Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Its been a while since I blogged. Memorial Day weekend was a interesting weather weekend. Some interesting storms and one very note worthy one in east central Illinois along the Indiana boarder on the 25th at approximately 1500 hrs. What is being called a potential "gustnado" since this tornado happened on the leading edge of a cell and not the south west quadrant . NWS had issued a tornado warning for the area. I am checking with NWS to see what they are saying now. (Picture by Curt Coffey and Tom Skilling of WGN Weather Blog). GRLevel3, Stormlab and Interwarn were very active. Hopefully I will be able to write a little more in detail about some of the occurrences along the eastern seaboard during Andrea shortly.
For those of you "Pirates of the Caribbean" fans here is a note from MARAD on some real priates. Yes Dorothy, there are real live pirates! And they are worse than Hollywood wants to project!
MARAD Advisory – piracy off coast of Somalia The US Maritime Administration issued an advisory to operators of US-flag and effective US-controlled vessels warning of increased activity by pirates in waters off the east coast of Somalia. Pirates have recently launched armed attacks on merchant ships up to 190 nautical miles off Somalia. Mariners in the vicinity of Somalia are advised to maintain as much distance as reasonably possible off the coast and to be vigilant for approaches by pirate vessels. MARAD Advisory 07-02 .Thanks again Dennis!