger, and I just don't remember it? I don't think so. Lord, have mercy.