Climate Prediction Center: ENSO Diagnostic Discussion   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

Synopsis: There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, and around an 85% chance it will last into early spring 2016.

More: Climate Prediction Center: ENSO Diagnostic Discussion


          7月の自然観察日   



2017年7月の自然現象を、「月による“中潮”の切れ目」を重視して観察します。
天文現象(http://www.astroarts.com/phenomena/2017/07/index-j.shtml
月齢カレンダー(http://koyomi.vis.ne.jp/moonage.htm?cmd=20170709120 月齢カレンダー データ提供 http://koyomi8.com/ より) から考えて見ます。

* 7月の地球から月への距離の最遠日は、7月6日です。これより5日後は、7月11日です。
月の最遠日から5日後・7月11日を注目して観察します。 (月の最遠理論:http://blog.goo.ne.jp/isehakusandou/e/7e974d15e950af1185a913cd34c7bea4

* 月の距離の最近日は、7月22日。

「満月」「新月」の日と、「大潮」が重なる日への注意をします。
7月は、
* 7月9日 (満月)
* 7月23日 (新月)

* 古代ユダヤの聖なる日。月の動きの意味を知る上で、古代イスラエルの叡智を参考にします。
■神殿崩壊日「ティシャ・ベアヴ」
・ 8月1日
7月末〜8月初旬の夏の季節に、イスラエルや世界中のユダヤ人が断食をする祭りというよりも、「喪に服する日」と言ったほうがよい祭日です。

*  月の下弦(7月17日)~新月(7月23日)。
の期間は「新月期間」(カレンダーの緑色線)であり、その1週間は自分の思いが反射されやすい実現週間です。従ってマイナス思考を持つことに注意し、特に良いイメージと軽く希望を思いましょう。感謝の参拝には最適な1週間です。

以上と、地球上空の電子状態(http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-electron-flux)が乱れている日を、最優先で注視します。

上記カレンダーに加えていませんが、すべての「中潮」の日が注意日です。
地球の電子状態を見て、随時お知らせします。

(感想)
7月は、
* 異常な豪雨に注意
梅雨の終わりがハッキリしない感じがします。
高温日かと思えば、車が流されるようなゲリラ豪雨による浸水に注意の映像を夢想します。
これは、8月にも継続する感じがします。

* 近隣の外国での紛争の動きを警戒します。
・ 7月7日を過ぎた頃から兆候。
・ 7月9日満月から更に。

満月が過ぎた「7月11日」は、軍事的にも、大地震の意味でも、
7・11を、不吉日として注目します。奇数・素数の特異日です。

・ 7月23日の新月を過ぎれば、更に世界の紛争の臭いが強まります。
8月も要注意。

この流れは、今の政局の流れも一変させることを想定します。
・ 今の報道の揚げ足とり、
・ アラ探しの誇大報道、
・ 報道が政治を左右させたい悪意、
に国民が、不気味なアル意志を感じ始めて、報道の熱狂から冷め始めると想定します。

家族の命と安全を危険に導くのは、本当は誰だったのか?
日本の資金を外国に流出させて、日本人を貧乏にしたい存在は、何か?

馬脚を現す(ばきゃくをあらわす:隠していた本性や悪事が明らかになる。化けの皮が 剥がれる)
現象が始まることを予想します。

すべては逆に成る。
この法則が炸裂するのか?
日本人の善徳不足で、逆に成らないのか?
2017年7月は、1つの分岐点かも知れません。

事前に想定することで、何事にも動じずに、心配せずに、
自分の生活を楽しみましょう。
注意することで、必ず無難へと変化を始めます。

生かして頂いて 有り難う御座います

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注意! アマゾンの安い「マーケットプレイス業者」に注意!
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PCの場合は、右側の立て並びにある業者の中で、「アマゾンが販売・発送します」を高価でも参考にしてください。アマゾン販売・発送が無い場合、下方に有る「新品の出店:数字」を押せば、業者の一覧が出ます。業者名を押せば、1年間の販売評価の数字一覧が有れば良いです。激安業者に注意。

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「商品リスト PC用」 http://www.geocities.jp/poriporry/m/g_all.html
「商品リスト 携帯用」 http://www.geocities.jp/poriporry/m/g_top.html

※ 最新の商品案内は、こちらを参照してね。
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同じ製品でも中身が日々刷新されていますから、他の新製品も見て注意をします。

※ 最新書籍は、こちらです。
http://luce-tabi.jp/index.php?word=%E2%97%86%E4%BC%8A%E5%8B%A2%E7%99%BD%E5%B1%B1%E9%81%93+%E6%9C%80%E6%96%B0%E3%81%AE%E6%9B%B8%E7%B1%8D&type=and&sort_flg=1&encode=utf-8

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・質問に絵文字を入れると、返答が切れて表示することがあるから止めて下さい。

*検索に使用しましょう。
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          Kosmische Freunde   
Liebe Leserin, lieber Leser, ich weiß, Sie warten schon auf die „neuesten Nachrichten“…. Es gibt auch einiges zu berichten, was Ihnen weiterhelfen könnte!  Und es gibt einiges zum staunen und sich freuen! Aber zunächst einmal zur gegenwärtigen energetischen Situation: Die Diagramme bei NOAA  sind wieder sehr unruhig, wir haben Vollmond und  es gibt viele Informationen, […]
          Markets Are Still Dancing To The QE Two-Step...But Is the Music About To Stop?   

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,

Just a quick thought about what is driving the US stock market.  The chart below shows the Wilshire 5000 (representing all publicly traded US equities in red), the Federal Reserve balance sheet (black), and excess reserves held at the Federal Reserve Bank by the largest of private(?) banks (likely a majority of these reserves held by foreign banks).  What you may notice is the rise in equities since '09 correlating with the rise in the Federal Reserves balance sheet until QE ended.  Then a momentary pause in equities during 2015, and another strong leg higher since.  That strong leg higher correlates nicely to the drawdown in the excess reserves held at the FRB, particularly since 2016.

The chart below shows these dynamics since 2008.  The Federal Reserves purchase of $3.6 trillion in new "assets"...and the continual rise in excess reserves banks hold at the Fed until September, 2014.  As the reserves and QE ceased rising and were essentially flat, the market began rolling over.  However, by late 2015 banks began withdrawing those excess reserves and putting them to work...and the equity markets positively responded.

Acredito que todos os campistas tem uma preocupação quando estão em um lugar sem tomadas: Vou ficar sem celular, máquina fotográfica, lanterna etc.


Existem algumas maneiras de permanecer "Ligado" mesmo sem energia da rede elétrica.



Na foto acima temos alguns exemplos de "bugigangas" que podem resolver este problema.
Placa Solar Instapark 10 Watt Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger with Dual USB Ports
Radio carregador Ambient Weather WR-111B
Carregador de Pilhas AA and AAA Solar Battery Charger
Bateria Recarregável EasyAcc 4 x USB Output Port 12000mAh External battery pack


 Vamos começar pela Bateria Recarregável. Ela possui 4 portas USB com diferentes capacidades de corrente. Desde a USB normal de 500mA até uma potente USB de 2000mA capaz de carregar um iPad. Sua capacidade de carga é muito grande e tem energia suficiente para carregar um iPhone 4 vezes (ou 4 telefones ao mesmo tempo). As luzes azuis são para indicar a carga restante.


Você pode carregar a bateria ligando em uma carregador USB ou numa porta do seu computador até que todas as luzes azuis estejam acesas. Os cabos e adaptadores (acima) que acompanham o produto permitem que você ligue praticamente todo tipo de dispositivo USB, assim iPod's, iPhone's, lanternas USB e quase todos os seus apetrechos não vão ficar sem energia tão cedo.



Este carregador de pilhas é muito interessante, pois pode carregar pilhas pequenas AA, ou palito AAA.
O compartimento das pilhas tem uma tampinha para proteção. Possui um indicador de carga das pilhas com 3 leds nas cores de um semáforo. Pode ser dobrado ficando assim do tamanho de uma saboneteira. Para funcionar bem, precisa ficar bem posicionado para a luz do sol e é claro que se o tempo estiver nublado vai levar mais tempo para carregar suas pilhas.
Olhando de frente vemos uma saída USB para carregar um telefone ou outro dispositivo USB e também um porta mini USB para utilizar como um carregador normal, ligado em uma fonte USB.


Este radinho é um dos mais interessantes. Possui uma placa solar em cima que consegue carregar a bateria interna dele. Mas caso você não tenha luz solar suficiente, pode utilizar o dínamo interno com uma manivela. As funções dele são: Radio AM/FM/NOAA (NOAA é uma banda com transmissões continuas de tempo e utilizada para alarmes de tempestade, furacão, tornados e etc. nos EUA), Lanterna, Carregador de celular via saída USB.
 Ele tem incorporado uma lanterna de 3 LED's e pode ser carregado girando a manivela, Luz solar ou ligado em um carregador USB.

 Por último deixamos o melhor. Esta placa fotovoltaica (solar) tem capacidade de gerar até 10W de energia, isso equivale a 2000mA, ou seja pode carregar até um iPad num dia de sol forte.
 Possui dentro de um bolso duas portas USB o que permite colocar o telefone para carregar protegido do sol.
Ele possui algumas alças para que seja pendurado na barraca ou até mesmo na mochila, assim você pode caminhar com ele nas costas, sobre a mochila, recarregando seu telefone ou outros dispositivos USB.
 Ele fechado tem o tamanho de um iPad e tem um acabamento em um tecido preto bem reforçado. O conjunto fica bem protegido, mas não deve ser envergado ou forçado dentro da mochila sob pena de danos irreversíveis.

Bem, acredito que muitos tem alguma curiosidade sobre estes tipos de equipamentos.
Sintam-se à vontade para perguntar e não se esqueçam de comentar

Obrigado pela visita.

Walgran e Família.


          Reply by Satiel86 (UID 52694061)   
G3 Doesn't seem so bad... http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/index.html#GeomagneticStorms Did i miss something? :scratching:
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
i JUST GOT A WARNING IN MY EMAIL Space Weather Alerts and Warnings Timeline http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html [/quote] Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD Serial Number: 144 Issue Time: 2014 Jan 09 1951 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected Valid...
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
i JUST GOT A WARNING IN MY EMAIL Space Weather Alerts and Warnings Timeline http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html
          Reply by ÂLucy   
Looks like its coming http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/Mag_swe_2h.gif
          Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 42315867)   
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center says there is an estimated 60 percent chance of a strong geomagnetic storm hitting Earth in the coming days. So keep looking up....
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
How Does Solar Activity Affect Weather and Earth? Weather on Earth can also be affected. Recently, NOAA scientists finally concluded that four factors determined global temperatures: carbon dioxide levels, volcanic eruptions, Pacific El NiÃo pattern, and the Sun's activity. There is...
          adidas y Parley luchan contra el blanqueo de coral   

adidas y Parley for the Oceans se unen para concienciar a la población mundial sobre las amenazas en los océanos, el mayor ecosistema del planeta. En esta ocasión, se lanzan tres siluetas Ultra BOOST que pretenden alertar sobre el fenómeno llamado "blanqueo de coral". 

¿QUÉ ES EL BLANQUEO DE CORAL O "CORAL BLEACHING"?
A causa del aumento en la temperatura del agua, así como de la contaminación, el coral se "estresa" y hace que el tipo de alga microscópica con el que tiene una relación de simbiosis muera o sea expulsado. Cuando esto sucede, el coral pierde su color vivo y pasa a ser de un tono blanquecino. Si este fenómeno persiste, el coral muere.

Infografía sobre el blanqueo de coral del NOOAA, National Ocean Service - Haz click en la imagen para verlo a tamaño completo


La colección de Parley con adidas que sale el 28 de junio incluye una Ultra Boost 3.0, una Ultra Boost Uncaged y una Ultra Boost X con el colorway "azuhie". La parte superior de estas zapatillas está hecha con Parley Ocean Plastic™, reciclando una media de 11 botellas de plástico por cada par de zapatillas. 

