Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Weather Links

And a nice break from politics..
There seems to be some interest out there in the weather these days and even of some of the links I've posted. So, I decided to post a few of my favorites here. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
My current favorite is StormPulse for a good overall view of the Tropical situation.
Latest IR loop for the Gulf courtesy of the National Weather Service. And you can go here for more satellite views.

And for general weather for your town you can go here. Just put in your zip or city for weather in your area.

Now, I've been called up for Hurricane duty until further notice.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tracking Hurricanes

As many of you know I'm a weather forecaster. Combat Weather. Which means I do most of my forecasting for the Army. but because I am also a full time member of the Texas Air National Guard we have to also keep track of the hurricanes which threaten Texas and Louisiana. I know some you visit here also enjoy the weather, so I thought some of you might be interested in this new page I found this week-end.

It's kind of a clearing house for all the hurricane data out there. It's called Mikes Weather Page and it's at

Spaghetti models is the name for the maps like the one above which looks at all the computer models guesses for where the hurricanes will move next. Sometimes they are in agreement and sometimes, especially the further out in time you go (usually 3-5 days) the less they agree which makes a weather forecaster really earn his pay- and sometimes drink to excess or at leat want to.

Letter to Obama from an Ex-Democrat

84 year old grandma puts in her two cents worth.
H/T to Dr Bulldog and Ronin..

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Zogby, Gallup and a McCain/Palin Lead

In the first national polling results based entirely on interviews conducted after Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech, Barack Obama gets 46% of the vote and so does John McCain. When "leaners" are included, it’s all even at 48%.
McCain earns the vote from 89% of Republicans while Obama is supported by 81% of Democrats. McCain also manages to attract 15% of Democrats while Obama gets 9% of the Republican vote. Voters not affiliated with either major party remain fairly evenly divided between the two men.

The McCain/Palin ticket wins 49.7% support, compared to 45.9% backing for the Obama/Biden ticket, this latest online survey shows. Another 4.4% either favored someone else or were unsure.
In the two-way contest in which just McCain and Obama were mentioned in the question, the result was slightly different, with McCain leading, 48.8% to 45.7%.

The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows John McCain moving ahead of Barack Obama, 48% to 45%, when registered voters are asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today.