Some Odds and Ends....(10-1-12)
On this Monday I thought I would pass along some interesting odds and ends I’ve come across the last couple of days..Even though Syracuse’s September temperatures averaged 1.6 F above normal, the bouts of cooler weather we had toward the end of the month really did a number on the Lake Ontario temperatures. Remember the much above normal lake temperature? It is not there now:That’s why I try not to get too excited about warm lake temperatures and lake effect snow potential. This graph is an example of how quickly things can change during the Fall season. With the calendar now flipped to October we can take a look at how our temperatures are doing through September (the first ¾ of the year). We are still on pace for the warmest year on record in Syracuse.
One other note, as we mentioned last week the GOES 13 was shut down and GOES 14 took its place. GOES 14 was able to give us good East Coast pictures even though it is centered above the middle of the country. Starting today, however, the satellite is going to be ‘nudged’ in its orbit by one degree in longitude east per day until it is far enough east to get a clear picture of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. I haven’t seen any status reports since last week about what is wrong with GOES 13 but the fact that NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is moving GOES 14 tells me that the problems to the other satellite is pretty serious.Finally, there is the saga of Hurricane Nadine. It became a named storm way back on September 12th out in the open Atlantic and it is still out there nearly 3 weeks later. Here is the forecast of where Nadine is headed this week:
|Year||Yearly Temp. Through September|
As of today, Nadine had been a named storm for 19 days and with the National Hurricane Center forecasting Nadine to stay at tropical storm strength or greater through early Thursday that number will grow to 21 days. This will put Nadine on an elite list of longest lasting storms in the Atlantic:
* ForecastedOther than skirting the Azores Island, Nadine looks to continue to meander through the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The average life of an Atlantic hurricane is about six days. The longest lasting storm is Hurricane John that moved through the Pacific Ocean for 30 days in 1994.
|Storm||Days A Named Storm|
|Storm 3 1899||27.75 Days|
|Ginger 1971||27.00 Days|
|Inga 1969||24.75 Days|
|Kyle 2002||22.00 Days|
|Nadine||21+ Days *|
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