Otras características de las Ultra Boost:
- Primeknit: envuelve el pie como si fuese un calcetín y proporciona un ajuste ligero y transpirable
- Sistema Torsion: permite movimientos más independientes en el talón y antepié, proporcionando una gran estabilidad
- Boost: considerado el mejor sistema de amortiguación, Boost proporciona un retorno de energía en cada zancada
- Las Ultra Boost X para mujer también incluyen la tecnología Artemis, adaptándose al arco del pie femenino

La colección adidas x Parley for the Oceans "Coral Bleaching" ya está disponible online en sivasdescalzo.com!


          SPC MD 1214   
MD 1214 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR MUCH OF NEW MEXICO
MD 1214 Image

Mesoscale Discussion 1214
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0432 PM CDT Sat Jul 01 2017

Areas affected...Much of New Mexico

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 012132Z - 012330Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

SUMMARY...Storms currently in higher terrain and along the New
Mexico Front Range may organize further with time, posing a severe
hail and wind threat over the next several hours.  A WW may be
needed before 00Z for portions of the discussion area.

DISCUSSION...Peak surface heating (and resultant moderate
destabilization) has fostered the development of several mostly
high-based thunderstorms over the past couple of hours.  These
storms have exhibited some hail and damaging wind potential
recently, although this has generally been on an isolated basis. 
25-35 knots of deep shear and veering vertical wind profiles with
height will foster continued storm organization over the course of
the afternoon, although relatively weak low/mid-level wind profiles
will likely tend to favor outflow-dominant/undercutting convection.

Over the course of the afternoon, storms may attempt to
congeal/merge outflow boundaries, fostering upscale growth into one
or two linear complexes.  If this upscale-growth process does occur,
the attendant severe weather threat will increase and necessitate a
severe thunderstorm watch issuance for a portion of the discussion
area.  Convective trends will be monitored for this possibility.

..Cook/Hart.. 07/01/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LUB...AMA...MAF...ABQ...EPZ...

LAT...LON   34480697 35560764 36350762 36930641 36980485 36540369
            35830316 35350298 33990275 32400306 32160403 32420556
            33350629 34480697 

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          Expedition Education Module   
Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world.
          This week in science: hold the pickles   

Tunicates are odd forms of phyla Chordata, superficially similar to vertebrates in terms of evolution and development. Most look about as dumb and plant-like as it’s possible to be and still technically be a metazoan animal. The colonial forms, like the sea pickles, may descend from ancient lines. But here’s something new in their behavior:

Ric Brodeur, a research biologist at the NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Ore., said that beachcombers in Oregon have been walking the beaches there for decades, but he has started getting reports of pyrosomes washing up on the beaches only in the past few months. He has also been going to sea on research cruises since the 1980s and saw his first pyrosome only in 2014. He believes the high abundance is related to unusually warm ocean conditions along the coast that resembles pyrosomes' normal habitat.

Gosh, I wonder what could possibly be causing warmer oceans? And how can science ever be sure to be an arbitrary, 100 percent metaphysical godlike certainty anyway?

  • No, no, no: Anonymous did not hack secret NASA evidence about hidden alien life.
  • Scientists say up to a third of the marine megafauna might have gone extinct a few million years ago, leaving the resultant population familiar to us a lot less rich than it was. One like culprit was changing coastlines during a global climate shift …
  • Silicon Hills, aka Austin, gets a tech shout out in The Hill:

In just three decades, the Austin region has transformed from a sleepy university and state government town into a national driver of economic activity and innovation. We are a destination city for entrepreneurs, millennials and breakfast taco aficionados.

Then there’s a third option which is gaining ground in some scientific circles, panpsychism. In this view, the entire universe is inhabited by consciousness. A handful of scientists are starting to warm to this theory, but it’s still a matter of great debate.


          Evaluation of long-term trends in hydrologic and water-quality conditions, and estimation of water budgets through 2013, Chester County, Pennsylvania   

An evaluation of trends in hydrologic and water quality conditions and estimation of water budgets through 2013 was done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Chester County Water Resources Authority. Long-term hydrologic, meteorologic, and biologic data collected in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which included streamflow, groundwater levels, surface-water quality, biotic integrity, precipitation, and air temperature were analyzed to determine possible trends or changes in hydrologic conditions. Statistically significant trends were determined by applying the Kendall rank correlation test; the magnitudes of the trends were determined using the Sen slope estimator. Water budgets for eight selected watersheds were updated and a new water budget was developed for the Marsh Creek watershed. An average water budget for Chester County was developed using the eight selected watersheds and the new Marsh Creek water budget.

Annual and monthly mean streamflow, base flow, and runoff were analyzed for trends at 10 streamgages. The periods of record at the 10 streamgages ranged from 1961‒2013 to 1988‒2013. The only statistically significant trend for annual mean streamflow was for West Branch Brandywine Creek near Honey Brook, Pa. (01480300) where annual mean streamflow increased 1.6 cubic feet per second (ft3/s) per decade. The greatest increase in monthly mean streamflow was for Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, Pa. (01481000) for December; the increase was 47 ft3/s per decade. No statistically significant trends in annual mean base flow or runoff were determined for the 10 streamgages. The greatest increase in monthly mean base flow was for Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, Pa. (01481000) for December; the increase was 26 ft3/s per decade.

The magnitude of peaks greater than a base streamflow was analyzed for trends for 12 streamgages. The period of record at the 12 stream gages ranged from 1912‒2012 to 2004–11. Fifty percent of the streamgages showed a small statistically significant increase in peaks greater than the base streamflow. The greatest increase was for Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, Pa. (01481000) during 1962‒2012; the increase was 1.8 ft3/s per decade. There were no statistically significant trends in the number of floods equal to or greater than the 2-year recurrence interval flood flow.

Twenty‒one monitoring wells were evaluated for statistically significant trends in annual mean water level, minimum annual water level, maximum annual water level, and annual range in water-level fluctuations. For four wells, a small statistically significant increase in annual mean water level was determined that ranged from 0.16 to 0.7 feet per decade. There was poor or no correlation between annual mean groundwater levels and annual mean streamflow and base flow. No correlation was determined between annual mean groundwater level and annual precipitation. Despite rapid population growth and land-use change since 1950, there appears to have been little or no detrimental effects on groundwater levels in 21 monitoring wells.

Long-term precipitation and temperature data were available from the West Chester (1893‒2013) and Phoenixville, Pa. (1915‒2013) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather stations. No statistically significant trends in annual mean precipitation or annual mean temperature were determined for either station. Both weather stations had a significant decrease in the number of days per year with precipitation greater than or equal to 0.1 inch. Annual mean minimum and maximum temperatures from the NOAA Southeastern Piedmont Climate Division increased 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit (F) per decade between 1896 and 2014. The number of days with a maximum temperature equal to or greater than 90 degrees F increased at West Chester and decreased at Phoenixville. No statistically significant trend was determined for annual snowfall amounts.

Data from 1974 to 2013 for three stream water-quality monitors in the Brandywine Creek watershed were evaluated. The monitors are on the West Branch Brandywine Creek at Modena, Pa. (01480617), East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, Pa. (01480870), and Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, Pa. (01481000). Statistically significant upward trends were determined for annual mean specific conductance at all three stations, indicating the total dissolved solids load has been increasing. If the current trend continues, the annual mean specific conductance could almost double from 1974 to 2050. The increase in specific conductance likely is due to increases in chloride concentrations, which have been increasing steadily over time at all three stations. No correlation was found between monthly mean specific conductance and monthly mean streamflow or base flow. Statistically significant upward trends in pH were determined for all three stations. Statistically significant upward trends in stream temperature were determined for East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, Pa. (01480870) and Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, Pa. (01481000). The stream water-quality data indicate substantial increases in the minimum daily dissolved oxygen concentrations in the Brandywine Creek over time.

The Chester County Index of Biotic Integrity (CC-IBI) determined for 1998‒2013 was evaluated for the five biological sampling sites collocated with streamgages. CC-IBI scores are based on a 0‒100 scale with higher scores indicating better stream quality. Statistically significant upward trends in the CC-IBI were determined for West Branch Brandywine Creek at Modena, Pa. (01480617) and East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, Pa. (01480870). No correlation was found between the CC-IBI and streamflow, precipitation, or stream specific conductance, pH, temperature, or dissolved oxygen concentration.

A Chester County average water budget was developed using the nine estimated watershed water budgets. Average precipitation was 48.4 inches, and average streamflow was 21.4 inches. Average runoff and base flow were 8.3 and 13.1 inches, respectively, and average evapotranspiration and estimation of errors was 27.2 inches."


          Price Drop: Tides Deluxe   
Tides Deluxe
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Version: 1.0
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Innovative and unique application which shows water level, tide predictions and buoy data combined with augmented reality and real-time buoy tracker. Tides Deluxe shows tide predictions for 4000+ US coastal locations, including Alaska and Hawaii. No internet connection required for tide prediction calculations. Real-time data are collected from 200+ buoys from NOAA Sensor Observational Service. It requires internet connection. Not all buoys provide wind data. Some of them collect information about humidity or water temperature. Use the map to explore. DESIGNED WITH PASSION + Large full-screen chart in landscape mode + 2 visual themes: Blue Marine and Modern White. Themes can be selected in options. + Select one of 31 magnificent background images + Sensor-aware background (similar to "live wallpapers") + Sensor-aware buttons (can be turned off in options) + Sounds (can be turned off in options) MAIN SCREEN + swipe left and right to change background image + swipe left and right at the bottom part of the screen to change data view (water level, tide chart and wind if available) + swipe up the panels to expand data view on a full screen + collapse data view and swipe down to REFRESH data + tap on date to open calendar TIDE CHART AT THE MAIN SCREEN When expanded the following functionality is available: + tap to show pop-up window with astronomical events + swipe to the left and to the right to get tide predictions for past and future dates + tap on the ...
          Melissa Barker: Data, Samples and Research, Oh My, June 29, 2017   
NOAA Teacher at Sea Melissa Barker Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II June 22 – July 6, 2017   Mission: SEAMAP Groundfish Survey Geographic Area of Cruise: Gulf of Mexico Date: June 29, 2017 Weather Data from the Bridge Latitude: 29 11.93 N Longitude: 92 40.31 W Air temp: 28.6 C Water temp: 28 C Wind … Continue reading
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          SOJA FECHA SEMANA COM MAIS DE 4% DE ALTA EM CHICAGO   

