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Tropical Storm Agatha Kills Over 100, And It's Heading For The Gulf Of Mexico
The Business Insider ^ | 6-1-2020 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 06/01/2010 5:53:34 AM PDT by blam

MAP OF THE DAY: Tropical Storm Agatha Kills Over 100, And It's Heading For The Gulf Of Mexico

Joe Weisenthal
Jun. 1, 2010, 8:31 AM

The NOAA has predicted a very active hurricane season this year, and the oil disaster in the Gulf only heightens the concern.

Things are getting off to a bad start. This weekend, Tropical Depression Agatha killed over 100 in Central America.

And look, it's heading through the Gulf of Mexico. Map via MonkeyFister.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agatha; centralamerica; deathtoll; gom; hurricane; storm

1 posted on 06/01/2010 5:53:34 AM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse

2 posted on 06/01/2010 5:54:55 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Bush’s fault. Karl Rove weather machine again.


3 posted on 06/01/2010 5:58:27 AM PDT by riri
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To: blam

CMC2 and BAMM have it landing on my head.


4 posted on 06/01/2010 5:59:38 AM PDT by BushCountry ( I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparsion to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: blam

~~~And Texas needs rain~~~~~~


5 posted on 06/01/2010 6:01:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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UPPER-LEVEL WINDS...PARTICULARLY TO THE NORTH OF THE SYSTEM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO...ARE NOT CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml

6 posted on 06/01/2010 6:02:51 AM PDT by fenderfeeder
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To: blam

Currently, NOAA gives the system <30% chance of developing into a tropical system again within 48 hours. That doesn’t provide much comfort with oil slick ~ 120 miles off the Tampa Bay coast.


7 posted on 06/01/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: blam

I bet the models will have to be thrown out the window unless they can get a supercomputer to forecast the areas of oil on the surface and its affects of warming that area of water by absorbing more sunlight.

Could increase a storms intensity or alter its course. Or it may feed it too fast and it will choke itself.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 6:10:09 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Ditter
"~~~And Texas needs rain~~~~~~"

I have a pond in my yard...it's rained every day for the past four days...with all my company here from Calif and Indiana.

9 posted on 06/01/2010 6:11:02 AM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse

This is my favorite site for info.

http://flhurricane.com/cyclone/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=87493&Main=87482#UNREAD


10 posted on 06/01/2010 6:11:10 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: blam
Every day I wake up to more good news.

Oh joy, joy. s/

11 posted on 06/01/2010 6:13:55 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: blam
North and east of Houston has been getting a drenching too but Brazoria county where our ranch is located is pretty dry. Not burned up dry....... yet, but it could happen.
12 posted on 06/01/2010 6:14:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: blam

6-1-2020 | Joe Weisenthal

I know it was a typo, but with a prediction ten years in advance, I just had to open the article


13 posted on 06/01/2010 6:16:39 AM PDT by kidd
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To: blam

14 posted on 06/01/2010 6:18:56 AM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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To: Ditter

Friday evening (in the Galleria area), we got a storm so intense that it included hail. Tree limbs the size of my forearm all over the place.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 6:23:20 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: kidd
"I know it was a typo, but with a prediction ten years in advance, I just had to open the article"

Oops!

16 posted on 06/01/2010 6:23:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: Xenalyte

Yes I was in that storm. We live just north of the Galleria and that storm dropped exactly 1/10 of an inch of rain at my house. I have a rain gage and I check it. It had a small tornado that tore things up when it got down to Bissonnet.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 6:42:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: kidd
You stand accused of actually reading carefully, how do you plead?
18 posted on 06/01/2010 6:47:46 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: blam
Heading For The Gulf Of Mexico

Heading For The Gulf Of Mexico This Great Ocean.

19 posted on 06/01/2010 6:56:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat" - - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Ditter

Rioting in Africa?


20 posted on 06/01/2010 7:04:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Not exactly, it is ALWAYS rioting in Africa.


21 posted on 06/01/2010 7:06:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Xenalyte; Ditter

Lots of lightning and wind in Pearland but nary a drop in my yard. Two blocks away had one inch. Just plain weird.


22 posted on 06/01/2010 7:08:35 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: blam
The media would love to report this:

There is BP oil all over the Gulf Coast from this storm


23 posted on 06/01/2010 7:09:15 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: blam

Yep - talked to Uncle in Lillian yesterday; he mentioned the rain and yesterday’s heat.


24 posted on 06/01/2010 7:13:43 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Ditter

I have sung that song for forty some years, and most of the lyrics remained true.


25 posted on 06/01/2010 7:18:57 AM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Ditter
Not a "Merry Minuet" reference?
26 posted on 06/01/2010 7:23:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Ed Condon
Sometimes the rain just won't stop. I was remembering something the other day that Alvin Texas in 1979 had the biggest rain fall ever recorded, 43”. I can't remember exactly how long it rained, maybe 24 hours. We lived only about 20 miles from there on high ground (relatively speaking) and we could not get out until the water drained off.
27 posted on 06/01/2010 7:25:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Been to Texas many times, when I used to work for a living, and have been caught in some afternoon gully washers in Houston, that turned the interstates and access roads into rivers.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 7:42:01 AM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: blam

Looks like Florda beaches to get lots of silver coins on it.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 7:53:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Ed Condon

Feast or famine Ed!


30 posted on 06/01/2010 8:03:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

And nothing has changed since that song was written. Sigh.


31 posted on 06/01/2010 8:43:13 AM PDT by Excellence (A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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