Monday, August 23, 2010

The weatehr at Glacier Bay National Park (Crystal Wind Chime) has changed by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit in one week.

August 23, 2010
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES East Satellite  (click title for 12 hour loop - thank you)

Cat 1 Hurricane Danielle noted in the Atlantic Ocean.

After having temperatures in the sixties for the months of summer, a hurricane shows up in the Atlantic and the temperature drops by double digits at Glacier Bay National Park.  Coincidence?  No.  Hurricanes distribute tropospheric heat into the ocean. 

There is not just one tropical depression coming off Africa.  There is a second spawned right behind the storm named Danielle.  The current trajectory of Danielle does not bring it near the Gulf of Mexico, therefore, the drought continues with growing severity across Louisiana.

Yes, this is still a Climate Crisis with global record changes in weather patterns, drought and increased temperatures.

If the second tropical depression from Africa continues to develop we might be seeing some percipitation for the Gulf States of the USA.  Maybe.  Very bit maybe.

Local Time :: 5:16 PM AKDT on August 23, 2010 (GMT -08)
Lat/Lon :: 58.8° N 137.0° W
Elevation :: 33 feet

Temperature :: 54 Fahrenheit

Conditions :: Overcast

Humidity :: 94%

Dew Point :: 52 Fahrenheit

Wind :: 7 mph from Northwest

Pressure :: 29.97 inches (Rising)

Visibility :: 10.0 miles

UV :: 1 out of 10

Clouds :: Scattered Clouds - 4800 feet
             Mostly Cloudy - 6000 feet
             Overcast - 7000 feet