SOJA FECHA SEMANA COM MAIS DE 4% DE ALTA EM CHICAGO

Durante toda a semana o mercado internacional da soja pautou-se pelos esperados relatórios do USDA (Departamento de Agricultura dos Estados Unidos) desta sexta-feira (30). E quando os resultados chegaram, o impacto das informações foi imediato.
Somente no pregão desta sexta as altas entre os princpais futuros da oleaginosa negociados na Bolsa de Chicago foram de mais de 2%, levando o vencimento novembro/17 – o mais negociado agora e referência para a safra americana – voltou a superar os US$ 9,50 por bushel. Os futuros do milho e do trigo também subiram de forma bastante expressiva.
O contrato encerrou a sessão com alta de 3,24% e valendo US$ 9,54 por bushel. Na semana, as principais posições acumularam ganhos de mais de 4%, com todas acima dos US$ 9,40. “O estoque trimestral abaixo da expectativa geral – associado ao alívio da confirmação de uma área de soja menor, mesmo que dentro do esperado – motivaram os fundos a apostarem no quadro climático”, explica a analista de mercado da Labhoro Corretora, Andrea Cordeiro.
Em seu reporte de estoques trimestrais, o USDA apontou os números da soja em 26,21 milhões de toneladas, abaixo da média das expectativas de 26,7 milhões de toneladas. O número é 11% maior do que o de junho de 2016.
Já no boletim de área de plantio, confirmou o aumento de 7% em relação à safra 2016/17 com uma estimativa de 36,2 milhões de hectares (89,5 milhões de acres). Os traders esperavam algo entre 35,98 e 36,83 milhões de hectares (88,9 a 91 milhões de acres), com uma média esperada de 36,4 milhões.
No quadro climático, as previsões para os próximos 6 a 10 e 8 a 14 dias indicam para o Meio-Oeste norte-americano o clima ainda quente e úmido, enquanto as Planícies do norte podem seguir sendo penalizadas pelo tempo mais seco, de acordo com informações do NOAA, o serviço oficial de clima do governo norte-americano.
As condições, portanto, ainda pesam sobre o desenvolvimento do trigo americano e também seguem no radar dos traders. Nos próximos sete dias, as chuvas também são volumosas e bem distribuídas no Corn Belt.
Complementando o quadro de intensa volatilidade para os futuros da soja na CBOT neste período de final de semana, de mês e de semestre, a necessidade de ajuste é ainda mais intensa, soando, como explicam analistas e consultores, como oportunidade para os fundos investidores. E há ainda um feriado nos EUA na próxima semana.
Com a comemoração do Dia da Independência em 4 de julho, próxima terça-feira, o mercado em Chicago fecha uma hora mais cedo na segunda-feira (3) e não funciona no dia seguinte. Assim, o reporte semanal de acompanhamento de safras divulgado, tradicionalmente, às segundas, na semana que vem chega na quarta-feira (5). “Muito frequentemente temos volatilidade nessa situação e ainda mais nesse momento que temos falta de chuvas nas Dakotas”, complementa Andrea.
Para Bob Burgdorfer, analista de mercado do portal internacional Farm Futures, os volumes de chuvas e a amplitude de sua cobertura nos próximos dias serão as principais informações nas mentes dos traders. “Agora, os reportes do USDA já são história”, diz.
Preços no Brasil
Ainda segundo analistas e consultores de mercado, o clima nos EUA e o desenvolvimento das lavouras por lá e mais a movimentação do câmbio irão compor o conjunto de fatores que deverá direcionar a comercialização no mercado brasileiro. Até este momento, os produtores vinham também esperando pelos números do USDA e seguindo as últimas previsões e seu impacto na formação das cotações para definir suas estratégias e se participava do mercado ou não.
As últimas altas observadas na Bolsa de Chicago, assim, permitiram que o balanço para os preços nacionais também fosse positivo nesta semana. Os ganhos no mercado físico disponível, entre as principais praças de comercialização variaram de 0,53% – em Primavera do Leste, onde o último preço foi de R$ 57,10 – a até 5,71%, para R$ 58,67, no Oeste da Bahia.
Nos portos, a soja disponível subiu entre 1,44% e 3,65%, para encerrar com R$ 70,65 por saca em São Francisco do Sul e com R$ 71 em Rio Grande. A oleaginosa da safra nova ficou com R$ 72,50 em Paranaguá e R$ 75,50 no terminal gaúcho.
Com a puxada forte desta sexta-feira, os sojicultores brasileiros aproveitaram para vir a mercado e fazer bons negócios, conseguindo compensar a movimentação mais fraca dos dias anteriores. Nos melhores momentos do dia, afinal, os preços alcançaram os R$ 72,00 por saca, com uma mãozinha que veio também do dólar.
Na semana, a moeda americana subiu 0,79% para fechar, nesta sexta-feira, com R$ 3,3128. No mês, o ganho foi de 2,36% e, somente no segundo trimestre desse ano, a divisa acumula um avanço de 5,8%. “Em 2017 até junho, o dólar ficou 1,94 por cento mais caro”, informa a agência de notícias Reuters.
“Lá fora, a vertente clima americano e, aqui dentro, a questão cambial. Até esse momento, ainda temos um encaminhamento de safra grande nos Estados Unidos. Provavelmente, com um padrão de produtvidade um pouco mais baixo, mas temos que lembrar que a área está aumentando 7%. E entendo que não há luz no fim do túnel em relação à essa crise política no Brasil, acredito que ainda tem muita coisa pra acontecer e estamos longe de ter calmaria. Acho que o câmbio mudou de patamar e ao decorrer, pode dar novas puxadas. Com as puxadas de Chicago ou do dólar, vamos fazendo média e desovando essa soja”, orienta o consultor de mercado Flávio França Junior, da França Junior Consultoria.

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Syrjäseutujen ikääntyneitä omakotitaloja on vaikeaa tai mahdotonta saada kaupaksi. Tunneside voi estää jälkipolvia tekemästä sitä ainoaa taloudellisesti kannattavaa ratkaisua – talon purkamista.
           Marine Charts Offline: Gulf of Mexico (LOUISIANA) (Navigation)   

Marine Charts Offline: Gulf of Mexico (LOUISIANA) 1.0


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Navigation
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This App offers offline GPS nautical charts, marine navigation maps for fishing, kayaking, boating, yachting, diving, cruising & sailing.

Chart Tiles are created from the latest available NOAA RNCs
This app is most advanced with latest Nautical charts for easy navigation on the sea. Seamless charts display make it easier for sailing.


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Marine Charts Offline: Gulf of Mexico (LOUISIANA)


          Comment on Claim: Oceans are warming rapidly, study says by noaaprogrammer   
If he's a mechanical engineer, he should know something about mechanisms.
          Chumash tribe plans to resubmit marine sanctuary nomination following NOAA rejection   
Their are plans to move forward with an effort to create a National Marine Sanctuary for the waters off the coastlines of San Luis Obispo and northern...
          2014-06-04: 15th GHRSST Science Team Meeting in full swing now!   
15th GHRSST Science Team Meeting in full swing now! NODC is a key partner as the GHRSST long term archive and stewardship facility. See www.ghrsst.org/ghrsst/Meetings-and-workshops/ghrsst-xv-science-meetingand ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov
          2014-06-04: NODC publishes first two GHRSST Data Specification Version 2 datasets   
NODC publishes first two GHRSST Data Specification Version 2 datasets, building on the large collection of Version 1 datasets... ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov. NAVO VIIRS L2P, and Canadian Meteorological Center (CMC) Level 4 global SST analysis product. More products to come soon!
          2013-06-01: LTSRF nearly back to operational status   
The issues with the old ingest filesystems have been diagnosed and understood, new ingest filesystems have been built, and ingest of GHRSST data is under way again. However, it may be a few more days before the NODC archives are back to full operational status. We all agree that a measure of paranoia is called for when dealing with issues with the long term NOAA archives. Thank you for your patience.
          2008-10-02: LTSRF Automated Accessioning Document Updated   
The GHRSST LTSRF Automated Accession Document available on http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/documents.html was updated today to include a new RDAC (NEODAAS) and to reflect the name change of the international GHRSST project from "GODAE High Resolution SST Pilot Project" to the "Group for High Resolution SST".
          2008-03-17: LTSRF Archive Graphics Restored   
After an approximately two week hiatus, the daily GHRSST LTSRF archive status graphics have been restored. These graphics are available at http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/opmessages.html.
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          Cities Rally Around The Paris Deal, A Reminder That Global Problems Can Have Local Solutions   

Luc Soete, United Nations University

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement, the landmark climate accord signed by 196 nations that came into force in November 2016, the decision caused a significant negative backlash among other signatory countries.

Given that the US is one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, its June 1 reneging on the deal delivered a blow to the global agreement. But, as many commentators were quick to point out, as long as other leaders didn't follow Trump's lead, it was largely a symbolic one.

So far, the international response has confirmed this: a chain reaction of support for climate change mitigation, from grassroots up to the highest ranks of government.

Making the planet great again

China has reiterated its support for the Paris agreement, and India, the world's fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, seems likely to continue the renewable energy revolution already underway there.

Europe, led by Germany and France, is also stepping into the fray.

"Make our planet great again," French President Emmanuel Macron retorted from the Élysée Palace on June 1, inviting American scientists to France for work on developing solutions to climate change.

In the same speech, Macron also proposed a follow up to the Paris agreement: a global pact on environmental justice, under which states could be held accountable for flouting the rights of a group or individual.

More than any other European leader, the 39-year-old French president seems to represent younger generations' concerns about climate change. And, of course, the Paris agreement wouldn't be the Paris agreement without France.

Heat islands

Trump's environmentalism has also incentivised US stakeholders to play a more central role in holding up the American end of the Paris agreement, which then US secretary of state John Kerry signed in April 2016 with his granddaughter on his lap.

US cities, companies, universities and states are now taking the initiative to cooperate directly with other countries and coordinate initiatives on reducing greenhouse gas emissions via the UN's Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action portal (NAZCA), which recognises the importance of sub-national actors in climate action. As of June 24, 331 US cities had adopted the Paris agreement, and at a mayors' conference that concluded yesterday in Miami Republican and Democratic leaders supported

These pledges may not be legally binding, as they are when countries sign agreements, but the commitments of US cities, states and companies, which will be reported and measured through NAZCA's data partners, may well have a significant environmental impact.

As former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire philanthropist who has invested US$15 million in American cities' effort to engage internationally, said about mitigating climate change in a recent interview on National Public Radio, "Local governments can do something, state governments less and federal governments almost nothing."

Large cities give rise to the "urban heat island" effect, in which heat-trapping concrete and asphalt replace natural vegetation and water. This steamy situation is exacerbated by heat from cars, subway systems, air conditioners and the like.

Asphalt, buildings and other urban realities can trap heat.NOAA/Wikimedia

According to new research reported in the journal Nature Climate Change, the heat island effect in the world's most populous cities - a clutch of sprawling megalopolises that includes Chicago, Houston, and San Diego in the US, as well as Shanghai in China and Lagos in Nigeria - is expected to add two degrees to global warming by 2050.

The study by Francisco Estrada, W. J. Wouter Botzen and Richard S. J. Tol provides the first quantitative assessment of the economic costs of the joint impacts of local and global climate change for all major urban centres around the world.

The analysis, which looked at some 1,500 large cities, shows that the total economic costs of climate change for cities could be 2.6 times higher when heat island effects are taken into account than when they are not. For the worst-off cities, losses could reach more than 10% of their gross domestic product GDP by the end of the century.

There are relatively low-cost solutions to this highly localised problem, from cool pavements, which are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, to green roofing.

In Chicago, the City Hall's green roof helps keep things cool.TonyTheTiger/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA

According the the study, converting just 20% of a city's rooftops and half of its pavements to modern heat-reducing versions could save up to 12 times what they cost to install and maintain, and reduce local air temperatures citywide by up to 0.8°C.

As study author Richard Tol has noted, "City-level adaptation strategies to limit local warming have important economic net benefits for almost all cities around the world. It is clear that we have until now underestimated the dramatic impact that local policies could make in reducing urban warming."

Global problems, local response

So, from Pittsburgh to Phuket, cities will be essential for keeping the increase in the average global temperature below 2°C, the main goal of the Paris agreement.

The unprecedented bottom-up commitment to this international climate deal is also in the clear interest of participating states and cities, which are most likely to directly and immediately feel the impact of global warming.

California, for example, has a long-term commitment to reducing emissions, alongside its unique technological strengths in renewable energy and research on autonomous cars. Meanwhile, the island state of Hawaii is particularly sensitive to climate change-related sea level rises.

Mayors and governors are also the public officials responsible for common infrastructural needs that can help population centres mitigate climate change, such as reinforcing dikes and improving public transit - eco-friendly investments that also improve quality of life for residents.

In neighbouring Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made battling climate change a priority for his administration, many provinces, including populous Quebec and Ontario, are now making direct agreements with states and cities on cap-and-trade agreements and other environmental initiatives.

The world's response to Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement is a powerful reminder that global challenges - not just climate change but also conflict, migration and others - are profoundly intertwined with local and regional issues.

At a time when countries' openness to the world has become a matter of contention, many of the world's most pressing problems still require not just active international collaboration between nation states but also engagement on all levels of government, whether the administration in Washington likes it or not.

The ConversationParis, in this sense, was just the beginning.

Luc Soete, Professorial Fellow, United Nations University

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.


          Korean Language Flagship Student Receives Prestigious Boren Scholarship   

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Korean Language Flagship Center (KLFC) is proud to announce that Eloise Morris will receive the prestigious national Boren Scholarship. The scholarship will support her 2017-2018 KLFC Overseas Capstone Program at Korea University in Seoul. Boren Scholarships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program and provide unique funding opportunities [...]

