Our cold front arrived on schedule & has brought a nice break from the long stretch of heat & humidity. Lows inland will dip well into the 60s...70s at the beaches. Onshore east winds will bring more moisture the next couple days which will translate to higher humidity & even some showers moving west off the Atlantic. High temps. will still be mild in the 80s. The long fetch of east winds will mean rough seas & surf will continue along with an elevated rip current risk.
Higher heat & humidity will return by Fri. into the weekend along with a few showers & storms, but it would appear the best chance for widespread showers & storms will hold off until early next week which is critical for the Jags' home opener Sun. @ 1pm:
The tropics are quieter as the last NHC advisories have been issued for "Leslie" & "Michael". Having said that...."Nadine" is developing over the Central Atlantic.
The tropics are busy enough for NASA's "Global Hawk" to continue to work. The unmanned aircraft gathered a great deal of data on "Leslie" & is now working "Nadine" completing a 26 hour flight early Wed.!
Click here to track "Global Hawk" & to check out how the plane works. Below is a bit of a tutorial on how to work the website & some of its unique features.
TRACKER WEBSITE (A.) Lots and lots of options: play around with them to become familiar with how it works.
1. very upper, ,upper left: click on small downward arrow to pick specific plane:
NASA871 = Global Hawk 871
NASA872 = Gobal Hawk 872
2. Next selection box just to the right gives you ways to locate where the plane is now
3. The next selection box just to the right is a "small cog wheel" which gives you some options:
"Show latest flight"
"Browse the Flight path"
Browsing will bring up a list of past flight... ... might have to roll down to find 9-2012 flights
lots of options
4. "ADD Layers" In the left column ...
click here if you want to add some mapped weather data (images) such as:
Click one or more and then BROWSE the options:
mid-level wind shear, upper level shear, tendency, etc, OVER 100 meteorological variables, etc!