Another day filled with afternoon storms that Florida needs oh so much right now. Today‘s local storm report seems exclusive to Lee county near Ft. Myers. I have highlighted interesting spotter reports below. Additionally Treasure Island did receive some measurable rainfall today but nothing too special other than that. Total rainfall in Treasure Island for [read more...]
Multiple reports of Hail Wind damage from around the Tampa Bay area from severe storms on Sunday 5/13/07. Personally I was not able to observe any as there was a persistant haze all day that prevented me from seeing a single bit of a storm that was 10 miles away therefore no pictures of any [read more...]
The National Weather Service has published a statement about the dry conditions for Florida this season. The nearest official reporting station to my weather station is Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG) and I have listed my own weather station rainfall observations in comparison with Albert Whitted‘s. rainfall normal total Aprilobserving site April 07 rainfall=================================================St pete/Albert whitted [read more...]
As you can see from my main weather page, I now have more detailed weather advisories providing a summary of the three largest bay area counties. The new warning system is many times more powerful than the previous one and here is a brief list why: Old Warning System: Powered by my weather software (Virtual [read more...]
Terrible Smoke here in Treasure Island today, here are a few shots I have taken with webcameras and my own camera of the disgusting air. More photos available in my Photo Galleries under 2007 Weather Galleries. Edit: Added 4 additional pictures to this blog and 7 additional pictures to the galleries.
Here is the list of 2007 Atlantic Storm Names. Hurricane season doesn‘t even start til June 1 but we already crossed Andrea off the list. 2007 Atlantic Storm Season Names Andrea Barry Chantal (shan-TAHL) Dean Erin (AIR-in) Felix (Feel-ix) Gabrielle (gay-bree-EL) Humberto (oom-BAIR-to) Ingrid Jerry Karen Lorenzo Melissa Noel Olga Pablo (PA-blow) Rebekah Sebastien (say-BAS-tyan) [read more...]
I have performed a substantial website update here at Watching the Skies, though a majority of the update is unnoticed by the untrained eye. I have converted my main weather page and graphs page to use 100% ASP variables now. Previously my weather graphs pages were a hybrid of ASP variables and HTML tags that [read more...]
I have now integrated a live RSS feed of current tropical weather activity county by county weather warnings into my main weather page. Now Watching the Skies can be your source for up to date tropical activity in the Atlantic and Pacific Basins as well as county by county updates on local storms!
The National Hurricane Center has now named the storm hovering off the Atlantic Coast of Florida/Georgia/South Carolina to Tropical Storm Andrea! Andrea is not forecast to intensify any more before it reaches landfall due to two primary reasons. First being that water temperature is not sufficient for larger scale storms and second being that 30mph [read more...]
Wildfires are in the hundreds across Florida spreading thick layers of smoke statewide, generating air quality warnings open fire bans statewide. Today‘s air quality index reached 200 which means that it is unhealthy for all groups and those most sensitive to Fine Particulates like those from wildfires would need to stay indoors as much as [read more...]