          Reply by Edwanx (UID 60716401)   
Interplanetary shock wave detected by DSCOVR at 16:27 UTC, related to the glancing blow CME from the long duration B-flare on June 28, 2016. http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/real-time-solar-wind
          Wild weather spawns waterspout on Sebago Lake   
Strong thunderstorms that blew through southern and western Maine on Saturday resulted in tornado warnings and several reported sightings of a water spout on Sebago Lake. Mother Nature putting on a show at Sebago Lake, ME! @WCSH6 @NOAA #funnelcloud #tornado pic.twitter.com/A0xHtis8Tp — Jackson Witherill (@Jacksonw95) July 1, 2017 Several videos …
          Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy hurricane season   

TAVARES — Officials predict an above average hurricane season this year, and Lake County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents to take steps now to help keep their families safe during severe weather.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts between 11 and 17 named Atlantic storms and five to nine hurricanes, with four being major, developing from June through November.

“This year’s hurricane activity is expected to be higher than usual, and we urge families and businesses to prepare as if a major hurricane were to make landfall locally,” said Tommy Carpenter, Lake County’s Emergency Management Division Manager. “It only takes one major storm in Central Florida to create a potentially dangerous situation and preparedness is key in protecting life and property.”

In Lake County, hurricane hazards may include heavy rainfall, high winds, inland flooding and tornadoes. Some hazards may come with little to no warning.

Residents are encouraged to develop a family communication plan, decide on a meeting location during an emergency, and prepare a disaster go-kit to include important personal, medical and legal documents.

To be notified quickly of weather emergencies, residents should purchase a battery-powered NOAA weather radio and sign up to receive local text alerts. Lake County’s AlertLake emergency alert system allows people to be notified about weather or other emergency incidents. Through AlertLake, the county may contact thousands of citizens within seconds so they can receive important life-safety information. Signing up is quick, easy and secure at alertlake.com.

For more information about Emergency Management, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency and follow Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter.


          Markets Are Still Dancing To The QE Two-Step...But Is the Music About To Stop?   

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,

Just a quick thought about what is driving the US stock market.  The chart below shows the Wilshire 5000 (representing all publicly traded US equities in red), the Federal Reserve balance sheet (black), and excess reserves held at the Federal Reserve Bank by the largest of private(?) banks (likely a majority of these reserves held by foreign banks).  What you may notice is the rise in equities since '09 correlating with the rise in the Federal Reserves balance sheet until QE ended.  Then a momentary pause in equities during 2015, and another strong leg higher since.  That strong leg higher correlates nicely to the drawdown in the excess reserves held at the FRB, particularly since 2016.

The chart below shows these dynamics since 2008.  The Federal Reserves purchase of $3.6 trillion in new "assets"...and the continual rise in excess reserves banks hold at the Fed until September, 2014.  As the reserves and QE ceased rising and were essentially flat, the market began rolling over.  However, by late 2015 banks began withdrawing those excess reserves and putting them to work...and the equity markets positively responded.

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The following students have been named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2017 semester.

  • Kenneth Arico of Brewster, MA with Honors
  • Meghan Carr of Brewster, MA with High Honors
  • Kallie Hannon of Brewster, MA with Highest Honors
  • Emily Aucoin of Brewster, MA with High Honors
  • Emily McMenimen of Centerville, MA with Highest Honors
  • Kassandra Varney of Centerville, MA with Highest Honors
  • Kaeli Woodworth of Centerville, MA with High Honors
  • Danielle Demetriades of Centerville, MA with Highest Honors
  • Victoria Zent of Centerville, MA with High Honors
  • Emily Conway of Cummaquid, MA with Highest Honors
  • Lily Josephs of East Falmouth, MA with Highest Honors
  • Stephanie Smith of East Sandwich, MA with Highest Honors
  • Mathew Corsini of East Sandwich, MA with Honors
  • Zachary Morgan of Eastham, MA with Highest Honors
  • Jennifer Leyton of Eastham, MA with Highest Honors
  • Kaitlin Goulart of Falmouth, MA with High Honors
  • Dante Lambros of Forestdale, MA with High Honors
  • Nora Biron of Forestdale, MA with Honors
  • Seth Andreasson of Harwich, MA with Highest Honors
  • Emily Lyford of Harwich, MA with High Honors
  • Cassandra Hall of Harwich, MA with Highest Honors
  • Margaret Quick of Harwich, MA with Highest Honors
  • Sean Andreasson of Harwich, MA with Highest Honors
  • Jessica Hanf of Marstons Mills, MA with High Honors
  • Sabrina Doherty of Marstons Mills, MA with Honors
  • Colin Rockwell of Marstons Mills, MA with Highest Honors
  • Maria Mazzola of Marstons Mills, MA with High Honors
  • Jaime Moylan of Marstons Mills, MA with Highest Honors
  • Brian Thorne of Marstons Mills, MA with Highest Honors
  • Jenna Clarkson of Mashpee, MA with Honors
  • Margaret Falcone of Mashpee, MA with Honors
  • Abby Pokraka of North Falmouth, MA with Honors
  • David Rodenhizer of North Falmouth, MA with Honors
  • Julia Dalton of North Falmouth, MA with High Honors
  • John York of Osterville, MA with Highest Honors
  • Erin Sullivan of Pocasset, MA with Highest Honors
  • Bridget White of Sagamore Beach, MA with Honors
  • James Dillon of Sandwich, MA with Honors
  • Timothy Harry of South Chatham, MA with Honors
  • Tyler Gleason of South Dennis, MA with Honors
  • Timothy Muse of South Yarmouth, MA with Honors
  • Madalyn Faust of South Yarmouth, MA with High Honors
  • Katherine Troutman of West Barnstable, MA with High Honors
  • Lauren Lee of West Barnstable, MA with Honors
  • Nicholas Thum of West Barnstable, MA with High Honors
  • Abby Slezak of West Falmouth, MA with Honors
  • Matthew Sullivan of West Yarmouth, MA with Highest Honors
  • Adrian D'Orlando of Yarmouth Port, MA with High Honors
  • Patrick Thompson of Yarmouth Port, MA with Highest Honors

Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH's research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.

To learn more about the opportunities at the University of New Hampshire visit: www.unh.edu.


          This week in science: hold the pickles   

Tunicates are odd forms of phyla Chordata, superficially similar to vertebrates in terms of evolution and development. Most look about as dumb and plant-like as it’s possible to be and still technically be a metazoan animal. The colonial forms, like the sea pickles, may descend from ancient lines. But here’s something new in their behavior:

Ric Brodeur, a research biologist at the NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Ore., said that beachcombers in Oregon have been walking the beaches there for decades, but he has started getting reports of pyrosomes washing up on the beaches only in the past few months. He has also been going to sea on research cruises since the 1980s and saw his first pyrosome only in 2014. He believes the high abundance is related to unusually warm ocean conditions along the coast that resembles pyrosomes' normal habitat.

Gosh, I wonder what could possibly be causing warmer oceans? And how can science ever be sure to be an arbitrary, 100 percent metaphysical godlike certainty anyway?

  • No, no, no: Anonymous did not hack secret NASA evidence about hidden alien life.
  • Scientists say up to a third of the marine megafauna might have gone extinct a few million years ago, leaving the resultant population familiar to us a lot less rich than it was. One like culprit was changing coastlines during a global climate shift …
  • Silicon Hills, aka Austin, gets a tech shout out in The Hill:

In just three decades, the Austin region has transformed from a sleepy university and state government town into a national driver of economic activity and innovation. We are a destination city for entrepreneurs, millennials and breakfast taco aficionados.

Then there’s a third option which is gaining ground in some scientific circles, panpsychism. In this view, the entire universe is inhabited by consciousness. A handful of scientists are starting to warm to this theory, but it’s still a matter of great debate.


          NOAA: Soupy start, gradual clearing   
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From the National Weather Service:

Soupy conditions continue across the south coast early this morning.

Improving weather throughout the day as temperatures warm in to the 80s to low 90s. 
 

If heading to the beach, be aware there is a moderate risk for rip currents across the south coast.

 

Today
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west in the evening.
Independence Day
Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

          Heat Wave Safety Tips from NOAA & The American Red Cross   
Today's forecast calls for a heat index around 101 degrees. Here are some tips from NOAA for staying safe during extreme heat conditions: Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. To reduce risk of heat related illnesses during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recomends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke . Heat stroke is life-threatening. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water. Also, be aware of those in your neighborhood who are elderly, young, or sick, as they are more likely to become victims of excessive heat and may need help . Be sure to check in on them if possible to make sure they're okay. Read the complete Heat Wave Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross to learn
          Tornado Safety Tips From NOAA   
Disclaimer: This is a press release from the NOAA, a credited organization, and not is not a reviewed story from the WCBE newsroom. Know the signs of a tornado : Weather forecasting science is not perfect and some tornadoes do occur without a tornado warning. There is no substitute for staying alert to the sky. Besides an obviously visible tornado, here are some things to look and listen for: Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base. Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base -- tornadoes sometimes have no funnel! Hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can't be seen. Day or night - Loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn't fade in a few seconds like thunder. Night - Small, bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level near a thunderstorm (as opposed to silvery lightning up in the clouds). These mean power lines are being snapped by very strong wind, maybe a
          NOAA seeks monk seal calendar entries   

In celebration of 2017 as Year of the Monk Seal, NOAA Fisheries is promoting responsible wildlife viewing with its inaugural photo contest. Selected entries will be featured in a 2018 calendar showcasing the endangered marine mammals.


          SPC MD 1216   
MD 1216 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF NE
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Mesoscale Discussion 1216
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0316 PM CDT Sun Jul 02 2017

Areas affected...Portions of NE

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

Valid 022016Z - 022215Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

SUMMARY...Isolated severe hail and wind are possible as widely
scattered storms develop along a quasi-stationary front. The
short-term threat is expected to be too isolated to warrant a severe
thunderstorm watch, but the wind risk and probability of a watch may
increase later this evening.

DISCUSSION...Initial storm development has commenced along a
quasi-stationary front that extends from near Alliance to Norfolk.
Environment is likely characterized by MLCAPE around 2000 J/kg amid
steep low and mid-level lapse rates, with large surface
temperature/dew point spreads noted across central and western NE.
With a weak mid-level ridge across the High Plains, 500-mb winds
should be predominately northwesterly. Although modest in speed,
directional veering with height owing to weak low-level southerlies
is likely supporting 25-30 kt effective shear. Setup should favor
multicells to transient supercell structures with isolated
occurrences of large hail and locally severe wind gusts as the
short-term hazards. Recent NCEP and ESRL HRRR runs remain suggestive
of storm-scale consolidation later this evening (after 00Z) which
may result in an increased wind risk across parts of southern NE
into western KS.

..Grams/Hart.. 07/02/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...OAX...GID...LBF...GLD...BOU...CYS...

LAT...LON   42360380 42500348 42240184 41889950 41939841 41849769
            41489754 41039758 40659776 40239841 40089991 40080103
            40340170 40990239 41570348 42360380 

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          Weather Station   
Fully Functional Weather Station
* Supports both large screen HD and phone displays
* records data displays history graphs
* Pressure
* Current conditions widget
* Forecast weather widget
* Rainfall
* Humidity
* Solar Radiation (if supported by station)
* Wind Speed and direction
* Metric and American Standard Units
* Inside temperature sensor support (Arduino, Netatmo & battery sensor)
* Sensor support for Samsung Galaxy (pressure, temperature, humidity and light)
* Automatic location update by Wifi or GPS
* Sunrise and Sunset
* Digital Clock, Alarm and Widgets x4, Lockscreen
* Talking Clock and Weather announcement
* Service providers supported: Weather Underground (PWS), NOAA, Weather Online, Open Weather Map, Yahoo Weather, BOM Australia, Norway Weather, Netatmo, Arduino (HTTP JSON), Mesowest and ClientRaw.
* Arduino based inside temperature, pressure humidity sensor http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201851083555

We are testing a new version of Weather Station. If you'd like to try go to
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.arf.weatherstation
and press the "Become a tester" button, After this an update will be available via Google Play.

If you're having difficultly with the App working please try
Android Settings > Application Manager > Weather Station > Clear data
This clears all the configuration and hopefully will restore the App to a working state. You might also need to remove the widget from the home screen and add it again.

Join the google+ community at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115146432406905345895

If you'd like to try the Beta, press the "Become a tester" button at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.arf.weatherstation.
After this an update will be available via Google Play.

Questions, comments, or bug reports? Feedback is welcome, just send to android.robot.factory@gmail.com or use the in App request support form.

