What a difference a couple hours make! When I wrote my first post about this tropical storm, it was calm, clear and delightful outside. Two hours later, this is what it looked like, and it hasn’t let up with nightfall. Tropical Storm 08W is expected tomorrow afternoon, with winds of 50 to 60 mph. The governor declared Condition 2 just after 5:00 p.m. this evening and Condition 1 is expected sometime tonight.
How ’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.
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. $$ 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