Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Something wicked this way comes." Two dead during a 'rush hour' tornado in Oklahoma City.

That turbulence formed in less than an hour.  (click here for 12 hour loop)    Exactly in front of that high pressure.  There is no way anyone expected that.

It manifested because of the vortex system DIRECTLY to its north.  That vortex system is directly connected to an arctic air mass.  As soon as the warmth and moisture met it was all over.  It was instantaneou.  The troposphere is hot and any opportunity for turbulence will occur. 

The 'logic' place to estimate that tornado was northwest of where it actually occured.  The other place would have been where water vapor was dense over Iowa or Missouri.  It didn't take much warm water to turn it into a violent cloud, did it? 

That stable air mass is still in the same location in the Atlantic.  The Pacific isn't much improved, but, only slightly. 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two people were killed and three children were critically injured (click title to entry - thank you) Tuesday when a series of tornadoes rolled through Oklahoma City and its suburbs during the rush hour, authorities said....

My NOAA radio has been sounding off all day today.  These storms are incredibly strong and unpredictable no matter how hard everyone tries.

Has the Obama transparency finally started a productive dialogue for Middle East Peace?

It is the first time I have witnessed any statement in regard to 1967 borders by Israel.  If this was the basis for all previous talks between Israel and Palestine then a major hurdle has been met.  The promise of a successful agreement between Palestine and Israel may very well lie in the transparency of all understanding.  I thought the speech by the Prime Minister was a real victory for President Obama and his peace initiative in the Middle East.  There are obviously concessions to be met.

U.S. Jewish groups united in support of Netanyahu's speech to Congress  (click title to entry - thank you)

In speech before a joint meeting of Congress, Netanyahu stresses strong U.S.-Israel ties and their joint interests of protecting democracy and peace.

By Natasha Mozgovaya

Published 23:31 24.05.11
Latest update 23:31 24.05.11

Jewish American groups were overwhelmingly united in their praise for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, stressing their support for his clear call for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish State and commitment to peace....

Odd, I thought the President was on vacation.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle today, carrying out their first royal duty as a married couple.

I find it disturbing the Royal couple is assigned the subject of fashion when they have gone out of their way in many instances to be conscience of worldly events.  I am confident Prince William has more on his mind when speaking with President Obama than what his wife is wearing.  I am quite confident the ladies had much to discuss including military families.  I mean this is just disrespect beyond belief for people at the center of decisions regarding quality of life for so many.  I find it more than interesting that President Obama touches down in Great Britain and NATO gets serious about Libya. 

...Michelle donned a pale green, embroidered dress by Barbara Tfank, (click here) paired with a cropped pink jacket, while Kate wore a geometric-cut beige dress by Reiss that showed off a glowing tan from the royal couple's 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles....
NATO Bombs Tripoli in Heaviest Strikes Yet  (click title to entry - thank you)

...The strikes, within a 30-minute period around 1 a.m., caused thunderous explosions and fireballs that leapt high into the night sky, causing people in neighborhoods a mile or more away to cry out in alarm.
Just as one strike ended, the sound of jet engines from low-flying aircraft in the stormy skies above the capital signaled the imminence of another. Huge plumes of black smoke rose and converged over the darkened cityscape.
“We thought it was the day of judgment,” one enraged Libyan said.
The intensity of the attacks, and their focus on the area of the Bab al-Aziziya command compound in central Tripoli, appeared to reflect a NATO decision to step up the tempo of the air war over the Libyan capital, perhaps with a view to breaking the stalemate that has threatened to settle over the three-month-old Libyan conflict....