Permissions:
android.hardware.location.gps - automatic location configuration
android.hardware.wifi - communication to weather service
android.permission.VIBRATE - integrated alarm clock
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD - integrated alarm clock
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE - integrated alarm clock

Recent changes:
Fix inside temperature units
          GODAS Monthly Dataset : Updated through Mar 2011   
Last Dataset Date: Mar: 2011 Updated: 15,2011 23:6 MST From NOAA/ESRL PSD
          GODAS Monthly Dataset : Updated through Oct 2010   
Last Dataset Date: Oct: 2010 Updated: 15,2010 13:32 MST From NOAA/ESRL PSD
          The Florida Roundup: School Grades, Confusion In Venezuela, And Fears of Losing The NOAA Fisheries   
This week on The Florida Roundup ... The Florida Department of Education released the latest school grades for the 2016-17 year and the results are astounding . The percentage of schools that earned an "A" or "B" jumped from 47 percent the previous year to 57 percent and the number of failing schools decreased by more than half. How did school districts make such major improvements ? We ask our panel of education reporters, Kyra Gurney with The Miami Herald , The Sun-Sentinel's Scott Travis , and Jessica Bakeman for POLITICO Florida. Listen here: Tensions continue to rise in Venezuela and this week, the political unrest took a bizarre turn. On Tuesday, a stolen helicopter reportedly circled the nation's Supreme Court in Caracas, firing shots and lobbing grenades. No one was hurt. The copter was later found. Officials still are looking for the man who allegedly operated the aircraft, Oscar Perez. Read more: Venezuela Copter Cop Who Buzzed Maduro Has Taken Daring Action Before--Onscreen
          Podcast for Teachers, Techpod, Vol 2 Eps 82 and 83 4/09/2007, Earth Day Special for Every Teacher, Double Episode: Free Resources for Science, Literacy, and Social Studies: with Items from NASA, USA Today, Your Expedition.com, EarthWatch Institute and DoSomething.org, Email podcastforteachers@gmail.com   
Earth Day Double Episode - Earth Day Special with resources for every teacher- Kathy and Mark present robust resources, always insight and humor on discussing our planet and helping every teacher to get ready to celebrate with their classes. A bushelful of free teaching resources across the curriculum. From the Sun to a street corner in Harlem, Ed Tech is enriching the lives of Earthlings who teach and learn. From lesson plans to resources, and tracking a worldwide trek to simulations to sample of items covered also include: NASA, NOAA, teaching and student fellowships, Your Expedition, Frappr,interactive atlases, japanese food? and teacher exemplars. Newsflash: May 1, 2007 Deadline PFT Best Ed Podcast Contest continues until "May Day" 2007. Tune in to your favorite weekly podcast with More Ed Tech You Can Use. Check the www.podcastforteachers.org website for all resources, articles and links at http://www.podcastforteachers.org and resources Email podcastforteachers@gmail.com PFT's name and content is developed, produced and copyrighted (p) by Fordham Univ., King and Gura, 2006-2007. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. Our sponsors include Libsyn.com, Learningtimes.net
          7月2日(日)のつぶやき その1   

日付けが変わり7月2日。#都議選 の投開票日です。期日前投票は、前回同時期に比べ1.4倍。投票率も前回の43.5%を大幅に上回る可能性が高そう。投票率は1%増減するだけで約11万票も動き、選挙結果を大きく左右するそうです。(一)… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 東京新聞編集局 (@tokyonewsroom) 2017年7月2日 - 01:18

都知事選前後からの1年間、これだけ東京都議会のニュースが流れたことはないというほど注目を集めてきた都議選なので、「投票率が急上昇するのでは」との観測もあったが、正午の世田谷区の投票率は14・18%と高くない。期日前の11・47%とあわせてもだ。今後の投票率の伸長を期待したい。

— 保坂展人 (@hosakanobuto) 2017年7月2日 - 13:38

【東京都議会議員選挙 推定投票率】
12時00分現在の東京都内の推定投票率をお知らせします
男 15.61% 女 13.40% 平均 14.48%
前回投票率 平均13.45%
※期日前投票の数字は含んでいません

— 東京都選挙管理委員会 (@tocho_senkyo) 2017年7月2日 - 12:22

期日前投票も前回の1.5倍を越えて99万票くらいあったんでしたね。都の有権者数が1120万人くらいですから、期日前投票だけで9%弱ですか。これは今回の都議選、高い投票率が期待できそうですね。物見高いは江戸の常。この波に乗り遅れてはいけませんぞ。投票がまだの方は是非ご投票を。>RT

— 松井計 (@matsuikei) 2017年7月2日 - 12:31

今日は、人生初の選挙棄権となる。なぜなら、投票区が虐待親のいる区に指定されているからだ。現在の居住区でも投票はできるが、その場合は金を出して住民票の写しを取ってこいという。今時虐待やDVから避難してる人はたくさんいるだろうに、選挙制度はおかしなままだ。 #虐待 #DV #都議選

— 尾野里梨@Mad Cat Factory (@onosatori) 2017年7月2日 - 12:29

都民ではないけど今回の都議選はとても気になる。国政への影響も少なからずあるので、学業や仕事の都合で一時的に都民になっている人達も是非投票権を行使してもらいたい。

日本も世界も変動期、地方自治体も無関係ではない。その中でしっかり市民生活を守れるのか?きちんとした政策が不可欠だ。

— おふう (@ofuuneko) 2017年7月2日 - 14:48

7月1日 23時45分
北海道で(震度5弱)の大きな地震。

地震の解析値だと「正断層型」の地震みたい。(データー提供:国立研究開発法人 防災科学技術研究所) pic.twitter.com/Rj3QIKtGi4

— TOHRU HIRANO (@TOHRU_HIRANO) 2017年7月2日 - 00:04

7月2日 0時58分
九州:熊本県阿蘇で(震度5弱)の大きな地震

3.11大震災の直前から、九州方面で地震があると、北海道でも大きな地震が起こる現象。その逆のパターンもある。今回は、その逆

解析値は「横ズレ断層型」の地震(デー… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— TOHRU HIRANO (@TOHRU_HIRANO) 2017年7月2日 - 01:18

また地震が増えている…。梅雨入りして大雨も不安。
災害大国と言われる日本では防災は優先順位の高い課題だけど、どれだけ取り組まれているのだろう。ハザードマップは作成されてるし公共施設の耐震化も進められている?でもまた予算を言い訳にしてない?
大事なことをもう後回しにして欲しくない。

— おふう (@ofuuneko) 2017年7月2日 - 15:06

【国民・都民は自民党の敵?】ヤジを飛ばす聴衆に安倍総理「こんな人たちに負けるわけにはいかない」⇒黙って演説を聞いていたお年寄り「こんな人ってなんだ。都民だ、国民だよ」と震えながら急に声を上げる 健康法.jp/archives/31623

— KAZUKO (@PeriKazuko) 2017年7月1日 - 23:35

ああ、そうだ。山本太郎参議院議員はヤジに対してそんなあなたも守りたいって言ったんだった。役者が違うやん。
こんな人たちってことばに出しちゃう首相。稚拙すぎだわね。

— こむぎが大好き (@komugidaiichi) 2017年7月1日 - 19:12

西松建設事件と酷似 加計から下村氏へ200万円献金の構図 newspass.jp/a/bzkxp
「200万円は本当に11の個人・企業が支出したのか実質的な加計学園の企業献金だったのか、検察当局が調べればすぐにわかる。検察が直ちに捜査に着手すべき案件だ」と郷原氏。

— Dr.サキ (@XKyuji) 2017年7月2日 - 01:58

自民党が国会運営のルールを無視してまで成立を強行した「共謀罪」は、国家権力が自国市民を都合よく敵と味方に区別して排撃する「敵味方刑法」に分類されるが、昨日の秋葉原演説で反対者を「こんな人たち」呼ばわりし、憎悪と対立を煽った安倍首相を見れば何かと得心がいく。要はそういう連中だよ。

— 異邦人 (@Medicis1917) 2017年7月2日 - 02:44

麻生さんは「マスコミは言っているだけで責任は何もとらない」と言うけど、少なくとも安倍政権が加計学園や森友学園の説明責任をちゃんと果たしてから言って欲しいな。→麻生氏、唐突に持論展開 自民幹部のメディア批判続く:朝日新聞デジタル asahi.com/articles/ASK71…

— 想田和弘 (@KazuhiroSoda) 2017年7月2日 - 02:48

今、この国は病んでいる。現政権とのよろしくない相乗効果か、今までこの国の人々が抱えて来た闇、弱い部分が一気に吹き出してる様で私は心が深く痛む。そんな心の動きを私は見逃さない様、じっと見守っている。まず取り戻さなきゃいけないのは、私たち一人一人の人間らしいあたたかな心。正気な心だ。

— 月に祈りを🌛🍀 (@moonright1231) 2017年7月2日 - 03:12

生産性革新に向けた日本型雇用慣行の改革へのチャレンジ@経済同友会eulabourlaw.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2017/07/p…なんか気持ち悪い…。なお「採用方式を多様化する必要(スペシャリストを中心とするキャリア採用の割合を引上げ、ジェネラリスト としての新卒一括採用の割合を下げる)」とも。

— 本田由紀 (@hahaguma) 2017年7月2日 - 03:14

アメリカ・ロサンゼルスに、5000人のホームレスの退役軍人が存在 parstoday.com/ja/news/world-…
戦争国家の癖に帰還兵に冷淡な国と社会が米国の実態である。貧困から兵士になった若者らを最後まで除け者にする腐った国には参る。彼らへの支援を更に減らすとは酷い。

— よーすけ (@yoshimichi0409) 2017年7月2日 - 04:01

昨日(1日)の被ばく量:6.3μSv。
昨日は福島市内3時間、村内21時間(屋外除染済み農地2時間)。
年間3〜4mSv程度だが感受性が高いと言われる子ども達は避けて欲しい、子ども達は自分で判断出来ない。
親が放射能について勉強し… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 飯舘村農民見習い伊藤延由 (@nobuitou8869) 2017年7月2日 - 06:29

もし今この日本でエボラ出血熱が爆発的に広がったら、平気で嘘をつく安倍内閣の公式発表を信じられるか。何が本当かわからずパニックに陥るだろう。だからこそ政府は日頃から絶対に嘘をついてはいけないのだ。政治への信頼の大切さを痛感する特集だ。globe.asahi.com/feature/articl…

— 鮫島浩 (@SamejimaH) 2017年7月2日 - 07:15

確かに多いな・・・この辺に降下物測定装置つけないといけないね。敷地外に相当堆積しているのでは・・・
放射線管理員養成教育「放射線防護の基本」
「空気中の濃度基準以下でも チリも積もれば汚染となる」 twitter.com/shinchann2008/…

— 桑ちゃん (@namiekuwabara) 2017年7月2日 - 08:08

政治の激動のなかで東京都議選投票日。
世界も新たな一歩。核兵器禁止条約国連会議で、最終日7日、核兵器の使用を違法化し、開発や生産、所有などに加えて、「使用の威嚇」も禁止する国際法が歴史上初めて制定される見通し(「しんぶん赤旗」7月… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 中村正男 (@nakamasa0225) 2017年7月2日 - 08:11

サンデーモーニングで「権力とメディア」…会見で菅官房長官を問い詰めた東京新聞の望月衣塑子氏「記者と政治家がガチンコでぶつかる感じがなくなっている」関口宏MC「権力は批判してもらって自分たちが反省すべきことを知っていくもの。批判させ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 冨永 格 (@tanutinn) 2017年7月2日 - 09:52

東電元幹部の「注意義務」と「予見可能性」-原発を止めておけばよかった
・公害裁判の教訓「注意義務」
・東電の「注意義務」は法令でクリア
・問われる予見可能性
・津波が15.7mを超える予見
・地裁前で語られた思い
news.yahoo.co.jp/byline/masanoa…

