Daily Archives: 08/05/2006

Plumps When You Cook ‘Em

Big Boy ImagingHow ’bout that? We’re so fat now radiologic tests are no longer as effective as they used to be. I found this on Q Daily News, and he goes on to point out the new Siemans wide diameter MRI with extra power to peer through the blubber.

Of course this leads me straight to the story about the woman who was so large she was referred to the zoo for an MRI. Of course that has all the earmarks of an urban legend, but it seems like some people are listening.

Storm’s A Coming

Ruh roh Shaggy; there’s a storm heading this way! Tropical Depression 08W is expected to intensify into a tropical storm by tonight.

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 1A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1100 AM GUAM LST SAT AUG 5 2006

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARD THE MARIANAS...

AS OF 11 AM GUAM LST...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR 
GUAM..ROTA..TINIAN AND SAIPAN IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS. TROPICAL STORM 
FORCE WINDS OF 39 MPH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

AT 10 AM GUAM LST...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W 
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 9.8 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 148.7 
DEGREES EAST. THIS IS ABOUT 105 MILES NORTHWEST OF ULUL
                            365 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GUAM
                            380 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROTA
                            415 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TINIAN
                            420 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W IS MOVING NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH. THIS MOTION 
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 35 MPH. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W IS 
EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS...AND MAY BECOME A 
TROPICAL STORM BY TONIGHT.

REPEATING THE 10 AM POSITION...9.8 DEGREES NORTH AND 148.7 DEGREES 
EAST...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 
OF 35 MPH.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE AT 2 PM GUAM LST...FOLLOWED BY AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY AT 
5 PM.

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MIDDLEBROOKE

Here’s the storm track from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. They’ve got it passing pretty close to Guam by tomorrow afternoon. Right between Guam and Rota in fact. Guess I better batten down the hatches tonight. It’s beautiful outside right now. Light winds, fluffy clouds, not too hot. Funny how 24 hours will changes everything