Saturday, August 15, 2009

8/15 - 1:30pm - Tropics, House Building

It's been an interesting 24 hours. Yesterday it looked like Tropical Depression Two might not regenerate it self after falling apart. Instead of dying out, it instead intensified to become Tropical Storm Ana. Here's the track on Ana, which is may or may not become a hurricane depending on the track it takes:

Obviously that track may have people in Florida a bit nervous at the moment, but things are always subject to change as we've seen in just the past few hours. The next area of interest in the Tropics is Tropical Depression Three, which is looking like a more serious contender right now than Ana. Take a look at the storm track:

The National Hurricane Center thinks this storm will be a hurricane by Wednesday. The computer models are loosely agreeing on a track just north of Puerto Rico, but it's difficult to estimate where it will go after that. The GFS model has been showing a hurricane coming onshore in the U.S. for the past couple days, but the landfall location has varied wildly. To sum it all up, it's just too early to tell what will happen with either storm.

Yesterday a couple friends and I went to work on the MSU-led Habitat for Humanity house in Starkville. Here are some pictures from our work day:

After working in the heat and humidity yesterday, I think I've finally adjusted to the climate here!

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