— まさのあつこ (@masanoatsuko) 2017年7月2日 - 12:09

#サンデーモーニング

安倍首相の聖地、秋葉原で、
『安倍辞めろ❗️』
『安倍辞めろ❗️』

安倍首相「憎悪からは何も生まれない」

※人からお金を盗みとり、
「憎悪からは何も生まれない」って言ってるようなもんだな💧 pic.twitter.com/tSxq4G1xfM

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 10:24

#サンデーモーニング
稲田大臣、自衛隊を政治利用。

志位委員長
「実力組織である自衛隊が特定政党の候補の応援をすると。

そういうことが許されたら恐ろしい社会になる。誰が考えてもわかる」 pic.twitter.com/fuPogB774k

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 10:30

#サンデーモーニング
稲田大臣が自衛隊を政治利用…

関口宏氏
この方は弁護士さんだったんですよね?法律に詳しいはずですよね?でも、最初自分が何か言ったことで、間違いが起こったか、わかってなかったんだよね。これはどうしたことか。 pic.twitter.com/x5LfCntQ6K

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 10:37

#サンモニ
岸井成格氏
結論からいうと、防衛大臣失格。これだけの法律違反をはっきり犯した。気になるのは、これまでにもずっと、南スーダンの日報の問題や森友学園の弁護士をやったかやらないかということで、ウソをついて、謝罪して、防衛大臣… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 10:38

#サンモニ
岸井成格氏
誤解を受ける余地は全くない。
これは致命傷。ハッキリしている。即刻やめるべき。日本の安全保障を担っている人…おそらく勘違いの最たるものは、防衛大臣が言うことを何でも自衛隊が聞くものと思っている。そういう頭が… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 10:44

#サンモニ
岸井成格氏
加計学園の疑惑は、もともとレールを敷いたのは下村さんではないか、そのために文部科学大臣を任命したのでは、と。留任した時に加計理事長とお祝いで会食をしている。その時に愛媛県選出の衆参両議員を同席させている。ど… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 11:04

#サンデーモーニング

〈加計学園をめぐって〉

わかりやすい、ズブズブの図… pic.twitter.com/6ApRtnvn0f

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2017年7月2日 - 11:08
          NOAA and DLNR Ask People’s Cooperation to Keep Distance from Mother Seal and Pup on Waikiki Beach   
Marine resource protection officials are asking the public’s cooperation to keep their distance and avoid disturbing a Hawaiian monk seal mother and her newborn pup on the popular Kaimana beach at Waikiki. Some time overnight the female monk seal known as “Rocky” or RH58, gave birth to a seal at the far Diamond Head end of […]
          SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 390   
WW 390 SEVERE TSTM CO KS NE 022300Z - 030500Z
WW 0390 Image

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 390
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
500 PM MDT Sun Jul 2 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Colorado
  Northwest Kansas
  Western Nebraska

* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 500 PM until
  1100 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Relatively slow moving clusters initially capable of bouts
of large hail will continue to spread generally southward across the
region through this evening with severe-caliber winds also a
possibility.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105
statute miles north and south of a line from 75 miles northwest of
Imperial NE to 35 miles south southeast of Broken Bow NE. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

&&

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
35015.

...Guyer

Read more
          SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 390 Status Reports   
WW 0390 Status Updates
WW 0390 Status Image

STATUS FOR WATCH 0390 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET
Read more
          More than 130,000 embrace Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2014   

More than 130,000 local and international motorsports fans attended the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and Mega MotoGP Carnival at the Sepang Circuit from 24 to 26 October 2014, with local attendance making up 75% of all race spectators, despite the event falling on the same week as Deepavali and Awal Muharram.

The 3-day event, cumulating with 81,000 fans catching the final MotoGP race on 26 October, was a celebration of everything related to two-wheel motorsports. Apart from the viewing the thrilling races and qualifying sessions live, visitors also thronged the Mega MotoGP Carnival – which offered everything under the sun relevant to the world of two-wheel racing.

 “With an increase in ticket sales for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix this year and continuous success for the Mega MotoGP Carnival, plus other exciting announcements during race week such as our registration of entrants for the 2015 World Championship and the upcoming Kedah Circuit, we are confident that the two-wheel motorsports ecosystem in Malaysia is currently riding on a high. Beyond merely being spectators, there are many ways all of Malaysia can benefit, from job opportunities to inflow of investment to business opportunities – which we also highlighted with the Southeast Asia Motorcycle Business Forum. I call upon Malaysians from all walks of life to examine the opportunities and potential in motorsports,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of Sepang International Circuit (SIC).

During the carnival, there were many opportunities for fans to meet their favourite MotoGP riders, such as Niklas Ajo, Karel Hanika, Danny Kent, Hafiq Azmi, Zulfahmi Khairuddin and many more. They were also able to see professional motorcycle stunt rider Aaron Twite in action, and later meet the multiple XDL World Championship Circle Challenge and Drift Champion.

With more than 80 booths run by 65 vendors at the carnival, the motorsports fans and their family and friends – some of whom were first time visitors, enjoyed special promotions, exclusive offers and great discounts up to 70%. One of the eye-catching stalls was Autographed Collectables, brought in by owner Miguel Ramos all the way from Australia. He offered authentic signed collectables of popular MotoGP heroes - from helmets and knee sliders to framed autographed pictures, for sale to visitors. Other activities at the carnival included live bands, fun games and quizzes, face painting and photo booths.

Early bird offers

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has launched 2015 tickets for its three international racing events - the Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix 2015 (27 to 29 March 2015), the eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015 (31 July to 2 August 2015) and the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2015 (23 to 25 October 2015). Currently, tickets for all three events are being offered at Early Bird prices.

“We urge fans to get their tickets for our international racing events for next year now. This will not only guarantee their preferred seats for 2015, but they can enjoy two-prong savings – Early Bird discounts and avoid GST, as tickets will be subject to GST once the tax is implemented in April 2015,” added Dato’ Razlan.

 For the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix 2015 taking place from 27 to 29 March 2015, Early Bird tickets will be sold at a 50% discount from 27 October to 31 December 2014, starting from RM41 for a Hillstand ticket to RM886 for a Main Grandstand North Sapphire Class ticket.

For the eni World Superbike Championship 2015 happening from 31 July to 2 August 2015, the Early Bird tickets will be on sale from 27 October 2014 to 29 March 2015, with discounts ranging from RM20 to RM30 and tickets ranging from RM60 to RM100.

For the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2015, to be held from 23 to 25 October 2015, the Early Bird tickets will go on sale from 27 October 2014 to 30 June 2015, with discounts varying from RM30 to RM50, while the tickets will range from RM50 for a Hillstand F ticket to RM250 for a Premier Roving ticket.



























          BMW R NineT   

What a cool bike? That is my first word after saw R NineT images on the website. A very special motorcycle with retro-classic and easily can be customized to suit individuals style. Open up BMW Motorrad Malaysia website, yes, the model was displayed even it did not launch yet to the market.


Looking back to the history, BMW is a sport motorcycle that was produced between 1973 and 1976. BMW unveiled its flagship model in the "Stroke Six" range to the global public. Boasting a top speed of just over 200 km/h (124 mph), it was one of the fastest production bikes of its day and went on to claim numerous prizes in a variety of race series.


The BMW Concept Ninety resurrects this spirit of the emotionally charged superbike, translating the emotionality and inspiration of the earlier model into a contemporary guise. This is a modern reiteration of the traditional essence of the motorcycle: the harmonious unison of man and machine – pure and emotional.


The BMW Concept Ninety takes to the stage as a sporty boxer with a battery of sophisticated details. Its basic proportions clearly take their cue from the forebear that inspired this concept: the fairing, tank, seat and tail instantly signal its family bond with the BMW R 90 S. The BMW Concept Ninety also picks up on the demarcation of the bike's proportions that was a hallmark of the time. The upper ergonomic and aerodynamic bodywork is visually separated from the black engine and chassis. The bodywork is hand crafted from aluminium. Its brushed areas can be seen in the tinted areas of the front fairing and tank, as well as at the tail. The rich orange shade of the BMW Concept Ninety is also a nod to the legendary Daytona Orange paintwork of the BMW R 90 S.


The BMW Concept Ninety delivers a very sporty interpretation of the front fairing. But whereas halogen was technically cutting-edge in the BMW R 90 S era, contemporary LED elements light up the face of the BMW Concept Ninety, honoring its ancestor with a round headlamp design.


Seamlessly mounted behind it, the dynamically shaped tank ensures an optimal connection between rider and machine. Further along, the tank and seat melt harmoniously into each other. A steadily ascending line from the handlebars to the tail creates a slight wedge shape, lending the BMW Concept Ninety an almost ready to attack stance when viewed from the side – like a sprinter about to explode into action.


Below the bodywork sits the air-cooled flat-twin boxer engine. Entirely in black with contrast cut details this section of the bike symbolises concerted power, precision and performance. The mechanics and technology as a whole are purposely rendered visible and reflect a keen attention to detail.


The R nineT personifies the PURE RIDING philosophy down to the last detail. State-of-the-art BMW motorcycle technology combined with classic, high-quality details make for a flat twin bike which leaves a lasting impression.



No compromises: the nineT is only available in pure Black with high-level equipment. This is intentional. However, it gives you a lot of room for individualisation and can be given a completely new character thanks to the wide range of accessories available.






Specification:
Engine: 1170cc Flat Twin Boxer air/oil cooled
Maximum power: 110 hp @ 7750rpm
Maximum torque: 88 lb-ft. @ 6000rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final drive: Cardan shaft drive
Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic
Rear suspension: Paralever single sided swing-arm with a central strut
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17



          The August 21st Total Eclipse: The Meteorology is Favorable   
On Monday, August 21st, there will be an extraordinary astronomical event:  a total eclipse of the sun will cross our region, and specifically northern Oregon.

The map below shows the area of totality (between the two lines), which will only last for roughly 2 minutes.  Totality will occur around 10:15 AM along the Oregon coast and about 11:30 AM at the eastern border with Idaho.


For the big population centers around Puget Sound and Portland, the most convenient locations will be between Salem and Albany, Oregon...less than an hours drive from Portland and four hours from Seattle.  Rooms are impossible to get east of the Cascades, but some are still available around Salem.

The big issue, of course, is weather.  But I think the chances, based on climatology, are quite favorable in the Willamette Valley on that date.  And I will give you some tips on being meteorologically adaptive.

August is generally a warm, dry month in Salem, Oregon.  In fact, August is the driest month of the year there.
The risk of a major weather system coming in during that day is very slight.  The main threat is marine cloudiness, which is a far more serious issue for those hoping to see the eclipse along the coast.  The coastal mountains block a lot of the low clouds and the Willamette Valley is somewhat isolated from the coastal influence because there is no wide conduit from the ocean (like Seattle has with the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Chehalis Gap).

To get an idea of the threat, I took a look at the visible satellite pictures at 11 AM on August 21st for the last 15 years.  Here is what I found around Salem, Oregon in terms of cloudiness:
    
Clear 50%, 43% Partly Cloudy, 7% Cloudy.

The partly cloudy days either had some thin high clouds or some scattered low clouds.  You would still be able to experience the eclipse.  The cloudy day had a continuous low cloud layer.    If I was in Salem, Oregon under such conditions, I would head up into the Cascades on routes 22 or 29 until I got above the low clouds (see map).


Eastern Oregon is obviously another possibility, with less chance of clouds.  But travel there is much longer, there are no rooms available, and the limited roads almost guarantee a huge traffic jam there.  And that region has another problem:  the potential for smoke, which has been an issue on that date in the past (see example from 2012).


NOAA, using airport stations, has provided a map of probability of clear conditions on August 21st (see below).  The suggest 60-80% chance in Salem and 80-100% east of the Cascade crest.


In the days before the event we should have good forecasts to work with, so stay tuned as we get closer in time.




          Comment on Do you have some interesting wildlife news? March 22, 2017 edition by Kathleen   
"Everything from Whales to Plankton Killed by Underwater Oil Survey Air Guns" Excerpt: "NOAA and its National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a public hearing on July 6 with five companies that need permits to conduct air-blast surveys. The Marine Mammal Protection Act allows incidental harassment of whales, dolphins, and manatees, and the interpretation of this is part of the ongoing debate between finding new oil reserves and protecting fragile marine environments." http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/38651/20170628/air-guns-marine-life-air-guns-oil-exploration.htm
          Canoa afunda e homem morre afogado na Zona Leste de Manaus   

Corpo foi resgatado por volta das 17h30 pelo Corpo de Bombeiros.
          Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 2 July 2017   
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 2 July 2017
          Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 1 July 2017   
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 1 July 2017
          Thunderstorm Safety Tips   
When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by […]
          7/3/2017: NEWS: FINDING A HURRICANE   
Both the U. S. Air Force Reserve and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA) operate the aircraft that fly into the storms. Although satellites have ensured that no storm will ever hit land without warning, they don’t give...
          7/3/2017: NEWS: GULFSTREAM IV- SP   
NOAA’s Gulfstream- IV jet flies above and around hurricanes. The Gulfstream jet is the nation's only high- altitude hurricane reconnaissance aircraft. It usually does not penetrate the hurricane eye but instead flies above the storm at heights of...
          Active Region NOAA 12664   
Number: NOAA 12664
Mount Wilson Class: a
          New: Marine Charts NOAA MGR (Navigation)   

Marine Charts NOAA MGR 1.0


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Download from the list of Charts available.
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App needs a fast Internet connection 3g,4g or wifi.

Marine Charts NOAA MGR


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          SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 391   
WW 391 SEVERE TSTM KS NE 030505Z - 031100Z
WW 0391 Image

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 391
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1205 AM CDT Mon Jul 3 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northern and central Kansas
  Far southern Nebraska

* Effective this Monday morning from 1205 AM until 600 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A small-scale convective system and related outflow will
continue to pose a locally damaging wind risk aside from episodic
severe hail into the overnight.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles east southeast
of Concordia KS to 70 miles west southwest of Hill City KS. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 390...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
30025.

...Guyer

Read more
          SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 391 Status Reports   
WW 0391 Status Updates
WW 0391 Status Image

STATUS FOR WATCH 0391 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET
Read more
          A feminist revolution demands climate justice   

To change everything, it takes everyone, and to fight oppression, we must fight it in all forms, at all times. This article is part of 50.50's coverage of the 2017 Nobel Women's Initiative conference. 

Women for Climate Justice contingent at the People’s Climate March. Women for Climate Justice contingent at the People’s Climate March. Credit: Emily Arasim/WECAN.“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives,” said Audre Lorde. She was right, of course, and this quote still resonates today. Globally movements of movements are intersecting and coalescing and working together. And this is crucial. Because it takes everyone to change everything, and we must fight oppression in all its forms, at all times.

On 29 April, I joined 300,000 people in Washington DC for the People’s Climate March. A march for climate, justice and jobs. It was a sweltering hot day, record-breaking for this time of year. (Though, such records are now broken each year, with temperatures continuing to rise).

I was in DC to join the march’s ‘Women for Climate Justice’ contingent, challenging, as per our statement, “a new US administration that promotes climate skepticism, the advancement of fossil fuels, an extractive economy, environmental racism, bigotry and inequitable treatment of women and girls” – and rising up for a healthy, just and thriving world.

In 2014, the first large-scale People’s Climate March was held in New York City. Then, as now, we were mobilising women’s rights and feminist groups to participate. Making climate change a feminist issue and centering environment in the women’s rights movement has been core to the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) since its founding in 1992.

While not immutable, binary nor universal, gender shapes expectations, attributes, roles, capacities and rights of women and men around the world. We see that environmental degradation and increasing climate chaos work to further entrench already existing inequalities. Women often have more limited access to resources and more restricted rights, including to land, mobility, and voice in shaping decisions and influencing policy.

...environmental degradation and increasing climate chaos work to further entrench inequalities.

At the same time, gender roles generally ascribed to women such as informal, reproductive work often relate to caregiving for households and communities, caretaking of seeds and soils, maintaining traditional agricultural knowledge, and responsibility for natural resource management such as firewood and water.

These roles create opportunity for developing more effective climate change interventions and policies at all levels, when women are equally engaged in decision-making and project implementation. As highlighted in a 2016 report, “There is a growing body of research highlighting the unique role of women in maintaining crop diversity in countries such as Nepal, and Bangladesh, often through saving and exchanging seeds and maintaining home gardens, serving as a source of household food security.”

This is the context in which women are challenging our environmental crises – fighting always against multiple forms of injustice. It is also why it’s critical for feminist analysis to include a strong focus on environmental and climate justice.

Of course, for women in communities around the world, indigenous women, land defenders and water protectors, the linkages in these multiple forms of oppression are not new.

For years, from the Chipko movement in India, to the fights of the peoples of COPINH in Honduras and the Sioux Tribe of Standing Rock – grassroots movements have been articulating and documenting the intersectional nature of resistance. But in governance, financing and mainstream development arenas, a siloed system has often challenged the development of a more intersectional global feminist resistance.

Indigenous Women’s Day at COP21. Indigenous Women’s Day at COP21, sharing stories on resistance and solutions to environmental struggles. Credit: Christine Irvine/ Survival Media Agency.Last year, for example, I attended the 2016 World Conservation Congress, entitled ‘Planet at a Crossroads’, held in Hawaii, USA and attended by over 8,000 conservation practitioners and scientists. The conference outcomes were to provide a blueprint for the next 30 years of conservation. Yet, despite having a very strong mandate for gender equality and women’s rights to be included in that agenda, and despite strong advocacy by groups like the Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network, not one Congress motion made mention of women or gender issues.

From that meeting, I traveled directly to the AWID Feminist Forum in Brazil, discussing our ‘Feminist Futures’. In this progressive feminist space, real progress has been made in terms of drawing links with environmental issues, and ‘climate and environmental justice’ was one of the main umbrella themes. (This was notable as the previous edition, three years prior, had very little space for environmental issues, despite being held in parallel to Earth Day and right before the Rio+20 Earth Summit).

There is no doubt in my mind that while this is a moment of great uncertainty, it is also a moment for great global movement-building and feminist revolution. On 13 May, I will join a group of feminist activists at the 2017 Nobel Women’s Initiative conference to discuss strategies and tactics for feminist resistance amidst the growing global backlash against women’s rights, human rights and peace. We must draw upon feminist analysis and vision to resist authoritarianism and violence – and shape our calls and work for a just, peaceful and healthy planet for all.

Movements are becoming increasingly intersectional and this must continue. The People’s Climate March (PCM) felt transformative not because of the numbers in the street, but because of the diversity of voices. Adopting a frontlines-first approach, it was led by indigenous peoples, immigrants, grassroots organisers, people of colour, refugees, unions, and workers. Chants called for ending fossil fuels as loudly as they called for justice for black lives, indigenous rights and women’s rights. At one point, a group of anti-abortion protesters were deafened as marchers joined in unison to declare, “My body, my choice” echoed with “Her body, her choice”.

Intersectional feminist leadership is essential to address structures, systems and values that undermine gender equality and women's rights.

Intersectional feminist leadership is essential to address the global structures, systems and values that undermine gender equality and women’s human rights and stand in the way of transformative development justice. In a world ravaged by countless, connected crises, injustices, and inequalities, we need champions of women’s human rights and all human rights. In the past year, we have witnessed the shrinking of space for civil society, the infringement of corporate greed on the rights of people and the killings of human rights defenders.

Feminists leading on climate and environmental justice must also be heard in spaces like the World Conservation Congress, at UN climate negotiations, summits on energy and economy, and financing mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund. Women’s full and equal participation is a basic tenant of women’s human rights, and initiatives to increase women’s leadership in politics via training and campaign skills, or in diverse sectors such as science, technology, engineering, and math should be applauded. WEDO’s own Women Delegates Fund works to improve the representation of women leaders in climate negotiations.

Activists demanding women’s voices be heard at COP22 Activists demanding women’s voices be heard at COP22. Credit: Annabelle Avril.We must further resist the corporatisation of feminism and gender equality. After all, the crux of our climate challenge can be summed up by profit over planet and people. Whether it’s the over-consumption of the developed world in general, or inequality within countries, for a global feminist resistance to truly work and demand climate justice it must challenge a capitalist economic system and private sector initiatives which claim to be supporting women’s rights.

For example, when UN Women chooses to partner with a corporation like Coca-Cola with the aim of women’s economic empowerment, it must equally challenge the corporation’s role in driving environmental instability, as well as impacts on health. Public-private partnerships which bolster the image of corporations while undermining political critique, and overshadowing negative environmental impacts, will not fuel the feminist revolution we need.

Demanding climate justice means calling for systemic change.

Demanding climate justice means we are calling for systemic change. It is not a call for individual actions to protect the environment. Protecting funding for Planned Parenthood is just as critical as ensuring the country fulfills and strengthens its commitments to the Paris Agreement, ensuring funding for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change as both a legal and moral obligation. Feminist movements in developed countries must also tackle issues of overconsumption as part of organising for women’s rights.

Feminist leaders, particularly indigenous women and grassroots organisers, have to be at the frontlines of climate change decision-making. Examples highlighted in the 2016 report Gender-Just Climate Solutions – including women-led clean-cookstove and solar installation projects in Tanzania, women-owned and operated energy cooperatives in Germany, and female entrepreneurial “energy shop” initiatives in Mozambique – women are already developing solutions to climate change which ensure rights and promote equality.

These projects provide solutions to transitioning to low-carbon economies in a just way. Crucially, they can also contribute to rethinking the current sexual division of labour, promoting decent work, the revaluing and redistribution of care work and the promotion of locally-driven sustainable economic structures. As WEDO co-founder “battling Bella” Abzug often said: “All issues are women’s issues.”

The Nobel Women's Initiative conference takes place in Germany 13-16 May. Follow 50.50's coverage of the event.

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          Comment on Grid-Level Electricity Storage – NOAA’s Critique of the WWS Vision by gallopingcamel   
renewableguy, That link you provided claiming that EVs are non-polluting takes an extremist position. There are people cited on this thread taking an extremist position on the opposite side. IMHO they are both wrong and the truth will emerge over time. You mention that the bulk of your electricity is generated by nukes so perhaps you live in France. For a long time I have advocated nuclear "Fourth Generation" nuclear power in general and breeder MSRs in particular. Small MSRs built in factories, delivered on a single truck can be produced and installed at a rate of at least one per day in the USA. https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/small-modular-reactors-could-be-operating-in-the-uk-by-2030-report/#comment-120516
          Comment on 300 Scientists Want NOAA To Stop Hiding Its Global Warming Data by Global Warming: The Unsettled Science or The Big Sell? - A Study Guide - The Book Lipstick and War Crimes by Ray Songtree   
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          What's Happening in Space Policy July 2-7, 2017   

Here is our list of space policy events for the week of July 2-7, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in recess this week.

During the Week

The week got off to a disappointing start for the Chinese space program today with the failure of its Long March 5 rocket.  This was the second launch for the rocket, China's largest.  Not only was it intended to place a new type of communications satellite into orbit, it was also a final test before China launches a lunar sample return mission, Chang'e-5, in November. That launch now seems likely to be delayed.  An investigation is underway. We will keep you updated this week as more information becomes available.

Tomorrow (Monday), SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to return to Earth, ending the SpX-11 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS).  It was delayed one day because of inclement weather in the Pacific landing zone.   NASA TV will provide coverage of Dragon's release from ISS at 2:28 am ET, but not of the splashdown.

Tuesday, July 4, is Independence Day in the United States.  The Federal government is closed for the holiday, along with many state and local governments and businesses. 

Congress is taking this entire week off after a hectic pace last week.  The July 4 recess is one of those milestones on the congressional calendar by which they hope to get certain things done.  That may not be working out in some areas (like health care), but House appropriators made good progress on FY2018 appropriations bills, including defense (which cleared full committee) and Commerce-Justice-Science (approved at the subcommittee level).  The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is also considered must-pass legislation and both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees approved their versions of the bill.  All that legislation still has a long way to go -- especially the appropriations bills since there is no agreement yet on the total amount of money Congress will make available for defense and non-defense activities -- but it's a start.  We'll see what happens when they return next week.  FY2018 begins on October 1.  There is little, if any, expectation that the appropriations process will be done by then.

The big space policy event this week will be Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Thursday.  President Trump signed the Executive Order reestablishing the White House National Space Council, with Pence as its chairman, on Friday.  Expectations are high that Pence will have something significant to say about the direction of the U.S. space program while he's at KSC and perhaps announce who will be the Council's Executive Director.  NASA TV will provide live coverage of the visit.

Rumors about who will be NASA Administrator and when the announcement will be made have gone quiet.  Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is an oft-mentioned contender, so it was a bit of a surprise that he was not at the White House signing ceremony on Friday, but neither was Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot.  Speculation is rampant about who was on the invitation list but couldn't make it on a Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend when many people and their families were already beginning their July 4 vacations, versus those who weren't on the list at all, and how to read those tea leaves.

Overall, it's a light week for space policy aficionados. A much needed break.

All the events we know about as of Sunday morning are shown below.  Check back throughout the week for others we learn about later and add to our Events of Interest list.

Monday, July 3

Wednesday, July 5

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          SPC MD 1221   
MD 1221 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 391... FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL KS
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Mesoscale Discussion 1221
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0334 AM CDT Mon Jul 03 2017

Areas affected...Portions of western and central KS

Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 391...

Valid 030834Z - 031030Z

The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 391
continues.

SUMMARY...The overall severe risk for damaging winds has greatly
diminished during the overnight, while an isolated hail threat
(periodically reaching diameters around 1 inch) will remain possible
through the early morning.

DISCUSSION...The overnight/early morning surface analyses combined
with trends in mosaic radar imagery indicated a large composite
outflow boundary, attendant to the central Plains MCS, extended from
east of MHK to near EWK to south of PTT to southwest KS (Stanton
County) and southeast CO.  Mosaic radar imagery also indicated
strong/sustained storms in and just south of the extreme
south-central portion of WW 391, while a separate storm or two had
developed in northwest KS (eastern Sherman County).  

In the short-term, low-level warm advection per southerly low-level
winds atop the composite outflow boundary, combined with steep
midlevel lapse rates and strong effective bulk shear, suggests the
potential for a few additional strong to severe elevated storms. 
Hail will be the primary severe threat.  However, this severe threat
should be short-lived as the low-level jet undergoes further
weakening, with a subsequent decrease in ascent limiting
new/sustained storm development.

..Peters.. 07/03/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...TOP...ICT...GID...DDC...GLD...

LAT...LON   37789956 37679997 38640152 39480157 39170026 39189872
            39219792 38639728 38109760 37749863 37789956 

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          SPC MD 1220   
MD 1220 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR FAR NORTHEAST TX...SOUTHEAST OK...AND SOUTHWEST AR
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Mesoscale Discussion 1220
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0301 AM CDT Mon Jul 03 2017

Areas affected...Far northeast TX...southeast OK...and southwest AR

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

Valid 030801Z - 031030Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

SUMMARY...Locally strong wind gusts will be possible across far
northeast Texas and adjacent counties in southwest AR through 09Z. 
Meanwhile, elevated storms developing and spreading to the
east-southeast across southeast OK and far northeast TX into
southwest AR through the early morning will be capable of producing
hail, at times, around 1 inch in diameter.

DISCUSSION...At 0755Z, mosaic radar imagery showed a bowing line of
storms extending from Bowie into Cass Counties TX, with an eastward
motion close to 40 kt.  Although this forward speed suggests locally
strong/damaging wind gusts would be possible, these storms are
located north of a convective outflow boundary attendant to the
leading band of storms that has already moved into west-central to
southwest AR.  As these storms continue to move east into an
increasingly stable environment across southwest AR, the potential
for stronger-momentum air to reach the surface is expected to
diminish.

Meanwhile, southwesterly low-level winds extend through northeast
TX/southeast OK/southwest AR at speeds of 25-30 kt into the western
extent of the MCS (Bryan to Coal Counties OK) and at 30-40 kt into
far northeast TX and southwest AR.  Low-level warm advection
attendant to this low-level jet atop the outflow boundary, which
extended from Nevada County AR to extreme northern Caddo Parish LA,
and then westward through far northern TX, will maintain new
thunderstorm development north and south of the Red River in
southeast OK and northeast TX.  IR imagery showed cloud tops warming
with the leading portion of the MCS, suggesting the overall
severe-weather threat will be quite minimal with storms moving into
southwest AR.  Recent cloud-top cooling in southeast OK (Byran to
Coal and Atoka Counties) suggests stronger updrafts with some
potential for producing hail, though weak bulk shear of 25-30 kt and
weak midlevel lapse rates may tend to temper hail size.

..Peters/Edwards.. 07/03/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...TSA...FWD...OUN...

LAT...LON   32979396 33059494 33669645 34359661 34849665 34689597
            34489503 34369427 34069379 33759339 33259356 32979396 

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          7/3/2017: NEWS: FINDING A HURRICANE   
Both the U. S. Air Force Reserve and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA) operate the aircraft that fly into the storms. Although satellites have ensured that no storm will ever hit land without warning, they don’t give...
          7/3/2017: NEWS: GULFSTREAM IV- SP   
NOAA’s Gulfstream- IV jet flies above and around hurricanes. The Gulfstream jet is the nation's only high- altitude hurricane reconnaissance aircraft. It usually does not penetrate the hurricane eye but instead flies above the storm at heights of...
          Study shows high pregnancy failure in southern resident killer whales; links to nutritional stress and low salmon abundance   
A southern resident killer whale in 2010.NOAA Click for a full size image   Study shows high pregnancy failure in southern resident killer whales; links to nutritional stress and low salmon abundance James Urton A multi-year survey of the nutritional, physiological and reproductive health of endangered southern resident killer whales suggests that up to two-thirds ...
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          NOAA: Sunny week ahead   
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Warm, humid today...
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From the National Weather Service... today's forecast:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 6 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light and variable wind.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

          幸福小屋 每周一星   
今天我们宋紫寒小朋友被评为每周一星。孩子们们畅所欲言来谈一谈对我们小明星的了解,我们来看一看孩子们是怎么说的吧!幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园

幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 堃堃说:寒寒不挑食,喜欢吃很多蔬菜,眼睛大大的我喜欢和她一起玩。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 壮壮说:寒寒长得很漂亮。她户外玩的时候跑的很快!幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 果果说:寒寒总是帮助我,拉着我上滑梯。她是我的好朋友。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
宸宸说:寒寒的眼睛红红的,睫毛很长,嘴巴大大的!哈哈哈这是说的寒寒吗?幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 昊轩说:寒寒长得很可爱,喜欢吃肉,吃饭的时候也不挑食。我很喜欢她!
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 果果说:寒寒是我的好朋友,有时候她会帮助我 ,我们经常在一起玩。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 苗苗说:寒寒的皮肤有点白,她喜欢玩秋千。她会写很多数字。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 王子说:寒寒笑起来很好看,她跑起来的时候很轻很轻的。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 祺祺说:寒寒在我心中是个漂亮的小公主,每天早上都穿着漂亮的裙子和发夹。他每天还穿不一样的裙子。我非常喜欢她,我想和她结婚。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 紫晨说:寒寒非常漂亮的,她喜欢和我玩,我也喜欢和她玩!
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 上上说:寒寒喜欢吃土豆,她喜欢穿公主的鞋子。我喜欢和她交朋友。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 泽泽说:寒寒长得比我高,她总是拉着我的手,玩秋千的时候她会让我玩。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
墨晗说:寒寒有时候扎一个辫子,有时扎许多,我喜欢和她一起工作。出去玩的时候她会和我一起玩。
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
欣雨说:我和寒寒是好朋友,我喜欢和她分享我的好东西。小朋友的分享是不是很精彩呢?我们来期待下周的小明星吧!
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 我是篮球小能手,吼吼
幸福小屋  每周一星 - 北京博苑齐河园 - 北京博苑齐河园
 壮壮的球去了哪里呢?
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          Model Output Discussions 12z 01/06/2017   
The NOAA indeed has shown a strong Azores High pattern for a while. And it hasn't been wrong. It shouldn't usually lead to a heatwave like the one we are now forecasting for the end of the week - but cut-off lows on the eastern flank can allow a small bump of heat to move from Europe back towards the UK against the overall mean flow. It's small chances. But it does show how even when the 500mb mean charts are generally correct, they can't always allow for the micro detail.
          Model Output Discussions 12z 01/06/2017   
would you?... the anomaly charts have been quite consistent since this strong azores high pattern emerged. it seems very plausible to me and much though id like higher heights over the uk/eastern europe i would bet on anything like that happening longer then 24-36 hours. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/500mb.php
          Betatesti: Gran Turismo Sport janoaa e-urheilun paalupaikalle   

Kaiken mahdollisen koeajamisen sijaan päähuomio on nyt e-urheilussa, josta peli hakee voimakkaasti jalansijaa.


          Paris Agreement's 1.5°C Target 'Only Way' to Save Coral Reefs, Says UNESCO   
First global assessment of climate change impact on world heritage-listed reefs says local efforts are "no longer sufficient."

Greater emissions reductions and delivering on the Paris climate agreement are now “the only opportunity” to save coral reefs the world over from decline, with local responses no longer sufficient, a report by UNESCO has found.

The first global scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change on the 29 world heritage-listed coral reefs, published on Saturday, found that the frequency, intensity and duration of heat-stress events had worsened with increasing global warming, with massive consequences for the 29 world heritage sites.

Analysis of recent studies and newly-developed data from the U.S. national ocean and atmospheric administration (NOAA) coral-reef watch showed that 13 of the 29 listed reefs had been exposed to levels of heat stress that cause coral bleaching, on average more than twice per decade from 1985 to 2013.

Bleaching had occurred more frequently in recent years than in decades prior, with coral mortality during the third global bleaching event from mid-2014 to mid-2017 “among the worst ever recorded”. Twenty-one listed sites had suffered severe and/or repeated heat stress in the last three years.

Compounding the devastating impact of bleaching—which can take coral communities at least 15 to 25 years to recover from—were more frequent and more severe extreme weather events, increasing ocean acidification, and pollution.

The Great Barrier Reef, “one of the world’s most iconic coral reef systems” and among four of the total 29 listed located in Australia, had been “seriously affected” by back-to-back severe bleaching events this year and last, despite considerable investment in efforts to build resilience.

Professor Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council centre of excellence for coral reef studies in Townsville, provided an analysis of bleaching records for the report. “It basically makes the point that everywhere is bleaching,” he said. “It’s certainly not a phenomenon only on the Great Barrier Reef.”

Australia’s scientific community had appealed to the UN world heritage committee to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” last year. Hughes said this was “not on the current agenda”, as the committee awaited the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s third outlook report due in 2019.

The UNESCO report found that local efforts to increase reefs’ resilience “remain necessary but are no longer sufficient” without complementary national and international efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels—the most ambitious target set by the Paris agreement, and understood to be the maximum possible to secure coral reefs’ long-term survival.

“We need all of the above,” said Jon Day, a former director with the Great Barrier marine park authority, now at James Cook University. “We can’t just assume local responses are enough, and they must be augmented by global’s efforts too.”

He said while the world heritage convention aimed to “transmit the world heritage values” of listed sites for future generations, a natural system would inevitably change with time. “The question is what is acceptable change, and the reported levels of coral bleaching and coral mortality can hardly be considered by anyone to be acceptable.”

The report found that, if emissions were to follow their current trajectory and not decline—similar to a “business-as-usual scenario”—25 of the 29 world heritage reefs (68 percent) would suffer severe bleaching twice per decade by 2040, rapidly killing most corals present and preventing successful reproduction necessary for their recovery.

Reducing emissions so that they peak around 2040 and then decline would reduce that number of affected sites to 14 (48%), and allow an extra 12 years, on average, for them to recover.

Hughes said the prospects of coral reefs’ long-term survival was at a crossroads, with the worst-case scenario able to be avoided only “if we quickly adopt the 1.5C target”.

“1.5C or 2C degrees won’t be a particularly comfortable place for reefs—they will still see quite regular bleaching and they will be different to how they were 15 or 20 years ago—but they will be able to survive.”

He said he was optimistic about reefs’ prospects, given that the business-as-usual path was looking “increasingly unlikely” as cities and states the world over moved to exceed federal or commonwealth commitments to curbing emissions.

A draft decision prepared by Unesco, to be addressed by the world heritage committee at its meeting in Krakow in Poland from 2 to 12 July, had stated the report’s findings were of “utmost concern”.

But Day said it was “very disappointing” that the draft decision only committed to further studies at this stage: “How much evidence do they need?”

 

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